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MVX250i MVX200i

The Digital Camcorderfor Every Occasion

The Digital Camcorderfor Every Occasion

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Life is full of special occasions that we wish we could savor forever. WithCanon's new MVX200 series camcorders, the moment never has to end. Busyat work are Genuine Canon Optics and a robust Megapixel image sensor, soall the excitement of a graduation ceremony, the tears of joy on a bride's face,and the sweet music of a child's piano recital can be brilliantly captured andenjoyed for many years to come. Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV imageprocessor produces stunning video and photo quality, allowing you to relivethe magic and journey back in time. Create home movies with life-like clarity. And with the camcorder'sPrint & Share feature, beautiful digital photos can be direct printed for loved ones or sent to a computer bya single click of a button. Offering an ultra-slim design and an affordable price, they perfectly fit your handand your budget. With so much versatility at your fingertips, Canon's MVX200 series camcorders make iteasy for the past to become your present.

DIGIC DVDIGIC DV is a system for achieving superiorvideo and photographic images. Canon'sexpertise in imaging and electronics isflawlessly blended together, resulting inoutstanding performance. It offers substantialbenefits in color reproduction. DIGIC DVmakes it possible to achieve accurate colorfor both video and digital photos. Since videoand photos have different color requirements,DIGIC DV utilizes two differentcolor techniques to maximizevideo quality on a TV and stillimage quality for print orcomputer display.

VICEmbracing the industry's latest and mostsophisticated technology, Canon camcordersfeature an exclusive connection circuit, calledVIC. VIC is a virtual powerhouse.Traditionally, multiple chips were needed toperform the camcorder's input and outputfunctions. However VIC manages it all withone single chip. The result is seamlessconnectivity whether you are connecting to acomputer, TV, or VCR.

Pictures simulated

DV Photo PlusCanon's DV Photo Plus achieves premiumquality video and photos by combining fourfeatures; Genuine Canon Optics, a MegaPixel CCD image sensor, DIGIC DV imageprocessor and Print & Share. The momentyou watch video on a TV or hold a print inyour hand, the difference is clear. DV PhotoPlus unleashes the full digital imaging powerof your Canon camcorder,promising a superior level ofclarity, color, and excellenceto video and photos.

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DV Messenger2With DV Messenger2, you canuse your Canon camcorder for Internet VideoChat with Microsoft Windows Messengerthrough IEEE1394. Control the zoom andfocus of your camcorder or the person youare chatting with. Preview thumbnails andtransfer photos. Watch and control the videoplayback of either camcorder - all from yourcomputer. When used in conjunction with thecamcorder's NETWORK mode, you canaccess your camcorder at home from aremote location. NETWORK mode also makesit possible to switch either camcorder's mode(CAMERA to VCR, TAPE to CARD) throughthe computer, instead of manually switching iton the camcorder.

Program Auto ExposureWhile the Easy Recording mode isfine for most shooting situations, thecamcorder also includes additional pre-programmed auto exposure modes (Auto,Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand & Snow andLow Light mode), each carefully designed togive you the best possible image resultsunder special shooting conditions.

Night ModeIn the Night mode, the camcorder selectsthe ideal shutter speed and sensitivitycombination to brighten up the scene,without sacrificing color. The Night modecan be easily activated by one press of theNIGHT MODE button. With the MVX250i, youcan also assign the Super Night or NightPlus mode to the NIGHT MODE button. Inthe Super Night mode, the assist lamp lightsup automatically responding to thebrightness of the subject. Inthe Night Plus mode, theassist lamp can be turned on,and stay on as long as youchoose.

USB TerminalAllows high-speed transfer of images fromyour SD Memory Card or MultiMediaCard toyour computer. By using the USB cable andsoftware provided, you can process andorganize your images on your PC.

Included SoftwareThe MVX250i and MVX200i Kit includessoftware for image management and editing:ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) andImageBrowser (Macintosh) which let youeasily download, browse, archive, andretouch your photos. Automatically resizeimages and attach them to e-mail, arrangethem for printing, and add text.

Analog Line-In/ConverterYou can send an analog video signal from aTV, VCR or a camcorder into the MVX250i orMVX200i and record it onto a DV tape, orconvert the analog signal into digital signal,for direct transfer to digital video devices orcomputers equipped with a IEEE1394terminal*.*The Analog to Digital Convertermay not function depending onthe software used.

Skin Detail FunctionWhen shooting close-ups of people, thecamcorder automatically softens details toreduce the appearance of skin imperfectionsfor a more complimentary appearance.

Image StabilizerOFF

Image Stabilizer ON

When attaching the WideAttachment 0.7x to the MVX250i


Sand & Snow Sports

Genuine Canon Optics:18x Optical Zoom Lens (MVX250i)14x Optical Zoom Lens (MVX200i)What sets a Canon camcorder apart from all the others? It’s the only camcordermade by a company renowned for high-quality professional optics. Our vastexpertise in designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TVcameras also goes into every camcorder lens we make. The MVX250i and MVX200i’soptical zoom lens delivers superb definition and contrast, taking full advantage of theDV format. The digital zoom extends the camcorder’s magnification revealing detailstoo small to see with the naked eye.

Print/Share ButtonThe Print/Share button makes direct printingand downloading images to a computereasier than ever before. When the camcorderis connected to a printer, the Print/Sharebutton lights up blue, letting you know thatyou can begin printing simply by pressing itonce. You can also transfer a photo directlyto your computer, with just a single press ofthe button.


360x Digital

IEEE1394 DV TerminalAn IEEE1394-compliant DV terminallets you connect the camcorder to a DV-compatible computer or another Canon DVcamcorder. Transfer your digital movies toyour computer’s hard disk, edit your scenes,then use them to create high-impact Websites, video e-mail, interactive CDs andDVDs, or a personal video album.

Low Light

Picture Transfer Protocol(PTP)The camcorders support Picture TransferProtocol (PTP) that enables datacommunication with a computer without theneed to install dedicated driver software. Thisdirect link enables the computer to accessthe camcorder as though it was an externalcard reader. This feature is available only withcomputers running Windows XP or Mac OS X(version 10.1 or later) operating system.

Image StabilizerA high quality imagestabilization system corrects camcordershake instantly, so your videos always looksmooth, steady and natural even whenshooting hand-held at fulltelephoto.

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Exif PrintThe camcorders support Exif Print (2.2), a worldwide standard that enhances communicationbetween digital cameras and printers. At the time of shooting, vital camcorder settings andscene data are recorded with the image, resulting in realistic and reliable color reproduction.Poor lighting or mistakes can also be corrected, allowing photos to be even betterthan the originals.

SD Memory Card andMultiMediaCardThe MVX250i and MVX200i expand videopossibilities with a built-in slot for an SD(Secure Digital) Memory Card or aMultiMediaCard, in addition to a MiniDVcassette. Easily transfer images to your PCdirectly from the camcorder using USB andIEEE1394. Produce effects not possible withjust a cassette using the Card Mix Effects.Choose one of the sample images providedon the supplied SD MemoryCard (such as picture frames,backgrounds and animations)and combine itwith the live videorecording.

Selectable Focusing PointsSometimes, the subject we want tophotograph is not in the center of the frame.Choose from one of three focusing points toautomatically put thesubject you want into sharpfocus.

Simultaneous PhotoRecordingWhile recording video, the camcorders areable to simultaneously capture VGA quality(640 x 480 pixels) digital photos onto amemory card. This is perfect for those whowant to capture e-mail ready photos, withoutinterruption.

1.33 Megapixel* HighResolution PhotosThe camcorders feature advanced imageprocessing, for capturing stunning, 1.33Megapixel (1280 x 960 pixels) photos ontothe included memory card. They may becaptured at a variety ofdifferent image qualities andcompression sizes (Superfine/Fine/Normal).* Total pixels

Motion JPEGYou can record movie clips in Motion JPEGformat onto the memory card, for clearimages and smooth playback. You maychoose to record in 320 x 240 pixels or 160 x120 pixels. Best of all, you can record for thefull length of the SD Memory Card*. If youlike, you can even copy video from the MiniDV tape to the card, making iteasy to attach a mini-movie to ane-mail or post on the web.*When using MultiMediaCards, movie clips are limited to 10seconds in 320 x 240 and 30 seconds in 160 x 120.

Auto Exposure BracketingThis feature allows you to record three photos(normal, underexposed and overexposed)simply by pressing thePHOTO button once.

Continuous Shooting ModeThe camcorders feature a continuousshooting mode, allowing you to capture arapid succession of 1.33 Megapixel photos.Choose from normal-speed (3 frames persecond) or high-speed (5 frames per second)continuous shooting. This function is linkedwith the flash of the optional VFL-1, socontinuous shooting is possible even in darklocations.

Direct Print ChoicesThe camcorders offer flexible connectivity with a variety of printers. Connect yourcamcorder to any Canon CP-Series Card Photo Printer or Canon Bubble JetDirect Printer, without even connecting a computer. A single cable connects theprinter to the camcorder and you can perform trimming and other functions right from thecamcorder. Choose from a range of different paper sizes with options for borderless orbordered prints. The camcorders can also connect to any PictBridge compliant printer.



High Resolution 16:9Widescreen ModeYou can record high-resolution video in the16:9 format for playback on widescreen TVs.Unlike systems which simply record avertically stretched picture, the MVX250i andMVX200i use the full width of the CCD,retaining image quality and providing a largerhorizontal angle of view at the wide end.

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VFL-1 Flash ON VFL-1 Flash OFF


Digital EffectsShow your creativity by using the specialeffects and digital faders available with thecamcorders. A wide selection of faders andspecial effects will add visual appeal andgreater imaging variety.

• Lithium Ion Battery• S-Video Input/Output• Microphone Terminal (MVX250i)• Remote Control Included• Built-in Speaker• Audio Dubbing• Self-Timer• Date Search• Time Code/Data Code• Record Search & Review• Confirmation Beep• Zero Set Memory• World Clock

PCM Digital SoundThe camcorders offer two digitalaudio modes, 12 and 16-bit. You can select16-bit mode for high-quality, CD-equivalentstereo sound, or 12-bit to record only two offour channels, leaving two channels free foryou to record additional sound later.

StitchAssistBy using the StitchAssist Mode, you cancreate magnificent panoramas. Shoot yourlandscape, and transfer them to yourcomputer. Then simply select and arrangeyour images in the correct order, and thesupplied PhotoStitch software does the rest,aligning, overlapping and cropping theseparate images to form one ultra-widepanoramic still image.

My Camera FunctionPersonalize your camcorder by customizingthe start-up image and camcorder operationsounds. You can also choose a start-upimage from the included software CD or useyour own digital recordings.

Flexible LCD ViewScreen and ColorViewfinderThe bright 2.5” LCDview screen makes it easy to composesensational shots without having to squint intothe viewfinder. You can rotate the screen forhigh-or low-angle shots, or turn it around 180°to record yourself. When you’re doneshooting, the screen is perfect for reviewingyour scenes.

End SearchUse this function to locate the end of the lastrecorded scene. The camcorder fast-forwards the tape, plays back the last fewseconds of the recording and stops the tape.

Selectable Display LanguagesYou can choose from the followinglanguages: English, French, Spanish,German, Italian, Russian, Chinese andJapanese. The date format can also beselected.

FadersAdd a variety of transitions to your movieswith a fade to or from black. Choose fromFade Trigger, Wipe, Corner,Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag,Beam and Tide.

Multi-image ScreenDivide your screen into four, nine or sixteenpictures with the Image Capture function. Youcan choose the speed at which the imagesare captured: Manual, Slow,Moderate or Fast.

Special EffectsFor a more creative look, you can switch onthe following digital effects during recordingor playback: Art, Black & White, Sepia,Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave,Color Mask or Mirror.* In Card mode:

Only black and whiteis available.





Advanced Accessory Shoe (MVX250i)Want to add an accessory microphone or video light? Simply slide Canon’s VFL-1Video Flash Light, DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone or VL-3 Video Light into the accessory

shoe; the camcorder will automatically provide powerand connections. No external power or cables arerequired.

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Operating System CPU RAMWindows Windows 98/ 150MHz or better 64MB or more

Windows Me/Windows 2000Windows XP 300MHz or better 128MB or more

Macintosh Mac OS 9.0–9.2 PowerPC 64MB or moreMac OS X (10.1/10.2) PowerPC 128MB or more

Free hard disk spaceWindows ZoomBrowser EX 200MB or more

PhotoStitch 40MB or moreDV TWAIN Driver 25MB or moreDV WIA Driver 25MB or more

Macintosh ImageBrowser 120MB or morePhotoStitch 30MB or more

System requirements for supplied softwareDigital Video SoftwareInterface: USB: only preinstalled Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP systems with built-in USB ports, or only systems equippedwith genuine Apple-brand built-in USB interfaces.

DV Network SoftwareInterface: IEEE1394: only preinstalled Windows XP Home Edition orWindows XP Professional systems with built-in IEEE1394 terminal

• To use DV Messenger, it is required that Windows Messenger 4.5/4.6/4.7 operates correctly.

• It is required that Windows Messenger operates and the voice or videoconversation can be used with a digital camcorder. Please consultMicrosoft for details.

• If you are using a router, make sure it is an UPnP (Universal Plug andPlay) compatible router. For details, consult your Internet serviceprovider, telephone carrier, or refer to the manual of the router.

• We recommend using a broadband Internet connection.• The communication quality and connectivity depend on the congestion

of the Internet line and service.• This product does not guarantee a certain communication quality.

CPU 500 MHz or better (800 MHz or better recommended)RAM 128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)Free Hard AV/C Camera Storage Subunit-WIA Driver 1 MB or moreDisk Space DV Messenger2 100 MB or moreOther Windows Messenger Version 4.5/4.6/4.7

Availability differs from area to area.* Cannot be used to power the camcorder directly.** A 900 series charger is required.*** MVX250i only.

DVM-CLDigital Video HeadCleaning Cassette

DVM-E60/DVM-E80Digital VideoCassette

SC-A50Soft Carrying Case

SC-1000Soft Carrying Case


VL-10LiBatteryVideo LightPowerful 10 Willumination. A BP-900 seriesbattery attaches directly, sooperation is cable-free.**

CB-2LTBatteryChargerUse the battery chargerfor charging the batterypacks. It plugs directlyinto a power outletwithout a cable.

FS-34U Filter SetIncludes neutral density (ND 8)filter and MC protector.

WS-20 WristStrap

Battery pack Maximum recording timeusing usingviewfinder LCD screen

NB-2L 1 hr. 35 min. 1 hr. 15 min.(single-capacity)NB-2LH 1 hr. 55 min. 1 hr. 30 min.(single-capacity)BP-2L12 3 hr. 20 min. 2 hr. 30 min.(single-capacity)BP-2L14 4 hr. 3 hr. 10 min.(double-capacity)

This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brandaccessories or products bearing the same mark.

Lithium IonBattery PacksExtra batteries for use with the camcorders.

Optional Accessories

CBC-NB2Car BatteryChargerUse the car batterycharger to charge batterypacks on the move.

• MVX250i or MVX200i• NB-2LH Battery Pack• CA-570 Compact Power Adapter• STV-250N Stereo Video Cable• SS-900 Shoulder Strap• WL-D83 Wireless Controller• SDC-8M SD Memory Card• IFC-300PCU USB Cable• DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Windows• DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Macintosh• PC-A10 SCART Adapter



TL-H34Tele-converterIncreases the focal length by1.5x. Image resolution maybe lower at the telephoto-side.

WD-H34Wide-converterIncreases the wide anglecoverage by 0.7x.

SC-2000Soft Carrying Case

VL-3 Video Light***This 3 W light attaches to the AdvancedAccessory Shoe for cable-free operation.Continuous on and auto on/off settings.Powered by the camcorder’s power source.

VFL-1Video Flash Light***Attaches to the AdvancedAccessory Shoe for cable-freeoperation. As a video light, it canturn on and off automatically. Asa flash, it can fire automaticallyor act as a pre-flash to reducethe red-eye effect.

DM-50DirectionalStereoMicrophone***Attaches to the Advanced AccessoryShoe for cable-free operation. Picks upshotgun or shotgun + surroundingsound. Powered by the camcorder’spower source. Wind shields included.

Video Recording System 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system(consumer digital VCR SD system), digitalcomponent recording

Audio Recording System PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2ch); 12bit(32 kHz/4ch)

Television System CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PALcolor signal

Image Sensor 1/4.5-inch CCD, approx. 1,330,000 pixelsEffective pixels: tape approx. 860,000 pixelscard approx. 1,230,000 pixels

Tape Format Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” markTape Speed SP: 0.74 ips (18.83 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips

(12.57 mm/s)Maximum Recording SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.(80 min. cassette)Fast Forward/Rewind Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (60 min. cassette)LCD screen 2.5-inch TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixelsViewfinder 0.33-inch TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixelsMicrophone Stereo electret condenser microphoneLens MVX250i: f=3.5-63, f/1.8-3.4,

18x optical zoomMVX200i: f=3.5-49, f/1.8-3.1,

14x optical zoomLens Configuration 10 elements in 8 groupsFilter Diameter 34 mmAF System TTL autofocus, manual focusing possibleMinimum Focusing 1 m (3.3 ft); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wideDistance angleWhite Balance Auto white balance, pre-set white balance

(indoor, outdoor) or custom white balanceMinimum Illumination 1.5 lx (using the Night mode)Recommended More than 100 lxIlluminationMaximal Shutter Speed 1/2000 (1/250 in CARD CAMERA mode)Image Stabilization ElectronicAV Terminal ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalancedAudio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3kohms or lessAudio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more

DV Terminal Special 4-pin connector (IEEE1394compliant)

S-video Terminal 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 VP-p/75ohms (C signal)

Microphone Terminal ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack(MVX250i) -57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or moreHeadphone Terminal ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jackPower supply (rated) 7.4 V DC

Power consumption 2.6 W (using viewfinder), 3.3 W (using LCD(AF on) screen)Operating temperature 0 - 40° C (32 - 104° F)Recording media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCardNumber Still image: 1280 x 960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixelsof recording pixels Movie: 320 x 240 pixels, 160 x 120 pixelsFile format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF),

Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order Format(DPOF) compliant (only images marked forprinting or transfer)

Image recording format Still image: JPEG (compression: Superfine/Fine/Normal)Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audiodata: WAVE (monaural))

Estimated SD Memory 1280 x 960: Superfine 6 images/Fine 10Card SDC-8M capacities* images/Normal 18 images, 640 x 480:

Superfine 34 images/Fine 50 images/Normal 84 images*The actual number varies depending on theimages. Sample images recorded on thesupplied SD Memory Card are to beincluded in the total number.

USB terminal mini-B (USB 2.0 compliant)Dimensions 78 x 74 x 130 mm, excluding protrusionsWeight approx. 500g(camcorder body only)


Warning: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights ofcopyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.

Errors and omissions excepted.Weight and dimensions are approximate.Subject to change without notice.Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the United States and othercountries. Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks ofMicrosoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other names and productsnot mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respectivecompanies. SD Logo is a trademark. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc.

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