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alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the features.

usability, portability, price, image quality, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the FS300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 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

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

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder w/41x Advanced Zoom (Silver)Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder w/41x Advanced Zoom (Red)Canon FS300 Flash Memory Camcorder w/41x Advanced Zoom (Blue)

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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...

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Outstanding so far!


Price point, Canon quality and portability make this little guy a winner in my books!

Light weight, easy to operate and energy efficient. The latest technology from Canon works great and is easy to transfer/download

None perceived


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simple to work


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

Easy to Use,Great Picture Quality

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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

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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


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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

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Canon FS300


It is quite small and lightweight, so it really is easy to carry along for video opportunities. Very stable image when hand-held, but benefits from a tripod. Microphone is adequate for most uses, but would be nice to have a plug-in for an external...

Easy to Use,Good Image Stabilization,Good in Low Light,Great Picture Quality,Great Zoom,Large Clear LCD

No external mic plug-in

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very poor and complicated instructions


the reason i purchased this camcorder was to put it on my Harley D and take movies thru the windshield while riding down certain roads and it works great. very happy with it

Good Image Stabilization,Great Picture Quality,Zoom range\/performance

Complicated To Operate

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Very Good


good camcorder!

Easy to Use

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typically Canon


Over all this is a fabulous little camera as are all Canons. As indicated above it leaves something to be desired in low light situations. The LED light is very much a spotlight more than a "flood" light. The image stability program is electronic...

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

Poor In Low Light