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Canon ZR 950

Canon ZR 950
alaScore 77

138 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Canon ZR 950. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the durability.

price, usability, image quality, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR 950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR 950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Canon ZR 950 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, image quality, portability, zoom

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR950 1.07MP MiniDV Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon ZR950 1.07MP MiniDV Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Canon ZR950 Review

 

While its intuitive controls make it well suited for the future Kevin Smiths of the world, the Canon ZR950's video quality wasn't up to par with its nearest competitors, and stability issues kept its biggest asset--the optical zoom--from living up to...

Lightweight, portable body, Long 37X optical zoom, Widescreen and standard aspect ratios

Important functions buried in menus, Image quality and stability not as good as competition

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Canon ZR950 Review and Prices

 

As the highest end unit in Canon's 2008 line of MiniDV camcorders, you might expect the Canon ZR950 to offer upgraded features over the ZR930. It would be more accurate, however, to describe this camcorder as having different features to the midrange...

Inexpensive, 48x zoom, easy to use, video light, SD card slot

Poor low light performance, no microphone jack or accessory shoe

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: johnpbr (newegg.com)

Great buy

 

Great. Outstanding picture and video quality. Easy to use

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Joshua Marius- LeThe (newegg.com)

Not bad...

 

I am used to paying way more for a video camera but I needed one ASAP. This camera is not bad at all, but lacks tons of features included in $400-$600 dollar cameras. It does deserve 5 stars though because of the price and how it's able to get the job...

None

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Love it

 

none

I got this mostly for christmas, and plays, and sports and that kind of stuff...and have to say I really do love it..Makes my life so much easier..

none

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Canon ZR950 Silver MiniDV Camcorder 37X Optical Zoom 2000X Digital Zoom 1/6" CCD 2.7" 112K

 

easy use quick start. also you can make detailed adjustments.

in easy mode picture a little grainy even in average light.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Big Dish (newegg.com)

Great Camcorder for cost

 

It has great optical zoom and the battery lasts for over 1 hour. It comes with a remote and USB Cable in the box. It IS VISTA compatible. I like the fact that you can record in widescreen so it looks better on newer widescreen HD TVs.

The camera function on the camcorder is terrible. It is only 1 mega pixel and I have seen cell phones that take better quality photos.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: richard (newegg.com)

campm zr950

 

camera worked fine

firewire port was dead. tried to use on 2 different computers

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Jamie-Grace a Casual (photographyreview.com)

Canon ZR950 Camcorders

 

The Canon ZR950 s a great beginner camera. It was my first camcorder and I have filmed many things on it including a full 25 minute documentary. It's very easy to manage and travel with and this comes in handy. Comes with a microphone with has really...

Compact, great quality

The ZR950 has no audio inputs so one must rely on the microphone built in. Also if it shaken slightly the DV can be destroyed

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Jamie-Grace (photographyreview.com)

Canon ZR950

 

The Canon ZR950 s a great beginner camera. It was my first camcorder and I have filmed many things on it including a full 25 minute documentary. It's very easy to manage and travel with and this comes in handy. Comes with a microphone with has really...

Compact, great quality

The ZR950 has no audio inputs so one must rely on the microphone built in. Also if it shaken slightly the DV can be destroyed

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Sound:Stereo

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
USB: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000
LCD resolution:112000 pixels
LCD size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital still pictures: Yes
Number of effective pixels:0.71 Megapixels
Number of total pixels:1.07 Megapixels
Progressive scan for photos: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Optical Zoom:48

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-lens):F2.0-F5.2
Auto focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Focal length (Wide-lens):2.6-96.2 mm
Night shot: Yes
Optical zoom:37 x

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):92x57x119 mm
Weight (lb):0.83 lb

Other features

Focus:TTL
Power consumption (typical):2.5

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1

Sensor

Sensor size:1/6 inch
Sensor type:CCD

Settings

Exposure control:Auto, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, Portrait, Sports, Night

Storage

Built-in Storage Size:0.0 GB
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Extra memory support: Yes
Inbuilt Memory: No

Video

High Definition Recording: No
Recording format:Mini DV

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:114000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder resolution:114000 pixels
Viewfinder size:0.35

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9
Height :9.2
Weight:380
Width:5.7