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Canon DM-MV 30 I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the durability and usability are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and features get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DM-MV 30 I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon DM-MV 30 I

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Canon DM-MV 30 I from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sony Handycam DCR-PC109: Nightmare!

 

My parents bought my husband and I this camcorder for Christmas 2007 as we were expecting a baby and we thought it would be lovely to be able to record him. It cost just over £200 and came well wrapped in bubble wrap and a box. The camera is designed...

Small

Wrong instructions, nightmare to transfer data over

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Sony HVR-Z1: good pro/semi pro camera

 

This is certainly not a camera just for someone who wants to take the occaisional holiday video. However, with thiis you can take really good quality proffessional video. The camera is much bigger and bulkier than a handicam, and also has a much larger...

quality, controls

weight, price

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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: this is the camera you want

 

This Is the Best camera for the price. I have had mine for going on 3 1/2 years. it has good picture quality. make sure. you use high 8 tapes. if you connect it to the computer you'll have to hit menu and go down to the settings and hit yes for usb...

takes good picture good sound good quality

that you have to buy lot of tapes

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Canon DC 10: Ultra Compact Camcorder

 

Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself,...

good effective resolution, compact

small optical zoom

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Canon MV800: smile please your on candid camera

 

Smart little camcorder light and easy to use. Accessories camera came with compact power adaptor battery pack lithium button battery lens cap and cord stereo video cable scart adaptor It was brought for me as a present i think it cost around £200. I...

light easy to use

no long play feature

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Canon XL2: Go PRO for less

 

The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

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Sexy and Functional

 

The Sony Handycam DCR TRV270, a Digital8 model (a combination of the Hi8 analogue tape and the digital codec), achieves a perfect balance between high quality and affordability. Not only is this superb video-camera highly functional, boasting an...

Great audio and visual quality, affordable, lots of features, brilliant zoom

Not for the seasoned professional

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JVC GR-D240: Quality comes without a price

 

I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As...

Cheap, Good Quality, Easy to use

Short Battery Life

Product Specifications

The MV30 offers all the benefits of a multimedia camcorder in a horizontal shape, including an optical image stabilization system. Thanks to an innovative ergonomic design, the curvaceous body is especially easy and comfortable to operate. This camcorder uses Canon's progressive scan CCD to create beautiful moving pictures and distortion-free digital stills. This unit comes with a wide-band RGB filter, ensuring superb reproduction of primary colors. In addition, these highly specified multi-purpose digital camcorders have a range of extra features too. These include a large 3.5-inch color LCD screen, a photo trigger, a compact battery system and an ingenious new switch layout.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):3.4hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.8in
Height:3.4in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:2.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auto mode lock / Photo mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MV30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:49.2mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray metallic

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:420Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Mosaic fader / Scroll wide
Digital Video Format:DV
Digital Zoom:48
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Fader / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wipe
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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