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Canon MV730i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Canon MV730i. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and battery. The portability and zoom are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the color and viewfinder.

usability, zoom, portability, battery, price

image quality, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV730i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon MV730i from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Canon MV750i Digital Camcorder [Mini DV , 22 x Optical , DV in/out]Canon MV750i Digital Camcorder [Mini DV , 22 x Optical , DV in/out]

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lisa Keddie (

Canon MV750I test and review from Computer Video Magazine


All three of Canon's MV7xxi range of MiniDV camcorders boast DV/analogue in/out and cost around £400 or less. We check out the range-leading MV750I

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

Canon MV750i DV Camcorder Review


Good ergonomics and stylish design. DIGIC processing produces characteristically warm Canon skin tones. Inclusion of 0.6x wide lens and 22x optical zoom is a bonus. Low cost is a major plus.

Access to manual focus and exposure too much of a fiddle. High tape transport noise. A clearer B&W viewfinder would have been preferable to the low-res colour one. 440x digizoom useless.

It's a very comfortable, easy-to-use, camcorder that will be highly popular with the beginner's market. It's still way too noisy in quiet areas, but for the newbie looking for a great little starter model this won't be seen as a problem. At the price,...

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Why are my screens blue why can't I get pictures and video


I have no picture look through the eye of cam it's blue and the screen is blue can get sound but no picture why?

Mar, 2015

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It is really good value for money , since operation is simple and quality is superb. Also it is a really hardy camcorder, since I have been using it without any issue for more than 5 years now. Although you record on tapes or memory card, the pictures...

I bought this in Singapore in 2004 and am still using it without any problem. You have the option on recording on tape or on memory card. The recorded pictures are very clear and they match the current DVD quality. It is really useful for armatures...

Jul, 2009

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A great camera. Lots of easy to use features and good battery life.

Small and easy to use

Haven't used it much yeat but so far nothing bad

Mar, 2005

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Great Camera with pleny of capability. Highly recommend this camera.

Simplicity of use. I bought this camera to easily make DVD home movies. Not only i that achieved simply with a fire wire card. But connect the camera up to your VCR tape your old home movies onto the camera, it digitises them and you can produce DVD's...

The only fault I can find is that its 'night shot' is not as good as sony's. But a small compromise considering all the other features.

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

Built on Canon's heritage of precision optics, the MV750i is not only effortless to operate, it also has one of the highest zoom ranges of any camcorder in its class. Canon's engineers have always abided by the rule that technology has no purpose unless it can be put to good use. That is why the MV750i camcorder works straight out of the box. You won't need a PhD in systems theory to get started - just turn it on and start shooting. The compact size and slim, ergonomic palm design feels as easy in the hand as it is to use. Buttons controlling all important features fall right beneath your fingertips, and you will be delighted by the wide proportions of the color LCD. Menu navigation is intuitive, uncomplicated and available in 8 languages. Sitting just beneath the surface and awaiting the more adventurous is a generously specified camcorder with a raft of advanced features. These start with a remarkably high ratio 22x optical / 440x combined zoom so you will never be far from the action. Shooting in low light conditions is no problem thanks to 'Night Mode'. 'Super Night Mode' uses a powerful LED light source so you can even capture footage in complete darkness. A new Night+ mode allows you to turn the LED on and off whilst shooting. The MV750i camcorder includes Image Stabilization to keep the action steady without a tripod and a 1/6" high resolution CCD sensor for sharp images. The camera features DIGIC DV, a dedicated DV processor that raises the bar on image quality, recreating 'emotional' colors, tones and details to deliver images we humans love and remember: Redder apples, greener grass, bluer skies and warmer and more realistic skin tones. Capture digital still images with 'Progressive Photo System' technology. The MV750i gives you the ability to capture stills whilst shooting video footage, and can even store these direct to either MMC or SD memory cards. A mechanical shutter provides true digital still camera functionality, eliminating the blur that plagues conventional camcorders. The vendor independent PictBridge standard is supported, allowing for PC-less direct printing to any PictBridge compatible printer. Motion-JPEG files record direct to either MMC or SD memory cards for easy Internet sharing. Up to 60 minutes of either QVGA or QQVGA formats can be recorded straight to card or copied to card from DV tape. An Analog-In and A/D converter are included.


Audio dubbing: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):11.75
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-508 / BP-508, BP-535
Video recording time:11.75

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Photo effects:Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Type: None


Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Grey, Silver
Image Stabilizer: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode / Twilight +/Low light / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist


Built-in flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Macro focusing range:0.1


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV/Canon ZR

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter size:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 2.2 / 0.11 - 2.43
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.6-3.6
Max Focal Length:61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:22
Optical Zoom:20 / 22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
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

Art: Yes
Audio Output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Color: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.09 x 3.74 x 5.47
Display Diagonal:2.5
Expansion Slots:Multi Media Card\nSecure Digital Card\n
I/O ports:USB\nDirect Print\nAV\nS-video
Internal memory:8
Lens system:f/1.6
Manual focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1


Digital Zoom:400 / 440
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 2.2 / 0.11 - 2.43
Minimum illumination:2
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Optical Zoom:20 / 22

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768


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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI/MJPEG
Digital Zoom:440
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave/Art / Ball / Color / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


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

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto