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Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good views. Many are negative about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon ZR45MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Digital Still Mode & MMC Card Slot

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Canon ZR45MC Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Canon ZR45MC has an MSRP of $799 and a street price around $600. It's effectively the Canon ZR40 but with added still capability. Although there are similarly price camcorders with better still capability, the manual control this camcorder offers...

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Design flaw makes audio intolerable

 

It's small.

Loud grinding sound from motor inhibits clear recording

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Canon ZR45MC Cost Effective Digital Camcorder

 

Small with many easy to use features

Still picture quality is low

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nice toy

 

good price, compact, good features

controls are a little awkward, image is about 3.5 out of 5

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Poor, poor video quality!

 

Size and features

Poor, poor video quality.

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Very poor quality video!

 

I bought it for $438 way below retail

Everything! This camera is a piece of garbage for the $599

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GREAT CAMERA

 

Great Picture and Small compact

The sound, but use a mic

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Excellent Product with Macintosh OS X Jaguar

 

Inexpensive quality, lens/filter options, A/D converter.

Documentation weak, results in trial and error learning.

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Canon ZA45MC Video Camcorder Review

 

Small, great video, very handy little camera!

Price, I bought mine at Dell!!

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The ZR-45 is the perfect low-budget camera

 

Small in size, good color quality, very cost-effective

The sound quality is not the greatest

Product Specifications

Outstanding optical performance and strict attention to detail makes the ZR45MC an indispensable memory maker. Your style and creativity are limited only by your own imagination. The flexibility and quality of the ZR45MC will win you over. Enjoy all the benefits of digital video, digital photo mode, a 2.5" flexible color view screen, and 18X optical zoom/360X digital zoom. The ZR45MC features Color Night Mode, Image Stabilization, a high quality microphone, a built-in analog to digital converter, plus Progressive Photo Mode for exceptionally sharp still images, MultiMediaCard and Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card technology for easy storage and transfer of still images, and a USB terminal.

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

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.3in

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:45 MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.9
Max Focal Length:50.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
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
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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