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Canon MD160 Mini DV Camcorder 35x optical zoom Megapixel camcorder ready for true widescreen video. Whi... See full description.
  • SD
  • 35x optical zoom

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product description

Canon MD160
Mini DV Camcorder

35x optical zoom Megapixel camcorder ready for true widescreen video. While DV input is provided for video editing, user-friendly controls include Canon’s Quick Start and a Joystick interface.


  • 35x optical zoom lens (1000x digital zoom)
  • Megapixel CCD for true 16:9 recording
  • Widescreen LCD and EVF
  • Quick Start
  • DV input
  • Joystick, Easy mode and wireless remote
  • Compact and lightweight
  • White LED video light
  • Use SD and SDHC memory cards

Widescreen Megapixel camcorder with powerful optical zoom and DV-in for editing.

Powerful 35x optical zoom
Whether you’re a long way from fast-moving action, or just want to get that detailed close-up, the MD160’s precision 35x optical zoom lens helps you get the shot. Move even closer by switching on the camcorder’s 1000x digital zoom. The camcorder’s Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) acts to reduce camera shake even when you’re at the maximum of the zoom.

True widescreen Megapixel CCD
The MD160 puts panoramic widescreen recording into your hands. Capture high resolution movies in true 16:9 format via a Megapixel CCD.

Widescreen LCD and EVF
Compose and review your widescreen movies using the 2.7" 16:9 LCD or 0.35" widescreen colour EVF (Electronic Viewfinder).

Start shooting straight away
There’s no need to stand around waiting for your camcorder. The MD160’s Quick Start lets you begin recording almost immediately.

DV input
DV input lets you transfer edited movies from your PC back to digital tape. Camcorder-to-camcorder recording is also possible.

Shooting made easy
If you want shooting simplicity, engage the camcorder’s Easy shooting mode and take the hassle out of recording. A joystick controller makes it straightforward to find and activate the menu controls you need. Alternatively, control the MD160 via the supplied wireless remote.

*Light and portable
Comfortable in the hand, the MD160 is light and portable enough to take anywhere.

Videos and photos with DIGIC DV technology
DIGIC DV image processing brings your movies and still images to life. Record bright, vibrant colours even when video and photos are captured simultaneously.

Record in low light
Don’t let sunset stop you. The White LED video light lets you carry on recording in full colour even in low light conditions.

Capture to SDHC and SD cards
Store even more photos on an SDHC (High Capacity) memory card or even capture short low resolution video clips that are perfect for the internet and sending by email. The camcorder is also compatible with standard SD cards.

product specification
Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 35x optical zoom
Media format MiniDV storage
Connections Firewire
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD card
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Type of image stabiliser Electronic image stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 380g
Screen size 2.7"
Type of chip CCD chip
Release date 27 Feb 2007