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Canon MV830i / ZR 200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Canon MV830i / ZR 200. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the memory and viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, durability, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV830i / ZR 200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon MV830i / ZR 200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon MV830i / ZR 200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the size and battery are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, image quality, battery, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV830 - Camcorder - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Mini DVCanon MV830 - Camcorder - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Mini DV

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon MV830i / ZR 200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Canon MV830i / ZR 200 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 Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. The battery and durability get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

reliability, durability, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR200 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (High Metal)Canon ZR200 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (High Metal)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon ZR200


The Canon ZR200 is a good choice for a moderately priced digital camcorder with 20X optical zoom.

Good overall color and dynamic range. Easy to use. Low price. 20X optical zoom lens.

Slow autofocus. Fuzzy quality in low light.

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Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The Canon ZR200 is Canon's mid-road lower-end camcorder this year. This means that the ZR200 sits between the ZR300 and ZR100 this year in Canon's entry-level ZR series. The series boasts its inclusion of Canon “High Resolution 16:9 mode” seen on some...

Zoom toggle, - Low light improvement, - Navigational function, - Widescreen mode

Solarizing LCD, - Occasional bad button placement

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Nathaniel Hansen (

Canon ZR200 First Impressions Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


The new Canon ZR200 offers a couple of upgrades from its sister model, the ZR100, but by in large, the camcorders are similar. The ZR200 features the same imager as last year's ZRs and boasts an additional high resolution 16:9 mode, a smaller body...

Jan, 2004

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Canon ZR200


Canon ZR200 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom.

There will be no mistaking your Canon ZR200 once you've customized its start-up image and camcorder operation sounds. With the My Camera Function you can also select your preferred operating language, be it English, French, Spanish, German, Italian,...

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Canon MV830i


A capable and affordable MiniDV camcorder that's not as good value as the step-down MV800i.

Superb colour quality ; Choice of automated and manual shooting modes ; Low price ; Solid battery life ; Supports add-on lenses and filters

Few manual controls ; Bottom-loading tape compartment ; No accessory shoe ; Poor low-light performance ; Captures low-resolution stills

Canon promises slightly less than an hour of typical recording time from the included battery, though you can shoot continuously, using the viewfinder only, for an impressive 135 minutes. Those are decent numbers for a camcorder in this category,...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Jonathan Parkyn (crn)

Canon MV830i

Jun, 2005

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Canon ZR 200 review


Remote and Webcam capabilities, the Canon ZR200 offers no real advantages over the less expensive ZR100. Physically identical to other models in Canon's ZR line, the ZR200 weighs slightly more than a pound and fits comfortably in the hand. To make...

Choice of automated and manual shooting modes

No accessory shoe

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Canon ZR 200


After a lot of comparing in the store, I picked this up for the great warranty (full year on parts AND labor) and slew of features when compared to it's rivals in the same price range. However, I was very disappointed by the audio quality. When filming...

16x9 capability

back ground noise

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

A terrific camcorder


Small and comfortable. Very light weight. I enjoy the fact that I can carry it in my purse or keep it in the carrier I bought for it. Easy to handle and good zoom. I bought it for my granddaughters graduation and have been impressed since. Great...

Great for first camcorder. Excellent colors and good sound. Easy to work and light weight

Made for a woman's hands. Buttons are close together and difficult for a man

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

I really like the canon zr 200


easy to use, good quality pictures, lightweight, long battery charge

background noise

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Whether it's your first island vacation or baby's first steps, you can trust Canon's ZR200 to preserve every moment with spectacular color, clarity and detail. Part of the new line in ZR digital camcorders, the ZR200 combines all the style and great looks of the ZR100 with a variety of enhanced digital features. Compatible with both Windows XP and Apple Computer systems, the ZR200 features Canon's advanced DIGIC DV system, a 20x Optical Zoom/360x Digital Zoom lens, and a versatile SD Memory Card/MultiMedia Card slot. Want to give your movies a touch of Hollywood style? The ZR200 gives you the ability to shoot true widescreen photos and videos thanks to its high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode. You'll also get the advantage of Canon's world-renowned expertise in photography and broadcast television with every video and photo you take. Stylish, versatile and affordable, the ZR200 is a welcome addition to all of your life's most vibrant moments.


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):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L14, NB-2LH / Lithium-ion / NB-2LH / BP-2L14
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH
Run Time (Up To):135min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia / Mosaic, Sepia
Shooting modes:Auto

Camera Flash

Type: None


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.4
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
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/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist / Super night mode


Built-in flash:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ZR

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:400000 / 800.000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter size:1.1 / 1.34
Focal length range (f-f):2.11 - 42.3
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.2
Max Focal Length:56mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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
Auto focus: Yes
Expansion Slots:Multi Media Card\nSecure Digital Card\n
Fader:Auto Fade, Wipe, Corner Wipe, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam, Tide
I/O ports:DV/AV Out Port\nAC/DC Port / DV/AV Out\nAC/DC / USB\nDirect Print\nAV\nS-video / USB\nDV\nDirect Print\nAV\n
Lens system:20x/400x / 53.7 - 1074mm, 400x, 20x / N
Light exposure control:Easy, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Surf&Snow, Low light, Night
Manual focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Resolution:1024 x 768
Special Features:1/6" 800k pixel CCD and DiGiC DV \n20x optical zoom \nHigh Resolution 16:9 Mode \nImage Stabilizer \nAutomatic Easy Mode \n2.4" LCD/colour viewfinder \nDigital stills with XGA resolution \nSD/MMC card \nDV out/USB \nDirect Print/PictBridge
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6 / 1/2000-1/6 / 1/6-1/2000


Camcorder tape type:Digital 8 / Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:Mini DV
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

Depth:3.66 / 5.12
Height:2.01 / 3.66 / 5.12
Width:2.01 / 5.12