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Canon ES 55

Canon ES 55
alaAverage 4.7

4 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Canon ES 55. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The price and design are also appreciated.

design, price, portability, usability

On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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Expert review by : Chuck Peters (

Review Under $400 Camcorder: Canon ES55 8mm Camcorder


The Canon ES55 is an entry-level camcorder targeted at casual shooters and video newbies operating on a budget. Its sub-$400 list price will surely attract the attention of first time camcorder shoppers, and its features will allow future experts to...

We found the ES55 to be a good value. It operates well in automatic mode, and offers a fair amount of manual control to shooters with an eye for the artistic. Considering what you do get for the price, the ES55 gets a thumbs up

Sep, 2000

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The real camcoder in this year


Of its small size. Canon ES55 using specialized FlexiZone auto-focus / auto exposure. The back of a video camera can be used to adjust the joystick in the viewfinder of a small box to select a video camera you want to focus and exposure part. In the...

It's very exciting and beautiful camcoder

No one

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Very nice Canon ES 55


Canon ES55 is an entry-level video cameras, it's user base for those who are temporary novice photographers and video cameras. Its very attractive price of my purchase, and its function will probably recognize me without having to spend thousands of...

ES55 video camera look smooth and clean. Canon ES55 using specialized FlexiZone auto-focus / auto

The installation of video cameras used to monitor on the headphones or speakers port, so you do no

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (



Ok, trust me; this is a great camcorder. I mean, I researched for months and compared it with several high priced camcorders but this is the best for an average family. If you are a pro, you won't be looking in this category anyway. Ok, here is what I...

Great product ; compact ; easy to use ; simply great

None that I can think of ; built in flash can be better

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

If you're looking to take the plunge into the camcorder market, the Canon ES55 8mm camcorder is the perfect reason to dive right in. The ES55 comes packed with a top-quality Canon lens that magnifies your creative possibilities. Its powerful optical zoom range covers everything from sweeping panoramas to action-grabbing telephoto shots. The high quality digital zoom increases the magnification to 500x - for even more dramatic results. The ES55 offers point-and-shoot simplicity. It incorporates Canon's innovative automatic focusing, exposure and image stabilization technologies to assure you crisp, sharp videos in any lighting condition. Also the ES55's high quality image stabilization system corrects camera shake instantly, giving you smooth, stable pictures.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ES

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.7
Max Focal Length:79.2mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:500
Media Type:Video8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Color / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia / Slow Shutter / Strobe


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD