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Canon MiniDV Digital Camcorder MD160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Canon MiniDV Digital Camcorder MD160. 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 reliability and zoom are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but the portability and durability get negative views.

price, usability, zoom, reliability

durability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MiniDV Digital Camcorder MD160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Canon MD160 review


Inexpensive MiniDV camcorder offering great value for money

Long zoom length ; Good anti-shake software ; Very easy to use ; Great, unpretentious family camcorder

Doesn't like strong light ; No accessory shoe or external mic port

Affordable, easy to use, no-frills camcorder that's ideal for filming the kids on days out

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear (

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Another solid digital video camera from Canon, the MD160 will do all the things you'd expect of an entry level unit and do them well.

35x zoom, good video quality

Slightly dull colours

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5


Minimum illumination:2


Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.6 - 1561
Optical Zoom:35

Other features

Lens focal range:2.6 - 91mm

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV


Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.2