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Canon DC 320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Canon DC 320. 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 size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the durability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Canon DC 320 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and battery are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, portability, price, battery, image quality


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC320 1.07MP DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical ZoomCanon DC320 1.07MP DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom

Feb, 2019

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Canon DC320


If I can use it and get really good quality images then anyone can.

Jun, 2008

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Canon DC320


Once you get the hang of it's straightfoward to use

The positioning of the controls makes it difficult for a left handed person (me!) to use. I've had to learn to be right-handed. Not very intuitive

May, 2008

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Love the size


Haven't actually used the camcorder yet. I do love the small size of the camera and that it will record directly onto a dvd. I have used the camera part of it, and it works great. Can't beat the buy for a camcorder and camera all in one. I always buy...

Feb, 2010

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great camcorder


good buy

Jan, 2010

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Excellent Product


Great camera

Jan, 2010

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good product for the price


great size and works really well

Jan, 2010

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great little camcorder


the best camcorder i've ever owned. a good value for the price. works perfectly,it being refurbished doesn't hurt it one bit.

Dec, 2009

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What a deal


Works great. Takes very good video and pictures

nothing at all

Dec, 2009

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I received a lemon


The price was too good to be true, the camcorder did not work and I could not exchange it because I paid through PayPal,which I did not know. They could not give me the deal again, so I ended up paying about $100 more for the same camcorder! Moral of...

Dec, 2009

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you get two for the price of one a digital camera and a digital cam corder you don't halft to put one down to use the other i like that and it a great value

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception. If your choice of recording media is DVD, you'll find a family of capable and technologically sophisticated DVD camcorders built with the Canon know how which you've come to expect in all Canon products. Affordable, sleek and easy-to-operate, the Canon DC320 gives you the convenience of DVD technology, along with an exclusive Canon 48x Advanced Zoom - a feature only possible with Canon industry-leading optical technology. It also boasts Canon's advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, a 1.07 Megapixel 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 DC320 makes it simpler than ever to capture and share all the unforgettable moments of your life.


Audio Dubbing: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-2LH
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:1.6


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Grey

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

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


Built-in Flash: No


Product Type:Power adapter
Subcategory (AG):Power adapters


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon AD/Canon DC

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.7 - 1877
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
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"
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

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Auto, Wipe
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Load Rating:Portable device
Voltage Required:AC 230V


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:MMC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
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 resolution:114000
Viewfinder screen size:0.35
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9