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Easily capture lifes most precious moments with the new ZR-series Canon camcorders. These easy-to-use MiniDV camcorders feature Genuine Canon Optics in an affordable yet ultra-compact and sleek design that will deliver the high level of performance youve come to expect from Canon.
Canon ZR900 Highlights
Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom Now you can capture true widescreen 16:9 video with stunning image quality from any distance -- all the way up to 41x. Canons exclusive Advanced Zoom system combines Genuine Canon Optics with Canons proprietary DIGIC DV Image Processor to let you seamlessly zoom both wide and long, retaining optical quality throughout the zoom range.
Quick Start Instead of powering off your camcorder between shots, simply press the Quick Start function to put the camcorder in stand-by mode. Quick Start considerably reduces the power consumption of the battery and allows the user to return to recording mode in less than a second, so youll never have to miss another special moment.
Widescreen HR recording The ZR900 records true widescreen for picture perfect video. Canons image processing system uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing a big picture in true 16:9 widescreen so no one and nothing is left unseen. And Canon camcorders take advantage of more pixels to give you amazing quality.
2.7-inch widescreen LCD A widescreen LCD lets you see exactly what your camcorder is recording, and what your TV will display later.
Image stabilizer Shoot rock-steady video -- even when youre at maximum telephoto without a tripod. It is even effective while panning or zooming.
LCD video light Shooting in low light situations has never been easier with Canons new LCD video light. The next time you are using your ZR900 in a dimly lit room, simply flip over the LCD screen to face your subject and activate the video light function. A soft light emanating from your LCD illuminates the area in which you are shooting, allowing you to get high quality video even in less than ideal lighting conditions.
Joystick The joystick makes using the camcorder easier than ever. You can control playback, focusing, exposure, and menu options from one convenient place.
DIGIC DV image processor Video and photos require different image processing. Unlike other manufacturers camcorders which process video and photos the same way, DIGIC DV treats them differently. This results in video and photos with exceptional color and clarity.
Smooth zoom control With this innovative feature, you can always be sure of smooth, steady, professional looking zoom shots. Simply select one of three pre-set zoom speeds. You can also select variable so you can control the speed manually.
Level Shot and Grid Markers It's easy to keep your ZR900 level for more professional-looking video. Simply press the Level Shot Control button, and a horizontal marker appears in your viewfinder. Then line up any horizontal lines in your shot to the marker and you know your camcorder is level. The Grid marker is also very convenient for setting up the special balance in your shots. And since background colors vary, you can select from two line colors to make the lines easily visible.
Built-in lens cover A built-in lens cover gives you the ability to protect your Canon video lens without ever having the inconvenience of a dangling lens cap thats easily lost.
Still image recording Capture stunning photos in 4:3 aspect ratio to an SDHC card.
Microphone/headphone terminal The ZR900 features a microphone terminal for attaching an external microphone. The audio/video terminal doubles as a headphone terminal for monitoring sound while recording.
Advanced Photo Features A variety of features allow you to capture great photos.
9 selectable languages
- 9 Point AiAF: Bring off-center subjects into sharp focus.
- Histogram display: With just one push of a button, the brightness information of a still image is revealed. This allows you to monitor image quality, so you can make adjustments to improve the next shots.
- Image Effects: Choose from the following effects to add a creative flare to your photos: Vivid, Neutral, Low-Sharpening, and Soft Skin Detail.
- Special Scene Modes: A wide selection of automatic exposure modes makes it easy to capture great video or photos under any condition. Choose from: Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, or Fireworks.
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese One-year parts and labor limited warranty
Canons camcorder limited warranty provides protection long after other manufacturers warranties expire.
This Canon ZR900 mini DV Camcorder has been Factory-Refurbished to pergorm as new. It is sold with a 90-Day Canon warranty. Canon's ZR900 mini DV Camcorder is designed to deliver the latest in style, features and advanced technology. The exclusive Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom is combined the Canon lens optics with the market-leading DIGIC DV image processor to deliver a fuller range of image quality and more flexibility when you're shooting. In both wide angle and telephoto positions, there is virtually no loss in image quality throughout the range. The ZR900 is specifically designed to make it easier to capture great video, including a 680k Pixel CCD image sensor, 2.7-inch Widescreen LCD with a Soft LCD video light, Quick Start, Joystick control, Level and Grid Markers and more. The microphone terminal on the ZR900 makes it especially useful for educators and trainers to carefully capture the audio they need to make most effective use of the video they shoot. It's also handy when you want to easily record a live narration for your footage. All this comes together to deliver brilliant video that you can easily share with family and friends. Easy to use, great looking and terrific value- it's the perfect choice for capturing all of life's precious memories. The ZR900 offers you more flexibility to get just the shot you need by giving you the choice of Advanced Zoom in default mode or you can select a 37x Optical Zoom or 2000x Digital Zoom. You will always be able to get the shot you need, no matter how close or far away and always with the quality you expect from Canon. It is also compatible with SD memory cards for storing images. ZR900 has a microphone terminal to add an external mic to boost audio on your video recordings. Max F/Stop f/2.0 - 5.2 Minimum Illumination - 2 lx (Night mode) Viewfinder - 0.35 114K pixels, widescreen LCD Screen - 2.7 112K pixels, widescreen Dimensions - Width 2.