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Canon MVX10i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The design and resolution also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the features and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX10i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MVX10i

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Canon MVX10i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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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 MV880X MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 0.6x Wide Angle Lens Converter [1.3MP, 14x Optical Zoom, DV out]Canon MV880X MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 0.6x Wide Angle Lens Converter [1.3MP, 14x Optical Zoom, DV out]Canon MVX100i - Camcorder - 1.33 Mpix - optical zoom: 16 x - Mini DV

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Canon MVX10i

 

Whereas a couple of years ago Canon might have described this as a mini camcorder, it now describes it as a compact multimedia DV camera. Certainly by comparison with the others in this month's labs it's not mini, however it does manage to pack a lot...

The 1.3 megapixel (860,000 effective) CCD produces a nice crisp image with truer colour than the 250i. It also is quicker to focus and adjust to changing light conditions

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Canon MVX10i

 

I paid out alot of money on this camera thinking I was buying Canon quality, unfortunately for me this was not the case. Spend 1/4 of the price and get a digital tape camcorder with better spec. I would avoid this product at all costs - it's rubbish...

In my opinion this camera / camcorder has very few strenghs, I have owned it for two weeks now and have used it mainly for capturing footage of my son playing rugby. I have an 10 year old Sony camcorder which produces better quality video than this. It...

Very Poor battery life ; You have to record onto SD card and a 512 mb card takes about 2 or 3 mins of film, not alot when videoing a 10 minute Rugby game. The sound quality is appauling and all you hear is either the motor or background noise. Better...

I paid out alot of money on this camera thinking I was buying Canon quality, unfortunately for me this was not the case. Spend 1/4 of the price and get a digital tape camcorder with better spec. I would avoid this product at all costs - it's rubbish...

Product Specifications

The MVX100i is equally at home making movies, taking digital photographs or functioning as a webcam. It is compact, lightweight and easy to use all-in-one camcorder. A 1.33 Megapixel CCD provides high-resolution images. Zoom is 16x optical/320x digital for movies, 15x optical/60x digital for stills. A 2.5" color LCD offers easy image preview and menu navigation, while the Image Stabilizer and Manual Focus Ring help keep compositions pin-sharp. Multi Architecture Camera System (MACS) ensures different recordings are sent on the optimum route for storage. For example, video recordings are sent on one route to miniDV tape, still shots on another route to SD Memory card or MultiMediaCard. The result is that whether outputting images to computer, TV or printer, image quality is never compromised. Thanks to Simultaneous Photo Recording, the MVX100i lets you take still photographs during movie recording. With Auto Exposure Bracketing, the MVX100i takes three shots, altering exposure between the three. Auto Focus Frame Selection lets you manually choose one of three AF frames to give accurate focus on off-center subjects. Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct let you obtain superb photo prints quickly and easily by connecting straight to a printer - there's no PC required. Existing analog recordings can be converted to digital format, while USB connectivity allows for easy image transfer. In conjunction with Windows Messenger (available on Microsoft Windows XP), DV Messenger lets you share digital photos and Motion JPEG clips through a computer. You can even link up with another camcorder user anywhere in the world and control the zoom, focus and playback of that person's camcorder, as well as have live conversations using your camcorders as webcams. Night Mode can be activated when shooting at night. An optional Video Flash Light can be used for both movie and still photography when flash is required. Finally, a full range of optional lens accessories will further extend your possibilities.

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

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in/5.1in/7.3in
Height:3.6in/3.7in/4.6in
Weight:0.9lbs/1.3lbs
Width:2in/3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in/2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm/6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Night plus mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode / Surf & snow/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist / Super night mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB/8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:400/880X/X100i/X10i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV/Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:47mm/51.8mm/64mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm/4.7mm/4mm
Optical Zoom:10/14/16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.23Mpix/1.77Mpix/690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/2.23Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.4"/1/4"/1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/7.5 mm ( 1/3.4 ) / 7.5 mm ( 1/3.4" )
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 / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MJPEG/MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200/280/320
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