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Canon ZR 65 MC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Canon ZR 65 MC. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR 65 MC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Canon ZR 65 MC from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery.

portability, usability, price, image quality, zoom


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

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR65MC MiniDV Digital CamcorderCanon ZR65MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Canon ZR65MC Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


The Canon ZR65MC is the middle of the road model of the 2003 ZR line. It is the least expensive Canon camcorder which includes a still recording feature, upgraded over the ZR60MC. The ZR65MC includes better manual control than some of the competitors...

Jul, 2004

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Rip off

Jun, 2005

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Recomend it to people you don't like.

Jun, 2005

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It is a small cute camcorder.

We can't get it to record.

Feb, 2005

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Small, Canon Quality, Easy to Use, Customer Service


Feb, 2004

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Very disappointing


Compact, Many features

Terrible indoor video and stills

Feb, 2004

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Please re-think your purchase.


Lightweight, compact, stylish design

Awful Indoor filming!

Dec, 2003

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My Grandson's first screentest !!!


Quality, small, easy to use

Haven't found any yet

Nov, 2003

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Needs natural lights. OK with bright florescents.


Great pictures OUTDOORS!

Poor pictures indoors. OE battery doesen't last.

Aug, 2003

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Great camera


Small and easy to use

Needs manual adjustment for low light video

Jul, 2003

Product Specifications

Designed for point-and-shoot simplicity, Canon's ZR65 MC camcorder allows everyone to great results without any effort at all. Place the camcorder in your hand, and it fits comfortably and securely, like you've owned it for years. No learning curve is necessary as soon find yourself shooting crisp, vibrant video and life-like digital photos, just by pressing a single button. Connect your camcorder to a computer running Windows or Mac operating systems, and experience the digital world like it was meant to be, quick, seamless, and fun. Canon, the trusted name in optics for decades, has made capturing memories more convenient, exciting, and easier than ever.

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 / Stitch assist

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Model:65 MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.2
Max Focal Length:56mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:20
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:400
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD