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Canon MV300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Canon MV300. 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. Reviews about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the zoom and battery.

usability, design, price, image quality, portability

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: snoopy (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon MV 300 : Canon MV300

 

This little beauty is worth £800 (well to be precise...£799.99). It's worth every penny... it was my christmas present this year from my mum and it records beautiful imagery, the sound quality is ace but i would recommend you invest in a microphone...

Mar, 2001

Consumer review by: snoopy (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon MV300

 

This little beauty is worth £800 (well to be precise...£799.99). It's worth every penny... it was my christmas present this year from my mum and it records beautiful imagery, the sound quality is ace but i would recommend you invest in a microphone...

good quality

occasionally doesn't focus or expose optimally

Mar, 2001

Consumer review by: BringerX (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon MV 300 : You canon on this DV recorder!

 

If it's 'compact and snug without a heft price tag' that floats your boat, the MV300 is second to none. It's truly minuscule - barely bigger than two fag packets - weighs just 550g and fits in the hand beautifully. The trade-off is features, and the...

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: BringerX (dooyoo.co.uk)

You canon on this DV recorder!

 

If it's 'compact and snug without a heft price tag' that floats your boat, the MV300 is second to none. It's truly minuscule - barely bigger than two fag packets - weighs just 550g and fits in the hand beautifully. The trade-off is features, and the...

Reasonably cheap

Lack of features

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

This model is one of Canon's most compact camcorders yet. MV300's ultra compact design is ideal for traveling. It fits perfectly into a palm and can be taken almost anywhere. This model incorporates a 10x optical (200x digital) zoom, Electronic Image Stabilization, 1/4 inch interlaced CCD, color LCD screen and, on MV300i only, DV-in. LCD manual adjustment allows you to change brightness and audio volume. Other features of MV300/300i include seven auto-exposure modes (Full Auto, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Surf and Snow and Low-light) and four digital effects (Art, Black and White, Sepia and Mosaic). MV300i with DV-in allows the user to edit their video footage on a computer and then save it back to the DV tape. This can then be seen on the camcorder or transferred to normal VHS videotape for viewing. DV-in provides ultra high-speed, two-way data transmission between the DV camcorder and other IEEE 1394 compatible digital devices such as a PC. Such transfer is without the loss of quality and enables the user to implement a range of editing options. Soundtracks can be added or removed, frames altered and colors modified - the user is only limited by imagination. This model has a slim, horizontal flip-out LCD screen and a 113,000 pixel, 0.44 inch color viewfinder. The 2.5 inch, side mounted LCD screen has a resolution of 112,000 pixels and can be moved into a variety of positions for recording and playback, making viewing simple with clear sharp images. An information display on the LCD screen provides details including operation mode, zoom position, battery level and tape remaining.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser / Optical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10cm/12.9cm
Height:10.1cm/12.9cm
Weight:0.6kg
Width:5.7cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sepia mode / Sports mode / Spotlight/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:300/300I/MV300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM/Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Metallic silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:540Kpix
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

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Black fader / Mosaic fader / Slide wipe/Fade trigger / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / Vertical wipe/Mosaic fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia/Art / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor