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Canon MV800i / ZR 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and reliability get less positive reviews.

price, usability, image quality, portability, zoom

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV800i / ZR 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The battery and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and reliability.

price, usability, battery, portability, zoom

reliability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV800 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [20x Optical, 2.5" LCD]Canon MV800 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [20x Optical, 2.5" LCD]

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the color and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, and reviews are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, color

viewfinder

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (Pearl Silver)Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (Pearl Silver)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV800i Series

 

More than 20 percent lighter than the Canon MV300i series, models in the MV800i series nonetheless pack more features than their predecessors. The thr...

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV800i

 

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Canon introduced the 2005 ZR series with the ZR100, a camcorder trying to come out of the shadow cast by the bleak performance of its ancestor, the ZR80. Unfortunately, it has inherited many of last year's features, the most significant of which is the...

Zoom toggle, - Low light improvement, - Navigational function, - Widescreen mode

Still capacity, - Solarizing LCD, - Occasional bad button placement

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR100 First Impressions Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon announced this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the 2005 ZR model line up, the entry-level model being the Canon ZR100. Subtle would be the adjective of choice for describing the changes apparent in the new ZR line up. Visually,...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Canon ZR100

 

Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom.

Canon's most affordable, yet exceptionally powerful, digital camcorder brings together a variety of advanced features in one stylish package. Inside the streamlined body of the ZR100 is Canon's DIGIC DV system, which delivers outstanding image quality...

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

Canon MV 800 : 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...

Jun, 2007

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

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: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

MV 800 digital camcorder by Canon

 

Well if there was a bad point about this Canon MV800 camcorder, it would be something it hasn't got and that's a camera facility b...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: Sarah (shopzilla.com)

Awesome little video camera

 
Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: Jordan Cheek (newegg.com)

Phenomenal Camcorder

 

I am astounded at how cheap this thing is, because it functions like a much more expensive camcorder. The analog input (record from old VHS family videos!) is VERY useful, I don't know if you can find that on any other cameras in this price range. LOVE...

Incredible quality, the DigicDV chip recreates colors very richly. Controls are solid, feels expensive. Actually made in Japan, unlike some cheaper Chinese cameras. This may be the BEST budget camera out there

Battery meter is nearly useless, jumps up and down, but the battery has lasted at least the length of every tape that I have recorded, so I don't worry about it too much

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

With its 20x optical zoom, DiGIC DV and 'Easy' mode, the MV800 combines quality with point-and-shoot simplicity. It features a 2.4" LCD, 16: 9 widescreen mode and image stabilization. With the MV800 Canon's engineers have developed a camcorder where ease of use is all-important. They have stuck to the maxim that technology is only worth having when it is both simple and useful. Functionality that simplifies the key task of shooting great video has been enhanced. This approach has produced a camcorder that sets a standard for uncomplicated performance. Everywhere ease of use is paramount. Menu navigation is intuitive and straightforward. Controls are positioned for instant, fingertip access to key functions. Within seconds of picking it up for the first time you can be capturing quality footage. Flick the 'Easy' switch and the camcorder immediately records in fully automatic mode. The MV800 has a high-resolution 16: 9 mode, which lets you film in cinemascope and is great if you want to play back your footage on a widescreen monitor. And it's as easy to use as the Easy mode. Simply push the button and the camcorder is ready to capture true widescreen images, using the full width of the CCD sensor. The MV800's compact body measures just 5cm across and fits easily in the palm of your hand. It may be small, but its 2.4" color LCD monitor gives you plenty of screen space to keep your eye on detail as you record. What's more, screen brightness is adjustable to aid visibility in outdoor locations. No matter what kind of lighting you have or where you may be, you can rely on capturing the essence of the scenes you shoot. The MV800 has a powerful 20x optical zoom, with exceptional contrast and clarity, and that can place you right at the heart of the action. The MV800 uses a razor sharp 1/6" CCD so that even at the strongest magnifications you will capture images that are crisp and clear. Canon's unique DiGIC DV processor renders these in warm, subtle tones; colors appear natural and vibrant. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) means that hand-held footage remains steady and calm even in tricky shooting situations.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Lithium-Ion / NB-2LH, BP-2L14
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia / Mosaic, Sepia
Shooting modes:Auto

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13cm
Height:9.3cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:5.1cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1 / 6.35
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:800/800 Value-up Kit/800i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:400000 / 800.000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length range (f-f):53.7 - 1074
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:56mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
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

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Expansion slots:Multi Media Card\nSecure Digital Card
Flash:N
Focus:Auto/Manual
I/O ports:DV/AV Out Port\nAC/DC Port / DV/AV Out\nAC/DC / USB\nDirect Print\nAV\nS-video
Lens system:53.7 - 1074m 400x, 20x / N / n/a
Light exposure control:Easy, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Surf&Snow, Low light, Night
Mirror: Yes
Resolution:800000
Special features:399 x 436.5 x 212.5

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6 / 1/6-1/2000

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:400
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:113000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 9.3
Height :13 / 9.3
Weight:430
Width:5.1