Camcorders with Mini DV

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Sony HVR-Z1U
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Features:
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD 3CCD
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 12 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs.
  • (W) 5.9 x (D) 14.4 x (H) 7.1 in.
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Sony HVR-V1U
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 14 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/4 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs.
  • (W) 5.7 x (D) 17 x (H) 7.2 in.
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Sony HVR-HD1000U
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 3.2 MP
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.9 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: ClearVid CMOS
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 6 lbs.
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Sony HVR-A1U
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 3 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs.
  • (W) 2.8 x (D) 4.1 x (H) 7.5 in.
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Sony HDR-FX1
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 0.93 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD 3CCD
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 12 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs.
  • (W) 5.9 x (D) 14.4 x (H) 7.1 in.
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Sony HDR-FX7
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 14 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/4 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs.
  • (W) 5.7 x (D) 12.7 x (H) 6.1 in.
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Panasonic AG-DVX100B
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 4.1 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 3.8 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs.
  • (W) 5.5 x (D) 6.3 x (H) 14.3 in.
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Canon ZR960
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 6.8 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Zoom: 37 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 8.28 lbs.
  • (W) 2.7 x (D) 4.8 x (H) 3.3 in.
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Canon XL2
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs.
  • (W) 8.9 x (D) 19.5 x (H) 8.7 in.
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Canon XL H1
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.67 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs.
  • (W) 8.9 x (D) 19.5 x (H) 8.7 in.
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Canon XH A1S
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.67 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs.
  • (W) 6.4 x (D) 15.5 x (H) 7.6 in.
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Canon XH A1
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.67 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 4.7 lbs.
  • (W) 6.4 x (D) 13.8 x (H) 7.4 in.
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Canon HV40
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 2.96 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080p
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 11.34 lbs.
  • (W) 3.5 x (D) 5.4 x (H) 3.2 in.
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Canon HV30
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 2.96 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs.
  • (W) 3.5 x (D) 5.4 x (H) 3.2 in.
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Canon HV20
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 2.96 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs.
  • (W) 3.5 x (D) 5.4 x (H) 3.2 in.
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Canon GL2
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD with Pixel Shift
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/4 in.
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • (W) 4.6 x (D) 12 x (H) 5.4 in.
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Canon GL1
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/4 in.
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • (W) 4.6 x (D) 10.7 x (H) 5.3 in.
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Sony HVR-Z7U
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • HD Ready: 1080p
  • Optical Zoom: 12 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs.
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Sony HVR-Z5U
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080p
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs.
  • (W) 6.7 x (D) 17.8 x (H) 7 in.
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Sony HDR-HC9
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 3.2 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 6.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.9 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • HD Ready: 1080i
  • Optical Zoom: 10 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs.
  • (W) 3.2 x (D) 5.4 x (H) 3.2 in.
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Sony HDR-FX1000
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080p
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs.
  • (W) 6.7 x (D) 13.7 x (H) 7 in.
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Sony DCR-HC52
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Type: Advanced HAD CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Optical Zoom: 40 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 8.04 lbs.
  • (W) 2.5 x (D) 4.5 x (H) 3.3 in.
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Sony DCR-HC38
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 6.8 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: Advanced HAD CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Zoom: 40 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 9.54 lbs.
  • (W) 2.5 x (D) 4.5 x (H) 3.3 in.
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Sony DCR-HC21
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 6.8 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 3.4 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: Advanced HAD CCD
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.
  • (W) 2.2 x (D) 4.4 x (H) 3.5 in.
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Canon ZR850
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 17 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 17 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: CCD
  • Optical Zoom: 35 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 8.04 lbs.
  • (W) 2.2 x (D) 4.7 x (H) 3.6 in.
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Canon ZR800
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Features:
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 0.68 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Zoom: 35 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 7.92 lbs.
  • (W) 2.2 x (D) 4.7 x (H) 3.6 in.
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Canon ZR500
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Features:
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 0.68 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/6 in.
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Zoom: 25 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.
  • (W) 1.9 x (D) 4.5 x (H) 3.6 in.
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Canon Elura 100
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.3 MP
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 0.88 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/5 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: CCD
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.
  • (W) 2.2 x (D) 4.3 x (H) 3 in.
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Sony HVR-Z7E
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Features:
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Type: Digital
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • HD Ready: 1080p
  • Optical Zoom: 12 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs.
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Sony HVR-Z5E
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Features:
  • Type: Digital
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 1/3 in.
  • HD Ready: 1080p
  • Optical Zoom: 20 x
  • Media Type: Mini DV
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs.
  • (W) 6.7 x (D) 17.8 x (H) 7.4 in.
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Interesting facts about Camcorders with Mini DV

Mini DV camcorders are designed to record video in digital-video storing format. This format was originally launched in 1995 by the leading producers of video camera recorders. Mini DV camcorders appear to be useful in many fields. They are popular for personal and professional use. Mini DV camcorders’ reviews speak of many journalists, who make their reports with these devices for famous TV programs.

IEC 61834 family of standards is responsible for the implementation of DV to mini camcorders, it came as a substitute to the original name “Blue Book”. Peculiar features of Mini DV camcorders can be determined by a set of standards. Some of these features are: recording method of modulation, basic system data, magnetization and videotapes. Mini DV camcorders dwell on a sophisticated technology: 80-byte Digital Interface Format (DIF) holds the compressed audio and video in the form of blocks, placed in a particular sequence, the total number of blocks is equal to 150.

Modern Mini DV camcorders are equipped with digital video transfer ports. Any video, captured by these devices, can be stored on a computer in a special container file. There are several types of container files, for instance –raw DV stream, AVI, WMV or QuickTime. There is a possibility to record video from a tape on a disc and vice versa. Those Mini DV camcorders, that are equipped with USB ports can also transfer still images, not only video. These devices are widely used and appeal to a wide range of users.

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