Whether you''re shopping for your first camcorder, or would like to upgrade from analog to digital, the new ZR camcorders are a perfect balance of style, performance and affordability. The ZR digital camcorders give you a brilliant Genuine Canon 35x Optical Zoom lens, Canon''s advanced image stabilization system, Widescreen HR recording , DIGIC DV image processing, Joystick controller, and Level and Grid Markers .The results are brilliant video and digital photos that you can easily share with family and friends.
The ZR800 has everything you need to enter the world of digital video camcorders including some features that are traditionally found on more expensive models. It provides the user with the perfect combination of style and ease-of-operation that makes it easy to capture life''s precious memories.
35x Optical Performance You Can See - The name Canon is synonymous with optical excellence the world over. Brilliant optical quality is part of every Canon broadcast TV lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder -- and the ZR800 is no exception. It gives you clear, vibrant and brilliant video you''ll be proud to share.
Brilliant Video - Your ZR800 camcorder comes with Genuine Canon Optics, known worldwide by professionals and consumers alike for unsurpassed optical performance. In addition, the ZR camcorders come equipped with Canon''s longest zoom ever: a 35x Optical Zoom. Plus, a powerful 1000x digital zoom lets you get close to the action from even farther away.
Image Stabilization - The ZR800''s image stabilizer allows you to shoot rock-steady video -- even at maximum telephoto without a tripod -- for professional-looking video.
Smooth Zoom Control - With Canon''s smooth zoom control, you''ll have three, pre-set zoom speeds that ensure professional, steady zoom shots.
Level and Grid Markers - Capturing level, well-composed shots is simple with the ZR800. Line up the horizon or other horizontal lines with the Level Marker in the viewfinder for level landscapes. Or, use the Grid Marker to help compose the perfect shot. Both markers can be set to white or grey for enhanced visibility, no matter what the background.
Widescreen HR Recording - You want your memories to last forever -- that''s why you''ve taken the time to capture them. And you want to shoot in widescreen format to get everything you can out of your new widescreen TV or home theater system.
So, why is the way you record widescreen images so important? Because you want an image made for widescreen, not adapted for widescreen. Because every HD television is widescreen -- widescreen is the future.
The story of how Canon does it may be a bit technical, but the result is clear to see. Canon camcorders use the entire width of the image sensor to capture video in true 16:9 format. What difference does this make? It''s simple. With more pixels captured, you get better image quality. Some competitors'' camcorders force the wider picture into a smaller space on the sensor -- giving you a less true image, with fewer pixels and lower quality. With a Canon camcorder, your videos of your travels will let you relive great memories.
In addition, the viewfinder on your ZR800 displays your widescreen image in a letterbox view. From side to side and top to bottom, what you see is what you get. You can also view your widescreen shot in the ZR800''s large, 2.7-inch LCD screen or its .35-inch color viewfinder. Either way, there isn''t the guessing or extra work in looking at an image that''s distorted like a fun house mirror.
To make things even easier, a Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3 to 16:9 Widescreen HR at the touch of your finger. You can also use the widescreen feature with the camcorder''s advanced image stabilization. Every one of the camcorders in Canon''s new ZR series gives you Widescreen HR Recording at a very affordable price. Why shouldn''t your camcorder shoot as wide as your widescreen TV? It should -- and it''s hard to match the widescreen video, or the value, you''ll get from your Canon ZR.
Remember -- widescreen is the future. And Canon''s Widescreen HR is true widescreen that''s picture perfect.
Easy Operation - The new ZR800 comes with a variety of features that make it an easy-to-operate camcorder.
The Joystick makes using the camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been eliminated, allowing you to access many functions from one convenient place. The Joystick lets you control Play, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind functions during playback. It also controls exposure lock and exposure compensation during recording.
Also, an easy-to-read menu system makes the ZR800 a breeze to operate. For the ultimate in stress-free shooting, there''s the Easy Mode. In this setting, your ZR800 will automatically choose the focus, exposure and any additional available parameters to ensure that whatever you''re recording comes out looking great. You don''t have to worry about a thing -- just point and shoot! Plus, this versatile camcorder is designed for lower battery consumption -- so you can keep on recording.
Perfect Exposures - The new ZR800 gives you exposure controls found on expensive digital still cameras.
Exposure Lock - With a push of its convenient omni-selector joystick, the ZR800 lets you lock your exposure settings, and then recompose your shot. For example, you can lock your exposure while zoomed in on your subject''s face. Then, even if you zoom out to include a very bright or dark background, your ZR800 will still give your subject the right exposure. Also, by shifting the omni-selector left or right, you can adjust your exposure by up to +/-11 stops (+/-2.75 EV).
Auto Slow Shutter Function - The Auto Slow Shutter function ensures perfect exposures in low light by lowering your shutter speed.
Program AE Mode - The ZR800 comes with Program AE Mode settings that give you perfect exposures in a variety of conditions: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, Portrait, Sports and Night.
Share Your Videos - The ZR800 comes with an array of features that make it easy to share your videos.
Firewire/IEEE1394 DV Terminal - Transfer your video to your computer and you can easily share your captured memories with friends and family. With the ZR800, it''s simple. Just connect your computer to your camcorder''s IEEE1394 DV terminal with a DV cable. Also known as Firewire or iLink, this high-speed interface lets you download your precious video footage with virtually no loss of video or audio quality. Your favorite recorded moments retain their pristine image and sound for everyone to enjoy.
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Comments about Canon ZR800 Mini-DV Digital Camcorder:
Can't wait to capture my grand-daughters on film as they ice skate, tap dance and play. Then we have the holidays coming up. Just what I was looking for.
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Comments about Canon ZR800 Mini-DV Digital Camcorder:
This is a wonderful camcorder, I have taken it to the office, used it personally and on travel outings. It is lightweight, very good picture and sound and was reasonably priced. When I submit pictures for photo contests, I usually win them and the sponsors always comment on the quality. That is a good thing. My husband is always trying to steal it, so I guess I will have to get him one so he will keep his paws off mine!