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Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and battery.

portability, usability, image quality, price, size

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and price also get good views.

image quality, price, usability, portability, size

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR40 MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, & Digital Still ModeCanon ZR40 MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, & Digital Still Mode

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: denisma (shopzilla.com)

Horrible Quality

 

Small

Has broken 4 times in recording a total of 4 hours!

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: Brad Hussey (shopzilla.com)

This is a very sweet camera, it's cool, and small

 

Compact, Excellent Quality, Easy to edit through computer

Battery Power should be atleast 3 hours

May, 2003

Consumer review by: James (shopzilla.com)

It's A Canon

 

Size

None

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: Marco Colapietro (shopzilla.com)

Im a 12 year old with a video camera

 

this camcorder is great, the zoom is excellent

night mode kinda sucks, and i had to buy a light for it $40

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: F Wysoki (shopzilla.com)

Own 10 of these units

 

Quality is pretty good for consumer use and it's easy to use

Bottom loading tape, confusing Dv recording in VCR mode.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

ZR 40 Just OK

 

Nice design, easy to use, compact and good features

Poor video quality for a DV camera.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Frank Brick (shopzilla.com)

Great camcorder

 

Superdope portability, great for taping videos with the wife

Auto night vision is awful(our honeymoon scenes were awful)

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Chillman7173 (shopzilla.com)

Nice little camera

 

Lightweight and affordable. Easily transfer data

No built in auto light. 100 Bucks extra for next model up.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

canon ZR 40

 

Compact, good image quality, good handling

Poor indoor picture Quality

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Don't fall for the price..after one year I have to buy again

 

Lightweight

tape jams inside, small buttons and hard to access

Dec, 2002