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Canon MV 550i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Canon MV 550i. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the image quality.

usability, portability, design, size

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV 550i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon MV 550i from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the design. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, design

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

May, 2019

Product Specifications

The MV550i features a 1/6" 540,000-pixel CCD for incomparable images and a 22x optical/440x digital zoom for razor-sharp close-ups. Eight exposure modes, a 2.5" color LCD screen and viewfinder, image stabilizer and night mode take care of every possible shooting situation. Features also include illuminated keys and an extended recording facility, which allows an ordinary 80-minute tape to be extended to 4 hours. It is compatible with both SD memory cards and MultiMedia cards, still images can be downloaded for storage and manipulation on a PC. Audio dubbing allows new audio material to be added to, or replace, the original recorded sound, whilst DV-out/in terminals allow analog signals to be converted to digital with no deterioration in quality. The MV550i is the last word in digital video technology with style. It takes every conceivable shooting and editing task in its stride.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):165min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

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:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM/Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.6
Max Focal Length:61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:540Kpix
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:440
Faders:Fade trigger / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / Vertical wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Chroma Key / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Sepia/Art / Black & White / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia/Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor