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Canon ZR500

Canon ZR500
alaScore 76

3 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Canon ZR500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the color and price. The usability and durability also get good comments, but views about the portability and zoom are different.

durability, usability, price, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Canon ZR500 review: Canon ZR500

 

main content The Canon ZR500's $299 list price suggests a bare-bones MiniDV camcorder, but the opposite is true: It's a surprisingly well-appointed model, one that shares impressive core specs--including a wide-screen LCD, plenty of manual controls,...

Costs less than $300; wide-screen LCD; easy-to-use controls; built-in lens cover; above-average color reproduction; 25X optical zoom; plenty of manual controls for shooters who want them; works with add-on lenses and filters; microphone jack.

No shoulder strap or accessory shoe; bottom-loading tape compartment; not enough image stabilization at maximum zoom; poor low-light performance.

Canon's compact, capable ZR500 MiniDV camcorder is a dream come true for videographers on a shoestring budget.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

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The ZR500 is this year's entry level camcorder from Canon, and let me tell you, there is a lot to like about this model. Starting with the microphone input, this camcorder caught our attention. It's the only model in the ZR series to offer the feature,...

Microphone Input, -Strong performance in well lit situations, -low light improvement showed quality inscenes with less than stellar lighting, -True Wide Screen 16:9 format

No still feature options for the hybrid user, -No independent manual control over aperture or shutter speed

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Canon ZR500

 

The ZR500 captures video using a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels. This yields an effective pixel count of 340K pixels in 4:3, 400K in 16:9 with the electronic image stabilization on, and 450K in 16:9 with the image stabilization off. This is the same...

Feb, 2006