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Canon Camcorder DC100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The portability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the reliability, and many are critical about the memory and color.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

battery, color, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Camcorder DC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Camcorder DC100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and usability. The image quality and portability also get good reviews.

price, portability, image quality, usability, size

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC100 - Ultra-Compact DVD CamcorderCanon DC100 - Ultra-Compact DVD Camcorder

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Camcorder DC100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the battery. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

price, portability, size, image quality, design


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder w/25x Optical ZoomCanon DC100 DVD Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom

Mar, 2019

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Canon DC100


The DC100 digital camcorder gives you all the convenience and functionality of DVD technology. It lets you record directly to DVDs, and lets you shoot and share video through a variety of options. Only 3" in diameter, the DC100's DVD-R/-RW discs are...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : James Murray (

Canon DC100 Camcorder Review


Canon doubled its DVD line recently with two new models, the DC40, and a new entry-level, the DC100. Entry level models often have a difficult time distinguishing themselves from the pack: they must be easy enough for the novice but have the solid...

May, 2006

Expert review by : James Dickinson (

Canon DC100


When it comes to the budget end of the DVD camcorder market, we're used to seeing pictures marred but all kinds of compression artifacts and inaccurat...

Better image quality than we see on many low priced DVD camcorders, a few manual controls

No USB connection, no SD card slot, still images not that hot

Above average video quality is countered by a lack of an SD card slot and poor quality stills on this DVD camcorder. A good option for the buyer on a tight budget.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Mini Disk Camcorder : Canon DC100 Camcorder


If capturing still images no longer satisfies your creative urge then perhaps it is time you considered a camcorder such as the DC100 from Canon.

The DC100 is Canon's entry level model in the camcorder field of digital video. The kit consists of the DC100 camera, instruction manual, battery pack, power adapter, AC cable, stereo video lead and a SCART adapter for connection output to a...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon Digital Camcorder : Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder


This camcorder writes directly to DVD's – either R or RW – and as such avoids any possible data transfer problems to a PC.

Small enough to fit in a wide pocket, the is 12x5x8.5cm and given that the mini DVD are 8cm it could not be and smaller. The weight is around 400grams. Canon DC100 This unit can use DVD-R or DVD-RW discs the differences are not just that a DVD-R can...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder


Simple design, easy to use, good quality widescreen and audio, good value for money, ideal for complete newbie

It's a basic, but good quality, DVD camcorder aimed at the casual home video user and at a price won't break the bank. For the target market - it's ideal. Venture further up the range if you're looking for increased functionality, however.

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Wished I had it returned within 30 days.

Great for videotaping up to 30 minutes on DVD-R & convenient for fast files transfer to PC

Video quality lacks solid smooth color. (My 3 yr old Canon A70 does even better job for video color quality.) Pick up loud noise when recording. Resolution for still photo is awful but it is understandable. Have a big regret and disappoinment to own...

Sep, 2006

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Great Camera


newegg got my camera there in two days thanks for the great service. BUY THIS CAMERA!!!

High resolution dvd camera. 1000X zoom will never be used but its there to have. I would recomend this to everyone looking for a small high res camera. and the mini DVD tech is awesome


Jul, 2006

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a good camera easy to use


To the end on this Canon beautiful in form and pleasing the eye with its gray metal, with no excessive weight (410 g) makes it balanced when taking pictures The display is an LCD, four 2.7-inch TFT color, approximately 112,000 pixels. Filming and...


The price is a little high

Jan, 2009

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Canon DC 100 review


Hardly the polar opposite, the Canon DC100 DVD camcorder is a very different beast from the Canon DC40 that I like so much. In addition to the obvious dissimilarities--the DC100's longer 25X zoom lens, lower-resolution 680,000-pixel sensor, and...

Long zoom lens

Poor still photos

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Canon DC100 ultra compact DVD camcorder combines one-push high resolution true widescreen shooting and 16: 9 wide LCD, with a powerful 25x optical zoom, DIGIC DV and still image capture to disc. The DC100 offers convenient recording straight to DVD (-R/-RW), shooting eye-catching video and great looking digital photos is easy - simply transfer the finalized disc to your home player. The DC100 is ready to record high-resolution true widescreen 16: 9 movies. It features a color viewfinder and a wide 2.7" LCD screen, allowing video footage to be monitored exactly as it will appear on a widescreen TV set. The LCD includes a level marker to help center the horizon. Switching between 16: 9 widescreen and 4: 3 shooting modes is easy and done at the push of a single button. A powerful, precision-engineered 25x optical zoom delivers great looking footage. While Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) eliminates unwanted vibration, a range of different zoom speeds is available for greater control. Thanks to Canon's DIGIC DV processor, separate signal paths are provided for video and stills, ensuring that colors are optimized and remain vivid and vibrant for each. In a smooth and rounded body, the compact DC100 is perfectly portable. The DC100's lens is always protected thanks to a convenient sliding lens cover incorporated into the camcorder's body.


Built-in Microphone: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Type: None


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Product Type:DC coupler
Subcategory (MG):Power converters, splitters and accessories


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length range (f-f):1.72 - 42.9
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix/470Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
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

Other Features

I/O ports:AV\n
Lens system:Image Stabilizer / N
Media types supported:DVD-R/-RW
Resolution:1024 x 768

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No

Power Device

Input Connector Qty:1
Input Connector Type:Power DC jack


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 ~ 1/6


Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Disc types supported:DVD-R, DVD, DVD-RW

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:100
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions