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Canon MV830i / ZR 200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Canon MV830i / ZR 200. 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. People really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the memory and durability. Reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV830i / ZR 200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV830i / ZR 200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon MV830i / ZR 200 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. Reviews about the zoom and size are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the durability.

usability, price, image quality, size, zoom

durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV830 - Camcorder - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Mini DVCanon MV830 - Camcorder - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Mini DV

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon MV830i / ZR 200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Canon MV830i / ZR 200 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 are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the battery and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

reliability, durability, battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR200 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (High Metal)Canon ZR200 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom (High Metal)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Parkyn (crn)

Canon MV830i

 
Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon ZR200

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape, Video Recording Format: Secure Digital

Good overall color and dynamic range. Easy to use. Low price. 20X optical zoom lens.

Slow autofocus. Fuzzy quality in low light.

Despite some small drawbacks, this camcorder provides clear video footage for a reasonable price.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV830i

 

A capable and affordable MiniDV camcorder that's not as good value as the step-down MV800i.

Superb colour quality ; Choice of automated and manual shooting modes ; Low price ; Solid battery life ; Supports add-on lenses and filters

Few manual controls ; Bottom-loading tape compartment ; No accessory shoe ; Poor low-light performance ; Captures low-resolution stills

Canon promises slightly less than an hour of typical recording time from the included battery, though you can shoot continuously, using the viewfinder only, for an impressive 135 minutes. Those are decent numbers for a camcorder in this category,...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The Canon ZR200 is Canon's mid-road lower-end camcorder this year. This means that the ZR200 sits between the ZR300 and ZR100 this year in Canon's entry-level ZR series. The series boasts its inclusion of Canon “High Resolution 16:9 mode” seen on some...

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

Solarizing LCD, - Occasional bad button placement

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR200 First Impressions Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

The new Canon ZR200 offers a couple of upgrades from its sister model, the ZR100, but by in large, the camcorders are similar. The ZR200 features the same imager as last year's ZRs and boasts an additional high resolution 16:9 mode, a smaller body...

Jan, 2004

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Canon ZR200

 

Canon ZR200 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom.

There will be no mistaking your Canon ZR200 once you've customized its start-up image and camcorder operation sounds. With the My Camera Function you can also select your preferred operating language, be it English, French, Spanish, German, Italian,...

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

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: this is the camera you want

 

This Is the Best camera for the price. I have had mine for going on 3 1/2 years. it has good picture quality. make sure. you use high 8 tapes. if you connect it to the computer you'll have to hit menu and go down to the settings and hit yes for usb...

takes good picture good sound good quality

that you have to buy lot of tapes

Oct, 2008

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

Canon DC 10: Ultra Compact Camcorder

 

Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself,...

good effective resolution, compact

small optical zoom

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: gnipping (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon XL2: Go PRO for less

 

The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

May, 2007

Product Specifications

With its 20x optical zoom, DiGIC DV and 'Easy' mode, the MV830i combines quality with point-and-shoot simplicity integrating 16: 9 widescreen mode, image stabilization and digital still capability. For their design of the MV830i, Canon's engineers held true to the maxim that a technology is only worth having when it is both simple and useful. It has resulted in a camcorder that is rich in features yet delightfully simple to use. Everything is done to make shooting great video as easy as possible. Within seconds of turning on your new camcorder you can capture quality footage. Just flick the 'Easy' switch and you are able to shoot in fully automatic mode. The controls are carefully positioned to give you fingertip access to all the key functions. Menu navigation is intuitive, straightforward and available in 8 languages. The MV830i's high-resolution 16: 9 mode is great for shooting cinemascope video and for playing back on widescreen monitors. At the push of a button, the camcorder automatically switches the LCD to Letterbox and uses the full width of the CCD sensor to capture true widescreen footage. The camcorder's compact body is just 5cm wide and fits snugly in your palm. Despite this small size, it features a generous 2.4" color LCD screen, which lets you monitor footage in detail as you shoot. No matter where you are or in what lighting conditions, you need never miss out on getting great shots. The MV830i has a powerful 20x optical zoom whose exceptional contrast and clarity take you to the heart of the action. A razor sharp 1/6" CCD delivers high fidelity images even at the strongest magnifications. Canon's unique DiGIC DV processor translates what the camcorder 'sees' into warm, subtle tones that appear natural and vibrant. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) keeps your footage steady and makes hand held shooting rock-solid. A mechanical shutter ensures blur-free stills that are fit to be printed as quality photos. You won't even need a PC to create your prints. Simply connect to any PictBridge compatible printer and select the images you want to produce. PC connectivity is fully supported. Use the DV in/out connecter to upload and download your digital movies and digitize videotape with the built-in converter. JPEGs and up to 60 minutes of Motion JPEG are stored direct on MMC or SD memory cards for upload via USB.

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:BP-2L14, NB-2LH / 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
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:830/830i
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:2.8 / 3.4
Focal length range (f-f):53.7 - 1074
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
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\n
Fader:Auto Fade, Wipe, Corner Wipe, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam, Tide
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 / USB\nDV\nDirect Print\nAV\n
Interface:USB
Lens system:20x/400x / 53.7 - 1074mm, 400x, 20x / N
Light exposure control:Easy, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Surf&Snow, Low light, Night
Manual Focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Resolution:1024 x 768
Special features:1/6" 800k pixel CCD and DiGiC DV \n20x optical zoom \nHigh Resolution 16:9 Mode \nImage Stabilizer \nAutomatic Easy Mode \n2.4" LCD/colour viewfinder \nDigital stills with XGA resolution \nSD/MMC card \nDV out/USB \nDirect Print/PictBridge
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

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

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Digital 8 / Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:113000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

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