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Canon MV 940

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon MV 940. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The portability and price also get good views. The battery and image quality get mixed views, while many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, durability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV 940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : James Dickinson (

Canon MV940


We were initially very impressed by the MV940; it has a wide range of features, good quality video and is excellent value for money. However, there ar...

Easy to use, small and lightweight, fun extras

Included computer kit useless, still pictures awful

A good budget purchase for anyone who is new to digital video

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Canon MV940


Stick with well-lit environments and you're sure to like the Canon MV940, a low-priced, feature-rich camcorder.

Wide-screen LCD ; Easy-to-use controls ; Built-in lens cover ; Above-average colour reproduction ; 25x optical zoom ; Plenty of manual controls ; Accepts add-on lenses and filters ; Low price

No accessory shoe or microphone input ; Bottom-loading tape compartment ; Grainy, low-resolution still photos ; Not enough stabilisation at maximum zoom ; Poor low-light performance

Despite our gripes, the Canon MV940 should please the majority of users. Of course, if you have analog videos that you'd like to convert to digital or really think you need a built-in video light, then you'll want to step up to the MV960.

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon MV940


easy to use

unable to download on computer,not enough info about this

Apr, 2007

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Canon MV940


DV in

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Canon MV940


Takes still pics

Cannot copy directly from tape to PC

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Canon MV940


with still pictures plus video need now only take this plus one extra battery on holiday trips for all occasions

hand strap found awkward

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Canon MV940


Compact design Price basic usage

low light recordimg quality fiddly menu/options

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Canon MV940


Easy to use and easy to carry

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon MV940


Stylish, compact, easy to use and good value for money

Not found any yet but not used to extremes as yet.

Nov, 2006

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Canon MV940


Quite a good zoom and clear picture

Battery doesn't last very long Some considerable shake if using preview screen

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

Designed for ease of use, the compact MV940 is a Real Widescreen camcorder featuring photo capture. Its 25x optical zoom lens, DiG!C DV signal processor and 800K pixels CCD deliver high quality video, perfect for viewing on a widescreen TV.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor