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Canon MV700

Canon MV700
alaScore 73

157 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the color and portability are overall positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the features and resolution.

value for money, image quality, usability, portability, color

battery, build quality, memory, resolution, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Canon MV700


alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Canon MV700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, image quality, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV700i Digital Camcorder (Mini DV, 18x Optical Zoom)Canon MV700 Digital camcorder [Mini DV , 18 x Optical , Dv out]

Consumer review by: review summary for Canon MV700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Canon MV700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, portability, usability, image quality, color

features, build quality

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by: - Canon ZR80


Canon's entry-level camcorder is the cheapest that we reviewed ($350) and comes with some very useful features, such as an 18X optical zoom, ...


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Canon ZR80 Digital Camcorder


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Canon ZR80


The ZR80 is a very low-priced camcorder with a good range of features, but the controls are awkward to use.

This stylish, small, and reasonably priced camcorder is hindered by awkward controls.

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Canon ZR80 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


The Canon ZR80 is the least expensive camcorder in the line of new ZR's released at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show. The ZR80 is a basic point and shoot MiniDV camcorder without the benefit of an SD card for stills, a feature that appears in both...

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Canon ZR80


The Canon ZR80 is a MiniDV Camcorder with a 18x Optical Zoom.

MiniDV camcorder takes stunning video and connects effortlessly to your computer, TV, or VCR

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Canon MV700i


The Canon MV700i packs in just enough features and functionality for the casual traveler to shoot videos on the fly.

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Canon MV700i Review – 001


The Canon MV700i has an appealing thin and tall profile that feels nice in the palm of the hand. It was interesting that visitors would pick up this camera first when they saw the three in my office.

I also like Canon's positioning and size of the playback controls outside of the LCD panel. Users will appreciate this when connecting the camera to a TV. Fans of the Sony and JVC will argue that the remote controls with those cameras (none for the...

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Works well until hooked up to download


Small and pleasing to the eye with lots of features

no memory card, seems fragile, definitely need the extended warranty

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Good home video camera.


I purchased this camcorder to record video on vacation. I looked at many online reviews of comparably priced camcorders including camcorders by Samsung and Panasonic. I selected the Canon ZR80 because of my past success with the reliability of Canon ...

Easy to learn, takes nice pictures, customer support

Zooming takes practice, needs a larger battery or a spare

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A DV Cam with great features at a great price!


Incentive to Buy I purchased this camera at the Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving, the item was on sale for $275. It also came with a rebate for $99 in software from Pinnacle, which offers a suite of video editing and authoring programs. For ...

Great Price, Good Quality, Stereo Sound, Analog & Digital Ports

This model does not offer the memory card for pictures


Product Specifications

Special moments may come and go, but with Canon's ZR-series camcorders you can capture and relive those sunny days at the beach, casual strolls through crisp fall foliage and family-packed holiday celebrations with brilliant clarity. Smoothly conforming to the contour of your hand, the ZR series camcorders feature the ultimate in Canon design and functionality, allowing you to effortlessly capture once-in-a-lifetime moments whenever and wherever they happen. Offering exceptional value, easy operation, and outstanding performance, Canon's ZR80 camcorder can turn even every day occasions into milestones you can cherish forever.

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


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 / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

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

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD