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Canon MV850i / ZR 300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Canon MV850i / ZR 300. 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. Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the memory and design.

usability, image quality, price, portability, battery

design, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV850i / ZR 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV850i / ZR 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Canon MV850i / ZR 300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and battery. The durability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

price, usability, durability, battery, zoom

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

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon MV850i / ZR 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Canon MV850i / ZR 300 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the price and battery are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good comments, but the memory and design get critical opinions.

image quality, usability, portability, battery, price

design, memory

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

At the helm of the 2005 Canon ZR line is the ZR300. Although this is one of the top models of the ZR series, this model is outfitted with the same imager specs as its little siblings, the ZR100 and ZR200: a 1/6” CCD with 680K gross pixels, and 340K...

Included Media, - Wide Angle Attachment, - Low light improvement, - Navigational function, - Widescreen mode

Solarizing LCD, - Occasional bad button placement

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR300 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon has released its most expensive ZR model to date at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the ZR300. The ZR300 sits atop the ZR model line both in price and in features. However, the added features over the less expensive ZR200 may not be...

Feb, 2005

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Canon ZR300

 

Canon ZR300 MiniDV Camcorder w/22x Optical Zoom.

Canon, a trusted brand name synonymous with professional image quality in photography and broadcast television, combines advanced technology and ease of use to ensure that videos and photos are preserved with spectacular color, clarity, and detail....

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (simplydv.co.uk)

Canon MV850i DV Camcorder Review

 

General handling is good ; stylish design with lots of visible, well-placed buttons. Goog connectivity and 22x optical zoom is a bonus

440x digizoom useless (you can't make out an image, so it shouldn't be a selling point!)

It's a economically priced entry-level camcorder that will appeal also to the upgrade market. At the price, it's great value for money.

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Canon ZR300 MiniDV Digital/Tape Camcorder

 

I have been using this guy for about 5 years now, and it's never really done me wrong. It has been through a heck of a lot, and it's still running. Just recently started showing signs of needing a tape-head cleaning, but a cleaning tape can be picked...

If you’re using it with the Hi-8 tapes, you’re going to want to bring a few extra batteries. Running the tapes, recording, playing back, editing; it takes a lot out of the batteries and you’ll find they run down pretty quickly! Overall I’d like to say...

May, 2010

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Disappointed

 

so... My old Panasonic broke and I needed a new vid camera. The guy at B&H talked me into this deal, "the Canon optics are better!"

Silver

Takes lousy videos

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great camera for the price.

 

Great video camera for the average person. In a matter of minutes, somebody with 0 expierience (such as myself)can be filming. Then, with a little practice the camera really is impressive. The first feature that stands out is the zoom. It's one of ...

Easy to use, quick to learn. Good price. Great zoom, numerous features

Not great for still pics. Editing software is easy to use, but not detailed enough

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Great camera for the price.

 

Great video camera for the average person. In a matter of minutes, somebody with 0 expierience (such as myself)can be filming. Then, with a little practice the camera really is impressive. The first feature that stands out is the zoom. It's one of the...

Easy to use, quick to learn. Good price. Great zoom, numerous features

Not great for still pics. Editing software is easy to use, but not detailed enough

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

excellent

 

Excellent! Not only did Price Rite Photo have the best price with the most accessories, but it was so easy to order and our Cannon ZR300 arrived in just 5 days!

tbd

tbd

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A decent point and shoot handheld camcorder

 

Over the past few years, I've become spoiled by various technologies. My cell phone surfs internet, has a digital and video camera (which holds only about 20 second clips) and is smaller than a pack of cigarettes (used for size comparison only, I don't...

Great point and shoot camera for the lazy. Can do widescreen recording. USB & Firewire

Weak for low light, SD support is good, but not well integrated to menu system

Aug, 2005
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