Optura 40

miniDV Camcorders

Digital Camcorder
Item Code: 9544A003


Main Unit Specs

Power Supply (rated)7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON")3.4 W (using viewfinder)
Power Consumption4.2 W (using LCD screen)
Television SystemEIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video Recording system2 rotary heads, helical scanning system DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD system)
Digital Component RecordingYes
Audio Recording systemPCM digital sound:16-bit (48 kHz/2 ch.) 12-bit (32 kHz/4 ch.)
Image Sensor1/3.4-inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels, card approx. 2,000,000 pixels
Tape FormatVideocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
Tape SpeedSP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/sec.) LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/sec.)
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)SP: 80 min. LP: 120 min.
Fast Forward/Rewind Time2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60-min. cassette)
LensOptura 40: f=4.8-67.2, f/1.8-3.0, 14x power zoom; Optura 30: f=4.8-57.6, f/1.8-3.0, 12x power zoom
Focusing SystemTTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Focusing System3.3 ft (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination1.1 lx (using the Night mode)
Recommended IlluminationMore than 100 lx
Filter Diameter34 mm
Viewfinder0.33-inch TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD Screen2.5-inch TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
MicrophoneStereo electret condenser microphone
DV TerminalSpecial 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Video Terminal1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video Terminal1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio TerminalInput level: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more, Output level: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Operating Temperature range32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Dimensions3.0 x 3.2 x 5.3 in. (77 x 82 x 134 mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)Approx. 1.3 lb. (585g) (camcorder body only)
Memory Card
Recording MediaMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Image FormatStill image: JPEG (compression: Superfine/Fine/Normal) Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audio data: WAVE (monaural))
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant (only images marked for printing or transfer)