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Canon MV530i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Canon MV530i. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and zoom. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the battery.

price, usability, image quality, zoom, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV530i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: kelly89 (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

This Camcorder is OK, for the price it is acceptable but as we all know technology is getting better and cheaper by the day. You can get great quality cheap HD camcorders now for a great price. But this little beast has served me well over the years...

Cheap

Tape

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: johndurrant11 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

It is a really good and a hardy camera. I would recommend it to anyone. Only thing is that you need to look after it well by servicing at least once an year and not using the same tape to re record.

I have been using this for nearly 5 years now, and I havent had a single issue still. Reading all other reviews, main problem seems to be the chewing of the tape.I havent had that after so many years, so wonder the problem is to do with the tape...

the picture quality of still pictures taken on the card are not that great

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: rodana (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

Thank god for this site!! I'm actually reviewing the MV430i which I want to replace as it started chewing tapes again (been fixed for this twice under warranty at 12 month intervals). The quote to fix it is 1/2 cost of new camera and I am confident it...

video picture quality (in good light), ease of transfer to pc, came bundled with good editting software, good size/weight for the price, easy controls to use while filming

mechanical quality, whirring on recorded tape from mechanism

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: ben_twitchy (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

choice peice of equipment

it has wickid as video recording, an it can zoom in far i take all my skate movies on it.

the handles a bit uncomfortable but thats about it

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

The MV530i is a powerful videographic tool perfect for 'difficult' subjects such as night scenes and sport. It features a 1/6" 540, 000 pixel CCD for crystal-clear images and an 18x optical/360x digital zoom to bring distant subjects into close-up with no loss of resolution. Shooting is made easy with the 2.5" color LCD screen and color viewfinder, electronic image stabilizer and night mode, whilst eight exposure modes offer users a flexible approach to recording. For editing, the MV530i is both SD memory card and MultiMedia card-compatible. Still images can be captured easily using the Progressive Photo facility and analog signals can be converted to digital using the DV-out/in terminals.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:530i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.9
Max Focal Length:50.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:540Kpix
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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Fade trigger / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / Vertical wipe
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Chroma Key / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD