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Canon MVX2i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the memory and color are different, while there are some critical opinions about the features and viewfinder.

image quality, portability, usability, design, build quality

battery, viewfinder, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX2i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 155 reviews)

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Canon Optura Xi

 

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Canon Optura Xi

 

Review: The eminently recommendable Optura Xi and its cheaper, more compact sibling, the ... Expand full review The eminently recommendable Optura Xi and its cheaper, more compact sibling, the Optura 300, have similar electronics and features....

Solid, intelligent design; relatively high still-photo resolution; manual focus ring on the lens; accessory shoe

Comparatively short battery life; no fully manual controls; no infrared night mode

A sturdy, logical design and a 2-megapixel sensor make the Xi an excellent advanced camcorder for general home or business use.

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Canon Optura Xi Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon ups-its-anti with the Optura Xi, a revised and refined take on the Optura 10. Sitting firmly on the high-end of the Optura line, the Xi is a 2-megapixel CCD camcorder with digital camera capabilities. The Optura Xi captures footage or stills to...

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Camcorder Review: Canon Optura Xi Mini DV

 

There are a lot of fine cameras out there, but only a few knock our socks off every year. The Canon Optura Xi definitely left us with ten cold little piggies. With full manual exposure controls (with zebra stripes for monitoring the exposure) and...

Beautiful colors ; Manual audio gain control ; Zebra pattern ; 16:9 anamorphic widescreen

Tape loads from bottom

A fabulous camera with full-manual controls and features.

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Canon Optura Xi

 

A fabulous camera with full-manual controls and features.

Beautiful colors, Manual audio gain control, Zebra pattern, 16:9 anamorphic widescreen

Tape loads from bottom

Expert review by:

Canon Optura Xi

 

The Canon Optura Xi is a MiniDV digital Camcorder with a 11x Optical Zoom.

A first-class ticket to image excellence awaits you with the Canon Optura Xi camcorder. Beneath its silky exterior lies a true visionary at work, producing video and photos that are nothing short of breathtaking. Refined, smart, and dynamic, the Optura...

Consumer review by:

sometime. sometime

 

Please, enyone, need help, i turn in 12 V, and camera shuted down, pls tell me, it have any protector? or i ''kill''l him? I need this info very much .. :(

everything, but... need help

nothing wright now

Consumer review by:

Canon Optura Xi

 

Please, enyone, need help, i turn in 12 V, and camera shuted down, pls tell me, it have any protector? or i ''kill''l him?

everything, but... need help

nothing wright now

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"sometime. sometime"

 

Please, enyone, need help, i turn in 12 V, an... 

everything, but... need help

nothing wright now

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Over-priced for the features

 

We bought this camera to film High School football games (all at night). The portion of the games we filmed when the sun was still up were great. As night fell, the quality decreased greatly. We play some games in stadiums with poor lighting and the...

Great picture during daylight or good light

Poor picture in low light ; Tape is bottom loader, and it broke

Product Specifications

With the latest technology, extensive manual functions, an ergonomic body and the ability to shoot both movies and stills, the MVX3i offers superb creativity. The MVX3i is a truly creative digital imaging machine that shoots movies and stills. An ergonomic body together with well-positioned controls means all functions are readily accessible. A high-visibility 3.5" color LCD and color viewfinder make composing and menu navigation easy. With the 2.2 Megapixel CCD the MVX3i produces ultra high-resolution video images with 1.7 effective Megapixel as well as still images recorded at 2.0 effective Megapixel. Zoom range is 10x optical/200x digital for movies, 9x optical/36x digital for stills. To keep compositions pin-sharp, the MVX3i is equipped with an Optical Image Stabilizer. An RGB Primary Color Filter ensures reds, greens and blues keep their intensity when reproduced. DIGIC DV ensures the recorded colors of both movies and stills match the colors you see at the time of shooting. With MPEG4 your movies are routed to the SD Memory Card for easy transfer to your computer. The MPEG4 recording time is only limited by the size of the SD Memory Card. A high level of creative control is provided by means of Auto Exposure Bracketing, Back Light Compensation and Manual Audio Level Control. The Custom Key button allows you to select various modes - such as Optical Image Stabilizer, Zebra Pattern and Drive Mode - easily and quickly. High Resolution 16: 9 mode ensures great image quality on wide screen TV without distorting the image by adding more effective pixels. A variety of shooting modes allow you to get the best shot when shooting stills. These include Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Auto Exposure and Slow Shutter speed. You can also take still photos during movie recording. Direct Print lets you obtain superb photo prints quickly and easily by connecting straight to a Canon printer - there's no PC required. PictBridge lets you do the same with any PictBridge compatible printer. Existing analog recordings can be easily converted into digital format. With USB and IEEE1394 FireWire connectivity, transferring images to a computer is completely straightforward.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in/8.3in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:3.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Sand & snow / Spotlight / Stitch assist / Super night mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:X3i/Xi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV/Canon Optura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-1.9
Max Focal Length:47mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm/4.7mm
Optical Zoom:10/11
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.23Mpix/1.77Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.23Mpix/2.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.5 mm ( 1/3.4 ) / 7.5 mm ( 1/3.4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Tide / White fader / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MJPEG/MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200/220
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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