Canon Optura 200MC Specifications

Canon Optura 200MC Specifications
Part Camcorder,
Part Camera
Part of Your Life
Dedicated to a design that is both full-featured …
Part Camcorder, Part Camera, Part of Your Life…The new OPTURA200 MC from
Canon is brilliantly designed and exceptionally equipped with features that cater
to even the most discerning videomaker or digital photographer.
DV Format
Mini DV is the new preferred format for
personal and broadcast-quality video,
highly regarded for its high audio and image quality. With up to
540 lines of horizontal resolution and minimum color noise, Mini
DV delivers a 20% clearer picture than analog camcorder
formats. All this, in a handy, super-compact cassette.
High Resolution
Megapixel CCD
The OPTURA200 MC features a 1/4
inch megapixel CCD. A sharp,
megapixel compatible lens and
optical image stabilization create high resolution still
images. A still image is recorded on a memory card at
an image size of 1280 x 960 pixels.
10x Optical Zoom Lens
(40-200x Digital Zoom*)
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 OPTURA200 MC ’s 10x
optical zoom lens delivers superb definition and contrast, taking
full advantage of the DV format. The digital zoom extends the
camcorder’s magnification from 40 to an incredible 200x,
revealing details too small to see with the naked eye.
* Up to 40x when using a memory card
200x Digital
Image Stabilizer ON
Image Stabilizer OFF
Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon utilizes the finest method of image stabilization available:
optical. While other manufacturers use an electronic or digital
image stabilization system, Canon's lens design includes a
dedicated optical element that preserves image quality so your
videos always look smooth, steady and natural...whether
shooting hand-held at full telephoto or from a moving vehicle. The
optical method is also the perfect complement to the
outstanding image quality of DV and offers superior
shake reduction when light levels are low and while
Program Auto Exposure
While the OPTURA200 MC ’s Easy Recording mode is fine for
most shooting situations, the camcorder also
includes eight additional pre-programmed
auto exposure modes (Auto, Sports, Portrait,
Spotlight, Sand & Snow, Low
Light, Night and Super Night)
each carefully designed to give
you the best possible image
results under special shooting
Sand & Snow
Low Light
Manual Controls
The fully-automatic OPTURA200 MC gives great results even in
the hands of a novice, while experts will appreciate the manual
focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed controls.
Night Mode and Super Night Mode
Even when the light has faded, you can keep on shooting with
the OPTURA200 MC ’s Night and Super Night Mode. The
camcorder selects the optimal shutter speed based on the
brightness of the subject, allowing improved brightness and
color. In Super Night Mode, the Super Night LED lights up to
illuminate the subject. Now you can capture the
action without turning the lights on.
Flexible LCD View Screen
and Color Viewfinder
The OPTURA200 MC ’s bright 2.5”
LCD view screen that makes it
easy to compose
sensational shots without
having to squint into the
viewfinder. You can rotate
the screen for high-or lowangle shots, or turn it
around 180° to record
yourself. When you’re
done shooting, the
screen is perfect for
reviewing your scenes.
IEEE 1394 DV Terminal
An IEEE 1394-compliant DV terminal lets you connect
the OPTURA200 MC 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 high-impact Web sites, video
e-mail, interactive CDs and DVDs, or
a personal video album.
Allows high-speed transfer of photos and movie clips 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 and video on your PC.
SD Memory Card and MultiMediaCard
The OPTURA200 MC expands video possibilities with a built-in
slot for an SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card or a MultiMediaCard,
in addition to a Mini DV cassette. These memory cards can
record, store and manage still images and small video clips.
Easily transfer still images and movie
clips to your PC directly from the
camcorder using USB and IEEE 1394.
Copy still images from videocassette
to memory card, and vice versa.
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
Included Software
The OPTURA200 MC Kit includes a suite of helpful 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. ArcSoft PhotoImpression lets you easily add special
effects, edit them, or use them to create attractive greeting cards
and calendars. ArcSoft VideoImpression provides a wide
selection of easy-to-use tools for editing and applying special
effects to movies, or attaching them to e-mail.
DV Messenger allows you to conduct an
Internet videoconference through IEEE1394
with Microsoft Windows Messenger. The OPTURA200 MC ’s
camera and VCR operations can also be controlled by the
… and elegant in its simplicity.
Video Mode
Continuous Shooting Mode
The OPTURA200 MC utilizes high-precision optics, a premium
image stabilization system, and the latest processing technology
to deliver outstanding video in all situation.
The OPTURA200 MC features a continuous
shooting Mode, allowing you to capture a rapid
succession of photos. Shoot up to 30 images at
3 frames per second in VGA (640X480)
size or 10 images at 2 frames per second
in SXGA equivalent size (1280X960). This
function is linked with the flash, so
continuous shooting is possible even in
dark locations.
Motion JPEG
The OPTURA200 MC lets you record short movie clips
in Motion JPEG format onto the inserted memory
card, for clear images and smooth playback. You may choose to
record up to 10 seconds at 320 X 240 pixels or up to 30 seconds
at 160 X 120 pixels.
1.33 Megapixel* High Resolution Photos
The OPTURA200 MC features advanced image processing, for
capturing stunning, high-definition photos. They may be captured
at a variety of different image quality and compression sizes to
suit your needs. Capture up to 18 stunning 1.33 Megapixel*
(1280X960 pixels) photos onto the included 8MB SD Memory
Card. Photos may also be captured at 640X480 pixels in
standard, fine, or super-fine compression.
* Total pixels
Digital Photo Mode
For added flexibility, you may take up to 700 still images on a
Mini DV single tape (in SP Mode). The camcorder records the still
images for approximately 6 seconds, as well as recording the
sound for your verbal notes or narration. You can search through
the recorded tape for your photos using the supplied remote
Built-in Flash
The built-in flash automatically rises up and fires according to the
brightness of the surrounding area.
Use to illuminate your subjects
when shooting still images of night
scenes, indoors or in other dark
places. There are 4 modes: Auto,
Red-eye reduction
Auto, Flash on, Flash
Direct Print Choices
Connect your camcorder directly to a printer supporting the
direct print function – the Canon Card Photo Printers CP-100 and
CP-10 or the Canon Bubble Jet Printers S820D/S830D/S530D. A
single cable connects the printer to your OPTURA200 MC, and
you can perform trimming and other functions right from the
camcorder. Choose from a range of different paper sizes with
options for borderless or bordered prints.
Exif Print
The OPTURA200 MC supports Exif Print (2.2), the world-wide
standard for enhancing communication between camcorders
and printers. After connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
Exif Print uses and optimizes the camcorder’s image data at the
moment of shooting, resulting in high quality printed photos.
Multi-Angle Hand Grip
The grip belt gives a more stable feel.
To eliminate often-awkward feel when
holding vertical video camcorder, it is
shaped in cylindrical form that gently
tucks around your hand for natural and
smooth operation.
My Camera Function
Personalize your camcorder by customizing the start-up image
and the sound it makes for start-up, shutter, self-timer and other
operations. Choose a start-up image from the
included software CD, or use your own digital
PCM Digital Sound
AV Insert and Audio Dubbing
The OPTURA200 MC offers two digital audio modes,
12 and 16-bit. You can select 16-bit mode for high-quality, CDequivalent stereo sound, or 12-bit to record only two of four
channels, leaving the
remaining two channels free
for you to record additional
sound later.
Use this function to insert new video scenes recorded
in SP mode from a VCR or another camcorder. If you’ve recorded
your audio track in 12-bit audio mode, you can also add stereo
sound from another audio source, or through the camcorder’s
internal microphone or an external microphone.
Analog Line-In/Converter
Digital Effects
The OPTURA200 MC features an impressive array of special
digital image effects to add to your video recordings, for variety
and impact at the touch of a button.
For instant editing, simply connect your TV, VCR or
analog camcorder to the OPTURA200 MC, it will
convert your analog video signal to digital, for direct
transfer to your computer via IEEE1394 cable.* If
you wish, you can first record the analog signal to
DV tape, allowing you to create a high quality
master of your original.
*The Analog to Digital Converter may not function depending on the software used.
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
Add interest and variety to your
images during recording and
playback with Art, Black & White,
Sepia, Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave,
Color Mask or Mirror.
* In Card mode: Only black and white is available.
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 Fast.
• Lithium Ion Battery
• Microphone Terminal
• Built-in Speaker
• Photo Search/Date Search
• Time Code/Data Code
• Superb Playback Function
• S-Video Input/Output
• Self-Timer
• Confirming/Warning Beeps
• Zero Set Memory
• World Clock
• 16:9 Wide Screen TV Effect
• Remote Control
• Record Search & Review
• LANC Terminal*
*Connect only equipment bearing
the LANC symbol.
By using the OPTURA200 MC ’s StitchAssist Mode, you can
create magnificent panoramas. Just shoot your landscape from
all angles, 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 ultrawide panoramic still image.
Pictures simulated
Optional Accessories
Lithium Ion Battery Packs
Extra batteries for use with the camcorder.
Battery pack
BP-512 (supplied, single-capacity)
BP-511 (optional, single-capacity)
BP-522 (optional, double-capacity)
BP-535 (optional, triple-capacity)
Typical Recording Time*
the viewfinder the LCD screen
1 hr. 15 min.
1 hr.
1 hr. 15 min.
1 hr.
2 hr. 30 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
4 hr.
3 hr. 25 min.
*Typical Recording Time: Approximate times for recording with repeated
operations such as start/stop, zooming and power on/off. Actual time may
CR-560 Charge Adapter/
Car Battery Cable Kit
Connects to your car's cigarette
lighter to power the camcorder
or recharge BP-500 Series
battery packs. Can also draw
power the camcorder when
connected to the CA-560
Compact Power Adapter.
Gives wide-angle
coverage at 0.7x.
Increases focal length
by 1.7x.
Zoom Remote Controller
Plug into the OPTURA200 MC ’s
terminal for control of
record start and stop, zoom,
focus and other functions.
Adapter Bracket
Attach an external
microphone or VL-10Li
with this optional adapter.
Video Light
Powerful 10W illumination. A BP-900
series battery attaches directly, for
cable-free operation.
Digital Video Cassette
DVM-CL Digital Video
Head Cleaning Cassette
(Optional 900 series battery and charger
Soft Carrying
Soft Carrying
FS-34U Filter Set
Includes neutral density (ND 8)
filter and MC protector.
Genuine Leather
Availability differs from area to area.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.
When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
7.4 V DC (Battery), 9.5 V DC (DC IN)
Using viewfinder: 3.9 W,
Using LCD screen: 4.8 W
Television system
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC
color signal
Video recording system 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system DV
system (Consumer digital VCR SD system)
Digital component recording.
Audio recording system PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48kHz/2ch),
12 bit (32kHz/4ch)
Image sensor
/4" CCD (charge coupled device) approx.
1.33 million pixels (still image recorded onto
a memory card: approx. 1.23 million/movie
and still image recorded to tape: approx.
690,000 effective pixels)
Tape format
Videocassettes bearing the (Mini DV) mark
Tape speed
SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s);
LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
(with an 80 min. cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
F/1.8-2.1, 10x power zoom, 4.1-41.0 mm
Focusing system
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing
3 ft 33/8 in. (1 m), 3/8 in (1 cm) on maximum
wide angle
Maximum shutter speed 1/8,000 (1/250 when using a memory card)
Minimum illumination
0.5 lx using the Night program during tape
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter
34 mm
0.5 inch, color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen
2.5 in measured diagonally
(approx. 200,000 pixels)
Stereo electret condenser microphone
Built-in, Auto pop-up flash
Recording media
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Still image: 1280 x 960 pixels,
of recording pixels
640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240 pixels (approx. 10 sec.)*,
160 x 120 pixels (approx. 30 sec.)*
*The figures in brackets represent the
maximum length of one movie clip.
Image format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF),
Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) compliant (only images marked for
File Format
Still image: JPEG (compression mode:
Movie: Motion JPEG
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
Estimated SD Memory
1280 x 960: Superfine 6 images/Fine 10
Card SDC-8M capacities* images/Standard 18 images, 640 x 480:
Superfine 34 images/Fine 50 images/
Standard 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
(USB 2.0 compliant)
DV terminal input/output Special 4 pin connector
(based on IEEE1394)
Video terminal
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video terminal
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio terminal
Input level: -10 dBV/at least 40 kohms,
Output level: -10 dBV (47 kohms load), less
than 3 kohms, unbalanced
Operating temperature
32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
23/8 x 45/8 x 45/8 in (60 x 119 x 118 mm)
1 lb 23/4 oz (530 g)
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
Mac OS 8.6–9.2
Mac OS X (10.1)
150MHz or better
150MHz or better
32MB or more
64MB or more
300MHz or better
128MB or more
20MB or more
128MB or more
Operating System
ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Camera TWAIN Driver
Canon Camera WIA Driver
ArcSoft PhotoImpression
ArcSoft VideoImpression
USB Mounter
ArcSoft PhotoImpression
ArcSoft VideoImpression
Free hard disk space
120MB or more
40MB or more
25MB or more
25MB or more
125MB or more
30MB or more
20MB or more
30MB or more
5MB or more
120MB or more
30MB or more
PUB. DCE-138
BP-512 Battery Pack
CA-560 Compact Power Adapter
WL-D78 Wireless Controller
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
SDC-8M SD Memory Card
Software/USB Cable
Lens Hood
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 Messenger
100 MB or more
Windows Messenger Version 4.5 or higher
• To use DV Messenger, it is required that Windows Messenger 4.5 or
higher operates correctly.
• It is required that Windows Messenger operates and the
videoconference function 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.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Subject to change without notice.
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