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Canon MV5 Mini DV Camcorder

Canon MV5 Mini DV Camcorder
alaScore 75

84 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and design are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the value for money.

size, portability, image quality, design, battery

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV5 Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV5 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Canon MV5 Mini DV Camcorder 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.

image quality, size, portability, battery, usability

value for money

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV5iMC Mini DV CamcorderCanon MV5iMC Mini DV Camcorder

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Canon MV960 Camcorder

 

I tend to see far more Digital Cameras than Camcorders however with more and more functions being available on either then maybe one is the solution for the other.

This Canon camcorder weights around 400grams and is 11x4.5x9cm when closed. The screen when open adds another 7.5cm to the 4.5cm width. The screen is itself is 6x3.5cm with four push buttons and a five position wheel below the TFT display that controls...

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Product Specifications

The MV5i MC has a 2.5-25mm 10x optical zoom lens with 200x digital magnification, a built-in microphone to ensure perfect stereo sound and an image stabilizer to guarantee smooth video recordings. Besides video, it can take brilliant still pictures (1024x768XGA), measuring up to 800K in size. Video and still images can be stored on the included 8MB memory card, you can even connect the camcorder directly to the card photo printer CP-10 to produce beautiful color prints. It features DV-out and DV-in ports and all the software you need for image manipulation is included. Being the top model of the series, it includes a USB interface for fast and easy communication with a PC and Motion JPEG compression function to store video material small enough for email or web usage.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):75min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.5in
Height:4.2in/4.4in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:1.9in/2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:5/5i/5i MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:420Kpix
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

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave/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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