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Canon MD101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Canon MD101. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the viewfinder and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and size, and comments are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, viewfinder

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MD101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MD101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Canon MD101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the viewfinder and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the size, and reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, viewfinder

size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: BARBARA (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

LIGHTWEIGHT, SIMPLE TO USE.

PLAYBACK BIT FIDDLEY DUE TO A TOO SMALL JOYSTICK.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Martin (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

External microphoen socket, a rare treat on a budget camcorder. Good overall picture and easy to use.

I'd like easier manual focus and an ability to add a remote control. As its so light using zoom or manual focus causes camera movement, even on a tripod. Maybe too much to expect for a budget unit though!

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

light weight good screen small easy connection to computer

A bit too much plastic feel and low battery life

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Danny (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

Very simple to use and not over technical with features.

The only bad point i think is that you can only charge the battery in the camera instead of a separate charging dock.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Anne (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

I had read reports on your Site that the image quality was not great, but I have found it to be very good. Ease of use is a big factor and connection to a TV screen is simple.

The directional button is a bit fiddly, but that is probably to keep size to a minimum.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

Very light, easy to use and charge

appears delicate. One problem is that it is too easy to wipe previously recorded material.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: PAM (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

EASY TO HANDLE,DOES WHAT I WOULD EXPECT FROM A CAMCORDER OF THIS PRICE.ITS A LOVELY SIZE.MY LAST ONE WAS HUGE IN COMPARISON.

INSTRUCTIONS DO GO ON A BIT! I KEEP CATCHING THE ZOOM BUTTON WHILST HOLDING IT MY PALM.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: ~*pink-pilgrim*~ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon MD101: Get close and personal with this camcorder

 

I have always wanted a camcorder. Recently I have been very keen to purchase a DVD camcorder because the idea of recording direct onto DVD then playing it in a DVD player was amazing. It would be very expensive however to go with this option and I have...

excellent picture quality

poor battery life

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Sara (reevoo.com)

Canon MD101

 

This product offers excellant value for money. It is compact and lightweight and very easy to use. Normally I get my husband to set new fangled things up for me but I did it all myself with this one. The image quality is good and the sound quality...

The joystick is a little clumbsy and there isn't a fade in/out button but otherwise - great product.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: ~*pink-pilgrim*~ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon MD101: Get close and personal with this camcorder

 

I have always wanted a camcorder. Recently I have been very keen to purchase a DVD camcorder because the idea of recording direct onto DVD then playing it in a DVD player was amazing. It would be very expensive however to go with this option and I have...

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

The Canon Digital Camcorder MD101 features a 30x optical zoom lens. With additional photo functionality, this model also includes an Easy shooting mode, quick and intuitive operation of all key controls via a Joystick controller. The MD101 is optimized for true 16:9 recording and is equipped with a 2.7" widescreen LCD and an enlarged, wide 0.35" color EVF (Electronic Viewfinder). Video can be monitored during recording in the way it will appear on a wide TV screen. Designed for easy operation, camcorder controls are intuitively positioned for comfortable shooting. A one-push Easy mode is provided - all key controls are set to automatic, allowing beginners to concentrate on holding and moving the camcorder. For users who want to take control of more advanced functions, a Joystick, located on the frame of the LCD screen, allows shooting options to be selected on the on-screen menu with the minimum of fuss.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.9cm
Height:9.2cm
Weight:375g
Width:5.7cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000
Display resolution (numeric):112000

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MD101
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4 / 0.54
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
Interchangeable lens: No
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.4
Max Focal Length:78mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:30
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:N
Manual Focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.166 / 1/2000

Storage

Camcorder media type:Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Soft / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag/Fade trigger / Puzzle / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid / Wave/Art / Ball / Black & White / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Soft / Vivid / Wave
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:114000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.35
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9
Height :9.2
Weight:375
Width:5.7