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Canon MVX200

Canon MVX200
alaScore 79

113 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Canon MVX200. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and zoom are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Canon MVX200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the zoom.


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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MVX330i MiniDV Digital Camcorder [18x Optical, DV in/out, Wide Screen]Canon MVX330i MiniDV Digital Camcorder [18x Optical, DV in/out, Wide Screen]

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


Made for the entry-level user who appreciates excellent automatic and manual functions, the Canon Elura 70 sells for a

18x optical zoom, - Video performance

Mediocre low light performance, - Bad value over the Elura 65

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (

Canon MVX330i


The Canon MVX330i is ideal for both inexperienced videomakers and for video enthusiasts purchasing their second or third camcorder. An Easy mode takes...

Performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

1.23 megapixel resolution on the low side for stills

The Canon MVX 330i gives the serious video enthusiasts all the features required for taking great video, with a simple point and shoot operation. The photo features are well thought out, with simple sharing options for printing, with or without a PC.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (

Canon MVX-330i


Performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

1.23 megapixel resolution on the low side for stills

The Canon MVX 330i gives the serious video enthusiasts all the features required for taking great video, with a simple point and shoot operation. The photo features are well thought out, with simple sharing options for printing, with or without a PC.

Jul, 2005


Expert review by: James Morris (

Canon MVX330i


Canon's MVX camcorders tread the middle ground between cheap and cheerful and semi-professional. Models such as the MVX25i (November 04) offer some of the best features available in a single-chip (one light sensor) camcorder, for a very reasonable...

The MVX330i is just as good in both daylight and artificial illumination. Canon's Digic DV signal processing appears to work well, and colours are faithful even in quite low light. Overall, the MVX330i combines great video quality with some useful...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: Christiano (

Canon MVX200 Mini DV Digital


This is a review for the newer MVX 300; What a DV cam!!!!; i was in the market to find a very good and affordable DV and heard that BBC had chosen the Canon MVX 200 some yrs ago!? and so i found out this pearl was the older mvx200s releaser; the cam...

all.its easy to hold..due to the max 18 zoom effect..light and good battery..the pics is awesome


Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Christiano (

Canon MVX200 Mini DV Digital

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: psychosmartie (

Sony HVR-Z1: good pro/semi pro camera


This is certainly not a camera just for someone who wants to take the occaisional holiday video. However, with thiis you can take really good quality proffessional video. The camera is much bigger and bulkier than a handicam, and also has a much larger...

quality, controls

weight, price

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: southernchick (

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: this is the camera you want


This Is the Best camera for the price. I have had mine for going on 3 1/2 years. it has good picture quality. make sure. you use high 8 tapes. if you connect it to the computer you'll have to hit menu and go down to the settings and hit yes for usb...

takes good picture good sound good quality

that you have to buy lot of tapes

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: hillcrestsan (

Canon MV930: No nudity allowed apparently. rats!


I often look at myself in the the mirror and think that today, I am going to do great things. Often this involves shooting a major Hollywood blockbuster complete with dazzling special effects. Strangely this has never happened as I quickly realise that...

Small and does the job

Sound a bit ropey . Unaccomadating wife

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: xxDanmanxx (

Canon DC 10: Ultra Compact Camcorder


Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself,...

good effective resolution, compact

small optical zoom

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

With great looks and superb performance the MVX300 is a camcorder you'll love to use. The sensitive design feels natural and intuitive. Its body is sleek and stylish; it sits comfortably in your palm. Sculpted switches and recessed buttons are all at your fingertips, giving instant access to the key controls; that leaves you free to focus on the action. The MVX300 is a super-compact device that's packed with functionality. The large 2.5" LCD screen can be backlit to improve visibility in bright outdoor conditions. An 'Easy' switch provides an instant 'point-and-shoot' facility, ideal when you need to react quickly. If you're shooting in darker conditions, you can even switch to Night Mode at the touch of a button. Advanced electronics will enhance your footage whatever the conditions. The high resolution, 1.33 Megapixel CCD captures images that are consistently sharp. Canon's unique DiGIC DV processor renders these as satisfyingly natural colors, with no loss in intensity. With Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) image shake is suppressed and your footage stays steady and calm. Precision optics backed by 60 years of Canon development ensure crisp, clear results. The 18x optical zoom lens has an aspheric element, which gives sharp, high contrast footage across the image. Super Spectra coatings applied to each lens element protect your images by eliminating internal reflections that could otherwise cause ghosting and flare. The MVX300's multiple modes improve its performance in a range of specific conditions. With Night mode you can shoot in almost complete darkness, while the widescreen 16: 9 mode can be used in high-resolution or with EIS for sharp results when filming is difficult. A highly capable digital camera is built into the MVX300. You can take stills while simultaneously recording video without impairing your footage. A mechanical shutter eliminates the blur found in lesser quality camcorders. In stills mode you can shoot 3 or 5 frames per second. JPEGs and Motion JPEGs are stored direct onto the SD or MMC memory card, for easy upload to PC via USB. Printing stills couldn't be simpler. There's no need for a PC, just connect to any PictBridge compliant printer, select the image and within seconds you'll have a quality print.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4.5''


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


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/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:49mm/63mm
Min Focal Length:3.5mm
Optical Zoom:14/18
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.23Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:850Kpix/860Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:280/360
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo 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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD