Canon ZR200 Mini-DV Digital Camcorder

Item # CNVZR200 (Part # 0058B001)
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Whether it's your first island vacation or baby's first steps, you can trust Canon's ZR200 to preserve every moment with spectacular color, clarity and detail. Part of the new line in ZR digital camcorders, the ZR200 combines all the style and great looks of the ZR100 with a variety of enhanced digital features.

Compatible with both Windows XP and Apple Computer systems, the ZR200 features Canon's advanced DIGIC DV system, a 20x Optical Zoom/360x Digital Zoom lens, and a versatile SD Memory Card/MultiMedia Card slot. Want to give your movies a touch of Hollywood style? The ZR200 gives you the ability to shoot true widescreen photos and videos thanks to its high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode. You'll also get the advantage of Canon's world-renowned expertise in photography and broadcast television with every video and photo you take. Stylish, versatile and affordable, the ZR200 is a welcome addition to all of your life's most vibrant moments.


Leave Your Options Open By Shooting Video and Photos
Simplify your life by having the best of digital video and digital photo worlds in one streamlined device. The ZR200 gives you the ability to take high-resolution XGA quality (1024 x 768 pixel) digital photos onto a memory card while recording stunning video.

Let Genuine Canon Optics Worry about the Details
Canon is known the world over for its vast expertise in designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras. That same expertise goes into the ZR200's 20x Optical Zoom / 360x Digital Zoom lens, giving you the power to capture vibrant videos and photos. Now you can enjoy that summer outing, first-year birthday party or family reunion, with the confidence that your Canon digital camcorder won't miss a single detail.

Shoot Widescreen Videos for Your Home Theatre System
Get more of the action into every shot thanks to the ZR200's high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode. Typically reserved for more expensive camcorder models, the 16:9 widescreen feature allows you to record true widescreen videos and photos for playback on home theatre systems.

Treat Yourself to the Ultimate in Style and Functionality
Sporting a high metal finish, the ZR200 combines sleek design with sophisticated usability. Smaller in depth and lighter by 2 oz than previous ZR models, the ZR200 takes on a seamless, fluid appearance with a reduced gap between lens and viewfinder.

Enhanced design features include:

  • New Program Selector - Located beside the LCD display, the Program Selector makes it easy to quickly switch modes.
  • Finger Rest - Located on the upper side of the grip, the finger rest improves stability while shooting.
  • Easy Operation Buttons - PLAY and STOP buttons are now independent, while the FF and RW buttons are located together, improving usability by preventing accidental pressing of the wrong button.
  • Oval Grip - An oval-shaped grip located on the top of the lens improves shooting comfort while adding a touch of style.
  • Flat Zoom Lever - The brand new flat zoom lever not only makes for stress-free zooming, but also helps reduce the physical size of the camcorder.
  • Slim Operation Switch - For increased miniaturization, the ZR camcorders feature an innovative Slim Operation Switch.

Keep Your Eye On The Ball Even In Bright Light
No more squinting into the LCD display of a camcorder during the little league championships. That's because the ZR200 camcorder features an innovative backlight feature that boosts the display's brightness by 250%. Simply press the LCD Backlight button for improved visibility even during the peak of a sunny summer's day.

Bring Your Analog Memories into the World of Digital
Once you own a ZR-series digital camcorder, an entire world of move- and still-image making possibilities opens up as a result of its MiniDV format (a worldwide industry standard). But what about those older analog videotape memories? Canon makes updating them to digital a breeze with its advanced Analog/Digital Converter technology.

Don't Miss Out On Capturing Low-Light Moments
Shooting indoors with minimal light? No problem. The ZR200 features a Night Mode specifically designed to capture those important low-light memories. Once selected, the Night Mode automatically boosts the sensitivity of the CCD and lowers the shutter speed to help brighten the subject.

Take Advantage of True Digital Connectivity
It couldn't be easier to transfer your digital movies to your computer's hard disk, edit your scenes, and then use them to create high impact Web sites, video e-mail, interactive CDs and DVDs, or a personal video album. That's because the ZR200 features a USB Terminal and DV Terminal (IEEE 1394 or Firewire) for effortless transfer of your memories without any loss in quality.

  • SD Memory Card and MultiMediaCard
    For convenient storage and portability of your still images, the ZR200 also features an additional built-in slot for SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards or a MultiMediaCards.
  • Normal and Motion JPEG Extended Movies
    Record movie clips in Normal and Motion JPEG Extended movie formats directly onto the memory card, for clear images and smooth playback. Alternately, you can take the 320 x 240 pixel or 160 x 120 pixel mini-movie and attach it to an e-mail or post it on the web. Best of all, you can record for the full length of the SD Memory Card*. * Max. 60 minutes (512MB SD Memory Card). When using MultiMediaCards, movie clips are limited to 10 seconds in 320 x 240 and 30 seconds in 160 x 120.
  • Picture Transfer Protocol
    The ZR200 goes even further to make life simple by supporting Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). PTP enables data communication with a computer without the need to install dedicated driver software. In other words, PTP creates a direct link with the computer to access the camcorder as though it was an external card reader*.

Keep Your Shots Steady Even At Full Telephoto
Capture all the action without the shake thanks to the ZR200's high-quality image stabilization system. The result of Canon's superior electronic expertise, the image stabilizer is able to correct camcorder shake instantly, even when shooting hand-held at full telephoto.

Make the Most of Your Digital Photos
The ZR200 is a true collaborator. When you're ready to print your digital images, a single cable is all that's required to connect your ZR200 to a PictBridge-compliant printer. You can then control a variety of printing options from the camcorder's menu. Choose from a range of different paper sizes with options for borderless or bordered prints.

You Decide Where the Focus Should Be
As professional photographers know, often the perfect shot is one in which the subject is off-center. That's why the ZR200 digital camcorder offers three focusing points, giving you the choice on which subject should be sharpest.

Shoot like a Pro with Automatic Exposure Settings
Want to capture a quick photo but don't have time to manual adjust the settings? With the ZR200 you can select from a variety of pre-programmed auto exposure modes (Easy Recording, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand & Snow, Low Light and Night mode). There is even an Auto Slow Shutter mode to give your videos a dream-like quality. Each mode is carefully designed to give you the best possible image results under special shooting conditions.

For the more hands-on users, the ZR200 allows for manual control of the focus, exposure level, white balance, and shutter speed controls. You'll also be able to take advantage of the auto-wind, date search and end search capabilities, and two recording speed modes: LP and SP.

Give Your Movies Added Style with In-Camera Effects
For the digital video artist in you, the ZR200 offers a wide selection of faders that can add visual appeal and greater imaging variety. Choose from Fade Trigger, Wipe, Corner, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam and Tide.

  • Digital Effects
    For a more creative look, you can switch on the following digital effects during recording or playback*: 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 also select the speed the images are captured: Manual, Slow, Moderate or Fast.

Transform Your ZR200 into A Powerful Webcam
Have friends in far-off places? Turn your ZR200 into a Webcam for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows Messenger through IEEE1394. It's all possible thanks to the DV Messenger2 software, aavailable as a free download for ZR200 owners. DV Messenger2 allows you to control the zoom and focus of your ZR200 or the camcorder of the person you are chatting with. Preview thumbnails and transfer photos. You can even watch and control the video playback of either camcorder right from your computer.

Make Your Camcorder Truly Your Own
There will be no mistaking your ZR200 once you've customized its start-up image and camcorder operation sounds. With the My Camera Function you can also select your preferred operating language, be it English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese or Japanese, in addition to the date format.


Power Supply (rated) 7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON") 2.3W (using viewfinder), 3.1W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
Television System EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video Recording system 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording
Audio Recording system PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Image Sensor 1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels; Effective pixels: Tape approx. 340,000 pixels, Card approx. 450,000 pixels
Tape Format Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark
Tape Speed SP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips), LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette) SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Fast Forward/Rewind time Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lens f=2.8-56 mm, f/1.6-3.2, 20x power zoom; 35mm equivalent:Tape: 4:3 recording: 53.5-1070 mm 16:9 recording : 44.2-884 mm
Card: 46.9-938 mm
Focusing System TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Minimum Illumination 2.0 lx (using the Night mode)
Recommended Illumination More than 100 lx
Filter Diameter 28 mm
Viewfinder 0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD Screen 2.4-inch. TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone
Number of Recording Pixels Still image: 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
Recording Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Image Format Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal); Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural)
File Format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF compliant
DV Terminal Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
DV Terminal (USB 2.0 compliant) Mini-B
Video Terminal 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio Terminal Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less; Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Operating Temperature range 0 - 40 degrees C (32 - 104 degrees F)
Dimensions 51 x 93 x 130 mm (2.0 x 3.7 x 5.1 in.) excluding protrusions
Weight (not including lens and battery pack) 430 g (15.2 oz.)
Manufacturer Warranty One year parts and labor

ZR200 Camcorder
NB-2LH Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
WL-D85 Wireless Controller
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
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