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Canon MVX250i

Canon MVX250i
alaScore 80

62 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and color are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good opinions.

image quality, usability, portability, color, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX250i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Canon MVX350i review

 

A winner when it comes to size, price and quality, the MVX350i is an excellent choice if you're looking for a compact MiniDV camera and don't mind occasionally fumbling with awkward controls

Very compact ; Vibrant colour ; Big zoom range

Average in low light ; Poor button layout ; Badly placed jog dial

Canon enthusiastically promotes the MVX350i's still-photo capabilities, but while stills are decent by camcorder standards, their quality can't match that of shots from most dedicated still cameras. Brightly lit outdoor images are reasonably good, but...

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Canon MVX250i review

 

A good but undistinguished home-movie camcorder for people on a budget

Lightweight ; Easy to use ; Decent battery life ; Can be used as a Webcam

Average video quality ; Limited software bundle

The auto white balance feature was very accurate and adapted quickly when I went back and forth between different lighting situations. While the image stabilisation worked well, this camera definitely benefits from a tripod

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Canon MVX350i

 
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Canon MVX250i

 

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Canon MVX250i

 

Canon typically puts out a good digital video camera and for a while had the market fairly well sown up. However, there is now plenty of competition and Canon can no longer just rely on its reputation to keep it at the top. The MVX250i is a mid range...

For example the first few frames shot at the beach had a noticeable bluish tinge, however after a few seconds the colours balanced to more natural hues. There was a similar delay when shooting in night mode; however, once it had adjusted to the light...

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Canon MVX250i DV Camcorder Review

 

It's a top-loader! A well-balanced camcorder with great features without being over-burdened with stuff that people will never use. Image quality is excellent for a single CCD and better-than-expected performance in low light situations. Great...

High-ratio digital zoom is un-necessary, lack of manual control over audio input or exposure. LCD screen could be bigger.

Excellent image quality, acceptably low tape transport noise and a whole host of good features make this a great all-rounder for upgraders and new camcorder users alike. Great value for money.

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Amazon review summary for Canon MVX250i

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Canon MVX250i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MVX250i Digital Camcorder [MiniDV, 18x Optical, DV in/out]Canon MVX350i MiniDV Digital Camcorder [20x Optical, DV in/out]

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A very good product, should keep you smiling for a long while!

 

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Product Specifications

The MVX250i combines form and function to great effect. It has a compact ergonomic shape and an impressive specification that includes a powerful zoom and the ability to shoot stills. Smart look, smart technology

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:3.1in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.9in

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 / Night plus mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:X250i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

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

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:850Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Color / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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