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Canon MD101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and usability. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MD101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MD101

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 50 user reviews of Canon MD101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)

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Canon MD101: Get close and personal with this camcorder

 

I have always wanted a camcorder. Recently I have been very keen to purchase a DVD camcorder because the idea of recording direct onto DVD then playing it in a DVD player was amazing. It would be very expensive however to go with this option and I have...

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Canon MD101: Get close and personal with this camcorder

 

I have always wanted a camcorder. Recently I have been very keen to purchase a DVD camcorder because the idea of recording direct onto DVD then playing it in a DVD player was amazing. It would be very expensive however to go with this option and I have...

excellent picture quality

poor battery life

Product Specifications

The Canon Digital Camcorder MD101 features a 30x optical zoom lens. With additional photo functionality, this model also includes an Easy shooting mode, quick and intuitive operation of all key controls via a Joystick controller. The MD101 is optimized for true 16:9 recording and is equipped with a 2.7" widescreen LCD and an enlarged, wide 0.35" color EVF (Electronic Viewfinder). Video can be monitored during recording in the way it will appear on a wide TV screen. Designed for easy operation, camcorder controls are intuitively positioned for comfortable shooting. A one-push Easy mode is provided - all key controls are set to automatic, allowing beginners to concentrate on holding and moving the camcorder. For users who want to take control of more advanced functions, a Joystick, located on the frame of the LCD screen, allows shooting options to be selected on the on-screen menu with the minimum of fuss.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:3.6in
Weight:13.2oz
Width:2.2in

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:MD101
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.4
Max Focal Length:78mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Soft / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid / Wave
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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