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Canon DC 22

Canon DC 22
alaScore 81

56 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Canon DC 22. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 22 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC 22

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon DC 22 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, image quality

52% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Canon DC22 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon DC22 ($699), a late-2006 introduction, falls in between the high-end DC40 and the entry-level DC100. We were pleased to find that it is a successful marriage of the two, borrowing the manual controls of the DC40 with the portability and size...

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Canon DC22 DVD Camcorder

 

Canon's new mid-level DC22 DVD camcorder provides consumers with an affordable, high-quality solution for recording special memories whether on an exotic vacation or running through the sprinklers in the backyard. With its Genuine Canon 10x optical...

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Canon DC22 fires top shot

 

The DC22 is Canon's mid-range DVD camcorder. While many DVD camcorders at this price point aren't known for their image quality, Canon has bucked this...

Decent still pictures, good colour reproduction, small chassis, easy to use

Grainy footage in low light, no microphone input

A great value DVD camcorder with above average image quality and a wide range of features

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Canon DC22

 

Decent still pictures, good colour reproduction, small chassis, easy to use

Grainy footage in low light, no microphone input

A great value DVD camcorder with above average image quality and a wide range of features

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Canon DC22 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon DC22 is a user-friendly digital DVD camcorder that records stunning quality widescreen movies direct to DVD. One-handed operation and a 2.2 Megapixel CCD make advanced technology effortless.

Flash photography is possible with the Canon DC22′s built-in flash.

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A solid performer in most lighting!

 

Set mid-way between poorly performing basic consumer models and expensive "enthusiast" and HD camcorders, the DC-22 provides a solid punch! The video quality is significantly better than most other units I tested up to this price point (tape or DVD),...

Picture Quality, larger CCD, Ease of Use

DVD Editing can be difficult

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A solid performer in most lighting!

 

Set mid-way between poorly performing basic consumer models and expensive "enthusiast" and HD camcorders, the DC-22 provides a solid punch! The video quality is significantly better than most other units I tested up to this price point (tape or DVD),...

Picture Quality, larger CCD, Ease of Use

DVD Editing can be difficult

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DC22- Full of features

 

Buy at least one extra battery and a charger. A battery can be charged in the camcorder, but who wants to sit and wait for the charge to complete when you could be out having some fun with a very nice camcorder.

The DC22 is small and easy to handle. The widescreen LCD is easy to see when recording, even in bright sunlight. It's quite easy to pop in a DVD and begin recording (after you charge the battery)without any knowledge of all of the extra features packed...

If you're into attempting to use some of the built-in features of the DC22, the Canon manual is difficult to follow and the Canon tech support leaves something to be desired....but trial & error will get you there

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CANON DC22 DVD CAMCORDER

 

I WAS IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW DVD CAMCORDER BECAUSE THE ONE I PREVIOUSLY OWNED WAS GARBAGE. I RESEARCHED FOR WEEKS AND DECIDED TO GO WITH THE CANON DC22 AND I'M MORE THAN SATISFIED. THE CAMCORDER FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS...

GREAT PICTURE AND SOUND QUALITY ; EASY TO USE ; BUILT IN LIGHT AND LENSE COVER ; VERY LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT

SHORT BATTERY LIFE

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Works Great.

 

This is a simple dvd camcorder. My husband bought it for me for my birthday. I use it often and love it. No problems with it yet.

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

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Product Specifications

With a 2.2MP CCD and an RGB Primary Color Filter, the DC22 captures the colors you see in panoramic 16: 9 widescreen. Record straight to DVD (-R/-RW/-R Dual Layer), finalize the disc in-camera, then transfer it directly to a home DVD player to relive the moment. Traditional 4: 3 shooting is easily selected with the push of a button. The DC22's lightweight body is designed with one-handed operation in mind. Easily accessible controls are grouped together on the back of the camcorder, making it a user-friendly, take-anywhere device. Part of Canon's second generation DVD line-up, the DC22 is compatible with a wider range of DVD formats, including DVD-R Dual Layer. Greater capacity means generous recording times: from 36 minutes at best quality to an impressive 108 minutes at the most efficient setting. The DC22 has a 2.7" 16: 9 widescreen LCD, allowing you to keep an eye on the action exactly the way it is recorded. A horizontal level marker on the LCD helps you to find the right shot every time: anti-glare coating means that the screen is visible even in direct sunlight. Connect the camcorder to other peripherals via AV input to transfer analog recordings to DVD quickly and easily. With an advanced Electronic Image Stabilizer, the DC22's 10x optical zoom lens reduces camera shake, even when shooting at the limit of the zoom. The DC22 records audio in two-channel Dolby Digital sound, for superior quality and a more rewarding viewing experience. The DIGIC DV image processor provides images in vivid, life-like color. Split path processing handles video and still signals separately ensuring optimal output - whatever and however you shoot. Advanced still photography functions make the DC22 a powerful and versatile digital imaging tool. Photos are captured to either DVD or Mini SD card: saving them on a memory card allows you to take photos at the same time as you're shooting video. A white LED video light enables close subjects to be shot in color in low light. A built-in flash for digital photography is also provided.

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Consumable

Color:Black
Consumable Type:Drum kit/Toner cartridge

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:3.6in
Weight:14.5oz
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset / TV screen

General

Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges/Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Laser/LED

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:22
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC/Canon GPR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:40.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.05mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.5 mm ( 1/3.9 ) / 6.5 mm ( 1/3.9" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:LCD
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