600 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2007 4:09 PM by Ohfive
From camcorderinfo.com, the Zr850 does have AV input for recording from TV to the miniDV tape. The Zr 830 has AV output only, so no recording from TV to tape at all. I can find no mention of the AV - DV passthrough that allows you to convert old tapes without recording on the DV tape first, so I assume that neither model has this feature.
Check out the reviews here: http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Canon-ZR850-Camcorder-Review/Audio--Playbac k--Connectivity.htm
The reviewer likes the layout of the Zr850 much better than that of my Elura 100, but it lacks a few other features, such as the external mic jack. The still photo size of the Zr850 is the same as that of the Elura 100.
Thank you for taking the time to look up the info you all found. I am disappointed to know these are the 2 newer models yet they dont offer the pass through feature like the older model. Hmmmm...
I think ill have to go with the older one to save me from recording all my old tapes from the tv first, Such a waste. Might have to send an email to Canon, lol!