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Canon MiniDV MV960

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Canon MiniDV MV960. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the color and battery are generally positive. The zoom and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and portability, and reviews about the design and size are mixed.

usability, price, zoom, battery, color

portability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MiniDV MV960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

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The Canon ZR700 is the upper-end model on the redesigned ZR-series by Canon. Major design improvements over last year's model include a new joystick control for simple menu navigation, a 30x optical zoom, a 2.7 inch LCD screen for true widescreen, and...

Improved handling, -True 16:9 widescreen format, -Marked upgrade in low light performance, -Better battery mount than the Elura 100

Lacks a mic in jack, -Poor viewfinder design, -Connection of hand strap to tape compartment can lead to breakage

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Which? (

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Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: rustywing (



Because of its size, price and extra features I consider the MV960 to be a good choice for an entry level camera.

For an entry level camcorder the Canon MV960 has some extras that other brands of camera don't include such as real widescreen recording, 25x optical zoom and in camera converting of analog video. Video captured in daylight is very good and sound is...

Low light video suffers from excess noise and the front mounted video light does not seem to help much. Because of its small size it seems to need a very steady hand in order to avoid the "shakes" in your video.

Jun, 2007