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Canon ZR500

Canon ZR500
alaScore 76

3 reviews

Feb, 2018

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.

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

 

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)

Expert Review

 

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