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Canon DC220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Canon DC220. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the design. There are some less positive views about the reliability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon DC220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the design and reliability get negative comments.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

size, reliability, design

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC220 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical ZoomCanon DC220 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

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

Expert Review

 

If you really must own a DVD camera and don't have a tonne of money to spare, you could probably do a lot worse than this cute budget offering.

35x optical zoom, smart and compact design, plenty of functions for the asking price

Less than 1-megapixel, ineffectual night mode

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Canon DC220 review:

 

Perhaps it's the convenience of popping a DVD out of the camcorder and straight into your living room player, or maybe you just don't feel comfortable with a hard-drive-based model, but whatever the reason, you're looking into buying a DVD camcorder....

Long zoom lens; decent image stabilization; fast autofocus; shutter-priority exposure mode.

Fair-to-middling overall video quality; poor still photos.

A simple DVD camcorder with decent performance and image quality, the DC220 won't blow you away, but it also will not let you down.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Philip Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC220

 

A simple DVD camcorder with decent performance and image quality, the DC220 won't blow you away but neither will it let you down.

Long zoom lens ; Decent image stabilisation ; Fast autofocus ; Shutter-priority exposure mode

Fair-to-middling overall video quality ; Ppoor still photos

If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive DVD-based camcorder and you don't expect to shoot in dim lighting much, the DC220 is pretty safe choice. Of course, as I said earlier, if the DC220's added features don't make a difference to you, you can...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon DC220 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon DC220 ($449 MSRP) is a respectable entry-level DVD camcorder sporting familiar specs and features: a single 1/6 CCD, electronic image stabilization, a 2.7" LCD, and a modest but effective array of manual controls. In many respects, the...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Canon DC220 Review and Prices

 

Despite being a step up from the DC210, Canon's introductory DVD camcorder, the DC220 still feels and performs very much like a low end, entry-level unit. The DC220 is an updated version of last year's Canon DC100 and while it may have improved in...

Simple to use, great handling, includes 16:9 widescreen mode, powerful zoom

Disappointing image quality, poor low light performance

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Sulabh Puri (ld2.ciol.com)

DC220

 

If you got bored with your regular analog video recorder then try your hands on this compact DVD camcorder

Light weight ; Good zoom level

No flash ; Low pixel CCD sensor

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (reviewed.com)

Canon DC220

 

The Canon DC220 is a baseline DVD camcorder, all told, and the imager matches the price. Inside is a 1/6" CCD with 680,000 gross pixels (450,000 effective pixels in 16:9 with the stabilization off, 360,000 effective pixels in 16:9 with the...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: butterzelda (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC220

 

I too have the same problems with downloading the images to my computer. Everytime its a struggle. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. Not sure what the problem is.

Easy to handle when filming

Not easy to transfer the data to your computer! Also you need to have a very steady hand otherwise you have a problem with this camera

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: nancy (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC220

 

I love my dc220. but I can't transfer the mini dvd to a regular dvd to make a copy

Good camera had some problems but my fault and one phone caal took care of it

none

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: desperate (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC220

 

We thought that it will be very easy to use considering that its using a dvd disk already unlike the tape. BUt when we tried to download it to our computer, it cant be detected. So we called the canon service center here in the phils. they said we need...

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

With the affordable and easy-to-operate Canon DC 220, 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, including a miniSD card capability for easy image storage. With the Canon DC 220, you'll enjoy capturing the precious moments of your life and sharing them with everyone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:1.1

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:miniSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8cm
Height:5.4cm/9cm
Weight:405g
Width:5.4cm/8.8cm

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:220
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):2.6 - 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

Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:USB 2.0 Hi Speed\nAV

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/2000

Storage

Compatible memory cards:miniSD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:1000
Faders: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 / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skintone / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height :9
Weight:405
Width:5.4