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Canon MD205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Canon MD205. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The design and image quality also get good feedback. The size and battery get less positive comments, while opinions about the price and zoom are different.

usability, image quality, design, portability, durability

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MD205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Canon MD205


The Canon MD205 is a miniDV camcorder with a Wide High Resolution 16:9 system,, Advanced zoom that offers up to 36x the magnification, DIGIC DV image processor for bright and crisp images, new LCD video light for poorly-lighted settings and a new...

George Lucas didn’t need High Definition and a hard drive to make the original Star Wars. The MD205 gives you everything you need to make basic, great looking home movies - and with plenty of cash left over for Ewok make-up. Canon MD205 is tagged with...

Sep, 2008

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Canon MD205


I bought this camera for my 11 year old son as a first camcorder. He was able to get it up and running without even looking at the instruction booklet and was quickly producing good quality films. For it's price I think it is as excellent quality product.

Sorting out what lead you need to download films is a bit confusing and knowing whether your computer is up to the job. But friends with more wisdom than me have been quick to sort me out!

Dec, 2008

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Canon MD205


Easy to use and able to access menus to change settings.

Zoom button difficult to operate and could be in a better position. Effects button on viewer could be better placed. When filming and you wish to press button, camera is likely to shake causing bad picure quality for short time.

Oct, 2008

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Canon MD205


wieght.easy to use

joy stick takes some getting use to

Oct, 2008

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Canon MD205


no remorte

Oct, 2008

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Canon MD205


Simple and straight forward to use with very good results

Bit small and difficult to hold steady best used with tripod

Sep, 2008

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Canon MD205


light and easy to use.

Aug, 2008

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Canon MD205


Easy to use. Simple as it sounds I like the lens cover

Position of battery, gets in the way if you want to use the veiwer rather than the LCD. Would be better positioned inside the LCD compartment. With it being Canon I thought the image quality would have been better

Aug, 2008

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Canon MD205


Quick and easy to use, excellent zoom.

Nothing at this price.

Jul, 2008

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Canon MD205


Very easy to use

No Frame advance facility

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1.6
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7


Built-in flash: Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.54

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.59 - 66
Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.59 - 66
Focal length range (f-f):0.102 - 3.28
Optical Zoom:32

Other Features

Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Weight & Dimensions