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Canon ZR 830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Canon ZR 830. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the image quality, while many are negative about the connectivity and battery.

usability, price, portability, design, zoom

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR 830 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 830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon ZR 830 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

battery, connectivity

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical ZoomCanon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Canon ZR830 review: Canon ZR830

 

Canon ZR830

Easy to use menu system with joystick control; impressive color in good lighting; wide-screen LCD; built-in lens cover; low price.

No accessory shoe or microphone input; bottom-loading tape compartment; low-resolution still photos; not enough stabilization at maximum zoom; poor low-light performance.

If you don't shoot in low light and don't plan on using it to shoot still images, this feature-rich camcorder is a bargain.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Amongst Canon’s new line of ZR camcorders, the ZR830 finds itself between a rock and a hard place. It is the middle child, wedged between the ZR800, which includes a microphone jack, and the ZR850, which offers better video quality and larger stills....

Compact, - Inexpensive, - Reliable media

Cheap construction, - More compelling choices in model-up and model-down

May, 2007

Expert review by: John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR830 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon ZR830 ($299 MSRP) is not a bad little DV camcorder, but with HD moving towards the mainstream, and new formats sprouting left and right, this DV camcorder seems like a bit of a throwback. This is not a camcorder that reflects any of the major...

The Canon ZR830 is without a doubt a pretty good DV camcorder at a pretty good price. The problem is, it's step-up sibling, the ZR850 offers some worthwhile upgrades, and only costs a few dollars more - better video resolution (with a negligible drop...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (washingtonpost.com)

Canon ZR830

 

Amongst Canon's new line of ZR camcorders, the ZR830 finds itself between a rock and a hard place. It is the middle child, wedged between the ZR800, which includes a microphone jack, and the ZR850, which offers better video quality and larger stills....

The ZR830's 1/6-inch imager is capable of producing 680,000 gross pixels, which is pretty standard amongst the vast majority of entry-level camcorders. In bright light, the ZR830's colors appeared saturated, yet remained strong in the greens, blues,...

May, 2007

Expert review by: John Neely (reviewed.com)

Canon ZR830

 

The Canon ZR830 shares its core imaging specs with the ZR800, the standard entry-level 1/6" CCD with 680,000 gross pixels. The effective pixel count changes depending on the aspect ratio and electronic image stabilization (EIS); in 16:9 with EIS on, it...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: jmoffett87 (cnet.com)

"Not the best quality but good enough, and durable"

 

on Apr 20, 2012

Small, easy to use camcorder that will last a long time

not the best quality and you need to have a couple batteries

Apr, 2012

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

Canon ZR830 1/6" CCD 2.7" 112K wide-screen LCD 35X Optical Zoom MiniDV Camcorder

 

This thing is small don't lose it, has lots of built in features. Very good value for all the options.

Very compact and small in size

Poor video in low lighting

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Like it (newegg.com)

Pretty Good

 

I havn't fully checked it out but I believe you can use it as a webcam with the proper software and you can film directly to your HD's for sure. Still finding new features as I like to explore the device rather than read the manual.

Light weight, easy to use, fits the hand comfortably, inexpensive--not cheap, loads of features. Good camcorder for the buck

No night vision if you get the 850 you get the night vision but not on the 830. Some motor noise but have not noticed it on the tape at play back maybe because I have the wind filter turned on? The included cable will not transfer you video to your...

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: n/a (newegg.com)

not bad

 

It was a toss up b/w Sony and this. I chose this. so far so good

This is a surprising light weight and easy to use camcorder. My first digital and I'm liking it quite a bit

Not much except the focus gets out of whack for no apparent reason

Jul, 2007

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

NIce camcorder -- for the price....

 

For the $$, I am very happy with this unit -- my second Canon Camcorder.

Excellent "up and running out of the box" capability. I was impressed how fast I could get this camera working. Very Good quality of recordings during the day

Light sensitive recordings -- average to below average (though, I am still looking at settings)

Jun, 2007