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Canon Optura 60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Canon Optura 60. 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. Reviews about the size and durability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the zoom and battery.

portability, usability, price, durability, size

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Optura 60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon Optura 60

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Hot-shoe ; Microphone and headphone jacks ; Excellent color ; Focus ring on lens ; Optical image stabilization ; True widescreen mode ; Wireless controller

Distracting motor noise ; Poor low-light performance ; Awkward Set and Function buttons

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Optura 60 Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Canon Optura 60 has similar specifications to last year's Optura 40, but its featured optical image stabilization may not make up for its poor low light performance when compared to last year's Opturas. We had high hopes for this year's ZRs, but...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

Canon Optura 60 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Of course keeping the camcorder steady is important, which the optical image stabilization definitely improves upon. Even at the full length of the 14x zoom lens we were able to keep the image relatively jitter free. The zoom rocker works smoothly and...

Strong Set of Audio Features Good Color Many Program Modes

Zoom Motor Noise Low Light Shooting

In low light it performs as expected with a little bit of video noise. The camcorder, fortunately, comes with a small video light. The light can throw a decent amount of light about five to eight feet, which could save your shots if you were in a tight...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (macworld.com)

Canon Optura 60

 

The Optura 60 shoots excellent video (provided you have enough light), snaps decent still images, and offers a full range of creative flexibility, making it a solid choice.

Excellent color ; true widescreen mode ; focus ring on lens ; optical image stabilization ; microphone and headphone jacks ; hot-shoe ; wireless controller

Awkward Set and Function buttons ; distracting motor noise ; poor low-light performance

The Optura 60 feels comfortably solid in your hand, with most controls logically arranged within easy reach. The exceptions are the Set dial and Function buttons used to navigate menus, which are placed in front of the LCD, making them a bit awkward to...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great for the amateur who has professional dreams.

 

Many neat features, Good value for its price, and portable.

Do not like the set dial and the battery included just doesn't cut it.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great for the amateur who has professional dreams.

 

I bought this camera in July 2006 on Ebay. It's actually a discontinued model but you can still get it online. I wanted a camcorder that's easy to use, takes great film with realistic colors, good sound capture and able to take photos. All this below ...

Many neat features, Good value for its price, and portable

Do not like the set dial and the battery included just doesn't cut it

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Don't Belive the Critics

 

This is a fabulous camera with one non-fatal flaw, the "stock" battery. After a year of research into Camcorders, this was the camera that I wanted but could not afford. I was going to buy the very similar Optura 50 until I saw this "60" at B&H for ...

Small, easy to use, lightweight and still so amazing

Stock battery sucks

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Canon Optura 60

 

I purchased this camcorder in September. I was updating from a JVC VHS-C camcorder. My main purpose for purchasing was to continue taking family videos. I found this camera to be very easy to use. I did read through the manual and familiarized ...

Small, convenient to use. Great quality video. Easy to use

no titling feature for videos

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Picture and Stabilizer

 

This is a great camera. I was tempted to buy a panasonic 3CCD camera, but was amazed to find that the optura 60 actually provided better color. The optura has only one CCD, but it is larger than most cameras in its price range. The optura also has the ...

great picture, optical stabilizer, bright colors, built in light, good mic

low light performance, motor noise, manual lens cap, can't recharge battery while filming

Jul, 2005