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Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder. 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. Opinions about the size and zoom are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews, but there are some critical comments about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon MV890 Digital Camcorder 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 People really like the image quality and zoom. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the price.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality


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Dec, 2018

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Canon MV890


This camera is a must for people learning video shooting. I had no idea about video shooting. It made look like a proffessional videographer. This machine is so simple to use that people appreciate the videos that I make . I have used 2 other brands...

small and compact with

other people dont know how to use it

May, 2008

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Superb Camcorder for the money


For less than ?180 you get a true widescreen camcorder ...

Jan, 2007

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Little Gem...


I knew exactly what I was buying when I purchased this Canon MV890 digital camcorder. I love the widescreen feature, that it also ...

Dec, 2006

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Okay for the money


I was a bit disappointed with my Canon MV890 digital camcorder. I automatically assumed that this had night vision when I read it...

May, 2006

Product Specifications

An entry-level, true 16:9 high-resolution camcorder with powerful 22x optical zoom and DIGIC DV for vibrant colors. One-push shooting and a widescreen LCD make the MV890 a perfect video tool. In true 16:9 recording mode, the MV890 captures eye-catching widescreen video. Designed with wide shooting in mind, the camcorder has a 2.7" 16:9 LCD screen as well as a color viewfinder, meaning that video is even monitored in the way it will appear on a widescreen TV set. It's also easy to line images up properly using the LCD's level marker, while 4:3 shooting can be selected at the push of a button. The MV890's high power lens has a 22x optical zoom with Electronic Image Stabilization and variable zoom speeds, for pinpoint accuracy. Thanks to Canon's DIGIC DV, colors are recorded to miniDV tape as you remember them: vivid, vibrant and bursting with realism. Canon's MV890 camcorder makes it easy for anyone to start making great looking home videos. At the touch of a button, the camcorder switches the most important shooting controls to automatic, allowing you to concentrate on catching all of the action. With a simplified control layout, there are just six buttons to learn how to use. The lens is the most important part of any camcorder and thanks to the MV890's built-in sliding lens cover you'll never have to worry about it getting damaged. With an external microphone plugged-in to the MV890, it's easy to capture all of the party atmosphere as well as to record your own voiceovers, explaining what's going on.


PCM digital audio:12-bit/32 kHz, 16-bit/48 kHz

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4.30
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5 / BP-2L14
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112

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


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Model:890/890 Value-up Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length range (f-f):43.6 - 959
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Optical Zoom:22
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:470Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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

Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:DV-out
Lens system:22x/700x, 88x, Stabilizer
Light exposure control:Easy, Auto, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6


Camcorder media type:Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.2