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alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of FS300. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the color and reliability. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the FS300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of FS300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and zoom. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability and memory. There are some critical comments about the color.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder (Silver) - 2010 MODELCanon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue) - 2010 MODELCanon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder (Red) - 2010 MODEL

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Kristina Dems (

Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder Review


The Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder is a mid-range digital video camera that offers basic digital video capturing features. It's very compact and stylish, perfect for personal use. Learn more about the Canon FS300 Camcorder by reading this review.

It's an affordable compact digital video camera that may not satisfy the needs of more advanced users, but for regular people who only need a decent camcorder that allows easy storing and transferring of digital video to several other electronic...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: craig732 (

Awesome Camera


I was able to use this right our of the box. I didn't need the instruction manual at all. Very simple to operate. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of video and photographs. The flash memory is an excellent feature... no DVDs or tapes to...

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range/performance


Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Davino (

Great and simple


I bought the camera on a thursday afternoon and it came on friday at noon. Now that was fast! via UPS

Simple to use. Not to many confusing functions. Small and light, easy to move around while filming. I bought this camera because it was cheap, I didn't want high def and it's Canon name. Software was easy to install and very simple to use with windows...

It's not high def but that's the big price difference you have to pay

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: � dgý (

Good Buy!


The wife loves it! I have a 5 year old Sony Digital Camera with flash. The Canon FS300 without a flash takes better pics and video.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: delicatehugs (

Very nice video camera for decent price. ”


We wanted a video camera to capture the special moments of the first year of our little son's life. I wasn't looking for the greatest camera with the fanciest features. I wanted a good camera with some zoom and as little fuzz from shakiness. I received...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Mr. Dave (

simple to work


I like the ability to just drag & Drop instead of the hassle of mini 8

Easy to Use,Great Picture Quality

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: momtogcubed (

Easy to use.


I bought the Canon VIXIA FS300 Flash Media Camcorder to record memories of my children. It is very easy to use right out of the box. It's also lightweight and easy to carry around for long periods of time while you're trying to catch that special...

Easy to Use, Lightweight

Short Battery Life, Bad in Low Light

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Dickee (

the camcorder is very good


i found its a very good unit but difficult to use the instructions when you have to have a computer to use them

Good Image Stabilization,Good in Low Light,Great Picture Quality,Great Sound,Instruction manual poor

Complicated To Operate

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: becka255 (

Great Birthday present!


It was my birthday and I wanted a new toy, so I decided this camcorder would be a lot of fun! Well, most definately, it is! Not only is the design nice, sleek, and up to date, there are so many memories you can shoot, record, zoom in on, and remember...

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

Short Battery Life, Overpriced

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Harley FLSTC (

Great small camcorder


Bought this for use during vacations. Just returned after two weeks and this little camcorder worked perfect. The video is clear, the sound is great and the still photo capability allowed us to leave our normal camera at home. The zoom is fantastic...I...

Easy to Use","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range\/performance

No External Mic Input

Sep, 2010