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Canon MV650i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Canon MV650i. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and zoom also get good comments, whereas the durability and size get less positive reviews.

usability, zoom, price, portability, image quality

size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV650i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV650i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Canon MV650i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and viewfinder. The price and zoom are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the size.

usability, zoom, price, viewfinder, image quality

size

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV650i Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 22xOptical DV-in/out]Canon MV650i Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 22xOptical DV-in/out]

Sep, 2016

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

Canon MV 650i : Time for you have been framed.

 

The Canon MV650i is part of the MV600 range. It's the top model and is packed with loads of features. It's recording methood is Mini DV which produce fantastic quality film. The camera itself is very small and compact and very lightweight. It's silver...

Jul, 2006

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

Canon MV650i: Time for you have been framed.

 

The Canon MV650i is part of the MV600 range. It's the top model and is packed with loads of features. It's recording methood is Mini DV which produce fantastic quality film. The camera itself is very small and compact and very lightweight. It's silver...

Small compact & ; excellent zoom

Poor lin ow lighting & ; tape noise

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Eric McIntosh (pricerunner.co.uk)

Dissapointed

 

Good zoom function ; Lots of different modes

I bought my mv650i from jessops around 2 years ago, just after the one year warrenty the LCD display screen went, the camera still records ; The camera does not work well in low light, the picture quality is very poor ; The tape camera motor can...

This is an expensive camera for the quality of video you are going to end up with, i have a mvx100i which is 10x better. i was extremely dissapointed that the camera LCD display broke after only a year, canon wanted £180 to fix it.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: T N (pricerunner.co.uk)

A BIG disappointment

 

Maker's name ; Size ; Specifications

Grainy playback when shots viewed on a screen bigger than 2.5 inches ; Very poor performance indoors ; A camcorder for places where there is 'SUNLIGHT' 24/7 otherwise be prepared to watch 'grainy' shots

Used a Sony TRV 30 ,an 8mm camcorder bought in 1995. Thus went for the modern 'Digital' MV650i and got a shock when noticed that the performance of the bulky old 8mm Sony was far better then this 'digital' machine. It has so far spoiled nine birthday...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Richard Mattocks (pricerunner.co.uk)

Canon MV650i - A promise unfulfilled.

 

The functionality and eas of use are second to none ; If you want a feature, it's there, and after only a few minutes of messing around, anyone who has used a camcorder before will be up and running ; Outdoor colours are bright and clear ; The 22x...

The picture pixelates badly in low light, and the low light compensation (a lamp built into the front, under the lens) does not really help, apart from things right in front and close to the camera ; Additionally, and this is what upset me the most,...

After owning a Hi-8 camera for years, and knowing that digital was the next big thing, I had expected great things from this camcorder, and while the build quality, and operation are flawless, I found the actual results (when considering the price-tag)...

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The Canon MV650i lets you shoot movies and still images, edit and organize them on a computer, then send them to friends, family and colleagues via e-mail. You can also plug the MV650i straight into a compatible printer to take advantage of Canon's Bubble Jet Direct function. High image quality combined with the versatility only digital technology can offer make this camcorder irresistible. The lens technology, which Canon has been developing for 60 years means that whether you're recording videos or shooting XGA still images, all 800, 000 pixels will make every image startlingly clear. With the extensive features and accessory range of the MV650i, you'll have no excuse for missing the perfect filming opportunity. The MV650i comes with an advanced accessory shoe, which can hold the VL-3 Video Light and the DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone. The Super Night Mode lets you film in extreme low light conditions. Everything you record with the MV650i is routed to the appropriate storage media with the best possible results. For instance, videos are sent on the optimum route to miniDV tapes. Still images can be sent to the SD memory card via a different route. Simply connect your camcorder directly to a compatible printer to obtain beautiful color pictures. Motion JPEG files can be recorded onto the SD memory card and then sent via e-mail. The MV650i comes complete with DV Messenger software, a service you can use in conjunction with Windows Messenger available on Microsoft Windows XP. DV Messenger enables you to exchange files and have live conversations using your camcorders as webcams.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.7cm
Height:10.3cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:5.8cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

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:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:650i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

Digital Zoom:440
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 61.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:22
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:440
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Colour / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3
Height :14.7
Weight:520
Width:5.8