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Canon DC310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Canon DC310. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and zoom are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the memory.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Canon DC310 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality and zoom. The portability and price also get good comments.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Canon DC310


An easy to use, budget DVD camcorder

Solid video performance for the asking price, 41x optical zoom, strong build quality

Limited connectivity options, no optical image stabiliser, memory card slot does not record video

The DC310 is a solid DVD offering let down by the limitations of its format. Casual users who want quick access to their home movies will be quite satisfied. Everyone else, on the other hand, should stick to flash memory or MiniDV.

May, 2008

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Canon DC 310 - Worth taking a snap at?


I must admit when I first got this camcorder I didn't know where anything was or how to use it properly and took me a few days to get up to scratch. This camcorder is able to record DVD-R discs and can also rewrite DVD's too meaning you can record over...

Great videos and pictures can be taken with this device

Says easy to operate but there are lots of settings and can be hard to find a setting

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Good Camcorder


Dont forget, this is a Canon!Been doing business with these guys since the beginning. Glad you made it egg.

Gman did a good job laying out the pros and cons. I will add the following. It appears you only have to initialize the dvd-rw disc. At first I had a little trouble doing the finalize. After plugging up to the charger, I found you need to hold the...

In low light it sometimes had a problem with focus

Aug, 2009

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love it


i would get a flash drive if u dont have one built in and something to carrie cam and charger in when u buy it.

i love it still pics and it records great pics and its small enough to take just about anywhere. shipped fast and well packaged works great

none so far

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon DC310


I am really liking this camcorder!

This is really a nice Camcorder. I recorded using a DVD and a SDHC memory card tonight. The playback was outstanding! Crystal clear on my TV. It was a lot better than I expected.

Come with a manual, but I wish they had a quick start guide.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Camera


Great Camera it supports DVD's and SDHC this think has crystal clear images too. It can actually take stills too

Hmmm. Would be nice if the camera didnt have to be plugged in to finalize the disc (or a fresh batt)

Jul, 2008

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captures the memories ”


This cam corder is perfect for capturing the memories that me and my family make on a daily basis. I usually use this cam corder at least once every week because it makes taking home videos easy. The cam corder also has a very nice zoom range. It can...

Aug, 2010

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Take An Great LifeTime Shot With Canon ”



May, 2010

Consumer review (

Good first DVD camcorder!


This is my first DVD camcorder, we had another (Canon) camcorder that used the mini cassettes and this was our step up. I like the fact that you can record right onto a DVD. You can only play them in certain players though (they are mini DVD's.) I...

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

Lacks features, power button difficult to use

Feb, 2010

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Makes Beautiful Memories Last


I recently purchased a DC310 canon camcorder because as a newly married couple, we want to record special memories. I think we made a great purchase because this video cam is light and very tiny that you can conveniently carry and use it in your...

Very easy to use

Not so good customer service

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The DC310 is Canon's most affordable DVD model and is sleek and easy-to-operate. It also offers exclusive Canon 41x Advanced Zoom - a feature only possible with Canon's industry-leading optical technology. It also boasts advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, a powerful 680k CCD, SD card image storage capability, Quick Start and Joystick Control. Add to that the long recording time available thanks to its high capacity battery and low power consumption and you'll see that the DC310 makes it simpler than ever to capture and share all the unforgettable moments of your life.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Wipe fader
Media Type: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
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor