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Canon Optura

Canon Optura
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4 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Canon Optura. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery. The portability is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the price.

zoom, portability, battery


On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 60/100.

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Expert review by: Rick Broida (

Canon Optura review: Canon Optura


Although the Optura offers impressive features such as manual exposure controls, optical image stabilization, and cameralike still-photo features, its low-light shooting capabilities will likely disappoint the home moviemaker. If you're going to remain...

Manual focus ring; cameralike mode wheel; shutter- and aperture-priority modes available for video; optical image stabilization; excellent LCD and microphone; takes decent snapshots.

Poor low-light video quality; microphone picks up motor noise.

Canon's feature-packed camcorder shoots very good daylight footage but has reason to be scared of the dark.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Canon Optura Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


The Canon Optura is a small camera. The zoom is located in the front of the camera, it is placed right near your thumb which in nice, but the zoom control is very small and it makes it hard to use. The manual focus is controlled by a little dial and is...

Jun, 2001

Expert review by: The Digital Journalist (

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I have been using the Canon Optura forthe past few days, shooting it along with my still cameras while coveringthe White House.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: user636 (

Quick review of Canon Optura camcorder - Mini DV


This is one incredible performer. Designed with the Pro/Advanced Amateur in mind, it packs every no-nonsense feature that a videographer or budding cine photographer needs. The image and audio performance are superb. The control layout is very...

Apr, 2008