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Canon DM-MV X1 I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Canon DM-MV X1 I. 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. People are impressed by the usability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably, whereas the portability and color get critical opinions.

image quality, usability

viewfinder, color, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DM-MV X1 I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Canon MVX2i Digital Video Camera: Two in one


Canon's MVX2i digital camera doubles as both a digital still camera and a mini digital video recorder. See how it stacks up in our Australian review.

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

The Canon MVX2i is a powerful yet compact video camcorder. Thanks to the advanced rotating grip belt, it is easy to hold and easy to use. The MVX2i contains Super Night Mode technology so you can capture color images in the dark of night. The camcorder's Super Night LED also fills out shadows and brings extra clarity to nighttime images. It can also reduce red-eye when shooting still images with the auto-flash. With the push of a button, the MVX2i turns into a high-quality still digital camera providing sharp images on an SD card. Its built-in, automatic pop-up flash works simultaneously with the continuous-shooting function. The MVX2i has a 10x optical zoom supplemented by a 200x digital zoom. Its Optical Image Stabilizer takes the jitter out of hand-held movie making and still images to provide smooth video images and clear still images. Thanks to its USB and IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface, the camcorder can connect to just about any Windows or Macintosh computer and transfer movie images from the Mini DV tape to the PC. However, the user does not need a computer to print pictures. The camcorder connects directly to the Canon CP10, CP100, or Bubble Jet Direct printers. The MVX2i lets users decorate their movies with animated images provided with the SD memory card and then record them on a tape. The card offers twelve different animations.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):6.5hour(s)/60min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auto mode lock / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist / Super night mode/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM/Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.8-2.1
Max Focal Length:41mm/42mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm/4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Silver/Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.23Mpix/1.25Mpix/1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"/1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )/7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Stripe fader / Tide / Vertical wipe / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Vertical wipe / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag/Black fader / Fade trigger/Black fader / Fade trigger / Vertical wipe / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Card Mix / Chroma Key / Colour / Cube / Luminance Key / Mirror / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Sepia / Wave/Art / Ball / Black & White / Card Mix / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Sepia / Wave/Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor