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Canon MV6i MC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Canon MV6i MC. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the color and reliability are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

portability, usability, design, reliability, color


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV6i MC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon MV6i MC from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and color are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the price.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV6iMC Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 10xOptical DV-in/out]Canon MV6iMC Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 10xOptical DV-in/out]

Dec, 2018

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Canon MV6iMC


This well-constructed camcorder fits into a coat pocket, but it delivers less than stellar low-light video.

Sep, 2003

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Bought several years ago. Had it repaired once after 1 year due to bad video quality. Used about 4 hours since then until it showed "condensation has been detected" message making it unusable. Left it for over a year in warm dry room- still same...

Easy to use

Apr, 2011

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I would not recommend this camera to anyone, as the unit always breaks down. Plus the repairs cost too much to get it fixed again.

looks good

alot of problems with the unit, have been fixed before but problems keeps on persisting. Current problem is Remove Cassette Tape.

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The beautifully designed MV 6iMC digital camcorder is super-small and lightweight. Wrapped in a sleek silver case, it boasts an 800,000 pixel CCD, and a compact 10x optical / 400x digital Canon zoom lens. Whoever, wherever, whatever you are filming - the MV 6iMC camcorder has an 800,000 pixel CCD so you don't miss any of the action. SD Memory card and MultiMedia Card compatible, you can record Motion JPEGs and XGA stills with both. CP-10 compatibility and Bubble Jet Direct let you obtain photo prints quickly and easily by connecting straight to a printer - no PC required. A compact 10x optical/400x digital Canon zoom lens, with a built-in electronic Image Stabilizer means the MV 6iMC camcorder secures razor sharp, shake-free images. It also has a 2.0" color LCD screen for clear image previews and menu navigation. Multi Architecture Camera System (MACS) makes sure every recording you make is treated in the appropriate way. For example, video recordings are sent on one route to miniDV tape and still shots on another route to SD Memory card or MultiMedia Card. This ensures optimum output to TV, computer or printer. Super Night Mode is a new function designed for recording in completely dark conditions. Super Night Mode ensures accurate exposure and shadow detail, whatever you are filming, day or night.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
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 / Stitch assist / Super night mode/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode/Sand & snow / Spotlight / Portrait mode / Night mode / Stitch assist / Super night mode / Low light / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 25
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:420Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):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

Compatible operating systems:Share digital photos and Motion JPEG clips through your PC with DV Messenger software, in conjunction with Windows Messenger available on Microsoft Windows XP. DV Messenger allows you to have face-to-face conversations with other users, using your camcorders as webcams. You can also control the zoom, focus and playback function on both camcorders
Dimensions (WxDxH):49 x 89 x 106


Digital Zoom:400
Optical Zoom:10

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:400
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag/Beam / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Vertical wipe / Window wipe / Zigzag/Window wipe / Puzzle / Tide / Flip / Jump / Zigzag / Beam / Vertical wipe / Fade trigger
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Sepia / Mosaic / Mirror / Colour / Multi-image screen / Card Mix / Wave / Cube / Ball/Art / Ball / Black & White / Card Mix / Colour / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Sepia / Wave/Art / Ball / Card Mix / Colour / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.9