The ZR60 has a number of additional features for ease of use and creative control.
My Camera Function
The My Camera function is designed to let you customize a number of features on your Canon camcorder to make it distinctively your own. The features are the start-up image and sound, shutter sound, start/stop sound, and the self-timer sound. The changes are made through an easy-to-use menu sequence. Sounds are selected from those provided by Canon. The start-up image can be the one supplied with the camera or you can create one by using a still image you have captured on the camcorder's memory card or one you have downloaded. Should you decide to change any of these features later on, it's as easy as going back to the menu to alter them.
This feature allows you to search for images recorded in Photo Mode. Search forwards or backwards through the images one at a time, or +/-10 from the current position.
The ZR60 records a time code signal along with the video signal. This time code accurately identifies every point on the DV tape by hour, minute, second and frame. This is valuable when editing on a personal computer or professional video editing system.
The DV standard calls for the automatic recording of date and time, shutter speed, exposure settings and other key camera data on the tape as you shoot. The ZR60 does not permanently superimpose this data over your video. Instead, the data remains hidden until you select it for display during playback or editing. You can turn the display on or off at will and you can decide which data you want to display.
The full-function wireless remote control of the ZR60 will work at distances up to 16 feet (4.9m). The remote can start and stop recordings, zoom the lens, handle all playback (VCR) functions, handle audio and video dubbing functions, and more.