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Canon MVX150i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Canon MVX150i. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and usability are generally positive. The image quality and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the viewfinder and price.

portability, size, image quality, usability, battery

reliability, price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX150i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon MVX150i 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 Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the price and reliability get negative views.

portability, usability, image quality, size

reliability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MVX150i Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 16xOptical DV-in/out]Canon MVX150i Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 16xOptical DV-in/out]

Dec, 2018

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As I take all my video in 16:9 ratio I find it too limited as mentioned above and will be upgrading to a true widescreen camera and will make sure that the tape unit has no back ground noise. Ideadly I am looking for a DV camera that will record to a...

Great big clear screen, large optical zoom. Decent quality photos. Great quality video much better than 600 and 700 series Canan video cameras. Especially visible in low light. Long long battery life with an optional BP-535 battery.

Widescreen 16:9 is simply a cropped 4:3 image. Also when in 16:9 ratio the image is stretched across the 4:3 LCD screen & viewfinder. My camera makes a whiring noise from the tape unit which is captured on the microphone during quiet recordings

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

The MVX150i is equally at home making movies, taking digital photographs or functioning as a webcam. It is compact, lightweight and easy to use all-in-one camcorder. A 1.33 Megapixel CCD provides high-resolution images. Zoom is 16x optical/320x digital for movies, 15x optical/60x digital for stills. An extra large 3.5" color LCD offers easy image preview and menu navigation, while the Image Stabilizer and Manual Focus Ring help keep compositions pin-sharp. Multi Architecture Camera System (MACS) ensures different recordings are sent on the optimum route for storage. For example, video recordings are sent on one route to miniDV tape, still shots on another route to SD Memory card or MultiMediaCard. The result is that whether outputting images to computer, TV or printer, image quality is never compromised. Thanks to Simultaneous Photo Recording, the MVX150i lets you take still photographs during movie recording. With Auto Exposure Bracketing, the MVX150i takes three shots, altering exposure between the three. Auto Focus Frame Selection lets you manually choose one of three AF frames to give accurate focus on off-center subjects. Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct let you obtain superb photo prints quickly and easily by connecting straight to a printer - there's no PC required. Existing analog recordings can be converted to digital format, while USB connectivity allows for easy image transfer. In conjunction with Windows Messenger (available on Microsoft Windows XP), DV Messenger lets you share digital photos and Motion JPEG clips through a computer. You can even link up with another camcorder user anywhere in the world and control the zoom, focus and playback of that person's camcorder, as well as have live conversations using your camcorders as webcams. Super Night Mode can be activated when shooting at night, ensuring images are as the eye sees them. Black skies stay black, colors remain vivid and shadow detail isn't lost. An optional Video Flash Light can be used for both movie and still photography when flash is required. Finally, a full range of optional lens accessories will further extend your possibilities.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
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 / Super night mode/Sand & snow / Spotlight / Portrait mode / Night mode / 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

Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:320
Focal length range (f-f):4 - 64
Image stabilizer: No
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:64mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:16
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.23Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Flash memory:3
Resolution:1280 x 960

Ports & interfaces

S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 960

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:320
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag/Window wipe / Corner wipe / Puzzle / Tide / Flip / Jump / Zigzag / Beam
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Sepia / Mosaic / Monotone / Mirror / Colour / Wave / Cube / Ball/Art / Ball / Colour / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:133000
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :18.6