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Canon MD235

Canon MD235
alaScore 78

13 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Canon MD235. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, portability, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MD235 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon MD235 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MD235 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (37x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon MD235 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (37x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Each camcorder offers true widescreen recording, easy and intuitive operation, and the advantage of Canon's quick start feature. The MD200 series caters for a wide variety of needs - from megapixel CCD recording to camcorders that feature a microphone input connection. With a Canon 45x advanced zoom and a microphone input connection, the MD235 is a versatile megapixel camcorder. Capture panoramic true widescreen images in brilliant color thanks to DIGIC DV.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86

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


Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.7 - 1877
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:710Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
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
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Full HD: No

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.7
Weight:38 / 380