Best Canon ZR20 Digital Camcorder
- MiniDV camcorder
- 10x optical, 200x digital, zoom with image stabilization
- 2.5-inch color LCD monitor and color EVF
- Photo mode records still pictures onto tape
- Uses an included lithium ion battery; also includes power adapter, shoulder strap, wireless controller, S-Video cable, and stereo video cable
Canon’s sleek and compact ZR20 camcorder is small enough to fit in your pocket, and comes equipped with both a color LCD view screen and a color eyecup viewfinder, an image stabilization system to steady the jittery hand, and a digital zoom that magnifies up to 200 times.
To help ensure that you get the quality footage you want, Canon has included a number of preset shooting modes. These modes will automatically adjust the settings of your camcorder for a variety of shooting situations. There is also an additional set of special effects available during both recording and playback that will help add a little flavor to your movies. These effects include black-and-white, sepia, and mosaic, among others.
Also, using the ZR20’s digital photo mode, you can take over 700 still photos with an 80-minute MiniDV tape. With the IEEE 1394 port you can connect the ZR20 to a DV-ready personal computer to edit video or e-mail photos. Included in the package are an A/V cable, power adapter, shoulder strap, and battery pack.