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Canon MVX250i Digital Video Camera

Canon MVX250i Digital Video Camera

The 18x zoom Canon MVX250i DV camera with Megapixel stills for anyone wanting a little more from their video: NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

  • Compact and attractively designed 1.3 Megapixel DV camera with high resolution 16:9 mode
  • High magnification Canon 18x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilizer for stunning images
  • High resolution 1.3 Megapixel CCD and DiG!C DV signal processing for high quality video and stills
  • Digital Camera functions including Print/Share button for direct printing and SD memory card

Compact and stylish 1.3 Megapixel DV camera featuring a high resolution 16:9 mode. The ultra high magnification 18x Canon zoom lens allows to capture stunning close-ups, while DiG!C DV signal processing ensures high quality video and stills. The MVX250i also features digital camera functions such as a Print/Share button for easy direct printing, USB Interface and SD memory card.  Takes Secure Digital (SD) cards to capture stills. To capture videos, you need a video tape. 

Essential Accessory:
60 Minute Tape for recording your videos.
Spare Battery NB-2L

Outstanding Image Quality of the Canon MVX250i DV camera
- 1.3 Megapixel CCD capturing high resolution video recordings utilising 860,000 pixels and high quality 1.23 Megapixel still images at SXGA resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels for fantastic prints
- Canon zoom lens matched to shooting mode - 18x f/3.5-63mm (45.4-817.2mm in 35mm format) and 360x digital on tape and 18x f/3.5-63mm (37.9 - 682.2mm in 35mm format) and 72x digital on card
- High resolution Canon lens with double-sided aspherical elements for sharp and distortion free images
- Image Stabilizer eliminates hand held camera shake even when using the high magnification zoom

Advanced and easy to use
- Print/Share button to make direct printing of images as easy as a touch of a button
- Fully adjustable 2.5 inch colour LCD screen and colour viewfinder for recording and playback
- Continuous Shooting Function allowing shooting at up to 5 frames/second
- Super Night and Night+ Mode technology allowing the capture of colour images in complete darkness
- 8 programmed auto exposure modes for every shooting situation from the park to the football field

Powerful Multimedia and Digital Camera Features of the Canon MVX250i DV camera
- Motion JPEG movie with audio capture to memory card for web use and attachment to email
- Removable 8mb SD memory card for storage of still images and Motion JPEG movies
- USB terminal and software bundle for fast and convenient download from memory card to a computer
- FireWire (IEEE1394) interface for high speed transfer of video to a computer for non linear editing
- Advanced Accessory Shoe to allow powered accessories such as video lights and microphones to be used
- Direct Printing to Canon CP Photo printer, BubbleJet Direct printers and PictBridge compatible printers
- Photographic functions including selectable 3-frame AF, Stitch Assist mode, Auto Exposure Bracketing and unique 'My Camera' function for customisation of selected camera features
- Canon VideoPresenter2.1 software making it fast and simple to create professional looking movies
- DV Messenger2 software providing peer-to-peer communication over the internet, for exchanging audio and video, controlling Canon DV cameras remotely and using the MVX250i as a sophisticated webcam

Huge Range of Standard Accessories + Software of the Canon MVX250i DV camera
- SDC-8M Memory Card, Wireless Controller WL-D83A, Battery Pack NB-2L, Compact Power Adapter CA-570, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap SS-900, Stereo Video Cable STV-250N, Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
- Canon Digital Video Solution Disk including ZoomBrowser EX (PC), Image Browser (Mac), PhotoRecord (PC/Mac), PhotoStitch (PC), DV Messenger2 (PC) and VideoPresenter2.1 (PC)

Optional Accessories of the Canon MVX250i DV camera
- Battery Pack NB-2L, BP-2L12, BP-2L14, Battery Charger CB-2LTE, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2, Video Flash Light VFL-1, Battery Video Light VL-3, Battery Video Light VL-10Li (BP-900 series battery pack + charger required), Directional Stereo Microphone DM-50, Wide Converter WD-H34, Tele Converter TL-H34, Filter Set FS-34U, Soft Carrying Cases SC-2000 and SC-1000, DV Cable CV-150F or CV-250F, S-Video Cable S-150

Specifications of the Canon MVX250i DV camera:

Video system:



CCD Size / Type:


1/4.5-inch interlace CCD with complimentary filter

Pixels (Total / Effective):


1,330,000 / 860,000 (tape), 1,230,000 (card)

LCD colour screen:


2.5-inch / approx. 123,000 pixels



0.33-inch TFT / approx. 113,000 pixels

Long Play mode:



Still image mode:


Yes - on memory card 1280 x 960 (SXGA) and tape 640 x 480 (VGA)

16:9 Wide Screen Mode


Yes - high resolution

Image Stabilizer:


Yes - Electronic Image Stabilizer

Optical Zoom:


18x (on tape and card)

Digital Zoom:


360x (on tape), 56x (on card)

Focal length:


  f/3.5-63mm (45.4 - 817.2mm in 35mm format) on tape
  f/3.5-63mm (37.9 - 682.2mm in 35mm format) on card

Maximum aperture:


f/1.8 (on tape and card)

Minimum focusing distance:


10mm (wide end) on tape and card

Filter size:



Built-in flash:





TTL-Video signal sensing AF, manually adjustable

Recording programs:


Full Auto, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Surf (Sand) & Snow, Low Light, Night, Super Night and Night+ Mode

Exposure metering:


Whole area average photometry +128-segment evaluative photometry

Shutter speeds:


1/25 - 1/2,000 second + 1/12.5 in low light, 1/6 in night, night+ and super night mode (on tape); 1/12.5 - 1/2,000 second + 1/2 - 1/250 in night, night+ and super night mode (on card)

Auto white balance:


TTL 128 segments

Minimum lux:


0 lux in super night and night+ mode

Night Mode:


Yes (Super Night and Night+ mode)

Maximum shutter speed:


1/2,000 second

Exposure compensation:


Yes - ±11 levels, indicated by a number (AE ±0) in the viewfinder

Still Image Memory card recording:


Yes - JPEG 1280 x 960 pixels (SXGA)

Movie recording on Memory card:


Yes - Motion JPEG 320 x 240 pixels (VGA); 12.5 frames/sec.

Memory card compatibility:


MultiMedia card (MMC) and Secure Digital (SD)

DV terminal:


Yes, input and output, 4-pin connector compatible with IEEE1394

Other terminals:


Microphone input, Headphone output, S-Video, AV in and output, USB port

Docking unit:



Digital effects:


Yes - Art, Black and White, Sepia, Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave, Colour Mask, Mirror (B&W only in card recording mode)

Digital fades:


Yes - Auto (black), Wipe, Corner Wipe, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam, Tide

Record search / review:



Audio system:


PCM Stereo 16/12 bit

Wireless controller:



Direct Print capability:


Yes - to CP Photo, BubbleJet Direct and PictBridge compatible printers

Advanced Accessory Shoe:



Power supply:


7.4 volts DC (battery); 8.4 volts DC (DC in)

Operating temperature:


0-40° C

Dimensions (W x H x D):


74 x 78 x 130mm



500g (body only)

Operating Platforms:


Windows 98, Window 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP