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Canon MV 940

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Canon MV 940. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The durability and price also get good comments, but there are some negative comments about the reliability and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV 940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV940

 

We were initially very impressed by the MV940; it has a wide range of features, good quality video and is excellent value for money. However, there ar...

Easy to use, small and lightweight, fun extras

Included computer kit useless, still pictures awful

A good budget purchase for anyone who is new to digital video

Apr, 2006

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

Canon MV940

 

Stick with well-lit environments and you're sure to like the Canon MV940, a low-priced, feature-rich camcorder.

Wide-screen LCD ; Easy-to-use controls ; Built-in lens cover ; Above-average colour reproduction ; 25x optical zoom ; Plenty of manual controls ; Accepts add-on lenses and filters ; Low price

No accessory shoe or microphone input ; Bottom-loading tape compartment ; Grainy, low-resolution still photos ; Not enough stabilisation at maximum zoom ; Poor low-light performance

Despite our gripes, the Canon MV940 should please the majority of users. Of course, if you have analog videos that you'd like to convert to digital or really think you need a built-in video light, then you'll want to step up to the MV960.

May, 2006

Consumer review by: Azzy (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV940

 

It's a good little camcorder, especially for it's price. it made for taking videos not photo's so you shouldn't expect good photo quality. it has a few good features on it, so you can do some interesting things with videoing and photos. it also has...

it's easy to use, has some good features, compact, good video

poor photo quality, doesn't come with the cables need to connect to PC for video

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Al (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV940

 

Just back from The Kimberleys with the MV940. Very disappointed with results. Just compared it to the results from a previous Canon (MV630i) which I took around Europe in 2004.

Cheap

Poor quality. Can't attach wide-angle lens

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: aasm355 (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV940

 

I am using Vista and can not download Tapes recorded on my Camera Canono MV 940. Need an update to work with Vista

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: ccassel (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV940

 

Purchased this camera because i was told i could use USB connection to upload video to my PC. NOT SO!

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: GANESH (cnet.com.au)

"MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME."

 

MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: GANESH (cnet.com.au)

"MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME."

 
Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: GANESH (cnet.com.au)

"MANY MANUAL WORK SPACE THATS ALWAYS COMPARED AS A GOOD QUALITY TO ME."

 

Purchased this camera because i was told i could use USB connection to upload video to my PC. NOT SO!

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Sydney Australia (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV940

 

Picture Quality Questionable

Easy to Use

Video in bright sunlight was grainy on the TV and the PC even using DVI (highest quality) on MS XP Movie Maker. Quite disappointing realy ; Need FireWire cable for Easy PC Connection ($20)

Aug, 2006
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Product Specifications

Designed for ease of use, the compact MV940 is a Real Widescreen camcorder featuring photo capture. Its 25x optical zoom lens, DiG!C DV signal processor and 800K pixels CCD deliver high quality video, perfect for viewing on a widescreen TV.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.5cm
Height:9.2cm
Weight:380g
Width:4.9cm

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

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:940
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:800
Faders: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 / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor