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Canon MVX10i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Canon MVX10i. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, and some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX10i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon MVX10i from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the memory and portability. The size and image quality also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the durability.

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Feb, 2019

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Canon MVX10i


Whereas a couple of years ago Canon might have described this as a mini camcorder, it now describes it as a compact multimedia DV camera. Certainly by comparison with the others in this month's labs it's not mini, however it does manage to pack a lot...

The 1.3 megapixel (860,000 effective) CCD produces a nice crisp image with truer colour than the 250i. It also is quicker to focus and adjust to changing light conditions

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

The MVX100i is equally at home making movies, taking digital photographs or functioning as a webcam. It is compact, lightweight and easy to use all-in-one camcorder. A 1.33 Megapixel CCD provides high-resolution images. Zoom is 16x optical/320x digital for movies, 15x optical/60x digital for stills. A 2.5" color LCD offers easy image preview and menu navigation, while the Image Stabilizer and Manual Focus Ring help keep compositions pin-sharp. Multi Architecture Camera System (MACS) ensures different recordings are sent on the optimum route for storage. For example, video recordings are sent on one route to miniDV tape, still shots on another route to SD Memory card or MultiMediaCard. The result is that whether outputting images to computer, TV or printer, image quality is never compromised. Thanks to Simultaneous Photo Recording, the MVX100i lets you take still photographs during movie recording. With Auto Exposure Bracketing, the MVX100i takes three shots, altering exposure between the three. Auto Focus Frame Selection lets you manually choose one of three AF frames to give accurate focus on off-center subjects. Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct let you obtain superb photo prints quickly and easily by connecting straight to a printer - there's no PC required. Existing analog recordings can be converted to digital format, while USB connectivity allows for easy image transfer. In conjunction with Windows Messenger (available on Microsoft Windows XP), DV Messenger lets you share digital photos and Motion JPEG clips through a computer. You can even link up with another camcorder user anywhere in the world and control the zoom, focus and playback of that person's camcorder, as well as have live conversations using your camcorders as webcams. Night Mode can be activated when shooting at night. An optional Video Flash Light can be used for both movie and still photography when flash is required. Finally, a full range of optional lens accessories will further extend your possibilities.


Built-in Microphone: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-2LH
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:2.5
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/None

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.4 / 2.5
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in/2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm/6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Night plus mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode / Surf & snow/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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB/8MB


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

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1
Optical sensor size:1 / 4 / 1 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:280 / 320
Filter size:1.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.157 - 2.52 / 2.1 - 29.4
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:47mm/51.8mm/64mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm/4.7mm/4mm
Optical Zoom:10/14/16
Optical Zoom:14 / 16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.23Mpix/1.77Mpix/690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/2.23Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.4"/1/4"/1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/7.5 mm ( 1/3.4 ) / 7.5 mm ( 1/3.4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Flash:No Built-in
Flash memory:3
I/O ports:USB\nDV\nAV
Lens system:53.4-748, 44.5-623, 10mm, 280x, 14x
Resolution:1152 x 864 / 1280 x 960

Ports & interfaces

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


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


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 / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MJPEG/MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200/280/320
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 Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.61 / 3.66 / 5.12
Height:3.66 / 5.12 / 7.32
Weight:15.2 / 21.9
Width:2.01 / 2.93