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Canon MV800i / ZR 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the viewfinder and reliability.

price, usability, image quality, portability, zoom

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV800i / ZR 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and portability. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. The image quality and reliability get less positive reviews.

price, usability, battery, portability, zoom

reliability, image quality

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon MV800i / ZR 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Canon MV800i / ZR 100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the color and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good reviews. Views are divided on the image quality. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, zoom, color

viewfinder

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV800i

 

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV800i Series

 

More than 20 percent lighter than the Canon MV300i series, models in the MV800i series nonetheless pack more features than their predecessors. The thr...

Great performance for the price, DiG!C II colour quality

The MV800i records stills to tape only

The Canon MV800i series of MiniDV cameras offer fantastic features and quality for the price. If you also want to take the occasional still image photo and take video using a remote control, the MV830i is the best value of the three.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Canon introduced the 2005 ZR series with the ZR100, a camcorder trying to come out of the shadow cast by the bleak performance of its ancestor, the ZR80. Unfortunately, it has inherited many of last year's features, the most significant of which is the...

Zoom toggle, - Low light improvement, - Navigational function, - Widescreen mode

Still capacity, - Solarizing LCD, - Occasional bad button placement

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR100 First Impressions Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon announced this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the 2005 ZR model line up, the entry-level model being the Canon ZR100. Subtle would be the adjective of choice for describing the changes apparent in the new ZR line up. Visually,...

Jan, 2005

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Canon ZR100

 

Canon ZR100 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom.

Canon's most affordable, yet exceptionally powerful, digital camcorder brings together a variety of advanced features in one stylish package. Inside the streamlined body of the ZR100 is Canon's DIGIC DV system, which delivers outstanding image quality...

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

MV 800 digital camcorder by Canon

 

Well if there was a bad point about this Canon MV800 camcorder, it would be something it hasn't got and that's a camera facility b...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Phenomenal Camcorder

 

I am astounded at how cheap this thing is, because it functions like a much more expensive camcorder. The analog input (record from old VHS family videos!) is VERY useful, I don't know if you can find that on any other cameras in this price range. LOVE...

Incredible quality, the DigicDV chip recreates colors very richly. Controls are solid, feels expensive. Actually made in Japan, unlike some cheaper Chinese cameras. This may be the BEST budget camera out there

Battery meter is nearly useless, jumps up and down, but the battery has lasted at least the length of every tape that I have recorded, so I don't worry about it too much

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Bad

 

For a product made in Japan I expected better. My very old analog Panasonic still works perfectly and am considering getting a new battery for it and re-using it or buying a 2nd hand Panasonic or Sony camcorder. I would not recommend buying a Canon...

Like everyone else I found this camera a delight to use and had many happy hours of videoing. Good quality videos etc.

like all previous comments, same problems with the loading of the tape and video lines etc after a short period of time. Not worth repairing and canon were not interested.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Canon ZR 100 review

 

Alas, it delivers the same noisy, jittery low-light performance as its pricier siblings, the ZR200 and the ZR300. Physically identical to other models in Canon's ZR line, the ZR100 weighs slightly more than a pound and fits comfortably in the hand. To...

low price

Few manual controls

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Canon ZR100 camcorder

 

Poorly lit areas. Good thing Canon ZR100 has night mode instead of infrared lights like other camcorders. Though it might let your photos look rough but atleast it is colored eventhough it was taken in dark conditions. Canon ZR10 has 2.4 inch lCD and...

Night mode for dark or poorly lit conditions

None

Sep, 2008