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Canon Optura 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Canon Optura 50. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. The design and battery get less positive reviews, and there are some mixed reviews about the zoom.

portability, price, usability, image quality, durability

reliability, battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Optura 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: David Kender (

Canon Optura 50 Camcorder Review


The Optura 50 would make a strong contender for best camcorder in its price class (retail $799, street prices around $600), were it not for the absence of a few really useful features found on its big sister model, the Optura 60 and its low light...

Aug, 2005

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Canon Optura 50


Canon Optura 50 MiniDV Camcorder w/14x Optical Zoom.

Take control and capture your video and photographic memories the way you want to remember them - all with a single camera.

Consumer review by: vega2lyre (

Excellent Camcorder for the price


The Optura 50 is my 1st camcorder. After 3 weeks of reading reviews of camcorders on over a half dozen sites and reviews of several dozen places to buy them, I opted to go for the Canon Optura 50. I purchased it at B&H photo for 2 reasons. They had the...

Ease of use. Great Video & Stills. Price

battery life of battery that comes with the Optura

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: yxz029000 (

Optura 50 is a good choice


(Edited June 23rd by yxz029000) Overall, For about $410, this camcorder is a good choice.

Very easy to hold and operate. The quality of the video is pretty good even under low light. The battery is decent.

Since it is compact size, all those plugs for powers, earphones and etc are crammed all over the camcorder protected with a rubber protector. I am concerned the protection rubber may wear out.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: ambikapathij (

Canon Optura 50


I was looking for an camcorder for price ranging $300 to $400 and found reviews on Optura 50 stating the RGB and true color in video, I am impressed than the latest models from Canon (ZR 500 / 600 / 700).

Canon Optics, Ports, RGB

Function buttons

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: matthewsweeney (

Great Quality, Features, and Value


I've been using this camcorder for almost two months now, and I couldn't be happier.

Optical Image Stabilization, color quality, wireless remote, photo capabilities, Analog->Digital Conversion, Easy menu controls, and lots of extras that just make it easy to use

Battery life, USB 1.1 on card reader for photo (a little slow)

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Lowest Price Electronics (

Simply Excellnet


This camcoder meets my expectation.

Can take 2MP still picture, great picture quality, compact and silent, analog to digital conversion, light sensitivity (can take good movie or picture in dim light), top loading


Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: mnasongco (

Very Slick, and eacy to click


The weight of this camcorder is amazing only 1.

lightweight, 2 MP with flash camera, great CD package, very small but powerful camcorder.


Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: braveranger (

Very satisfied


The most outstanding feature of the Optura 50 is the resolution and color reproduction.

1. Very high picture quality in normal light. 2. True 16:9 widescreen mode. 3. Compact size.

Grainy color in low light.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: rgpai (

Canon Optura 50 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


Its light weight and the prcture quality is good.

light weight


Sep, 2005