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CANON DC210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of CANON DC210. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the color and durability. Reviews are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

durability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the CANON DC210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for CANON DC210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of CANON DC210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and design. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the price, while some have doubts about the color and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, design, battery

durability, color

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical ZoomCanon DC210 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John Poultney (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon DC210 DVD camcorder

 

Blessed with a very low price, the Canon DC210 offers a fair number of features. The Canon DC210 captured good but not great, video in PC Advisor's lab tests.

As long as you don't object to having to master many controls, the Canon DC210 has genuine appeal, thanks to its low price and powerful zoom. Latest camcorder reviews:Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65 SD Card camcorderPanasonic VDR-D310 DV camcorderJVC Everio...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon DC 210

 

35x optical zoom, Plenty of functions for the asking price

0.8Mp, Complex interface

The DC210 performs solidly for an entry-level, low resolution camera. However, it's difficult to recommend in the face of superior DVD models which are only slightly more expensive.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The DC210 performs solidly for an entry-level, low resolution camera. However, it's difficult to recommend in the face of superior DVD models which are only slightly more expensive.

35x optical zoom, Plenty of functions for the asking price

0.8Mp, Complex interface

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: John Poultney (pcworld.com)

Canon DC210

 

Low price, Many controls

No USB port, Low still-image quality

This budget camcorder offers a lot of controls and a fast zoom, but image quality is middle-of-the-road.

May, 2007

Expert review by: John Poultney (pcworld.com)

Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder (35x Opt, 1000x Dig, 2.7

 

Blessed with a very low price, the DC210 ($380 as of April 24, 2007) offers a fair number of features. It captured good, but not great, video in our lab tests. It won't double well as a camera, however, having earned a Poor in our tests for still image...

Low price ; Many controls

No USB port ; Low still-image quality

May, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon DC210 Camcorder Review

 

The DC210 is Canon's entry-level DVD camcorder, and is identical to the DC220 except for the lack of a MiniSD card slot and a USB slot, the latter causing some degree of consternation. In this price range, finding a camcorder that takes good video is...

The Canon DC210 is an entry level DVD camcorder with a solid set of manual controls, but a serious dearth of connection options. We like the handling and menu operation, for the most part. DVD is inherently easy to use, thus it enjoys a wide popularity...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Canon DC210 Review and Prices

 

The DC210 is the entry-level unit in Canon's range of DVD camcorders. This DV camcorder offers the same handling and performance as the next unit up (the DC220) but lacks a couple of that camera's features, most notably a USB port. When it comes to...

Simple to use, great handling, powerful zoom

No USB port, low end image quality, poor low light performance

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (reviewed.com)

Canon DC210

 

The DC210 is Canon's entry-level DVD camcorder, and is identical to the DC220 except for the lack of a MiniSD card slot and a USB slot, the latter causing some degree of consternation. In this price range, finding a camcorder that takes good video is...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Canon DC210 Silver 35X Optical Zoom DVD Digital Camcorder

 

I spent over a week trying to figure out how to edit the video from this camcorder on the computer. I was never able to open the VRO file it creates, and working with the VOBs proved difficult. I ultimately exchanged this for a minidv based camcorder...

Records directly to DVD for easy viewing on a television (in DVD video mode, not the editable VRO mode)

Grainy image quality, almost impossible to edit the video on a computer

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not a Bad Little Camera

 

I'm not sure why others have given this camcorder such a bad review. I enjoy using it. The picture quality is quite good. Looks about the same as my friend's fancy Sony camcorder and is also on par with my previous Panasonic camcorder (which cost me 3x...

Light weight, good price for a DVD camcorder, nice video quality, easy editing from camera

No USB option (I believe the DC220 has that option)

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

With the affordable and easy-to-operate Canon DC 210, you get all the performance of DVD technology, along with the brilliance and power of a Genuine Canon 35x Optical Zoom. You also get an impressive array of features found on more expensive models. With the Canon DC 210, you'll enjoy capturing the precious moments of your life and sharing them with everyone.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
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

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

Design

Colour of product:Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8cm
Height:9cm
Weight:400g
Width:5.4cm

Display

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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:210
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49.8 - 1743
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 91 / 2.6 - 91
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.0
Max Focal Length:91mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution: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

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 5
Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:AV\nBuilt-in charger
Interface:AV
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Faders:Black fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Monotone / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height :9
Weight:400
Width:5.4