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Canon DC 330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Canon DC 330. 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The portability and price also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon DC 330


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon DC 330 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC330 Digital DVD Camcorder (37x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon DC330 Digital DVD Camcorder (37x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon DC 330


alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Canon DC 330 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC330 1.07MP DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon DC330 1.07MP DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom

Feb, 2019

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Canon DC330 Camcorder Review


The Canon DC330 digital DVD camcorder comes packed with powerful optics and widescreen possibilities. Stunning image quality and advanced noise reduction comes as standard thanks to a 1.07 Megapixel CCD and Canon's trailblazing DIGIC DV II processing...

The Canon DC330 features Canon’s Advanced Zoom technology, offering up to 45x zoom in a small, slender design.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon DC330 Camcorder Review


With memory card and internal hard drive camcorders making a push to the front of the line, DVD-based models will soon find themselves occupying the clearance shelves. In fact, there are only a handful of camcorders left that record solely to DVD, and...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon DC330


Canon DC330 Camcorder Review

Dec, 2008

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Canon DC330


The DVD drive is too close to the microphone and you pick up the 'whirring' of the disk on the mic the whole time your recording

Oct, 2008

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Canon DC330


Fairly easy to use

Standard battery pack needs charging after about 30 minutes use

Oct, 2008

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Canon DC330


Massive optical zoom. Good features/special effects. Will fit into a patch pocket and is very light. Good viewing screen - bright enough to use anytime - I went to Bosnia in July and had no problems filming in midday sun. Handy, easy to use remote...

Feels a bit plasticky. On zoom you really do need to have some form of tripod or other method of steadying the camera once you get to 10X and above - a beanbag type of pad to rest it on works fine. (This is true of any camera).

Sep, 2008

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Canon DC330


Easy to use in basic mode - the auto systems work well. mine was stolen from my hotel room after only eight days, so I didn't get to try much of the 'special' settings. The shots that I had until then were really pleasing - viewed on the television in...

Feels a bit plasticky. Image stability at large zoom difficult to handle without tripod.

Aug, 2008

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Canon DC330


The camera features are good, but some what I disliked the shutter speed when compared with other make and model. The OPTIONS are very easy to operate and come with good battery life. Moreover the video quality is also very impressive. Better to go for...

Dec, 2010

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There are very good shots, but...


There are very good shots. According to friends who want to get for the price I would recommend. Canon taking a good quality brand.

Very cheap

But because of new products could be said to be outmoded

Nov, 2009

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Affordable but not a great camcorder


I am a huge Canon fan and when saw this camcorder in the market could not resist from buying one. Apart from the Canon make, the thing which attracted me to buy this was its reasonable price. Its quite cheap than what's available in the market....

good price, compact and light

poor video quality

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Affordable, sleek and easy-to-operate, the Canon DC330 gives you the convenience of DVD technology, along with the exclusive Canon 48x Advanced Zoom- a feature only possible with the industry-leading optical technology. It also boasts the advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, a 1.07 megapixel CCD, SD card image storage capability, Quick Start, Joystick Control and another Canon exclusive, the Multi-Angle Remote. Add to that the long recording time available thanks to its high capacity battery and low power consumption and you'll see that the DC330 makes it simpler than ever to capture and share all the unforgettable moments of your life.


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):7.5 / 7.8 / 7.83
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-2LH / NB-2LH, BP-2L24H
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.6
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Grey / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86
Display Resolution:112000 x 112000
Display resolution (numeric):112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset/Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sports mode / Sunset / Beach / Snow/Spotlight / Portrait mode / Night mode / Fireworks / Sports mode / Sunset / Beach / Snow


Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.8
Effective megapixels (movie):0.71
Optical sensor resolution:112000 / 1152
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6 / 25.400 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07 / 1.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.7 - 1877 / 41.700 - 1877
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2 / 2.600 - 96.200
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:710Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6 / 1/6"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )/4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 5.2
Art: Yes
Audio output:1 / AV
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0 hi speed
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Resolution:1152 x 864
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Corel Application

Ports & interfaces

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1152 x 864
Still image resolution(s):1152 x 864, 1152 x 648, 640 x 480 / 640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory card, Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MMC / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported:DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Full HD: No

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm)/DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid/Neutral / Vivid / Skin Detail/Vivid / Neutral / Mosaic / Sepia / Black & White / Art / Skin Detail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:114000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.6 / 12.600
Height :9
Weight:380 / 430
Width:6.6 / 6.600

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Tungsten, Daylight