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Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality


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

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Mar, 2019

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Canon MV890


This camera is a must for people learning video shooting. I had no idea about video shooting. It made look like a proffessional videographer. This machine is so simple to use that people appreciate the videos that I make . I have used 2 other brands...

small and compact with

other people dont know how to use it

May, 2008

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Superb Camcorder for the money


For less than ?180 you get a true widescreen camcorder ...

Jan, 2007

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Little Gem...


I knew exactly what I was buying when I purchased this Canon MV890 digital camcorder. I love the widescreen feature, that it also ...

Dec, 2006

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Okay for the money


I was a bit disappointed with my Canon MV890 digital camcorder. I automatically assumed that this had night vision when I read it...

May, 2006

Product Specifications


PCM digital audio:12-bit/32 kHz, 16-bit/48 kHz


Battery life (max):4.30
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5 / BP-2L14


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder


Color of product:Black, Silver


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:112


Built-in flash: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length range (f-f):1.72 - 37.8
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:22

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
I/O ports:DV-out
Lens system:22x/700x, 88x, Stabilizer
Light exposure control:Easy, Auto, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6


Camcorder media type:Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported: No


Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions