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Canon DC100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Canon DC100. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and viewfinder. The portability and zoom also get good feedback, whereas the durability and battery get critical comments. Views are divided on the price.

usability, zoom, portability, viewfinder, design

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Above average video quality is countered by a lack of an SD card slot and poor quality stills on this DVD camcorder. A good option for the buyer on a tight budget.

Better image quality than we see on many low priced DVD camcorders, a few manual controls

No USB connection, no SD card slot, still images not that hot

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Canon DC100


Previe of the Canon DC100.

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

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Canon DC100

Fast focusing, long zoom lens; solid image stabilization; decent low-light video; aperture- and shutter-priority exposure modes.

Fair-to-middling video quality overall; awkward navigation controls; poor still photos.

A basic, inexpensive DVD camcorder, the Canon DC100 is a safe, if unremarkable, choice.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


Quick Camcorder Review : Canon DC100

Good for point-and-shooters, - Good still feature set

Lackluster video performance vs. the Canon DC100 and Panasonic VDR-D100, - Enclosed battery compartment, - Inconvenient control location

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : James Murray (

Canon DC100


The Canon DC100 features a modest 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels. This equates to 340K effective pixels in 4:3 aspect ratio, 450K in 16:9 aspect ratio with the electronic image stabilization (EIS) off, and 400K in 16:9 with the EIS on. The larger...

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon DC100


Single handed use is so easy.

None so far.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Canon DC100


Fast progresive zoom view finder diopter integral battery

focus slow to respond to zoom speed VR mode not currently adopted by all DVD players

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon DC100


image and sound are very good

incons remain on final screen i cannot find any way to remove them or if you can

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon DC100


good average performance. Quite easy to use.

has picked up a scratch to the lens whilst cover open which has renders it almost un usable

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon DC100


easy to use,very light

battery life not good

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208


Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia


Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length range (f-f):43.6 - 1090
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:25

Other features

I/O ports:AV\n
Lens system:Image Stabilizer
Resolution:1024 x 768

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 ~ 1/6


Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.6