The Digital Camcorder
for all Seasons
Whether spending a summer day at the beach, viewing the beauty of the crisp fall foliage, or
celebrating the joy and warmth of the holiday season, Canon’s new MV series camcorders allow
you to make time stand still. Smooth and compact, they immediately conform to the contour of
your hand, allowing memories to be effortlessly captured anytime, anyplace. Offering
exceptional value, easy operation, and outstanding performance, Canon’s MV series
camcorders can turn even every day occasions into milestones you can cherish forever.
Image Stabilizer
DIGIC DV is a system for achieving superior video and
photographic images. Canon's expertise in imaging and
electronics is flawlessly blended together, resulting in outstanding
performance. It offers substantial benefits in color reproduction.
DIGIC DV makes it possible to achieve accurate color for both
video and digital photos. Since video and photos have different
color requirements, DIGIC DV utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video
quality on a TV and still image quality for print or computer display.
A high quality image
stabilization system corrects camcorder
shake instantly, so your videos always
look smooth, steady and natural even
when shooting hand-held at full
Embracing the industry's latest and most
sophisticated technology, Canon
camcorders feature an exclusive
connection circuit, called VIC. VIC is a
virtual powerhouse. Traditionally, multiple
chips were needed to perform the
camcorder's input and output functions.
However VIC manages it all with one
single chip. The result is seamless
connectivity whether you are connecting
to a computer, TV, or VCR.
Genuine Canon Optics:
22x Optical Zoom Lens (MV750i)
20x Optical Zoom Lens (MV730i)
18x Optical Zoom Lens (MV700i)
Image Stabilizer OFF
Image Stabilizer ON
What sets a Canon camcorder apart from all the others? It’s the only camcorder made
by a company renowned for high-quality professional optics. Our vast expertise in
designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras also goes
into every camcorder lens we make. The MV750i, MV730i and
MV700i’s optical zoom lens delivers superb definition and contrast,
taking full advantage of the DV format. The digital zoom
extends the camcorder’s magnification revealing
details too small to see with the naked eye. With the
MV750i, you can attach the supplied WA-30.5 Wide
Attachment (0.6x), giving you a wide perspective for
indoor shots or panoramic views.
When attaching
the Wide
Attachment 0.6x
to the MV750i
Celebrate Life...
440x Digital
Program Auto
Night Mode
While the Easy Recording mode
is fine for most shooting situations, the
camcorder also includes additional preprogrammed auto exposure modes
(Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand &
Snow and Low Light mode), each
carefully designed to give you the best
possible image results under special
shooting conditions.
Sand & Snow
In the Night mode, the camcorder selects the ideal shutter speed and sensitivity
combination to brighten up the scene, without sacrificing color. The Night mode can
be easily activated by one press of the NIGHT MODE button.
With the MV750i, you can also assign the Super Night or Night Plus
mode to the NIGHT MODE button. In the Super Night mode, the assist
lamp lights up automatically responding to the brightness of the subject.
In the Night Plus mode, the assist lamp stays on at all times.
Skin Detail Function
Analog Line-In/Converter
When shooting close-ups of people, the
camcorder automatically softens details
to reduce the appearance of skin
imperfections for a more complimentary
You can send an analog video signal from
a TV, VCR or a camcorder into the
MV750i, MV730i and MV700i and record it
onto a DV tape, or convert the analog
signal into digital signal, for direct transfer
to digital video devices or computers
equipped with a IEEE1394 terminal*.
Manual Controls
Low Light
The fully-automatic MV750i, MV730i and
MV700i give great results in the hands of
beginner, while more experience users
will appreciate the manual focus,
exposure level, white balance, and
shutter speed controls.
*The Analog to Digital
Converter may not function
depending on the software
An IEEE1394-compliant DV terminal lets you connect the MV750i, MV730i and MV700i
to a DV-compatible computer or another Canon DV camcorder. Transfer your digital
movies to your computer’s hard disk, edit your scenes, then use them to create highimpact Web sites, video e-mail, interactive CDs and DVDs, or a personal video album.
DV Messenger2
The MV750i and MV730i are supplied with DV Messenger2 software
(available as an optional download for the MV700i), allowing you to
use your Canon camcorder for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows
Messenger through IEEE1394. Control the zoom and focus of your camcorder or the
person you are chatting with. Preview thumbnails and transfer photos. Watch and
control the video playback of either camcorder - all from your computer.
USB Terminal
(MV750i and MV730i Only)
Allows high-speed transfer of images from your SD Memory Card or
MultiMediaCard to your computer. By using the USB cable and software
provided, you can process and organize your images on your PC.
Included Software
The MV750i and MV730i Kit includes software for image
management and editing: ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and
ImageBrowser (Macintosh) which let you easily download, browse, archive, and
retouch your photos. Automatically resize images and attach them to e-mail, arrange
them for printing, and add text.
Picture Transfer Protocol
(PTP) (MV750i and MV730i Only)
The MV750i and MV730i support Picture
Transfer Protocol (PTP) that enables data
communication with a computer without
the need to install dedicated driver
software. This direct link enables the
computer to access the camcorder as
though it was an external card reader.
This feature is available only with
computers running Windows XP or Mac
OS X (version 10.1 or later) operating
MV750i and MV730i only
XGA High
Resolution Photos
SD Memory Card and MultiMediaCard
The MV750i and MV730i expand video possibilities with a built-in
slot for an SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card or a MultiMediaCard,
in addition to a MiniDV cassette. Easily transfer images to your PC
directly from the camcorder using USB and IEEE1394. Produce effects not
possible with just a cassette using the Card Mix Effects. Choose one of the
sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as
picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live
video recording.
Motion JPEG
The MV750i and MV730i allow
you to record movie clips in Motion JPEG
format onto the memory card, for clear
images and smooth playback. You may
choose to record in 320 x 240 pixels or
160 x 120 pixels. Best of all, you can
record for the full length of the SD
Memory Card*. If you like, you can even
copy video from the Mini DV tape to the
card, making it easy to attach a minimovie to an e-mail or post on the web.
* Max. 60 minutes (512MB SD Memory Card). When using
MultiMediaCards, movie clips are limited to 10 seconds in
320 x 240 and 30 seconds in 160 x 120.
The MV750i and MV730i capture
beautiful high definition photos. Just
press the photo button to capture
stunning XGA (1024 x 768 pixel) images
onto the included 8 MB SD Memory
Card. For added flexibility, you can
select the compression size (Superfine/
Fine/Normal). You can select how long
you wish to review a still image after
By using the StitchAssist Mode, you can
create magnificent panoramas. Shoot
your landscape, and transfer them to
your computer. Then simply select and
arrange your images in the correct order,
and the supplied PhotoStitch software
does the rest, aligning, overlapping and
cropping the separate images to form
one ultra-wide panoramic still image.
Video Mode
Digital Effects
The MV750i, MV730i and MV700i utilize
high-precision optics, a premium image
stabilization system, and the latest
processing technology to deliver
outstanding video in all situations.
Show your creativity by using the special effects and digital faders available with the
MV750i, MV730i and MV700i. A wide selection of faders and special effects will add
visual appeal and greater imaging variety.
Digital Photo Mode
For added flexibility, you may take up to
700 still images on a MiniDV single tape
(in SP Mode). The camcorder records
the photos for
approximately 6
seconds, as well as
recording the sound
for your verbal notes
or narration.
PCM Digital Sound
The MV750i, MV730i and MV700i offer
two digital audio modes, 12 and 16-bit.
You can select 16-bit mode for highquality, CD-equivalent stereo sound, or
12-bit to record only two of four
channels, leaving two channels free for
you to record additional sound later.
Add a variety of transitions to your movies
with a fade to or from black. Choose from
Fade Trigger, Wipe, Corner, Jump, Flip,
Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam and Tide.
Special Effects
For a more creative look, you can switch
on the following digital effects during
recording or playback: Art, Black &
White, Sepia, Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave,
Color Mask or Mirror.
Multi-image Screen
Divide your screen into four, nine or
sixteen pictures with the Image
Capture function. You can choose the
speed at which the images are
captured: Manual,
Slow, Moderate or
* In Card mode: Only black
and white is available.
Capture the Moment...
Selectable Focusing Points
Direct Print Choices
Sometimes, the subject we want to
photograph is not in the center of the
frame. Choose from one of three
focusing points to automatically put the
subject you want into
sharp focus.
The camcorder offers flexible connectivity with a variety of printers.
Connect your camcorder to a PictBridge compliant Canon Card Photo Printer or
Canon Bubble Jet Printer. A single cable connects the printer to the MV750i or
MV730i and all printing options can be controlled from the camcorder’s menu.
Choose from a range of different paper sizes with options for borderless or
bordered prints. The MV750i and MV730i can also connect to any
PictBridge compliant printer.
Exif Print
The MV750i and MV730i support Exif
Print (2.2), a worldwide standard that
enhances communication between
digital cameras and printers. At the
time of shooting, vital camcorder
settings and scene data are recorded
with the image, resulting in realistic
and reliable color reproduction. Poor
lighting or mistakes can also be
corrected, allowing
photos to be even better
than the originals.
Simultaneous Photo
While recording video, the MV750i and
MV730i are able to simultaneously
capture VGA quality (640 x 480 pixels)
digital photos onto a memory card. This
is perfect for those who want to capture
e-mail ready photos, without interruption.
End Search
Use this function to locate the end of the
last recorded scene. The camcorder
fast-forwards the tape, plays back the
last few seconds of the recording and
stops the tape.
Selectable Display
You can choose from the following
languages: English, French, Spanish,
German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and
Japanese. The date format can also be
My Camera Function
Personalize your camcorder by
customizing the start-up image and
camcorder operation sounds. With the
MV750i and MV730i, you can choose a
start-up image from the included
software CD or use your own digital
Flexible LCD View Screen
and Color Viewfinder
The bright 2.5” LCD view screen makes
it easy to compose sensational shots
without having to squint into the
viewfinder. You can rotate the screen for
high-or low-angle shots, or turn it around
180° to record yourself.
When you’re done shooting,
the screen is perfect for
reviewing your scenes.
• Lithium Ion Battery
• S-Video Input/Output (MV750i)
• Remote Control Included
• AV Insert and Audio Dubbing
• Built-in Speaker
• Superb Playback Function
• 16:9 Wide Screen Mode
• Self-Timer
• Photo Search/Date Search
• Time Code/Data Code
• Record Search & Review
• Confirmation Beep
• Zero Set Memory (MV750i/MV730i)
• World Clock
Pictures simulated
Treasure it Always
Optional Accessories
Lithium Ion Battery Packs
Extra batteries for use with the camcorders.
Battery pack
BP-508 (single-capacity) (supplied)
BP-511 (single-capacity) (optional)
BP-512 (single-capacity) (optional)
BP-514 (single-capacity) (optional)
BP-522 (double-capacity) (optional)
BP-535 (triple-capacity) (optional)
Maximum recording time
using viewfinder using LCD screen
2 hr. 5 min.
1 hr. 25 min.
3 hr. 45 min.
2 hr. 35 min.
3 hr. 45 min.
2 hr. 35 min.
4 hr. 20 min.
3 hr.
7 hr. 35 min.
5 hr. 20 min.
12 hr. 10 min.
8 hr. 40 min.
Battery Charger
The battery charger can be used
with the supplied CA-570
Compact Power Adapter or the
optional CB-570 Car Battery
Cable to charge two BP-500
series batteries at once.
Car Battery Cable
Use the car battery cable with
the CG-570 Battery Charger to
charge battery packs on the
Increases the focal length by 1.9x
(TL-30.5) or 1.7x (TL-H30.5).
Image resolution may be lower at
the telephoto-side.
Increases the wide angle
coverage by 0.7x.
S-150 S-Video Cable
(for MV750i only)
Video Light
FS-30.5U Filter Set
Powerful 10 W
illumination. A BP-900 series
battery attaches directly, so
operation is cable-free.**
Soft Carrying
Includes neutral density (ND 8)
filter and MC protector.
WS-20 Wrist
Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for
charging a BP-500 series
battery pack. It plugs
directly into a power outlet
without a cable.
Soft Carrying Case
Soft Carrying Case
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.
When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Digital Video Cassette
DVM-CL Digital Video
Head Cleaning Cassette
Availability differs from area to area.
* Cannot be used to power the camcorder directly.
**A 900 series charger is required.
Video Recording System 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system
(consumer digital VCR SD system), digital
component recording
Audio Recording System PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2ch); 12bit
(32 kHz/4ch)
Television System
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL
color signal
Image Sensor
1/6-inch CCD, approx. 800,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape approx. 400,000 pixels
card approx. 528,000 pixels (MV750i/MV730i)
Tape Format
Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark
Tape Speed
SP: 0.74 ips (18.83 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips
(12.57 mm/s)
Maximum Recording
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
(80 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (60 min. cassette)
LCD screen
2.5-inch TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
0.33-inch TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
MV750i: f=2.8-61.6, f/1.6-3.6, 22x power
MV730i: f=2.8-56, f/1.6-3.2, 20x power zoom
MV700i: f=2.8-50.4, f/1.6-2.9, 18x power zoom
Lens Configuration
11 elements in 8 groups
Filter Diameter
30.5 mm
AF System
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum Focusing
1 m (3.3 ft); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide
White Balance
Auto white balance, pre-set white balance
(indoor, outdoor) or custom white balance
Minimum Illumination
2 lx (using the Night mode)
More than 100 lx
Maximal Shutter Speed
1/2000 (MV750i/MV730i: 1/250 in CARD
CAMERA mode)
Image Stabilization
AV Terminal
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3
kohms or less
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
DV Terminal
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE1394
Headphone Terminal
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC
Power consumption
2.3 W (using viewfinder), 3.3 W (using LCD
(AF on)
Operating temperature
0 - 40° C (32 - 104° F)
53 x 95 x 139 mm (2.1 x 3.7 x 5.5 in.)
excluding protrusions
approx. 485 g (1.1 lb.)
(camcorder body only)
MV750i and MV730i only
DV Network Software
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Still image: 1024 x 768 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240 pixels, 160 x 120 pixels
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF),
Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) compliant (only images marked for
Image recording format
Still image: JPEG (compression: Superfine/
Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audio
data: WAVE (monaural))
Estimated SD Memory
1024 x 768: Superfine 13 images/Fine 20
Card SDC-8M capacities* images/Normal 38 images, 640 x 480:
Superfine 34 images/Fine 50 images/
Normal 84 images
*The actual number varies depending on the
images. Sample images recorded on the
supplied SD Memory Card are to be
included in the total number.
USB terminal
mini-B (USB 2.0 compliant)
Recording media
of recording pixels
File format
Interface: IEEE1394: only preinstalled Windows XP Home Edition or
Windows XP Professional systems with built-in IEEE1394 terminal
Free Hard
Disk Space
500 MHz or better (800 MHz or better recommended)
128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)
AV/C Camera Storage Subunit-WIA Driver 1 MB or more
DV Messenger2
100 MB or more
Windows Messenger Version 4.5/4.6/4.7
• To use DV Messenger, it is required that Windows Messenger 4.5/4.6/4.
7 operates correctly.
• It is required that Windows Messenger operates and the voice or video
conversation can be used with a digital camcorder. Please consult
Microsoft for details.
• If you are using a router, make sure it is an UPnP (Universal Plug and
Play) compatible router. For details, consult your Internet service
provider, telephone carrier, or refer to the manual of the router.
• We recommend using a broadband Internet connection.
• The communication quality and connectivity depend on the congestion
of the Internet line and service.
• This product does not guarantee a certain communication quality.
MV750i only
S-video Terminal
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.3 VP-p/75
ohms (C signal)
MV750i/MV730i/MV700i KIT
System requirements for supplied software
(MV750i and MV730i only):
Digital Video Software
Interface: USB: only preinstalled Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/
Windows XP systems with built-in USB ports, or only systems equipped
with genuine Apple-brand built-in USB interfaces.
Operating System
Windows 98/
Windows Me/
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Macintosh Mac OS 9.0–9.2
Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2)
Free hard disk space
ZoomBrowser EX
DV WIA Driver
Macintosh ImageBrowser
150MHz or better
64MB or more
300MHz or better 128MB or more
64MB or more
128MB or more
200MB or more
40MB or more
25MB or more
25MB or more
120MB or more
30MB or more
• MV750i,
MV730i or
• BP-508 Battery Pack
• CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
• SS-900 Shoulder Strap
• STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
• WA-30.5 Wide Attachment (MV750i)
• WL-D82 Wireless Controller (MV750i/MV730i)
• SDC-8M SD Memory Card (MV750i/MV730i)
• IFC-300PCU USB Cable (MV750i/MV730i)
• PC-A10 SCART Adapter
Errors and omissions excepted.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Subject to change without notice.
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Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other names and products
not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
companies. SD Logo is a trademark. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc.
Warning: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
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