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Canon ZR25MC DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Canon ZR25MC DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and reliability. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, size, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR25MC DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Canon ZR25MC DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The size and portability also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, size, reliability, price

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR25MC Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModeCanon ZR25MC Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Aug, 2018

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Canon ZR25MC Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


Canon ZR25MC is Canon's latest addition to their well-rounded MiniDV line. The 25MC is the next camcorder in the popular ZR series. It packs many features and high picture quality. The 25MC has a MSRP of $899 and a street price of around $600. What it...

Nov, 2001

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Tape sticks


Easy to use, great pics, PAL/NTSE TV & comp. compatibility

Eats Taps on rewind

Aug, 2002

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Digital Video Review (Canon ZR-25MC)


Easy to use (for both Video and Still) and small in size. Great Quality and color

Needs work on low light stability & needs two adapters (1 Video, 1 Still)

Apr, 2002

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Canon Camera


Good little camera, very reliable, never breaks no matter the abuse

It is not digital

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

Canon's innovation and expertise in the optical and image capture markets, brings you the new ZR25MC Mini DV camcorder. ZR25MC is a highly versatile digital imaging solution for those customers seeking the capabilities of a full-featured digital camcorder and a digital still camera all in one sleek design with artistic detailing that's comfortable to hold. The superior quality of digital video resulting from higher horizontal resolution yielding sharper picture detail and component color sampling preserves more color information than analog ZR25MC features DV Format, with this mini DV camcorder you will realize truly amazing picture and sound quality. Images reaching up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution reveal stunning detail and clarity. The camcorder versatility expands even after shooting as they easily connect to a DV ready device. The IEEE-1394 DV terminal provides digital connectivity for high-speed transfer of video, stills and audio from the camcorder, DV VCR to a DV ready computer. The Progressive Photo function allows ZR-25MC camcorder to record sharp, clear still images, even of moving subjects, onto a memory card. When you take a still image, the camcorder's iris works as a mechanical shutter, immediately closing to shut out superfluous image data. Every 1/30 of a second, the camcorder reads two fields of image data simultaneously, resulting in full frame.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Model:25 MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver/Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"/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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD