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MiniDV MV960
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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Included since: 19 Feb 2007
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Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:20:40
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Long product name Canon MiniDV MV960:
The short editorial description of Canon MiniDV MV960
MiniDV MV960

Marketing text Canon MiniDV MV960

The official marketing text of Canon MiniDV MV960 as supplied by the manufacturer
A versatile compact camcorder optimized for true 16:9 high resolution recording with widescreen LCD screen and colour viewfinder. Features a 25x zoom, DV/AV input, photo capture and DIGIC DV.

The MV960 is optimised for true 16:9 widescreen recording - from the high-resolution CCD to a 2.7" wide colour LCD screen with level marker and colour viewfinder. Shot in 16:9 mode, video is perfect for watching back on the latest widescreen TVs. It takes just the push of a single button to switch between 16:9 wide and normal 4:3 shooting.

25x optical zoom
A powerful 25x optical zoom, with image stabilization and variable zoom speeds, delivers the highest optical standards.

Photo capture
A high quality digital photo camera and not just a camcorder, the MV960 saves photos to SD card and features 9-point Artificial Intelligent Auto-focus (AiAF) that keeps off-centre subjects in focus.

DV and AV input
The top-of-the-range MV960 has DV and AV input connections. With DV input, video that has been edited on a computer can be re-recorded to miniDV tape in the camcorder. Analogue-to-digital conversion is possible with AV input, allowing old home movies to be transferred to digital tape for archiving or edited together with new footage.

Night Mode LED
Video can be shot in even the darkest condition thanks to the MV960's Night Mode LED.

Vibrant colours with DIGIC DV
The MV960 employs Canon's powerful DIGIC DV imaging engine. DIGIC DV provides separate processing paths for both video and still images, making sure that colours are vivid and vibrant for each. Simultaneous video and photo shooting is also possible.

Easy shooting and control
Key camcorder functions and controls have been refined. For beginners, a one-push Easy Shooting mode sets the most important controls to automatic. A simplified overall layout means that there are only six buttons and a convenient joystick for more creative control. Five Program AE modes are available. An additional wireless controller is supplied, allowing remote control of key functions, letting you get into the shot.

Compact and lightweight
With a new design improving balance and handling, the camcorder weighs just 380g and sports an eye-catching silver metallic finish.

Convenient, built-in sliding lens cover
Protect the camcorder's lens without worrying about leaving the cover behind.

Software supplied
The MV960 is bundled with Canon's ZoomBrowser (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh), for easy photo and video image management.
Short summary description Canon MiniDV MV960:
This short summary of the Canon MiniDV MV960 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon MiniDV MV960, CCD, 1/2000 - 1/2, 640 x 480 pixels, 25.4 / 6 mm (1 / 6"), 43.6 - 1090 mm, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Long summary description Canon MiniDV MV960:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon MiniDV MV960 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Canon MiniDV MV960. Total megapixels: 0.8 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 6 mm (1 / 6"). Optical zoom: 25x, Digital zoom: 1000x, Focal length range (f-f): 43.6 - 1090 mm. Compatible memory cards: MMC, SD, Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/2. Display diagonal: 6.86 cm (2.7"), Display: LCD
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Image sensor
Total megapixels*
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
0.8 MP
Sensor type*
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Optical sensor size
Optical sensors are electronic detectors that convert light, or a change in light, into an electronic signal. They are used in many industrial and consumer applications e.g. lamps that turn on automatically in response to darkness. Optical sensors come in many sizes.
Effective megapixels (movie)
0.47 MP
Optical sensor resolution
800000 pixels
Lens system
Optical zoom*
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
Digital zoom*
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Image stabilizer*
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
43.6 - 1090 mm
Filter size
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
Compatible memory cards*
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Camcorder tape type*
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
Built-in flash*
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/2000 - 1/2
Display diagonal*
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.86 cm (2.7")
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display resolution
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
112000 pixels
123000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
Minimum illumination
Also known as light sensitivity, this is the smallest amount of light needed for the camera to produce an image of useable quality.
2 lx
Built-in microphone
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
S-Video in
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max) *
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
4.5 h
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
49 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
115 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
92 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
445 g
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Canon's ZoomBrowser
Other features
640 x 480 pixels
Manual focus
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
Photo mode
Device can take photos.
Auto focus
Device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically.