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Canon ZR500

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 68/100. The average review date is 24-03-2006. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com)

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Canon ZR500

Costs less than $300; wide-screen LCD; easy-to-use controls; built-in lens cover; above-average color reproduction; 25X optical zoom; plenty of manual controls for shooters who want them; works with add-on lenses and filters; microphone jack.

No shoulder strap or accessory shoe; bottom-loading tape compartment; not enough image stabilization at maximum zoom; poor low-light performance.

Canon's compact, capable ZR500 MiniDV camcorder is a dream come true for videographers on a shoestring budget.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

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The ZR500 is this year's entry level camcorder from Canon, and let me tell you, there is a lot to like about this model. Starting with the microphone input, this camcorder caught our attention. It's the only model in the ZR series to offer the feature,...

Microphone Input, -Strong performance in well lit situations, -low light improvement showed quality inscenes with less than stellar lighting, -True Wide Screen 16:9 format

No still feature options for the hybrid user, -No independent manual control over aperture or shutter speed

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Canon ZR500

 

The ZR500 captures video using a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels. This yields an effective pixel count of 340K pixels in 4:3, 400K in 16:9 with the electronic image stabilization on, and 450K in 16:9 with the image stabilization off. This is the same...

Feb, 2006