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Canon Optura 100MC Mini DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The value for money and portability also get good comments, but many are negative about the features and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Optura 100MC Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 34 reviews)

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Canon Optura 100MC Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

One of the best original MiniDV camcorders was the Canon Optura. This camcorder went against the mold with an SLR type body which consumers either hated or loved. Canon has continued the tradition of the original Optura with the Optura 100MC; quality...

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Canon Optura 100 MC

 

A great digital video/still camera, if you can afford it.

Compact, stylish, ergonomic design, Superb image quality, Full range of manual controls

Tape ejects from bottom, Expensive

The 1.3-megapixel resolution that Canon opted for has become a sort of bottom line for digital still photographers, because at this resolution, standard-sized 4x6-inch still prints look quite good. The 100MC's automatic flip-up flash feature is nice,...

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little *******...

 

excellent photography, ergonomic, cheap

where is the night vision?

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You'll love this product.

 

Quick focus during action shots, sports.

Optical zoom could be higher.

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Canon proves once again why it's the master of photography!

 

Amazing video quality, ergonomic fit, superior sound, vid in

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Amazon review summary for Canon Optura 100MC Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Canon Optura 100MC Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Optura 100MC MiniDV 1-Megapixal Digital Camcorder w/ Built-in Digital Still Mode & 8MB SD/ MMC

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Canon Optura 100MC Digital Camcorder

 

Today we introduce the new Canon digital camera company is an exception, with good still image shooting functions can be used to shoot up to 1.3 million pixel resolution of the still image. Canon USA Unveils the Canon digital camera Optura100 MC, this...

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Canon Optura 100 MC $ $ $

 

Canon Digital Camera Optura 100MC. "MC" means that there is a memory card-Optura can shoot 1,300,000 pixel static digital photos, of course, most of the work of their own photography or recording with MiniDV. Product picture The same as a lot of other...

Static pictures were taken good effect ; random configuration rich ; excellent optical image stabili

Slow zoom ; the effect of bad low-light video ; slow memory card reader ; Vertical airframe design ; m

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Canon Suck do not buy anything from them.

 

I bought this product after my MV300i had gone over a month out of warrenty and my tape transport started to snarl tapes, But this was a known problem with Canon. I decided to look round for another Camcorder with a better Spec and everyone was juming ...

The Camera was great while it worked

No after Sales Service worth talking about

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Product Specifications

Being a hybrid product means that one can successfully carry the workload of two. The Optura 100MC takes the concept of a hybrid to a whole new level. The perfect fusion of camcorder and still camera, the Optura 100MC successfully manages the task of both. Versatility and style is the backbone of the Optura 100MC. An extensive feature set and attention to detail make every shooting experience a sheer delight. Stunning video and razor sharp still images are flawlessly combined to produce a superior imaging tool. Now displaying your creation on screen or paper has the same impact: impressive.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):6.5hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:5.2in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:2.6in

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:Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:100 MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Optura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.25Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Fade trigger / Vertical wipe / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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