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CANON DC210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are less positive about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the CANON DC210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for CANON DC210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of CANON DC210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical ZoomCanon DC210 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

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Canon DC210

 

Low price, Many controls

No USB port, Low still-image quality

This budget camcorder offers a lot of controls and a fast zoom, but image quality is middle-of-the-road.

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Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder (35x Opt, 1000x Dig, 2.7

 

Blessed with a very low price, the DC210 ($380 as of April 24, 2007) offers a fair number of features. It captured good, but not great, video in our lab tests. It won't double well as a camera, however, having earned a Poor in our tests for still image...

Low price ; Many controls

No USB port ; Low still-image quality

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Canon DC210 Camcorder Review

 

The DC210 is Canon's entry-level DVD camcorder, and is identical to the DC220 except for the lack of a MiniSD card slot and a USB slot, the latter causing some degree of consternation. In this price range, finding a camcorder that takes good video is...

The Canon DC210 is an entry level DVD camcorder with a solid set of manual controls, but a serious dearth of connection options. We like the handling and menu operation, for the most part. DVD is inherently easy to use, thus it enjoys a wide popularity...

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Canon DC210 Review and Prices

 

The DC210 is the entry-level unit in Canon's range of DVD camcorders. This DV camcorder offers the same handling and performance as the next unit up (the DC220) but lacks a couple of that camera's features, most notably a USB port. When it comes to...

Simple to use, great handling, powerful zoom

No USB port, low end image quality, poor low light performance

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Canon DC210

 

The DC210 is Canon's entry-level DVD camcorder, and is identical to the DC220 except for the lack of a MiniSD card slot and a USB slot, the latter causing some degree of consternation. In this price range, finding a camcorder that takes good video is...

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Canon DC210

 

Despite being widely regarded as the 'ugly cousin' of the digital video family, DVD camcorders have swiftly become the fastest growing format on the m...

35x optical zoom, Plenty of functions for the asking price

0.8Mp, Complex interface

The DC210 performs solidly for an entry-level, low resolution camera. However, it's difficult to recommend in the face of superior DVD models which are only slightly more expensive.

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Canon DC 210

 

35x optical zoom, Plenty of functions for the asking price

0.8Mp, Complex interface

The DC210 performs solidly for an entry-level, low resolution camera. However, it's difficult to recommend in the face of superior DVD models which are only slightly more expensive.

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Canon DC210 DVD camcorder

 

Blessed with a very low price, the Canon DC210 offers a fair number of features. The Canon DC210 captured good but not great, video in PC Advisor's lab tests.

As long as you don't object to having to master many controls, the Canon DC210 has genuine appeal, thanks to its low price and powerful zoom. Latest camcorder reviews:Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65 SD Card camcorderPanasonic VDR-D310 DV camcorderJVC Everio...

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Charging the batteries Kills the batteries

 

The camera works great for the regular old baby milestone filming and grabbing random bits of reunions, cookouts, etc. 1.5 stars for this.

Great for regular old filming baby milestones or backyard picnics etc

Absolutely destroys the batteries

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DONT BUY IT!!!

 

The users manual is very hard to read (understand). The display/function buttons are difficult to manuver. When you record on the mini disc's, you cannot take the disc out of the recorder and play them on your computer or a DVD player. The format is...

Small size is great

Everything else about the camcorder. Cant figure out how to watch what I have recorded. Wont play on anything (computer, DVD player)

Product Specifications

Whenever you record home movies with the DC210 you'll be capturing direct to a DVD in the camcorder. While images are captured via the precision-engineered 35x optical zoom lens, an Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) reduces camera shake and ensures steadier footage. It won't matter what event you are recording, you'll be sure of a grandstand view. Shoot panoramic high-resolution true-widescreen movies and replay them on a wide TV set. Monitor what you're recording using the 2.7" 16:9 LCD or 0.27" widescreen color EVF (Electronic Viewfinder). Passed down from Canon's High Definition (HD) camcorder range, DIGIC DV II is a super-fast image processor that features advanced noise reduction technology for high-quality images. Record vivid true-to-life colors just as you remember them. The DC210 is compatible with up-to-the-minute DVD technology, benefiting from the greater recording capacity of DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) media. You can now store up to 108 minutes of digital video on a single disc. You'll never miss a moment of the action with Quick Start. From Standby mode, be ready to record almost instantly at the push of a button. Designed for one-handed shooting, the DC210's Joystick controller puts all the main camcorder functions at your fingertips. Positioned at the rear of the camcorder, the Joystick makes navigating the menu system a simple and straightforward process so that it's easy to find and access the features you want to use. The DC210 has a simple, elegant design that looks good, feels great, and is easy to use. Its compact dimensions make it suitable for every shooting situation.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:2.1in/3.5in
Weight:14.1oz/14.3oz
Width:2.1in/3.5in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:210/210 Value-up Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.0
Max Focal Length:91mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel/0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix/540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Wipe fader/Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:100/1000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Monotone / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid/Art / Monotone / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skintone
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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