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Canon MV890

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Canon MV890. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom

battery, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV890 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Apr, 2007

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Canon MV890


Light, easy to use and good image.

Battery life too short.

Jul, 2007

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Canon MV890


Compact, neat, easy to use, slider lens cover a definite bonus.

Limited battery life.

Jun, 2007

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Canon MV890


Very good price

Image quality is no where near as the panasonic I bought 4 years ago, although that was much more expensive

May, 2007

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Canon MV890


ease of use

battery life,(but only a small bad point!)

May, 2007

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Canon MV890


so easy to use.I would recommend getting a tripod tho for using the zoom

would have preffered a disc one for ease of transferrring

Apr, 2007

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Canon MV890


Inexpensive, easy to use, ideal for first-time/novice user. It will help me to decide what I really need from a camcorder without having to invest a lot of money.

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Jan, 2007

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Canon MV890


easy to use and get on with

was not informed of the memery required to edit it on my PC

Jan, 2007

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Canon MV890


Good value. Quite compact. Good zoom. Easy to use.

Play back controls not the best. Battery life.

Nov, 2006

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Canon MV890


It's quick, simple and easy to start recording immediately. It transfers its data to the computer perfectly and without any need to buy additional software. It's like a plug'n'play device. Obviously you'll need to get yourself some decent editing...

Indoor filming can result in a slightly reduced picture quality but then again, at that price range, which camera wouldn't?!?! The biggest annoyance is the motor to wind the tape. It makes quite a whining noise while recording. This is captured in...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (max):4.30 / 4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5 / BP-2L14


Minimum illumination:2


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:112 / 112000


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length range (f-f):1.72 - 37.8 / 1.72 - 42.9
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:22

Other Features

Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
I/O ports:DV-out
Lens system:22x/700x, 88x, Stabilizer
Light exposure control:Easy, Auto, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Manual focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 ~ 1/6


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV


Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions