20 Most Recent Canon Optura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

Whether you think the battery is fully charged or not this sounds like a defective battery problem. Have the battery checked.

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on May 05, 2017

I just installed the disc that came with the camcorder on my windows 8 machine even though it said windows xp only. I am now transferring videos with ease.

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Mar 23, 2013


Converting your tape videos to DVDs has 2 steps:
1) Transfering (capturing) the videos to a computer.
2) Converting/creating DVDs out of the video files.

Things you'll need:
  • Camcorder(s) and the tapes.
  • A capturing device or a TV tuner.
  • A/V or S-Video cable(s) - depends on what your camcorders support.
  • A capturing software.
  • A DVD authoring/burning software.
  • Blank DVDs.
Please follow the simple instructions as shown here ("How to Transfer 8mm Tapes to Computer").
If you don't own a capturing software, you could use the freeware VirtualDub (supports only Windows operating systems!).

a) Use a DVD authoring software to convert the MPEG file(s) into DVD.
If you don't own a capturing software, you could use the freeware Free DVD Creator... You can find it's tutorial here.
b) Burn the DVDs - using the software above - or any other burning software that can burn DVD files (such as Nero, or the freeware InfraRecorder).

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Good luck and best regards,

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

need the driver for my canon optura 60 camcorder minidv on windows 7, can you help?

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.

My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Dec 19, 2010

never buy a canon. i have the same issue and it is not easy to fix. i dissasembled the thing already but too complicated. the lithium memory battery inside too is non user replaceable as it is illustrated in the manual. you got to have it serviced to replace it because that small battery is soldered. poor buyers....

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010


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Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010

figured it out.s-video only works digitally.rca to 8th inch on play mode works fine.thanx

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Dec 09, 2008

Books have been written on this subject. The easy answer is go to a reputable camera store rather than an electronics store, tell them what you want to do with your camera and they will suggest models that suit you. All camcorders are now digital but some record on tape, some on a hard drive or DVD and some on memory cards. Those using tape don't have to compress the image so much and give better pictures. Normal digital video is quite good enough for an amateur, but high definition cameras are becoming cheaper. All cameras have sockets to transfer the recording to computers or other media or even play the recording direct to a television. Most recorded video benefits from transferring it to a computer, using an editing program, adding titles and burning it to a DVD. That way your friends will want to see your work more than once.
Finally, again I say - go to a camera store on a quiet day with plenty of time to listen to their advice. You'll learn more than anyone can tell you in an answer here.

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Sep 02, 2008

Check your battery. It seems its damaged. Check with a new battery, this bug should br fixed. :)

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on May 28, 2008

One of the fuses is blown on the main pcb, needs to go in for repair if you need to get the tape out i can maybe take some pics at work and post them for you to see sorry.

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Mar 09, 2008

The most frequent cause of this type situation is not having a power source attached, or a depleted battery pack. Once the power source is available, some models require manually unlatching and opening the cassette compartment cover. When the cover is fully open, the videocassette will eject automatically. Please try the following procedures. 1. Attach the power source to the camcorder correctly or use a fully-charged battery pack. 2. Fully-open the cassette compartment cover until it stops while sliding and holding the OPEN/EJECT switch. The videocassette will eject automatically after a few seconds. If the videocassette still will not eject, seek assistance from a Canon Service Facility.

Canon Optura 60... | Answered on Oct 23, 2007

Go to the apple support site and email support with this question.

Canon Video... | Answered on Sep 16, 2019

Page 98 of the manual explains what to do

Canon Video... | Answered on Jul 19, 2019

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