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Canon ES190

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Canon ES190. 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. Opinions about the viewfinder and zoom are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features and control panel.

price, portability, usability, zoom, viewfinder

battery, control panel, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ES190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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Great beginner cam, but lacks on quality

 

I bought this camera 5 years ago at Circuit city, because it had a great sale. It worked for 4 years, under heavy usage, and stood up fairly well. The only real complaint I have about this camera is the low quality. The buttons were placed well, had...

Battery life, zoom, effects, price

Video Quality*

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The Great Magic Camcorder.

 

My experience using this product:

Great image Quality.

None

Consumer review by:

Simplicity

 

I've always loved Canon products. In my opinion, they are the ultimate when it comes to consumer optical products. The ES-190 fits in with this description. Don't be fooled- it is a low-end camera, but this camcorder has some cool features that...

Good quality images, simple to use

No LCD Panel, mediocre sound

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A Great Deal!!!

 

About a year ago I decided that I wanted a camcorder but, I was fairly short on cash. After looking at various camcorders I found the Canon ES190 and it has more than paid off. This 8mm camcorder comes with a color viewfinder which is not much...

cheap and easy to use

Short Battery life and it has no computer hook up

Consumer review by:

Simple, Versatile ES-190

 

I bought this camcorder for a specific purpose: to prepare a retrospective video for my father's 80th birthday celebration. After researching makes and models on epinions.com, I narrowed the list down to 2 or 3, with the Canon ES-190 at the top....

ease of use, lightweight, versatility

short battery life (older model)

Consumer review by:

Great Camera

 

When I was shopping for a camera, I had my eyes on this nice little RCA Camera, it was twice as expensive as My Canon ES190, and had near no features! The ES190 is a wonderful little toy for an incredibly cheap price! The Digital effects are wonderful...

Camera Light, Color Viewfinder, Good Battery

Only Mono

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Our Wonderful New Toy

 

With two small children, and being 1300 miles away from most of our family, we had wanted to buy a camcorder for quite a while but never had the money. We found this one at a local outlet store and being employees of the company we got an additional...

Easy to use, lightweight

No stabilizer, small viewfinder

Consumer review by:

Great Cam for Beginners

 

It has been almost half a year now that I have owned this magnificent machine. I use the ES190 for skateboarding, special events and other breath taking moments. I would have to say that the playback quality is very good for its price(better than...

Good price, color view finder, 22X optical zoom

No LCD display

Consumer review by:

Canon ES190 Cheap Camera/Wonderful Quality

 

The Canon ES190 video camera is amazing. I was skeptical since it claims to have a wonderful 440x digital zoom. The zoom is great, just not at 440x. When you take it to that length it gets very fuzzy and hard to focus on things but is great at...

price, quality

440x is hard to use

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Don't Judge This Camcorder By It's Size

 

The Canon ES190 8mm Camcorder may be small and lightweight but it does everything a larger, heavier camcorder can. I received this as a surprise from my husband for Christmas. I received it early in the morning so I could tape the childrens'...

Lightweight, Easy To Use

Battery Doesn't Last Long Enough

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Product Specifications

The ES190's 22X Optical Zoom makes it the best model available for the widest variety of shooting situations, such as indoors, group shots, macro closeups, and landscapes. A color viewfinder lets you see what your recordings will look like before you shoot them. The advanced FlexiZone AF/AE Image Control allows you to pinpoint the focus or exposure area anywhere within the viewfinder - essential with off-center images such as sporting events and children at play. Complete darkness is not a problem with the Built-in Video Light, and Digital Effects allow you to add an extra creative touch to your recordings. The advanced FlexiZone AF/AE Image Control allows you to pinpoint the focus or exposure area anywhere within the viewfinder - essential with off-center images such as sporting events and children at play.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Uni-directional
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.3in
Height:4.3in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:190
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ES

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.8
Max Focal Length:88mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Dark gray / Metallic silver

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:440
Media Type:Video8
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Color / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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