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Canon MiniDV MV960

We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 3 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Oct 11, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The Canon ZR700 is the upper-end model on the redesigned ZR-series by Canon. Major design improvements over last year's model include a new joystick control for simple menu navigation, a 30x optical zoom, a 2.7 inch LCD screen for true widescreen, and...

Improved handling, -True 16:9 widescreen format, -Marked upgrade in low light performance, -Better battery mount than the Elura 100

Lacks a mic in jack, -Poor viewfinder design, -Connection of hand strap to tape compartment can lead to breakage

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Which? (

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Dec, 2006

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Because of its size, price and extra features I consider the MV960 to be a good choice for an entry level camera.

For an entry level camcorder the Canon MV960 has some extras that other brands of camera don't include such as real widescreen recording, 25x optical zoom and in camera converting of analog video. Video captured in daylight is very good and sound is...

Low light video suffers from excess noise and the front mounted video light does not seem to help much. Because of its small size it seems to need a very steady hand in order to avoid the "shakes" in your video.

Jun, 2007

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Canon MV960


The camera is very easy to use, straight out of the box. The addition functions are all easy to select. The real bonus is the ability to use the DV-In to transfer old HI8/VHS recordings ontp the camcorder and then transfer them to a PC using the DV-Out.

So far I haven't any real bad points. Although I suspect that the picture quality will suffer in low light conditions, but I was aware of the possibilty that this was the case when I bought the camera. The digital camera option doesn't seem to produce...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L14 / NB-2LH
Video recording time:4.5


Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Sepia


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:112000


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Filter size:N
Focal length range (f-f):1.72 - 42.9
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:25

Other Features

Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Lens system:N
Manual focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:640 x 480
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Canon's ZoomBrowser\nImageBrowser

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/2
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD


Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions