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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. The reliability and battery get critical reviews.

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 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Canon ZR40 Mini DV Camcorder from 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 Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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65% of the reviews on 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

Mar, 2018

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Horrible Quality



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

Dec, 2003

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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

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It's A Canon




Apr, 2003

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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

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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

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ZR 40 Just OK


Nice design, easy to use, compact and good features

Poor video quality for a DV camera.

Dec, 2002

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Great camcorder


Superdope portability, great for taping videos with the wife

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

Dec, 2002

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Nice little camera


Lightweight and affordable. Easily transfer data

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

Dec, 2002

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canon ZR 40


Compact, good image quality, good handling

Poor indoor picture Quality

Dec, 2002

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



tape jams inside, small buttons and hard to access

Dec, 2002