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Canon MV730i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Canon MV730i. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The portability and usability also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the battery. Many are less positive about the features and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV730i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV730i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon MV730i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The usability and portability also get good opinions.

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

This summary is based on the product: Canon MV750i Digital Camcorder [Mini DV , 22 x Optical , DV in/out]

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Canon MV750i review

 

This affordable MiniDV camera offers a good range of home-video-oriented features, as well as comfortable, smooth operation, but its video quality doesn't rise above average

Comfortable ergonomics ; Convenient controls ; Large zoom range ; Effective image stabilisation ; Included wide-angle lens converter and built-in video light

Visible noise and artefacts in video ; Poor low-light video quality ; Limited exposure controls ; No backlight mode ; Bottom-loading cassette hatch

The one area in which the Canon MV750i falls down even for an affordably priced model is in controlling the electronic noise. Even in highlight areas of well-lit shots, we could see noise creeping in. As you can guess, this becomes a real problem in...

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Canon MV750I test and review from Computer Video Magazine

 

All three of Canon's MV7xxi range of MiniDV camcorders boast DV/analogue in/out and cost around £400 or less. We check out the range-leading MV750I

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Canon MV750i DV Camcorder Review

 

Good ergonomics and stylish design. DIGIC processing produces characteristically warm Canon skin tones. Inclusion of 0.6x wide lens and 22x optical zoom is a bonus. Low cost is a major plus.

Access to manual focus and exposure too much of a fiddle. High tape transport noise. A clearer B&W viewfinder would have been preferable to the low-res colour one. 440x digizoom useless.

It's a very comfortable, easy-to-use, camcorder that will be highly popular with the beginner's market. It's still way too noisy in quiet areas, but for the newbie looking for a great little starter model this won't be seen as a problem. At the price,...

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Canon MV750i

 

The camera produces excellent quality stills and video. The DV format is definately the way to go for ease of use and performance. The 22x optical zoom is more than enough and makes the 440x digital zoom mostly unneccesary. Sound is excellent with a...

The menu and functions take a bit of getting used to. It can be rather tedious navigating through the options (which are plentiful!) The supplied battery (BP 508) is poor and runs out relatively quickly when using special effects and LCD screen. The...

Overall the Canon MV750i lives up its reputation as a very good amateur camcorder. It has many 'toys' to play with and produces good quality footage and stills. Its a good buy at the price and shouldnt dissappiont any budding videographers. Its maybe...

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Canon MV750i

 

22x optical zoom, super colour night vision, image stabiliser. The screen revolves 180 degrees and closes back into its home position so that everyone can view your recent recordings withou risk to the screens hinge.

Tape bottom loading - although should only be a problem if you are using a tripod and filming for more than 90 minutes in one go!!

Easy to use with excellent sound and video quality. The 22x optical zoom tipped the balance for me against it's competitors. It has many features and effects with custom white balance setting. There are also various exposure modes, the super colour...

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Top of Range

 

22X Superb Zoom lens. SD Card. Special Effects. Easy menu system and easy controls. Sound is the best on a camera. This camera is slightly smaller than its lesser specified brothers and is a very easy camera to hold and manipulate. One can compare...

Bottom loading of the tape. Although this will only be an inconvenience if the use of a tripod is essential most of the time

Canons pedigree shows when it comes to the lens and quality.

Product Specifications

Built on Canon's heritage of precision optics, the MV750i is not only effortless to operate, it also has one of the highest zoom ranges of any camcorder in its class. Canon's engineers have always abided by the rule that technology has no purpose unless it can be put to good use. That is why the MV750i camcorder works straight out of the box. You won't need a PhD in systems theory to get started - just turn it on and start shooting. The compact size and slim, ergonomic palm design feels as easy in the hand as it is to use. Buttons controlling all important features fall right beneath your fingertips, and you will be delighted by the wide proportions of the color LCD. Menu navigation is intuitive, uncomplicated and available in 8 languages. Sitting just beneath the surface and awaiting the more adventurous is a generously specified camcorder with a raft of advanced features. These start with a remarkably high ratio 22x optical / 440x combined zoom so you will never be far from the action. Shooting in low light conditions is no problem thanks to 'Night Mode'. 'Super Night Mode' uses a powerful LED light source so you can even capture footage in complete darkness. A new Night+ mode allows you to turn the LED on and off whilst shooting. The MV750i camcorder includes Image Stabilization to keep the action steady without a tripod and a 1/6" high resolution CCD sensor for sharp images. The camera features DIGIC DV, a dedicated DV processor that raises the bar on image quality, recreating 'emotional' colors, tones and details to deliver images we humans love and remember: Redder apples, greener grass, bluer skies and warmer and more realistic skin tones. Capture digital still images with 'Progressive Photo System' technology. The MV750i gives you the ability to capture stills whilst shooting video footage, and can even store these direct to either MMC or SD memory cards. A mechanical shutter provides true digital still camera functionality, eliminating the blur that plagues conventional camcorders. The vendor independent PictBridge standard is supported, allowing for PC-less direct printing to any PictBridge compatible printer. Motion-JPEG files record direct to either MMC or SD memory cards for easy Internet sharing. Up to 60 minutes of either QVGA or QQVGA formats can be recorded straight to card or copied to card from DV tape. An Analog-In and A/D converter are included.

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.5in
Height:3.7in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.1in

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 / Super night mode / Twilight +/Low light / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:750i/90
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV/Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.6-3.6
Max Focal Length:61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/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:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI/MJPEG
Digital Zoom:440
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave/Art / Ball / Color / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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