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Canon ZR70 MC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the color. Many are critical about the features and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR70 MC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR70 MC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Canon ZR70 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.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon ZR70MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 22x Optical Zoom, Digital Still Mode, MMC Slot, Image Stabilization and Wide Angle Attachment

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Canon ZR70MC

 

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Canon ZR70MC

 

Review: The ZR70MC is the high-end model in Canon's 2003 lineup of ZR-series consumer MiniDV camcorders. It builds on the ... Expand full review The ZR70MC is the high-end model in Canon's 2003 lineup of ZR-series consumer MiniDV camcorders. It...

Useful optical zoom range; easy to operate; numerous editing and special-effects features

Noticeable tape-transport noise in very quiet environments; mediocre low-light performance; poor still-photo quality

The Canon ZR70MC is a compact, full-featured camcorder that will serve you well unless you're shooting in dim light.

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Canon ZR70MC Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Canon ZR70MC is the one step up from the ZR65MC, the middle of the road model in the 2003 ZR line. The new model has a larger, 22x zoom, a number of special features, and costs $100 more. A snap shot of the market shows the ZR70MC includes better...

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"has a good run"

 

I've had this camera for quite some time and have been basically happy with it, but the nightmode is a joke and provides you with a horribly grainy picture and audio. Also, the sound of the motor is very present and annoying

It's easy to record and fits well in the hand, features are handy and well made

DURABILITY. owned for about a year, then had the LCD screen crack from about a one foot fall, also, AV doesn't work after constant use

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This camcorder is great! Canon all the way!

 

I got this camcorder for Christmas last year, and man is it great. I use it almost every day right now, because I am in the Video Production class at my High School. All of the cameras that the school supplies are this same model as well, so it also...

Great battery life, easy to use, a great camcorder over all

Night light not so good

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"This camcorder is great! Canon all the way!"

 

I got this camcorder for Christmas last year, and man is it great. I use it almost every day right now, because I am in the Video Production class at my High School. All of the cameras that the school supplies are this same model as well, so it also...

Great battery life, easy to use, a great camcorder over all.

Night light not so good.

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This camcorder is great! Canon all the way!

 

I got this camcorder for Christmas last year, and man is it great. I use it almost every day right now, because I am in the Video Production class at my High School. All of the cameras that the school supplies are this same model as well, so it also...

Great battery life, easy to use, a great camcorder over all

Night light not so good

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has a good run

 

I've had this camera for quite some time and have been basically happy with it, but the nightmode is a joke and provides you with a horribly grainy picture and audio. Also, the sound of the motor is very present and annoying

It's easy to record and fits well in the hand, features are handy and well made

DURABILITY. owned for about a year, then had the LCD screen crack from about a one foot fall, also, AV doesn't work after constant use

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"The $700 two year camera"

 

I have read more than one account of Canon's POS ZR70MC breaking down after two years of light to moderate usage. The video capture on my camera is now non existent, thanks to some type of design flaw that wasn't addressed by Canon. I cannot bring...

Good quality of video...in natural sunlight

Grainy video in the least amount of darkness, poor sound, dismal snapshot capabilities, stops working after two years

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The $700 two year camera

 

I have read more than one account of Canon's POS ZR70MC breaking down after two years of light to moderate usage. The video capture on my camera is now non existent, thanks to some type of design flaw that wasn't addressed by Canon. I cannot bring...

Good quality of video...in natural sunlight

Grainy video in the least amount of darkness, poor sound, dismal snapshot capabilities, stops working after two years

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. The ZR70MC allows you to achieve unparalleled performance with unbeatable simplicity. Its extensive feature set is complimented by a sleek, cutting-edge design which instantly becomes an extension of you. All the beauty of life will be captured with ultimate precision, superb clarity, and rich color.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):180min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

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:70 MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.6
Max Focal Length:61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:22
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 Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:440
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie 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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