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Canon ZR20 Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analysed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the memory.

portability, image quality, usability, price, size

durability, battery, reliability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR20 Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 57 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Canon ZR20 Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the durability.

portability, usability, size, image quality, price


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Canon ZR20 Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


The Canon ZR20 is Canon's latest addition to their well-rounded MiniDV line. The ZR20 has a MSRP of $799 and a street price of around $550. The camcorder doesn't have a ton of extra features that are included on other camcorders, but that doesn't...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (

Camera is alright, could be better


Very light, FireWire output, inexpensive

Zooming in all the way can result in huge pixels.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (

ZR-20 Got to Love it!


compact, light, easy to use and easy to download into imovie

bottom loading tape slot. Can't load tape while on a tripod

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

ZR20-A good compact DV Camera


Least expensive in its category, very compact

no memory stick

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

I love this camera.


Compact and easy to use-Screen is clear and in color-Price

Absolutely none.

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

An excellent choice for home videos


It's excellent.

cost . I feel it was a bit over priced.

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

Very crisp love the lcd.

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

Canon makes the mark

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

Probably would buy another


The weight and size of this camera are its ***ets

the viewing surface is hard to see in some light

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

Canon service


Compact size, good quality picture & audio, Firewire output

Not very reliable.

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

The BX-20 is a new high capacity mono cartridge for the MultiPASS C20, 30 and 50 machines, and has been specifically designed to ensure optimum quality and functionality when used with the multifunctional MultiPASS range. Print speed is up to 4.5 pages per minute in high-speed mode, and will last approximately 900 pages at 5% coverage of an A4 page.


Consumable Type:Print cartridge


Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon BX


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables