Camera Specifications:

Image Sensor
  3 - 1/3" Native 16:9 CCDs (1440 x 1080)

Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)


  SP: 80 min
Lens   Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical
Focal Length: 4.5mm - 90mm (32.5mm - 650mm; 35mm photo equivalent)
Zoom Speed: 16 Zoom Speeds, plus High Speed and variable
Max. F/Stop: f/1.6 -- 35mm
Filter Size: 72mm

Outdoor, Indoor, Manual, Set (2x), Color Temperature (in degrees Kelvin)Super-Range Optical3 Mode Instant Auto Focus (external sensor plus TTL)


Widescreen .57" Color Viewfinder (Approx 269,000 pixels)

LCD Screen   2.8" Widescreen LCD (Approx. 207,000 pixels)
Recording Media  

MiniDV Cassette


Number of Recording Pixels   Approx. 1.67 Megapixels
Tape Recording
HD: 14400 x 1080; Approx. 1.56 Megapixels
SD (4:3): 1080 x 1080; Approx. 1.17 Megapixels
SD (16:9): 1440 x 1080; Approx. 1.56 Megapixels

DV Terminal   IEEE 1394
Video Terminal   LANC terminal, BNC Video, Component Video, S-Video, and Composite Video
Audio   2-channel recording/MPEG1 Audio Layer II
DV : 16 bit (48 kHz)
12 bit (32 kHz)
4ch synchronous recording not

HDV: 2-channel recording/MPEG1 Audio
Layer II

Microphone Terminal   2 XLR (line/mic level) inputs with phantom power (+48v)
Mic terminal (3.5mm)