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Canon DC201

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Canon DC201. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the zoom and battery get less positive comments.

usability, portability, size, price, design

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : TechRadar (

Canon DC201 review


In a multi-format videomaking world can DVD-based camcorders still flourish

Bargain price ; Stylish ; Easy to use

Lack of outputs ; Low on settings

Once again, it’s very important to stress that this is a simple camcorder for unambitious users and isn’t aimed at budding moviemakers. If you just want to do simple point-and-shoot work for holidays and special occasions then it’s a very satisfying...

Feb, 2008

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Canon DC201


Lightweight and easy to use. Instructions take a bit of reading, but overall very good value.

Jun, 2008

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Canon DC201


Very light weight and compact - slightly grainy picture in low light conditions

record button not well situated for small fingers

Feb, 2008

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Canon DC201


compact size

a bit complicated for people not very good with technology

Jan, 2008

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Canon DC201


Excellent value for money. All the features a normal person will need to everyday use.

Unfortunately as with all DCD recoders you need to have mains connected to initialise and finalise disc's.

Jan, 2008

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Canon DC201


Easy to use compact light

no software to edit on computer

Jan, 2008

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Canon DC201


Light,small compact and easy to use

length of dvds and tim battery lasts

Jan, 2008

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Canon DC201


Very easy to use. Clear display.

None found yet!

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Canon DC201


Easy to use, small discs that go straight into the DVD player.

Difficult to edit the discs as I can't find software that will edit DVD-VR that actually works. Ulead do two packages but both fall over on the import of the data so not very helpful.

Jan, 2008

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Canon DC201


Excellent looking and fantastic 'end product'


Dec, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208


Minimum illumination:1.1
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes


Display Diagonal:2.7


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.96 - 58.8
Digital Zoom:800
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.96 - 58.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.102 - 3.07
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 4.4
Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
I/O ports:1 x AV
Lens focal range:f2.0 - f4.4
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1024 x 768
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2000th / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768 / 640 x 480,1024 x 768


Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions