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Canon ZR 900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Canon ZR 900. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the battery.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR 900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR 900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Canon ZR 900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and zoom. The portability and price also get good reviews. There are some negative comments about the durability and image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR900 MiniDV Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon ZR900 MiniDV Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Canon ZR900 Review and Prices

 

Despite the trend towards tapeless DV camcorders, Canon has released three new MiniDV models for 2008, including the entry level ZR900. It's hard to fault the Canon ZR900 when it comes to price: this MiniDV camcorder offers one of the least expensive...

Inexpensive, advanced 41x zoom, easy to use, port for external microphone or headphones

Poor low light performance, no SD card slot, no accessory shoe

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: JB (newegg.com)

Great Camera for it's size and price....

 

Small size makes a tripod a useful thing to have. This camera is a step down from the one I had, but the video quality is wonderful and the sound is actually better than the other camera I had. Though the other camera cost much more. Camera works great...

Great video quality, terrific sound quality.

None so far....

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: OnLocation (newegg.com)

Basic Inexpensive

 

Bought mine someplace else but wanted to let people know what they won't get if they look at the pictures and see a remote.

Its inexpensive which is the main reason why I got one. I also needed a Mic In jack which it has an few others still have.

The accessories in the pictures are for the ZR930 not the ZR900. But I didn't need them anyways.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: chandlerb87 (shopping.com)

Awsome Deal Great price.

 

I purchased this camera and it is a great value, and just as good as the over priced ones it takes quality videos. I purchased this to collect memories of my childrens child hoods. It is th cannon ZR900 Mini DV camcorder. I love the size of it, and the...

The convenient size, the quality pictures, the zoom feature is great

I havent found anything about this product that I did not like

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: anil_503 (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 900

 

Video quality is pretty good although not the best (For something less than 200$ what do you expect? HD?). The external mic jack is a big plus. It's very light and fits right into my hands. Mini DV allows me to get uncompressed video out of my tape....

yes

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: blair2009 (ciao.com)

Mini Camera

 

Mini cameras into our lives, a lot of families now have the mini-video cameras, it became more and more members of our lives. We left on tours, mini cameras are indispensable things. It give our travel memories. Now want to recommend about this upgrade...

Inexpensive

Not very sophisticated

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: mansyur99 (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 900

 

We just bought the Canon Zr 900 today at Best Buy $ 250. So far I am very impressed with this digital video camera. Easy set up, very good quality video. I used to have a Canon Hi-8 and waited as long as possible to move to digital because I didn't...

Shooting in low light situations has never been easier than this

none

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: kusumadiyanti (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 900

 

Bought this camcorder as a graduation gift for my 13 year old niece. She already has an iMac and a digital camcorder so this camera fit in perfectly and she is able to take great videos and edit them in iMovie. She loves to make movies with her ZR900...

great videos

no

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: jumariah (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 900

 

Video quality is pretty good although not the best (For something less than 200$ what do you expect? HD?). The external mic jack is a big plus. It's very light and fits right into my hands. Mini DV allows me to get uncompressed video out of my tape....

Video quality is pretty good

none

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: laksana (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 900

 

I didn't spend a lot on this product...good. Pretty much out of the box I started enjoying this product...well not really, I did have to find the firewire cable but hey. This product is very handy to use, easy to learn and fairly simple to begin...

Zoom is steady until it reaches near maximum

all okay

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Optical Zoom:41

Other features

Focus:TTL
Power consumption (typical):2.3

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:114000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions

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