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Canon ZR930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Canon ZR930. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and durability are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, price, portability, durability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Canon ZR930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The portability and price also get good opinions, but comments about the zoom and battery are different.

usability, price, portability, durability, image quality

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR930 1.07MP MiniDV Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon ZR930 1.07MP MiniDV Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Canon ZR review

 

Canon ZR

Superb color quality in outdoor settings; novice-friendly shooting mode; includes wide-angle lens adapter; compact, attractive design.

Bottom-loading tape compartment; poor low-light performance; no microphone input, accessory shoe, or battery charger; low-quality still photos and minimovies; no backlight-exposure mode.

The compact Canon ZR400 camcorder performs beautifully in the great outdoors, but Canon continues to drop the ball when it comes to low-light shooting.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Canon ZR review: Canon ZR

 

The compact Canon ZR400 camcorder performs beautifully in the great outdoors, but Canon continues to drop the ball when it comes to low-light shooting.

Superb color quality; choice of automated and manual shooting modes; low price; solid battery life; supports add-on lenses and filters.

Few manual controls; bottom-loading tape compartment; no accessory shoe; poor low-light performance; captures low-resolution stills.

Canon's affordable, compact ZR200 performs beautifully when the lights are bright, but you're probably better off with its less expensive sibling, the ZR100.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Glenn Menin (pcmag.com)

Canon ZR85

 

The ZR85 is inexpensive, comfortable to hold, and has a powerful zoom lens, but its video comes up short.

Cheap. 20X optical zoom. Slim design with great ergonomics. Decent stills for a sub-$500 camcorder.

Video could be sharper. Bottom-loading design inconvenient with tripod. No flash for stills or lights for low-light shooting. Has manual focus but no manual focus ring. No external mic port.

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Canon ZR90

 

The Canon ZR90 has some lovely touches, like an included wide-angle lens attachment and 22X optical zoom.

Intuitive; wide-angle lens attachment; 22X optical zoom

Colors muted; some buttons are too accessible

The ZR90's audio quality was also slightly less distinct, with a more noticeable background whine and a slight metallic sound to the voices. Surprisingly, the results reversed in still-image capture tests, where the Canon entry showed better color...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Canon ZR930 Review and Prices

 

The Canon ZR930 MiniDV camcorder is the midrange model in Canon's new 2008 range of MiniDV camcorders and, as you would expect, offers some feature upgrades over the entry level ZR900. With a negligible price difference between the two cameras, though,...

Inexpensive, easy to use, port for external microphone or headphones

Poor low light performance, no SD card slot, no accessory shoe

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Gillius (newegg.com)

In Defense of the ZR930

 

I have used this camera is a ton of conditions including pouring down rain (with an umbrella of course) and have not once had a condensation error. The other reviewer must have had a defective product because mine has worked flawlessly. In order to...

Easy to use ; Great quality ; Easily connects to computer ; Has the ability to attach external mic AND headphones at the same time

Requires 3 connectors to be able to have headphones plugged in

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Danny (newegg.com)

Terrible condensation errors

 

I bought from elsewhere, but same product as shown. I assure you Newegg will provide fast shipping and great service if you buy this camera here on Newegg. Just wanted to share a beef with this particular Canon product. It is an absolute garbage with...

Great video quality and easy to use

Terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible condensation sensitivity. Did I mention terrible?

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Danny (newegg.com)

Terrible condensation errors

 

I bought from elsewhere, but same product as shown. I assure you Newegg will provide fast shipping and great service if you buy this camera here on Newegg. Just wanted to share a beef with this particular Canon product.

Great video quality and easy to use

Terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible condensation sensitivity. Did I mention terrible?

May, 2008

Consumer review by: amirudin (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 930

 

The Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3 to 16:9 Widescreen HR at the touch of your finger. The Joystick lets you control Play, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind functions during playback and also controls exposure lock and exposure...

Fast Forward, and Rewind functions during playback

none

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: wibowo (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 930

 

Optical performance provides clear, vibrant video. Easy-to-use features allow simple operation. The ability to share videos is easy with the large array of features available. Built-in manual lens cover. an excellent balance of style and performance....

ability to share videos is easy with the large array of features available

not found any

Dec, 2008
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PCM digital audio:12-bit/32 kHz, 16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery Capacity:1100
Battery performance:1100
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.4
Video recording time:4

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.5

Design

Color of product:Grey

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:TFT LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:39.4
Focus adjustment:Auto

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.89 - 41.6
Digital Zoom:440
Filter size:1.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.89 - 41.6
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 2.43
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:22

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Disc types supported: No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:113000
Viewfinder screen size:0.44

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.28
Height:4.02
Weight:8.89
Width:2.24