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Canon ZR70 MC

Canon ZR70 MC
alaScore 67

194 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Canon ZR70 MC. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

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 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Canon ZR70 MC from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

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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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Canon ZR70MC


The Canon ZR70MC ($799 list) is affordable, sleek, and highly configurable. It comes with first-rate features like a 22X optical zoom and a wide-angle lens. Unfortunately, the camera simply can't compete with more expensive camcorder models in...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (

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...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: agar041 (



Cheap ,easy to use

Low light performace

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: Keithard (

ZR 70 Great Buy


Optics of 22X, wide angle accessery, great battery, free SW

slow focus, poor night vision, no reg light, bad sound

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: dkjdsn (



Day time picture is really good.

Its sucks hard indoors...night...low light!!!

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Joe (

Avoid this Camcorder like the Plague



The indoor quality

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: jrgsing (

Great camcorder for the price


Easy to use, great features

Audio is hard to hear

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: cop (

canon picture quality

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: cop (

canon picture quality


easy to use and lightwieght

low battery life grainy pictures still images

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: sandy (

Excellent product for that price.


Excellent Picture Quality, easy to use, light weight.

Granullar picture in low light.

Dec, 2003

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


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

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: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



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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD