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Canon DM-DC20

Canon DM-DC20
alaScore 75

145 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DM-DC20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon DM-DC20

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Canon DM-DC20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, image quality, design, battery

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon DC20 DVD Digital Camcorder [IMP, 10x Optical Zoom]

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon DM-DC20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Canon DM-DC20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, design, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ACK-DC20 AC Adapter Kit for PowerShot G7, G9 and Digital Rebel XT/XTiCanon DC20 2.2 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomCanon DC20 2.2 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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Canon DC20 review

 

The DVD camcorder market remains a strange beast. The format is still emerging as a viable alternative to the well-established MiniDV tape. For the moment, DVD offers the luxury of convenience at the expense of picture quality. Think hard before you...

Simple operation ; Convenience of DVD format ; Neat, solid design

Limited editing funtionality ; Visable compression artefacts in finished footage

Fans of simple operation and convenience may find the DC20 is good enough. Certainly, it stands its ground among the DVD-based competition

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Canon DC20

 

The pretenders to DV's crown are lining up for battle. One of the first to enter the fray was recordable DVD, with Sony currently the most enthusiastic backer. But Canon has finally joined the ranks with a new DVD camcorder range, currently consisting...

The DC20 is easy to use and capable of above-average video quality, but you're paying for the privilege of recording straight to disc. There's a clear benefit to being able to stick media straight in your DVD player to watch or into your PC for...

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Difficult to use

 

I bought this for my son's trip to China thinking that it would be a video camera that would take pictures too. It turned out to be a pretty good camera, that would take video instead. The power requirement for taking video all the time is so high that...

Lots of settings to play with means you will get a good shot, eventually

Very complex

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Difficult to use

 

I bought this for my son's trip to China thinking that it would be a video camera that would take pictures too. It turned out to be a pretty good camera, that would take video instead. The power requirement for taking video all the time is so high that...

Lots of settings to play with means you will get a good shot, eventually

Very complex

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Terrible Esperience

 

This Camera is the worst, I was told that this Camera as a “GOOD” Buy against the Sony Camera that I originally went in to buy. I think the camera itself is crappy and Canon should never sell this camera . The day shot is good but THAT's IT. The night...

Good Day Shot, Great Audio

Terrible night shot, camer gets hot easily

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I would recommend this camcorder

 

Great camcorder for the price. I bought it on Ebay from Panwebi electronics for 399. and it came with quality carrying case, 4 sets of lenses, cleaner, wipes, an extra battery, two tripods, small and large and all the connection devices and adapters. A...

Attractive, well made, lightweight, easy to understand, good sound quality and clear pictures. The DVD easily played on my computer and I copied it to my files and then made extra DVD's for family

It is hard to keep steady, despite the image stabilizer feature when you walk with it

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It's good camcorder. but there is some complaints.

 

I like this camcorder overall. I like that idea of able to take picture or video anytime. I like the camera part of it, except that bright flash cause everyone to complain. Also video lighting is very blinding. Also battery last only very short time...

small and light, easy to use

Lights are too bright, battery charge is very short, hard to get video out of camcorder

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Very nice quality and video

 

I like this camcorder alot but the price is a little high for what you get. But the price is my fault for going to Dell and buying it. I like the features and the resolution of the movies are fantastic.

Very crisp movies, easy to use

A little to expensive

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Excellent camera, I use it with my IMac G4

 

First, it has been probably 10 years since I purchased a video camera. Last one was an 8mm, and I really didn't want to have a lot of tapes laying around any more. The mini DVD's are great in that they don't take up much space. As a newbie though, I...

Clear video, light weight, small, tons of options

Can only rechage battery while in camera, very easy to accidently hit record button

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Excellent camera, I use it with my IMac G4

 

First, it has been probably 10 years since I purchased a video camera. Last one was an 8mm, and I really didn't want to have a lot of tapes laying around any more. The mini DVD's are great in that they don't take up much space. As a newbie though, I...

Clear video, light weight, small, tons of options

Can only rechage battery while in camera, very easy to accidently hit record button

Product Specifications

The super-stylish, ultra-slim 2.2 Megapixel DC20 shoots superb digital stills and impressive video direct-to-DVD, with a mini video light and stills flash to keep you shooting well into the night. At just 47mm wide, the DC20 is delightfully slim. The casing's solid construction adds durability to a surprisingly lightweight body. Key controls are easy to locate and operate. Shoot straight-to-DVD without the need to rewind or fast-forward tape. Thumbnails of each scene let you see at a glance which footage to share or quickly delete. Create playlists and group together favorite scenes and digital stills. Play back on your home cinema after finalizing the disc in-camera. A 1/3, 9" 2.2 Megapixel CCD sensor captures great quality video and provides enough resolution for detailed photo prints of your digital stills. The DC20's RGB Primary Color Filter eliminates signal conversion to ensure rich and true color reproduction. True split path DIGIC DV processing then renders stills and video according to each format's specific requirements for uncompromised quality. The DC20 has a digital still camera built in. Special Scene Modes and a flash deliver great photos in tricky lighting conditions. 9-point AiAF auto focus keeps even off-center subjects clear and sharp. Auto exposure bracketing helps ensure perfect exposures. Capture the pace of action events with Continuous Shooting mode. Put an end to storage worries by writing up to 8, 000 images to a single DVD. Connect direct to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for quality photo prints without a computer. True 16: 9 Widescreen Mode means images will naturally fill a widescreen TV without cropping or stretching. Canon's precision all-glass 10x zoom lens produces sharp, crystal clear results free of ghosting and smear. A built-in lens cap protects against dust and scratches. Super Night Mode and a Mini Video Light let you record natural colors in low light conditions. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed provides a direct connection to computers for fast transfer of video and still images. You can even use the DC20 as an external DVD burner for making duplicates of home movies.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208
Run Time (Up To):80min

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.8in/3.4in
Length:3in
Weight:0.9lbs/1oz
Width:1.9in/2.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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 / Stitch assist / Sunset / Super night mode/Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset / Super night mode

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:20/DC20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC/Canon LA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:40.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.05mm
Optical Zoom:10
System Type:Lens accessories
Type:Lens adapter/Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.2Mpix
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
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 Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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