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Canon DC310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Canon DC310. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and features.

usability, price, portability, image quality, battery

viewfinder, features, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Canon DC310 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC310 DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon DC310 DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon DC310 DVD Camcorder with 41x Optical Zoom

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An easy to use, budget DVD camcorder

 

The DC310 is a solid DVD offering let down by the limitations of its format. Casual users who want quick access to their home movies will be quite satisfied. Everyone else, on the other hand, should stick to flash memory or MiniDV.

Solid video performance for the asking price, 41x optical zoom, strong build quality

Limited connectivity options, no optical image stabiliser, memory card slot does not record video

Consumer review by:

Great Compact Up To Date DVD Camcorder

 

Great Choice for DVD to DVD player camcording . Hard Drive alternative DVD recording is also good, but DVD to DVD is reallyi the best. Only drawback (DVD) Vs. Hard Drive is the limited recording time, unless you purchase the Dual Layer -RDL

DVD direct recordings can be copied with DVD burner set up. Otherwise, you need the Canon DC330 model, which provides a Fire Wire Connection to your stand alone DVD recorder (for more copies via camcorder to DVD recorder).User's Manual needs reading

None so far

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Great Compact Up To Date DVD Camcorder

 

Great Choice for DVD to DVD player camcording . Hard Drive alternative DVD recording is also good, but DVD to DVD is reallyi the best. Only drawback (DVD) Vs. Hard Drive is the limited recording time, unless you purchase the Dual Layer -RDL for double...

DVD direct recordings can be copied with DVD burner set up. Otherwise, you need the Canon DC330 model, which provides a Fire Wire Connection to your stand alone DVD recorder (for more copies via camcorder to DVD recorder).User's Manual needs reading

None so far

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No jack for a fire-wire.

 

I shot some video footage, and went to plug the camera in to my computer so I could do some editing, only to find there is no place to plug in my fire-wire. The only jack it has is an AV jack, which doesn't help me much because I don't want to plug it...

Fairly easy to use. Beautiful display

I had to read the manual to figure out how to use it--this was not very intuitive ; No jack for a fire-wire cable to be plugged in

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Good Camcorder

 

Dont forget, this is a Canon!Been doing business with these guys since the beginning. Glad you made it egg.

Gman did a good job laying out the pros and cons. I will add the following. It appears you only have to initialize the dvd-rw disc. At first I had a little trouble doing the finalize. After plugging up to the charger, I found you need to hold the...

In low light it sometimes had a problem with focus

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love it

 

i would get a flash drive if u dont have one built in and something to carrie cam and charger in when u buy it.

i love it still pics and it records great pics and its small enough to take just about anywhere. shipped fast and well packaged works great

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Canon DC310

 

I am really liking this camcorder!

This is really a nice Camcorder. I recorded using a DVD and a SDHC memory card tonight. The playback was outstanding! Crystal clear on my TV. It was a lot better than I expected.

Come with a manual, but I wish they had a quick start guide.

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Great Camera

 

Great Camera it supports DVD's and SDHC this think has crystal clear images too. It can actually take stills too

Hmmm. Would be nice if the camera didnt have to be plugged in to finalize the disc (or a fresh batt)

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captures the memories ”

 

This cam corder is perfect for capturing the memories that me and my family make on a daily basis. I usually use this cam corder at least once every week because it makes taking home videos easy. The cam corder also has a very nice zoom range. It can...

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Take An Great LifeTime Shot With Canon ”

 

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Product Specifications

The DC310 is Canon's most affordable DVD model and is sleek and easy-to-operate. It also offers exclusive Canon 41x Advanced Zoom - a feature only possible with Canon's industry-leading optical technology. It also boasts advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, a powerful 680k CCD, SD card image storage capability, Quick Start and Joystick Control. Add to that the long recording time available thanks to its high capacity battery and low power consumption and you'll see that the DC310 makes it simpler than ever to capture and share all the unforgettable moments of your life.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:3.5in
Weight:13.4oz
Width:2.6in

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

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:310
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD