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Canon Optura Pi

Canon Optura Pi
alaScore 71

36 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Canon Optura Pi. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Optura Pi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Product Specifications

Light enough to become part of your hand, the Optura Pi will become your personal imaging companion. Built tough with Canon Know-How and Canon technology inside it, the Optura Pi gives you surprising features and unsurpassed digital video (DV) quality. It gives you up to 2 hours of digital movies or 700 Digital Photos on one mini DV. The Optura Pi is easy to use and that makes it easy to get results you've never seen before from any camcorder. A genuine Canon 12x zoom lens with 48x digital zoom allows you to get clear close-ups. It features three modes: Normal Movie (full-motion video) Mode, Digital Photo Mode and Digital Motor Drive Mode (takes 30 still frames a second). Optical image stabilization filters out the jitters and bumps to capture crisp, stable images every time. Look into the world that awaits you when you get into CANON DV, with the Optura Pi digital camcorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Optura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.5
Max Focal Length:49.2mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Gray metallic/Gray metallic / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:360Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:380Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Fade trigger / Mosaic fader / Scroll wide
Digital Video Format:DV
Digital Zoom:48
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Mosaic / Sepia / Wipe/Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia / Wipe


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD