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Power Supply
Power Consumption
Television System
Video Recording
Audio Recording
Image Sensor
Tape Format
• Optura 500/Optura 400
• Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
Tape Speed
• Battery Pack NB-2LH
• SD Memory Card SDC-8M
• Compact Power Adapter CA-570
• USB Cable IFC-300PCU
Maximum Recording
• Wireless Controller
• Digital Video Solution Disk
WL-D84 (Optura 500)
• Ring Light Adapter
Fast Forward/
WL-D83 (Optura 400)
(Optura 500 only)
Rewind Time
Focusing System
Minimum Focusing
Maximum Shutter
Minimum Illumination 1.1 lx using the Night mode during tape
Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Charger CB-2LT
Car Battery Charger
Filter Diameter
Packs (NB-2L, NB-2LH,
Charges NB and BP-2L
BP-2L12 & BP-2L14)
series battery packs
Charges NB and BP-2L
Extra battery packs for
from a household
series battery packs
LCD Screen
extended camcorder life.
power source.
from a car cigarette
lighter socket.
Recording Media
Number of Recording Still image: 1,632 x 1,224 pixels, 1,280 x
Tele-Converter TL-H30.5
Wide-Converter WD-H30.5
Filter Set WL-30.5
Increases focal length
Gives wide-angle cover-
Includes neutral density
Digital Video Solution Disk†
by 1.7x.
age at 0.7x.
(ND 8) filter and MC pro-
Operating System
Windows ME/Windows 98/ 150MHz or better
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Mac OS 9.0 – 9.2
Battery Video Light
Adapter Bracket SA-1
Soft Carrying Case
Mac OS X (10.1/10.2)
VL-10Li *
This bracket lets you
Powerful 10W illumina-
attach an external
Operating System
tion. A BP-900 series bat-
microphone or VL-10i
tery attaches directly, so
video light.
operation is cable-free.
Soft Carrying Case
Digital Video Cassette
Cleaning Cassette
* A 900 series charger is required.
Use of Genuine Canon accessories is recommended: This product is designed
to achieve excellent performance optimally when used with genuine Canon
accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note
that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of
non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on
a chargeable basis.
7.4V (battery pack) 8.4V (DC IN)
960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels; Movie: Optura
500; 352 x 288 pixels, 176 x 144, Optura
Approx. 3.3W (Using Viewfinder);
400; 320 x 240, 160 x 126
4.1W (Using LCD screen)
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF),
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields)
Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order
NTSC color signal
Format (DPOF) compliant (images marked
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system
for transfer are also DPOF complaint)
(consumer digital VCR SD system), digital
Image Reading Format Still image: JPEG (compression mode:
component recording
Superfine/Fine/Normal) Movie: MPEG-4
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch);
(Optura 500) Motion JPEG (Optura 400)
12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Estimated SD Memory 1632 x 1224: Superfine: 3 images/Fine: 5
1/3.4 inch CCD (charge coupled device),
Card (SDC-8M)
images/Normal: 9 images
approx. 2,200,000 pixels (effective pixels:
1280 x 960: Superfine: 6 images/Fine: 9
tape: approx. 1,230,000 pixels, card:
images/Normal: 17 images, 640 x 480:
approx. 2,000,000 pixels)
Superfine: 34 images/Fine: 50 images/
Video cassettes bearing the
Normal: 84 images
SP: 0.74 ips (18.81mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips
USB Terminal
mini-B (USB 2.0 compliant) Optura 500:
Hi-speed Optura 400: Full-speed.
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
DV Terminal Input/
Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE1394)
2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Video Terminal
1Vp-p/75 ohms, unbalanced
S-video Terminal
1Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
f/1.8-2.4, 10x power zoom, f=4.7-47mm
AV Terminal
ø3.5mm stereo mini-jack. Video input: 1Vp-
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
p75 ohms, unbalanced. Audio input: -10dbv
3.3 ft. (1m), 0.39 in. (1cm) on maximum
/at least 40k kohms, unbalanced. Audio
wide angle
output: -10dbv (47 kohms load), less than 3
kohms, unbalanced
1/2,000 sec. (1/250 sec. when using a
memory card)
MIC Terminal
ø3.5mm stereo mini-jack -37 dBV (MIC ATT
ON), -57 dBV (MIC ATT OFF) (with 600 ohm
mic)/5kohms or more
More than 100 lx
Operating Temp. Range 32–104° F (0–40° C)
2.1 x 4.2 x 4.0 in. (53 x 107 x 101mm)
Camcorder Body only: Approx. 1.0 lb (470g)
Total equipment weight: Approx. 1.2 lb (530g)
0.33 inch, color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)
2.5 inch (approx. Optura 500; 211,000
Battery pack
Using Viewfinder
Using LCD screen
pixels. Optura 400; 123.000 pixels.)
Approx. 75 min.
Approx. 60 min.
Stereo electret condenser microphone
Approx. 90 min.
Approx. 75 min.
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Approx. 150 min.
Approx. 120min.
Approx. 190 min.
Approx. 155min.
DV Network Solution Disk††
Operating System
64MB or more
Windows XP
500MHz or better
Operating System
Free Hard Disk Space
300MHz or better
128MB or more
AV/C Camera Storage
1MB or more
64MB or more
Subunit-WIA Driver
128MB or more
Canon USB Video driver 1MB or more
DV Messenger2
100MB or more
Windows Messenger
Free Hard Disk Space
Version 4.5/4.6/4.7
ZoomBrowser EX
200MB or more
Interface: USB: only preinstalled Windows 98/Windows ME/Windows 2000/Windows XP systems with
40MB or more
built-in USB ports, or only systems equipped with genuine Apple-brand built-in USB interfaces.
25MB or more
Interface: IEEE1394:only preinstalled Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional systems
DV WIA Driver
25MB or more
with built-in IEEE1394 terminal • To use DV Messenger, it is required that Windows Messenger 4.5
or higher operate correctly and that the videoconference function be usable with a digital camcorder.
120MB or more
Please consult Microsoft for details. If you are using a router, make sure it is a UPnP (Universal Plug
Photo Stitch
30MB or more
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.
1-800-OK-CANON /
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success NY 11042 U.S.A.
Canon Canada Inc.
6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga Ontario L5T 1P7 Canada
Canon Mexicana, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Blvd. M. A. Camacho No. 138, Piso PB, 15, 16 y 17,
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, C.P. 11000 México, D.F. México
Canon Latin America, Inc.
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami FL 33126 U.S.A.
Canon HongKong Co., Ltd.
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
0045W324 06/04
©2004 CANON U.S.A., INC.
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    Use of Genuine Canon accessories is recommended: This product is designed to achieve excellent performance optimally when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or 1-800-OK-CANON / accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).

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