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Canon ZR 65 MC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the features and reliability.

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battery, reliability, features

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 69/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR 65 MC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Canon ZR 65 MC from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Canon ZR65MC

 

Review: The best value in Canon's current ZR series, the ZR65MC offers a compact and easy-to-use design, an on-target feature set, and overall good video quality for an attractive budget price. It has a few flaws--look elsewhere if you plan to shoot in...

Easy to operate; generally good video quality; strong home-video feature set

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

An attractively priced, compact camcorder suited to everything but shooting in dim light.

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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...

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Has been a great Camera

 

Surprised at all the negative feedback. I too had the blank screen issue shortly after purchase, but Canon was great about it and fixed it for free. No issues since, and I have never had an issue with video quality. Like the other poster suggested,...

Easy to use, good quality

Battery life was a small issue, but I just upgraded to a better battery

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Don't buy it. Went dead without much use.

 

The camera just went dead, does not display image anymore, the LCD screen and viewfinder are blank. This happened right after warranty expired.

They offer everything you wanted

Not reliable

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ZR65MC Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

The camera just went dead, does not display image anymore, the LCD screen and viewfinder are blank. This happened right after warranty expired.

They offer everything you wanted

Not reliable

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Great Camcorder

 

I've had camera 4 years and have used for grandchildren sports, concerts and other ramblings. Works great and produces terrific videos. Works well with my computer for making movies or dvd's

Ease of use, affordability & durability

battery life

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ZR65MC Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

I've had camera 4 years and have used for grandchildren sports, concerts and other ramblings. Works great and produces terrific videos. Works well with my computer for making movies or dvd's

Ease of use, affordability & durability

battery life

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First Experience and Scared to buy any other brand now!

 

Purchased this product on shopathometv.com and then spent a fortune on 9 hour battery to only use a few times before it broke. When I contacted Canon they said I had to pay to ship it back to them so they could look at it and would not state if I'd...

9 hour battery but it was expensive

Quality Sucks and I should not have to buy no warranty for something this expensive

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Great Digital Camera

 

I see a lot of horrible reviews about this camera and I'm shocked! I've had this camera for about 4 years. I've used it for everthing; vacations, zoo trips, kids, and much else. I've not had a single problem. Although it does shoot horrible picture in...

I like the size, easy to use, and the price

Low light shooting has a lot of noise

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ZR65MC Digital Video Camcorder - Dell Only

 

I see a lot of horrible reviews about this camera and I'm shocked! I've had this camera for about 4 years. I've used it for everthing; vacations, zoo trips, kids, and much else. I've not had a single problem. Although it does shoot horrible picture in...

I like the size, easy to use, and the price

Low light shooting has a lot of noise

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
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 / Stitch assist

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
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

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: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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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