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Canon MV 940

Canon MV 940
alaScore 78

13 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and color. The usability and value for money also get good reviews.

value for money, usability, color, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV 940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Canon MV940

 

We were initially very impressed by the MV940; it has a wide range of features, good quality video and is excellent value for money. However, there ar...

Easy to use, small and lightweight, fun extras

Included computer kit useless, still pictures awful

A good budget purchase for anyone who is new to digital video

Expert review by:

Canon MV940

 

Stick with well-lit environments and you're sure to like the Canon MV940, a low-priced, feature-rich camcorder.

Wide-screen LCD ; Easy-to-use controls ; Built-in lens cover ; Above-average colour reproduction ; 25x optical zoom ; Plenty of manual controls ; Accepts add-on lenses and filters ; Low price

No accessory shoe or microphone input ; Bottom-loading tape compartment ; Grainy, low-resolution still photos ; Not enough stabilisation at maximum zoom ; Poor low-light performance

Despite our gripes, the Canon MV940 should please the majority of users. Of course, if you have analog videos that you'd like to convert to digital or really think you need a built-in video light, then you'll want to step up to the MV960.

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Nice and Easy, When it works!

 

I'm trying to return my second camera in the 6 months I have owned it for the same reason, it won't turn on.

Good beginner digital video camera. Works well in most lighting.

Problems with on/off button, won't turn on.

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Consumer review by:

Canon MV940

 

It's a good little camcorder, especially for it's price. it made for taking videos not photo's so you shouldn't expect good photo quality. it has a few good features on it, so you can do some interesting things with videoing and photos. it also has...

it's easy to use, has some good features, compact, good video

poor photo quality, doesn't come with the cables need to connect to PC for video

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Canon MV940

 

Just back from The Kimberleys with the MV940. Very disappointed with results. Just compared it to the results from a previous Canon (MV630i) which I took around Europe in 2004.

Cheap

Poor quality. Can't attach wide-angle lens

Consumer review by:

Canon MV940

 

I am using Vista and can not download Tapes recorded on my Camera Canono MV 940. Need an update to work with Vista

Consumer review by:

Canon MV940

 

Purchased this camera because i was told i could use USB connection to upload video to my PC. NOT SO!

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"MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME."

 

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"MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME."

 

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"MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME."

 

Purchased this camera because i was told i could use USB connection to upload video to my PC. NOT SO!

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Product Specifications

Designed for ease of use, the compact MV940 is a Real Widescreen camcorder featuring photo capture. Its 25x optical zoom lens, DiG!C DV signal processor and 800K pixels CCD deliver high quality video, perfect for viewing on a widescreen TV.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:3.6in
Weight:13.4oz
Width:1.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:940
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution: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:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:800
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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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