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Canon ZR60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Canon ZR60. 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. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the connectivity. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 user reviews of Canon ZR60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but the connectivity and memory get negative opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

memory, connectivity

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR60 MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 18x Optical Zoom and Image StabilizationFlip Video Camcorder: 60-Minutes (White)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Canon ZR60, ZR65MC, ZR70MC First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


At the Consumer Electronics Show 2003, Canon announced three new ZR MiniDV camcorder models. The ZR60, ZR65MC, and ZR70MC are replacements for the ZR40, ZR45MC, and ZR50MC. Although they didn't change much, what changes they did make were just...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: Andie (

Pretty good for such a low price


It is cheap and handles like a profesional camcorder

effects, weight

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: brianmo24 (

Spectacular video ”


This video camera is great for on the go. It takes video so quickly without going through confusing menus or multiple buttons to just record some video. The video quality is stunning for such a small device. It takes so much better video than my...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Embair1 (

Flip video is very user friendly ”


We bought our FlipVideo about 4 years ago when we needed a smaller video camera that we could use to take video of our new daughter. We had a more bulky, traditional video camera but it was way too hard to cart that around and we only took videos with...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: threeclassics (

sleek, stylish (also prone to dying...) ”


Ah, the Flip. Sleek, stylish -- it even has an adorable name that befits its miniscule size and ease of use. It is by far the simplest of camcorders, by far the best value for your money. Barely larger than a small digital camera, this little guy goes...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: seekingserenity (

Love it, Flip Video is my favorite camcorder. ”


I started using a camcorder back when my oldest kids were babies and they were huge heavy things. Then later I got a small digital one that was still pretty big. My daughter got one of these to record video of my grandchildren. After seeing how easy it...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: acenchula (

Are You Flipping????????????? ”


Well I've had this Flip Ultra handheld video camcorder for a while now and minus a few things I think it works pretty good.It comes in many different colors and is all the rage right now.With the Flipshare program which is built-in software- you can...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: themamareport (

The Flip Video Camcorder is the BEST ”


The Flip Video camcorder is easy to use.  Before our Flip we had a Sony Handycam and it was larger and much more tempormental.  The Flip is light weight and has only a few buttons to use.  It looks like a cell phone or digital camera, because it is so...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: rocketmail (

very simple and cute


I first saw this camcorder at Target I really was not looking to make this kind of purchase. I am talking about the flip camera by VIvitar it is pink and it has night version.. Most flip cameras give you a lense on the side of the camera or the...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: rocketmail (

very simple and cute ”


I first saw this camcorder at Target I really was not looking to make this kind of purchase.  I am talking about the flip camera by VIvitar it is pink and it has night version..  Most flip cameras give you a lense on the side of the camera or the...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Designed for point-and-shoot simplicity, Canon's ZR series camcorders allow everyone to get great results without any effort at all. Place the camcorder in your hand, and it fits comfortably and securely, like you have owned it for years. No learning curve is necessary as you soon find yourself shooting crisp, vibrant video and life-like digital photos, just by pressing a single button. Canon, the trusted name in optics for decades, has made capturing memories more convenient, exciting, and easier than ever. Canon ZR60 brings you all the benefits of digital video: a digital photo mode, a 2.5" flexible color view screen, 18X optical/360X digital zoom, a Color Night mode, an image stabilization feature, a high-quality microphone, a built-in analog to digital converter, and much more!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

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


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



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Vertical wipe / Zigzag
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD