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Canon MV800i / ZR 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the color and battery are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the design, and some have doubts about the resolution and durability.

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image quality, reliability, features, durability, resolution

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 207 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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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]

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the viewfinder and usability. The image quality and color also get good feedback. Many are critical about the features and portability.

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portability, features

72% 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)

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Canon ZR100

 

Review: With a list price of just $299 and online prices even lower, the Canon ZR100 proves that digital moviemaking lies within the grasp of even the most budget-challenged buyers. Although this MiniDV camcorder lacks certain amenities--most notably...

Superb color quality; choice of automated and manual shooting modes; low price; solid battery life; supports add-on lenses and filters

Few manual controls; bottom-loading tape compartment; no accessory shoe; poor low-light performance; no photo capture

Canon's bargain-basement camcorder provides home-moviemakers with the tools to shoot surprisingly high-quality video, but good lighting is essential.

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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

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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,...

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.

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Canon MV800 review

 

If you're looking for a competent, compact MiniDV camcorder, this is it -- but smart buyers will find better value in Canon's more expensive options

Pleasing colour quality ; Novice-friendly shooting mode ; Comes with wide-angle lens converter ; Solid battery life ; Analogue-to-digital conversion

Bottom-loading tape compartment ; Low-resolution still photos ; No microphone jack ; No separate battery charger ; Not great in low-light situations ; No video-capture software included

As for still photos, we recommend you don't bother. Although the MV800 managed to reproduce colours pretty well, our sample photos appeared grainy and slightly washed out, with brightly lit areas overexposed. The same goes for the 320 x 240-pixel...

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Canon ZR100

 

I was given this as a gift, I only wish I would have returned it before I used it! This camera stops working suddenly, it will not allow a tape to load it has been repaired but continues to malfunction. It currently has a motor surging noise and wiil...

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Several malfunctions

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This camera is broken more time than it works!

 

I was given this as a gift, I only wish I would have returned it before I used it! This camera stops working suddenly, it will not allow a tape to load it has been repaired but continues to malfunction. It currently has a motor surging noise and wiil...

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Several malfunctions

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
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