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Canon Optura 600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Canon Optura 600. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Optura 600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Optura 600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Canon Optura 600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and zoom. The image quality and usability also get good comments.

size, usability, image quality, zoom, design

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Optura 600 4.3MP MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomCanon Optura 600 4.3MP MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Optura 600 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

The upright design of the Canon Optura 600 ($1100 as of 5/2/06) means that it's the most portable camcorder we looked at: It would fit into a coat pocket or a small purse without causing too much of a bulge.

At $1100, the Canon Optura 600 is one of the most expensive camcorders we reviewed--you're paying a large premium for the small size. Nonetheless, it provides a lot of features, delivers reasonably good video quality, and can double as a decent still...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon Optura 600

 

This camcorder is very small and portable, has plenty of buttons for easy operation, and sports a bright LCD.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon Optura 600 Mini DV Digital Camcorder (4.3MP, 10x Opt, 200x Dig, 2.5" LCD)

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Optura 600 Camcorder Review

 

The Optura 600 represents the flagship of Canon's 1 chip MiniDV camcorders, the king of the Optura line. Retailing at around $1100 (up approximately $400 from the Optura 60), your money might be well-spent. The 600's huge 1/2.8" CCD promises excellent...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Canon Optura 600 Mini DV

 

Here's a camcorder with an imager that rivals the size of a single XL2 imager. If you're looking for a small, compact player that has a plethora of features, the Optura 600 is looking good

Big imager, beautiful results Manual audio levels Small and lightweight

Menu button placement New battery design (your old Canon batteries won't work) No accessory shoe

The Canon Optura 600 is a camcorder worth bragging about when it comes to the visual quality. While the onboard mic is not tops, the mic input and manual audio levels are not usually available on a camcorder at this level. This camcorder offers some of...

Mar, 2006

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Canon Optura 600 camcorder review

 

The Canon Optura 600 Mini-DV camcorder is really two products in one. Although it may look like a camcorder on the outside, inside lies a high-quality 4.3 megapixel digital camera with all the features needed to take outstanding photos. The CCD in the...

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Great combination of size and features

 

size, 4 megapixel still camera, built-in assist light/flash

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Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Canon Optura 600 Mini DV Camcorder

 

size, 4 megapixel still camera, built-in assist light/flash

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Consumer review by: dou (pricegrabber.com)

Incredible camcorder - Canon optura 600

 

After compared with Sonny DCR-DVD403 and canon DV20, I was attracted by Optura 600 because it's excellent composite with Image Stabilizer. Pictures are so vivid and come with a lot of option. Battery is satisfy. Everything is very easy to use. Though...

Excellent compact. Very good picture and video quality

No automatic photo Date/Time Stamping feature include on still picture

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: dou (pricegrabber.com)

Incredible camcorder - Canon optura 600

 

After compared with Sonny DCR-DVD403 and canon DV20, I was attracted by Optura 600 because it's excellent composite with Image Stabilizer.

Excellent compact. Very good picture and video quality.

No automatic photo Date/Time Stamping feature include on still picture

Mar, 2006