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The Canon ZR960 MiniDV Camcorder is an entry level offering that provides users with the reliability of the MiniDV format. Whether you want to record your child's ballet recital or you're a beginning film student, the ZR960 is a worthy, yet affordable option. The camera features external mic terminal for enhanced audio recording; a must for students.
Other helpful aspects of the camera include electronic image stabilization, Quick Start, 41x Advanced Zoom and a 2.7" widescreen LCD. The ZR960 also comes equipped with a FireWire DV terminal for uploading of video to your computer for editing or sharing on the Internet. If you're looking for time-tested dependability, MiniDV is the way to go.
Record to MiniDV
By capturing video to MiniDV, users take advantage of both its universal compatibility with existing technology while also benefiting from a level of reliability, which professionals have counted on for over a decade
Image Sensor & DIGIC DV
The 1/6" CCD image sensor works in tandem with Canon's DIGIC DV Image Processor to produce true-to-life color and tonality in your video and still images
41x Advanced Zoom
Canon's 41x Advanced Zoom lets you record far off subjects clearly and in focus while retaining image quality. You also have the option to use 37x Optical Zoom or 2000x Digital Zoom
2.7" Widescreen LCD
The widescreen LCD gives you a generous display on which to compose and playback your shots, not to mention an accurate view of what you're actually recording
Electronic Image Stabilization
The electronic image stabilizer corrects for inevitable camera shake, not just due to an unsteady hand but when you're subject is moving or you're accidentally bumped
Quick Start Function
Never miss that once in a lifetime moment because you're waiting for your camera to start up. Once you open the LCD the ZR960 is ready to record
The camera's ability to connect an external microphone provides for improved sound recording
Creative Control & Workflow Features
Smooth Zoom Control gives you three fixed speeds for fluid transitions
Widescreen HR Recording lets you capture everything in the scene in 16:9
Program AE Mode provides a variety of settings for capturing in various conditions
Use the ZR960's Firewire DV terminal to upload your videos to the computer for sharing
Exposure lock keeps your exposure settings in place when you want to refine your composition
Level and Grid Markers help you compose better shots by lining up the horizontal lines in your images