MV900 MiniDV 25x optical zoom 16:9 widescreen DIGIC DV sliding lens cover
Canon is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of fully featured entry-level miniDV camcorders. Optimised for high-resolution 16:9 video recording, all of the compact MV900 series camcorders – the MV960, MV930 and MV901 – and the MV890 make the most of the viewing area on the latest widescreen television sets. All camcorders also boast a 25x optical zoom, with variable zoom speeds for increased control, and DIGIC DV processing.
A powerful zoom
All MV900 series camcorders are equipped with a powerful 25x optical zoom with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). The MV960 also features an enhanced 1000x digital zoom, while an 800x digital zoom is available on MV930 and MV901 models. The MV890 features a 22x optical and 700x digital zoom. For even greater control, all camcorders offer variable zoom speeds.
DIGIC DV as standard
For the first time, all of Canon’s entry level miniDV camcorders employ the DIGIC DV? image processor. DIGIC DV provides MV960 and MV930 models with separate processing paths for video and still images (saved to Memory Card), and all models benefit from optimised colour reproduction, ensuring that both video footage and still photographs remain faithful to the shooting subject.
Form and Function
The entire MV900 series and the MV890 have been substantially re-designed, improving on both the balance and the handling of the MV800 series. The models have distinctive, eye-catching colour schemes: silver metallic (MV960), snow silver (MV930) or silver (MV890 and MV901).
At just 115 x 92 x 49mm, and weighing just 380g, the new camcorders combine form and function. Key functions are controlled via six convenient buttons and a joystick controller. An Easy shooting mode is available, switching all the important settings to automatic at the touch of a single button.
The MV900 series replaces the MV800 series and is designed as an easy-to-use and affordable family camcorder. It combines a range of features, including widescreen shooting and 25x optical zoom, in an attractive overall package.
Canon MV900. Total megapixels: 0.8 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 6 mm (1 / 6"). Optical zoom: 25x, Digital zoom: 800x, Focal length range (f-f): 43.6 - 1090 mm. Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000 ~ 1/6. Display diagonal: 6.86 cm (2.7"), Display: LCD