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Canon MiniDV MV960

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Canon MiniDV MV960. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the color and battery are on the whole positive. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and viewfinder. Comments about the design and size are different.

usability, price, zoom, battery, color

portability, viewfinder, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MiniDV MV960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Which? (

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Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

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The Canon ZR700 is the upper-end model on the redesigned ZR-series by Canon. Major design improvements over last year's model include a new joystick control for simple menu navigation, a 30x optical zoom, a 2.7 inch LCD screen for true widescreen, and...

Improved handling, -True 16:9 widescreen format, -Marked upgrade in low light performance, -Better battery mount than the Elura 100

Lacks a mic in jack, -Poor viewfinder design, -Connection of hand strap to tape compartment can lead to breakage

Apr, 2006

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Canon MV960


The camera is very easy to use, straight out of the box. The addition functions are all easy to select. The real bonus is the ability to use the DV-In to transfer old HI8/VHS recordings ontp the camcorder and then transfer them to a PC using the DV-Out.

So far I haven't any real bad points. Although I suspect that the picture quality will suffer in low light conditions, but I was aware of the possibilty that this was the case when I bought the camera. The digital camera option doesn't seem to produce...

Nov, 2006

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Because of its size, price and extra features I consider the MV960 to be a good choice for an entry level camera.

For an entry level camcorder the Canon MV960 has some extras that other brands of camera don't include such as real widescreen recording, 25x optical zoom and in camera converting of analog video. Video captured in daylight is very good and sound is...

Low light video suffers from excess noise and the front mounted video light does not seem to help much. Because of its small size it seems to need a very steady hand in order to avoid the "shakes" in your video.

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L14 / NB-2LH
Video recording time:4.5


Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Sepia


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

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

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:N
Manual Focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:640 x 480
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Canon's ZoomBrowser\nImageBrowser

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/2
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD


Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.2