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Canon DM-MV 30 I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Canon DM-MV 30 I. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the size. There are some less positive comments about the memory and battery.

price, image quality, portability, design, usability

zoom, battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DM-MV 30 I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon DM-MV 30 I from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price.


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Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: angela1985 (

Sony Handycam DCR-PC109: Nightmare!


My parents bought my husband and I this camcorder for Christmas 2007 as we were expecting a baby and we thought it would be lovely to be able to record him. It cost just over £200 and came well wrapped in bubble wrap and a box. The camera is designed...


Wrong instructions, nightmare to transfer data over

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: psychosmartie (

Sony HVR-Z1: good pro/semi pro camera


This is certainly not a camera just for someone who wants to take the occaisional holiday video. However, with thiis you can take really good quality proffessional video. The camera is much bigger and bulkier than a handicam, and also has a much larger...

quality, controls

weight, price

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: southernchick (

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: this is the camera you want


This Is the Best camera for the price. I have had mine for going on 3 1/2 years. it has good picture quality. make sure. you use high 8 tapes. if you connect it to the computer you'll have to hit menu and go down to the settings and hit yes for usb...

takes good picture good sound good quality

that you have to buy lot of tapes

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: xxDanmanxx (

Canon DC 10: Ultra Compact Camcorder


Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself,...

good effective resolution, compact

small optical zoom

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: parisbeach (

Canon MV800: smile please your on candid camera


Smart little camcorder light and easy to use. Accessories camera came with compact power adaptor battery pack lithium button battery lens cap and cord stereo video cable scart adaptor It was brought for me as a present i think it cost around £200. I...

light easy to use

no long play feature

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: gnipping (

Canon XL2: Go PRO for less


The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

May, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (

Sexy and Functional


The Sony Handycam DCR TRV270, a Digital8 model (a combination of the Hi8 analogue tape and the digital codec), achieves a perfect balance between high quality and affordability. Not only is this superb video-camera highly functional, boasting an...

Great audio and visual quality, affordable, lots of features, brilliant zoom

Not for the seasoned professional

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: CrisisWolf (

JVC GR-D240: Quality comes without a price


I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As...

Cheap, Good Quality, Easy to use

Short Battery Life

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

Thanks to an innovative ergonomic design, the curvaceous body of this camera is especially easy and comfortable to operate. With a progressive scan mode, Canon's unique Optical Image Stabilizer and optical 12x compact zoom lens (48x digital), constant high quality image and color reproduction is assured. Camera shake is virtually eliminated with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer system, which is mounted into the lens-barrel. This allows part of the optical system to move vertically and horizontally in relation to the optical axis, therefore keeping images sharp and steady. Equipped with Canon's award winning progressive scan CCD image sensor, the MV30 can also be used as a fully featured still camera. This model features a slim, horizontal, flip-out, color LCD screen and a 113, 000-pixel, 0.44 inch color viewfinder. The large, 3.5-inch, side-mounted LCD screen has a high resolution of 200, 000 pixels, and can be moved to a variety of positions for recording and playback, making viewing simple with clear, sharp images. Copying onto a VHS tape is easy with a push of the camera's play button and using the digital picture effects offered by the MV30 (such as black and white, sepia, multi-screen and fading) images can be effectively enhanced. Other features include 7 program AE modes (to adjust exposure for different situations) and DCM digital sound.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min/3.4hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auto mode lock / Photo mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Auto mode lock / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sepia mode / Shutter-priority / Spotlight

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM/Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:49.2mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Metallic silver/Grey metallic

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:420Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:450Kpix/460Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Optical


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:DV
Digital Zoom:48
Faders:Mosaic fader / Scroll wide
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Fader / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wipe/Art / Monotone / Mosaic / Mosaic Fader / Sepia / Wipe/Art / Sepia


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor