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Canon DC201

Canon DC201
alaScore 78

19 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Canon DC201. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: TechRadar (

Canon DC201 review


In a multi-format videomaking world can DVD-based camcorders still flourish

Bargain price ; Stylish ; Easy to use

Lack of outputs ; Low on settings

Once again, it’s very important to stress that this is a simple camcorder for unambitious users and isn’t aimed at budding moviemakers. If you just want to do simple point-and-shoot work for holidays and special occasions then it’s a very satisfying...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Canon DC201


Lightweight and easy to use. Instructions take a bit of reading, but overall very good value.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Charlie (

Canon DC201


Very light weight and compact - slightly grainy picture in low light conditions

record button not well situated for small fingers

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Christine (

Canon DC201


compact size

a bit complicated for people not very good with technology

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Canon DC201


Excellent value for money. All the features a normal person will need to everyday use.

Unfortunately as with all DCD recoders you need to have mains connected to initialise and finalise disc's.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Dewi (

Canon DC201


Easy to use compact light

no software to edit on computer

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: james (

Canon DC201


Light,small compact and easy to use

length of dvds and tim battery lasts

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Karen (

Canon DC201


Very easy to use. Clear display.

None found yet!

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: John (

Canon DC201


Easy to use, small discs that go straight into the DVD player.

Difficult to edit the discs as I can't find software that will edit DVD-VR that actually works. Ulead do two packages but both fall over on the import of the data so not very helpful.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Ian (

Canon DC201


Excellent looking and fantastic 'end product'


Dec, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone:No / Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208


Minimum illumination:1.1
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
LED indicators: Yes


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49.8 - 1494
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 78
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 4.4
Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:1 x AV
Lens focal range:f2.0 - f4.4
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1024 x 768
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes


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

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768 / 640 x 480,1024 x 768


Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9