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Canon ZR600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Canon ZR600. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the memory and durability get mixed views. The battery and viewfinder get critical comments.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Canon ZR600 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the color and zoom are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas the image quality and reliability get less positive reviews. There are some mixed comments about the memory.

usability, price, design, zoom, color

reliability, image quality

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR600 MiniDV Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomCanon ZR600 MiniDV Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Canon ZR600 review


main content Much like its slightly more expensive sibling, the ZR700 , Canon's ZR600 performed well in our tests under optimum lighting, while low-light performance yielded significant noise--not uncommon for entry-level Canon camcorders. It boasts a...

Wide-screen LCD; easy-to-use controls; built-in lens cover; above-average color reproduction; 25X optical zoom; plenty of manual controls; accepts add-on lenses and filters; low price.

No accessory shoe or microphone input; bottom-loading tape compartment; grainy, low-resolution still photos; not enough stabilization at maximum zoom; poor low-light performance.

Stick with well-lit environments and you're sure to like the Canon ZR600, a low-priced, feature-rich camcorder.

May, 2006

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I love shopping at newegg, and will continue too, but this purchase was the only bad purchase I have had with them. I specifically bought a cheapo camcorder for analog to digital conversions, and I trusted Newegg's product listing. The advertised...

The camera is an affordable way into digital video, no question about that. Its small, light, and cheap. If you are new to DV, buy it

NO ANALOG VIDEO INPUTS ; despite what Newegg's product listing says, this camera does not record any ANALOG video (ie. from a VCR, TV, analog camcorder, 8mm camcorder, etc..) It will only record video inputs via the firewire. The canon ZR700 records...

Aug, 2006

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Easy to use. Bought the ZR 850 because.........


The Z600 is compact,lightweight and even good looking. I

Nice joystick controls,smooth easy zoom,fits easily into my cargo pants side pocket

Bought 6/25/2007.Total blackout by November. Not powering on. Urgent assistance needed

Jan, 2008

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Easy to use. Bought the ZR 850 because.........


The Z600 is compact,lightweight and even good looking. I bought this camera for my son's school sports day,wanting to capture the moment. This being my first camcorder and thinking about purchasing a camera shortly after,I was pleasantly surprised ...

Nice joystick controls,smooth easy zoom,fits easily into my cargo pants side pocket

Bought 6/25/2007.Total blackout by November. Not powering on. Urgent assistance needed.

Jan, 2008

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Noisy perfection


The constant whine of the motors can be heard on a recording even in a moderately quiet room. It really is unacceptable. The viewfinder is too small to be useful. Lots of customizable settings is a good point. Great vibrant LCD display. Good recording...

small size, nice image quality

excessive motor noise, odd rubber covers for SD and AV ports

Jan, 2007

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Worth buying


Bought this item from at price $270. I thought i got cheapest however, someone can go lower at $220. Anyway, good deal and i don't want to waste alots time to returning the item. Bought this item as a gift for my sister bday. She loves it due...

This is Canon Brand! easy to use

None finding yet ; however, a little higher price than other Camcorder Like JVC and etc

Dec, 2006

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Canon ZR600 camcorder review


I bought this camcorder last week and so far I feel it's great.

Super slim. High optical zoom.


Nov, 2006

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Great product!





Nov, 2006

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Canon ZR600 camcorder review


I bought this camcorder last week and so far I feel it's great. It has 20X optical zoom as well as 800X digital zoom. but normally I don't need to use digital zoom. the screen can be flipped and reverse. That's great. I recommend this camcorder.

Super slim. High optical zoom.


Oct, 2006

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Perfect entry-level videocamera


I got this for my b-day, mainly to capture our upcoming child in all her tiny glory. I have played with the camera extensively to be able to understand all it can do.

Small size, SD slot, widescreen, Firewire port

SD picture quality, buttons to push to activate functions during recording

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception. For budget-conscious consumers, the ZR family of cameras is a perfect balance between style, performance and affordability. They give you a variety of features, including Widescreen HR recording, a FireWire/DV Terminal and Canon's advanced image stabilization system. The results are brilliant video and digital photos that you can easily share with family and friends. Beneath its stylish Silver Frost finish, the ZR600 packs a powerful combination of performance and features. It comes with a 25x optical zoom, Canon's longest ever. It also comes with features found on more expensive camcorders such as: an easy-to-read menu system; an omni-selector joystick that lets you easily operate playback, focus, exposure and menu options; a big 2.7" LCD view screen; Smooth Zoom Control; and Level Shot Control. The ZR600 is a stylish performer you can take anywhere.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Silver frost

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Neutral / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic