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Canon MV800i / ZR 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the color and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery. The viewfinder and reliability get negative views.

price, usability, image quality, portability, color

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV800i / ZR 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the image quality and reliability.

price, usability, portability, battery, zoom

reliability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV800 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [20x Optical, 2.5" LCD]Canon MV800 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [20x Optical, 2.5" LCD]

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the color and portability. The image quality and price also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, color

viewfinder

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (Pearl Silver)Remanufactured Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (Pearl Silver)Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (Pearl Silver)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Canon introduced the 2005 ZR series with the ZR100, a camcorder trying to come out of the shadow cast by the bleak performance of its ancestor, the ZR80. Unfortunately, it has inherited many of last year's features, the most significant of which is the...

Zoom toggle, - Low light improvement, - Navigational function, - Widescreen mode

Still capacity, - Solarizing LCD, - Occasional bad button placement

Aug, 2005
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Expert review by: Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR100 First Impressions Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon announced this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the 2005 ZR model line up, the entry-level model being the Canon ZR100. Subtle would be the adjective of choice for describing the changes apparent in the new ZR line up. Visually,...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Canon ZR100

 

Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom.

Canon's most affordable, yet exceptionally powerful, digital camcorder brings together a variety of advanced features in one stylish package. Inside the streamlined body of the ZR100 is Canon's DIGIC DV system, which delivers outstanding image quality...

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV800i Series

 

More than 20 percent lighter than the Canon MV300i series, models in the MV800i series nonetheless pack more features than their predecessors. The thr...

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV800i

 

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Sarah (shopzilla.com)

Awesome little video camera

 
Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: Jordan Cheek (newegg.com)

Phenomenal Camcorder

 

I am astounded at how cheap this thing is, because it functions like a much more expensive camcorder. The analog input (record from old VHS family videos!) is VERY useful, I don't know if you can find that on any other cameras in this price range. LOVE...

Incredible quality, the DigicDV chip recreates colors very richly. Controls are solid, feels expensive. Actually made in Japan, unlike some cheaper Chinese cameras. This may be the BEST budget camera out there

Battery meter is nearly useless, jumps up and down, but the battery has lasted at least the length of every tape that I have recorded, so I don't worry about it too much

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: vcdmusik (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 100 review

 

Alas, it delivers the same noisy, jittery low-light performance as its pricier siblings, the ZR200 and the ZR300. Physically identical to other models in Canon's ZR line, the ZR100 weighs slightly more than a pound and fits comfortably in the hand. To...

low price

Few manual controls

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: andyel2023 (ciao.com)

Canon ZR100 camcorder

 

Poorly lit areas. Good thing Canon ZR100 has night mode instead of infrared lights like other camcorders. Though it might let your photos look rough but atleast it is colored eventhough it was taken in dark conditions. Canon ZR10 has 2.4 inch lCD and...

Night mode for dark or poorly lit conditions

None

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The vibrant color of a summer sunset, the exhilarating action of a championship goal, and the tender moment of a newlywed kiss are all preserved in spectacular color, clarity and detail by the ZR100. Canon's most affordable, yet exceptionally powerful, digital camcorder brings together a variety of advanced features in one stylish package. Inside the streamlined body of the ZR100 is Canon's DIGIC DV system, which delivers outstanding image quality videos. With the 20x Optical Zoom/400x Digital Zoom lens, you'll also quickly appreciate why the name Canon is synonymous with professional image quality in photography and broadcast television. Another highlight of the ZR100 is its high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode, which lets you capture true widescreen videos. With the ZR100 in hand, all of life's most precious moments are yours for the taking.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:3.7in
Weight:15.2oz
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
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 / Stitch assist / Super night mode

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.2
Max Focal Length:56mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:20
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 / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects: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