ELURA2 MC* - Canon USA, Inc.

ELURA2 MC* - Canon USA, Inc.
High Performance Video and Stills
in the Palm of Your Hand
High quality digital video
Canon’s OPTURA100 MC combines stunning
digital video, still images and full, rich
stereo sound into a sleek design with
artistic detailing that’s comfortable to hold
and small enough for virtually any pocket.
Their versatility expands even further after
shooting as they easily connect to a DVready personal computer for editing or to a
TV for the pure joy of sharing experiences.
DV Format
Enter the world of DV and realize truly amazing picture
and sound quality. Images reaching up to 500 line
horizontal resolution reveal stunning detail
and clarity. Clearly superior quality than even
the best analog camcorders, by 20% at least,
and free from annoying color noise. DV is the
right format, right now!
High Resolution
CCD - 1.33
features a 1/3.6 inch CCD
capable of 1.33 megapixels. 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*
plus 200x Digital Zoom
Canon's optical zoom lens transforms distant subjects into
dramatic close-ups with absolutely no loss in image quality.
The digital zoom extends the magnification to an amazing
200x revealing details too distant to be seen with just the
eye alone. The scope from wide angle to
super telephoto is outstanding.
*8x when using a memory card
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 zooming.
Image Stabilizer ON
Image Stabilizer OFF
Highly flexible
IEEE1394 DV Terminal
The OPTURA100 MC is equipped with a DV IN/OUT terminal that
conforms to IEEE1394. It takes just a single digital cable to
transfer or copy your videos in pure digital form to your DV
compatible computer or another Canon DV camcorder.
Once you’ve transferred video images to your computer,
you can edit your movies or send your movies over the
Internet, or post them on your Web site. Also, print them
out on a Canon color printer, transfer them back to your
Canon camcorder and archive them on a Mini DV
cassette, or create a dubbing master.
learn more at www.icanstream.com
MultiMediaCard and SD Memory Card
The OPTURA100 MC expands video possibilities by using a MultiMediaCard or
an SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card in addition to a Mini DV cassette. These
ultra-small and ultra-light media record, store and manage still images, as well
as allow easy transfer of still images to a PC**. Recorded image can be
immediately checked by the press of a single button,
allowing you to erase it, or set protection or mark an
image for printing. Copy still images from a
videocassette to a memory card, and vice versa.
Produce effects not possible with just a cassette using
one of the three types of Card Mix Effects. Choose one
of the sample images provided on the supplied
MultiMediaCard such as a picture frame or crashing
waves and combine it with the currently recording
* An 8MB MultiMediaCard is supplied with the camcorder.
** With a commercially available PC card adapter or reader.
Full featured
Built-in Flash
Advanced Accessory Shoe
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 off.
Simply slide on an accessory, and the shoe transmits power
directly from the OPTURA100 MC . Choose to attach Canon’s
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone*, the world’s first stereo
shotgun mic with high
sensitivity and super-directional
pick up. Use when recording or
dubbing audio. Or, attach the
VL-3 Video Light*, which can
either stay on continuously or
turn on/off automatically in
response to changes in the
brightness of the
* when only recording still images to a memory card.
Progressive Photo
The OPTURA100 MC employs the Progressive Photo function to
record sharp, clear still images, even of moving subjects, onto a
memory card. When you take a still image, the camcorder’s iris
works as a mechanical shutter, immediately closing to shut out
superfluous image data. Every 1/30 of a second, the camcorder
reads two fields of image data simultaneously,
resulting in full-frame images virtually free of time-lag
Microphone Terminal
The OPTURA100 MC contains a microphone terminal, allowing
any standard microphone to be attached.
Extended Recording Function
Digital Photo Mode
The OPTURA100 MC functions as a camcorder and a digital still
camera; its like two cameras in one. Just press the photo button
to capture more than 700 stunning still
pictures on a single videocassette (in SP
mode) or combine video and still pictures
together with the added benefit of audio.
The OPTURA100 MC can also capture
approximately 60 fine resolution still
pictures onto an 8MB
In addition to the SP mode, the OPTURA100 MC ’s
Extended Recording Function lets you choose from
three more recording modes: Long Play (LP), giving 1.5 times
the standard recording time; and two more modes giving two
and three times SP*. When image data is recorded to a tape
in the 2x and 3x SP modes, it is compressed twice as much
as in SP and LP modes. In the 3x SP mode, record for up to 4
hours on an 80 minute cassette tape.
*When recording in double or triple length recording mode, image quality will not be as high
as SP or LP mode.
Program Auto Exposure
Ensures great video results even in
challenging shooting conditions. Select the
program that matches your scene and the
camcorder adjusts internal
controls for perfect video every
time. Choose from Easy
Recording, Auto, Sports, Portrait,
Spotlight, Sand & Snow and
Low Light.
Sand & Snow
Low Light
Manual Controls
In addition to being fully automatic, the camcorders offer
manual control over focus, exposure, white balance and
shutter speed.
Flexible LCD View Screen
and Color Viewfinder
The 2.5” view screen makes it easier to
compose sensational shots from any angle.
It swivels and flips for maximum handling
comfort and flexibility. It also tucks neatly
away when bright shooting conditions make
the eyecup viewfinder the preferred way to
shoot. Rotate the viewfinder to an angle that
allows you to view comfortablely.
Lithium Ion Power
Lithium ion battery packs can be
recharged at any time, so you will
always be prepared for peak
shooting performance, and never
caught without power unexpectedly.
Cut down on charging time with the
high-capacity BP-522 and BP-535
battery packs’* quick charging feature. When charged with the
CR-560 charger kit*, the BP-522 and BP-535 give 60 minutes of
recording** after only 15 minutes’ charging.
Multi-Angle Hand
The grip belt gives a more
stable feel. To eliminate oftenawkward feel when holding
vertical video camcorder, it is
shaped in cylindrical form that
gently tucks around your hand
for natural and smooth
* Optional
** Using the viewfinder
Digital Effects
AV Insert and Audio Dubbing
The camcorder includes a selection of
digital effects for a more appealing
look and greater
imaging variety.
Use this feature to insert new scenes of video from your VCR or
other camcorder on to a tape recorded in the SP mode. Using a
recording made in the 12 bit audio mode you can also add
stereo sound from another audio source or through
the internal microphone or an external microphone.
1 Faders
PCM Digital Sound
Use the various faders to start or end scenes
with a fade to or from black. Choose
between Fade Trigger, Vertical Wipe,
Vertical Stripe, Horizontal Stripe,
Checker and Window fades.
The camcorder offers two digital audio modes to
enhance the playback experience. The 16
bit mode produces the higher, CD
equivalent, two-channel sound quality while
the 12 bit mode records on two of four
channels leaving two other channels free to
dub extra sound at a later date.
2 Effects
Give variety to your images during recording
by adding Negative, Art, Black and White,
Sepia or Mosaic effects.
3 Multi-image Screen
Divides your display screen into four,
nine or sixteen pictures with the Image
Capture feature. You can choose the
speed at which the images
are captured: Slow, Moderate,
or Fast.
Analog Line-in
Send an analog video signal from your TV, VCR or
camcorder into the OPTURA100 MC and record it onto
DV. It’s great for making copies or preserving precious originals.
• 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***
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Power Sources
Lithium Ion
Battery pack
BP-512 (supplied, single-capacity)
BP-511 (optional, single-capacity)
BP-522 (optional, double-capacity)
BP-535 (optional, triple-capacity)
Creative Shooting
Car Battery Cable Kit
Extra batteries for use with
the camcorder.
Maximum recording time
using viewfinder using LCD screen
2 hr.
1 hr. 40 min.
2 hr.
1 hr. 40 min.
4 hr.
3 hr. 30 min.
6 hr. 30 min.
5 hr. 40 min.
Connects to your car's cigarette lighter to
power the camcorder or recharge BP-500
Series battery packs on the move. Can
also draw power from an AC outlet when
connected to the camcorder's CA-560
Compact Power Adapter.
Gives wide-angle coverage at
Advanced Accessory Shoe
FS-43U Filter
Includes neutral
density (ND 8) filter
and MC protector.
Directional Stereo
VL-3 Video Light
Attaches to the shoe for cable-free
operation. Picks up shotgun or shotgun +
surrounding sound. Powered by the
camcorder’s power source. Wind shields
This 3W light attaches to the shoe
for cable-free operation.
Continuous on and auto on/off
settings. Powered by the
camcorder’s power source.
Increase focal length by 1.7x.
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
Plugs into the camcorder’s LANC terminal and
allows you to control functions such as record start/
stop, zoom and focus while the camcorder is mounted
on a tripod, without touching the camcorder body itself.
Carrying Accessories
Power supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (Battery)
9.5 V DC (DC IN)
Power consumption:
Using viewfinder: 4.7 W,
Using LCD screen: 5.4 W
Television system: EIA standard (525
lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video recording system: 3 rotary heads,
helical scanning system DV system
(Consumer digital VCR SD/SDL
system) Digital component recording.
Audio recording system: PCM digital
sound: 16 bit (48kHz/2ch), 12 bit
(32kHz/4ch). 2x SP and 3x SP: 12 bit
only (32kHz/2ch)
Image sensor: 1/3.6" CCD (charge
coupled device) approx. 1.33 million
pixels (still image recorded onto a
memory card: approx. 1.25 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:
/2 ips (12.56 mm/s). 2x SP 3/8 ips (9.41
mm/s); 3x SP: 1/4 ips (6.28 mm/s)
Maximum recording time (with an 80
min. cassette): SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
2x SP: 160 min., 3x SP: 240 min.
Fast forward/rewind time: 2 mins 20
sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lens: F/1.6-1.8, 10x power zoom, 4.242.0 mm (8x zoom, 5.25-42.0mm in
Focusing system: TTL autofocus,
manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3 ft 33/8 in.
(1 m), 3/8 in (1 cm) on maximum wide
Maximum shutter speed: 1/8,000 (1/500
Canon Digital
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft
Carrying Case
DVM-CL Digital Video
Head Cleaning Cassette
Digital Video Cassette
Availability differs from area to area.
when using a memory card)
Minimum illumination: 3 lx using the
Low Light program during tape
Recommended illumination: More than
100 lx
Filter diameter: 43 mm
Viewfinder: 0.55 inch, color LCD
(approx. 113,000 pixels)
LCD screen: 2.5 in measured diagonally
(approx. 200,000 pixels)
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
Flash: Built-in, Auto pop-up flash
Recording media: MultiMediaCard, SD
Memory Card
Number of recording pixels: 1280 x 960
pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
Image format: Design rule for Camera
Format system (DCF), Digital Print
Order Format (DPOF) compliant (only
images marked for printing)
File Format: JPEG (compression mode:
Estimated MultiMediaCard MMC-8M
capacities (approx.)*:
1280 x 960: Fine 17 images, Standard
32 images
640 x 480: Fine 61 images, Standard
106 images
*The actual number you can record varies
depending on the image. Remember that the
sample images recorded on the supplied
MultiMediaCard are included in the total number.
DV terminal: Special 4 pin connector
(based on IEEE1394)
Video terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
S-video terminal: 1 Vp-p (Y signal),
0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio terminal: Input level: -10 dBV/40
kohms, unbalanced; Output level: -10
dBV, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced
Operating temperature range: 32 - 104°
F (0 - 40° C)
Dimensions: 21/2 x 51/8 x 51/8 in (66 x 131
x 129 mm)
Weight: 1 lb 71/4 oz (660 g)
Memory Cards confirmed to operate
with this camcorder (as of July 2001)
SanDisk: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB
SD Memory Card
Panasonic: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB
However, there is no warrant that the all memory
cards work correctly. For more information, visit
the following website.
BP-512 Battery Pack
CA-560 Compact Power Adapter
WL-D77 Wireless Controller
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
MMC-8M MultiMediaCard
Errors and omissions excepted.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Subject to change without notice.
***Connect only equipment bearing the LANC
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