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Canon ZR60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1210 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

features, zoom, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1095 user reviews of Canon ZR60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, size

features, zoom

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon ZR60 MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 18x Optical Zoom and Image Stabilization

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Canon ZR60

 

Easy to operate; generally solid video quality.

Constant low-level noise; middling low-light performance; no control over automatic power-off.

As long as you have plenty of light, this budget camcorder shines in home moviemaking.

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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...

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"Ok for home movie makers... Low/No Light Modes is Unacceptable."

 

Ok for those who want a good camera for that sports event. My job requires me to record in low to no light environments. This camera was very jerky. Also, it zooms in by it self.

Ease of use, Microphone Input, Nice Viewfinder, Ok LCD, Digital.

Constant Low Noise, Digital Zoom Sucks, Bad FireWire Proformance, horrible low light mode.

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ZR60 Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

Ok for those who want a good camera for that sports event. My job requires me to record in low to no light environments. This camera was very jerky. Also, it zooms in by it self.

Ease of use, Microphone Input, Nice Viewfinder, Ok LCD, Digital

Constant Low Noise, Digital Zoom Sucks, Bad FireWire Proformance, horrible low light mode

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"Does NOT work with Vista"

 

Upgrading to Windows Vista was the worst mistake of my computing career... and I delete registry keys when I get bored.

Great camera for the price. Canon had EXCELLENT support!

ZR60 doesn't work with Windows Vista. No drivers available for download from Canon's website.

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ZR60 Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

Upgrading to Windows Vista was the worst mistake of my computing career... and I delete registry keys when I get bored.

Great camera for the price. Canon had EXCELLENT support

ZR60 doesn't work with Windows Vista. No drivers available for download from Canon's website

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"Worked well, 'til it died."

 

I enjoyed this camera for slightly over a year (which was also slightly longer than the warranty), then it died. Something is wrong with the CCD, I'm guessing, as just records a streaky picture now. It looks like one row of pixels is getting stretched...

Good price to features ratio

Dead after a year

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"Keeps breaking for no reason"

 

First, there was an extreme accumulation of dirt on the viewfinder, had to send to Canon to be cleaned (albeit they did it for free) and now there is a misconnection between the battery and power source, so at random times the camera will not function...

Digital camera option, Digital video, DV

Cheap design, video is jerky in some advanced options (like night mode)

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ZR60 Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

I enjoyed this camera for slightly over a year (which was also slightly longer than the warranty), then it died. Something is wrong with the CCD, I'm guessing, as just records a streaky picture now. It looks like one row of pixels is getting stretched...

Good price to features ratio

Dead after a year

Consumer review by:

ZR60 Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

First, there was an extreme accumulation of dirt on the viewfinder, had to send to Canon to be cleaned (albeit they did it for free) and now there is a misconnection between the battery and power source, so at random times the camera will not function...

Digital camera option, Digital video, DV

Cheap design, video is jerky in some advanced options (like night mode)

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.8in
Height:4.1in
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:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:60
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:Silver

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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