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Canon Camcorder DC100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the color. There are some critical opinions about the memory and battery.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Camcorder DC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Camcorder DC100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

price, portability, image quality, usability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC100 - Ultra-Compact DVD CamcorderCanon DC100 - Ultra-Compact DVD Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Camcorder DC100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100 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. Opinions about the design and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery. Comments are divided on the usability.

price, portability, size, image quality, design

battery

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder w/25x Optical ZoomCanon DC100 DVD Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Mini Disk Camcorder : Canon DC100 Camcorder

 

If capturing still images no longer satisfies your creative urge then perhaps it is time you considered a camcorder such as the DC100 from Canon.

The DC100 is Canon's entry level model in the camcorder field of digital video. The kit consists of the DC100 camera, instruction manual, battery pack, power adapter, AC cable, stereo video lead and a SCART adapter for connection output to a...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon Digital Camcorder : Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder

 

This camcorder writes directly to DVD's – either R or RW – and as such avoids any possible data transfer problems to a PC.

Small enough to fit in a wide pocket, the is 12x5x8.5cm and given that the mini DVD are 8cm it could not be and smaller. The weight is around 400grams. Canon DC100 This unit can use DVD-R or DVD-RW discs the differences are not just that a DVD-R can...

Aug, 2006

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

SimplyDV Review: Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder

 

Simple design, easy to use, good quality widescreen and audio, good value for money, ideal for complete newbie

It's a basic, but good quality, DVD camcorder aimed at the casual home video user and at a price won't break the bank. For the target market - it's ideal. Venture further up the range if you're looking for increased functionality, however.

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon DC100

 

When it comes to the budget end of the DVD camcorder market, we're used to seeing pictures marred but all kinds of compression artifacts and inaccurat...

Better image quality than we see on many low priced DVD camcorders, a few manual controls

No USB connection, no SD card slot, still images not that hot

Above average video quality is countered by a lack of an SD card slot and poor quality stills on this DVD camcorder. A good option for the buyer on a tight budget.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Canon DC100

 

The DC100 digital camcorder gives you all the convenience and functionality of DVD technology. It lets you record directly to DVDs, and lets you shoot and share video through a variety of options. Only 3" in diameter, the DC100's DVD-R/-RW discs are...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon DC100 Camcorder Review

 

Canon doubled its DVD line recently with two new models, the DC40, and a new entry-level, the DC100. Entry level models often have a difficult time distinguishing themselves from the pack: they must be easy enough for the novice but have the solid...

May, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Great for only watching back and back...

 

To me, I was extremley excited when I bought this Canon DC100 camcorder from Comet, at the price it seemed like a fantastic buy, b...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

A great camcorder.

 

I bought this Canon DC100 digital camcorder because of the excellent reviews it has received and also because of its specification...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Terry H Justice (pricerunner.co.uk)

loss of still photos

 

canon dc10 much better value

very easy to use ,nice and slim ,light weight

if you fill the dvd disk before converting your stil lphotos to jpeg you will lose them (i did)

canon dc10 much better value

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Mike (pricerunner.co.uk)

simply great!!!

 

This new entry-level DVD camcorder provides consumers with an affordable, high quality solution for recording precious memories. With its 25x optical zoom lens, Widescreen HR recording and 2.7-inch Widescreen display panel, the DC100 model expands...

Canon matched the high-magnification 25x zoom lens with an image stabilizer to ensure smooth, steady recordings - even at maximum telephoto. Additionally, a Smooth Zoom Control feature provides a choice of three fixed zoom speeds to make sure zooming...

Needs some time to understand the menus. Poor explanations in the manual

This new entry-level DVD camcorder provides consumers with an affordable, high quality solution for recording precious memories. With its 25x optical zoom lens, Widescreen HR recording and 2.7-inch Widescreen display panel, the DC100 model expands...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Canon DC100 ultra compact DVD camcorder combines one-push high resolution true widescreen shooting and 16: 9 wide LCD, with a powerful 25x optical zoom, DIGIC DV and still image capture to disc. The DC100 offers convenient recording straight to DVD (-R/-RW), shooting eye-catching video and great looking digital photos is easy - simply transfer the finalized disc to your home player. The DC100 is ready to record high-resolution true widescreen 16: 9 movies. It features a color viewfinder and a wide 2.7" LCD screen, allowing video footage to be monitored exactly as it will appear on a widescreen TV set. The LCD includes a level marker to help center the horizon. Switching between 16: 9 widescreen and 4: 3 shooting modes is easy and done at the push of a single button. A powerful, precision-engineered 25x optical zoom delivers great looking footage. While Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) eliminates unwanted vibration, a range of different zoom speeds is available for greater control. Thanks to Canon's DIGIC DV processor, separate signal paths are provided for video and stills, ensuring that colors are optimized and remain vivid and vibrant for each. In a smooth and rounded body, the compact DC100 is perfectly portable. The DC100's lens is always protected thanks to a convenient sliding lens cover incorporated into the camcorder's body.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.3cm
Height:8.6cm
Weight:410g
Width:5.1cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

General

Product Type:DC coupler
Subcategory (MG):Power converters, splitters and accessories

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length range (f-f):43.6 - 1090
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix/470Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

I/O ports:AV\n
Lens system:Image Stabilizer / N
Media types supported:DVD-R/-RW
Resolution:1024 x 768

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
HDMI: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No

Power Device

Input Connector Qty:1
Input Connector Type:Power DC jack

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 ~ 1/6

Storage

Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Disc types supported:DVD-R, DVD, DVD-RW

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:100
Faders:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3
Height :8.6
Weight:410
Width:5.1