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Canon ZR20 Digital Camcorder

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 44 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 82/100. The average review date is 16-12-2002. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 73/100 = Good. Last update: 17-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Canon ZR20 Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price and image quality. The size and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the durability.

portability, usability, size, image quality, price


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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Canon ZR20 Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


The Canon ZR20 is Canon's latest addition to their well-rounded MiniDV line. The ZR20 has a MSRP of $799 and a street price of around $550. The camcorder doesn't have a ton of extra features that are included on other camcorders, but that doesn't...

Nov, 2004

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small, lightweight, durable, GREAT zoom

battery weight, wished they were lighter and lasted longer between charges

Dec, 2006

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Very impressed by this camera


This digital camcorder is very easy to use once you read the instructions. There is a menu that you ...

Lightweight, compact, easy to learn to use.

Takes awhile to turn on the LCD screen.

Jul, 2003

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Great little camera- need extras for editing!


This is my second camcorder. I wanted to make the transition to the digital camcorder so that I could edit video on the computer. Last year after VBS at church we tried to edit the video using some software that we could never get good quality...

Price, Size, Able to computer edit, zoom adequate.

need additionals for editing, low light quality little grainy

Oct, 2002

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You get what you pay for


Most good cameras are like pizza. Some people love Joe's, some love Nino's. My friend buys old Russian cameras and loves them. Other friends buy high-end stuff. This video camera is high quality goods. I've had mine for more than a year and I love it....

Small, light, good picture quality.


Aug, 2002

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Good but with Flaws


The Canon ZR20 model is a good and cheap digital camcorder. The picture is sharp and has good colours, but unfortunately the camera only has one ccd chip (with only 290,000 effective pixels), but none the less, the picture is still good. The audio...

Good picture and audio, good price, manual settings

Fragile camcorder, only one CCD

Jun, 2002

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A Good Camera


This is my first video camera - I have always been a still picture photographer in the past, but with two small children, I wanted to capture a bit more...

Easy to use, feature rich, great picture in outdoors, and great sound

A bit grainy in low light, seems a bit fragile

Jan, 2002

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Great camera for the money


I was eager to find a camera that gave me the ability to transfer footage from the 100+ VHS tapes I had lying around to MiniDV, thus making it possible for me to get my old footage into my Macintosh where i could slice and dice them up with Final Cut....

nicely priced, analog input (copy VHS to MiniDV and vice versa!)

image quality in low light is a somewhat weak

Jan, 2002

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My 1st Camcorder & 1st review!


I did as much on and offline research as possible and finally decided on the ZR20. The only differences between that unit and the ZR25/30 are the progressive scan and memory card features (I already have a decent digital camera so no love lost there)....

Tiny, sleek, powerful, easy to pickup and learn, seemless computer recognition

Those light-up buttons on the ZR 30 are sure purty!

Jan, 2002

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For indoor family video, think twice about digital camcorders.


I have just returned this camcorder for a refund; to those people who have said low-cost camcorders are horrible indoors: you were right!

Size, ease of use, solid construction, analog input.

Grainy, dark picture indoors, still shots stored on tape.

Jan, 2002

Product Specifications

The BX-20 is a new high capacity mono cartridge for the MultiPASS C20, 30 and 50 machines, and has been specifically designed to ensure optimum quality and functionality when used with the multifunctional MultiPASS range. Print speed is up to 4.5 pages per minute in high-speed mode, and will last approximately 900 pages at 5% coverage of an A4 page.


Consumable Type:Print cartridge


Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon BX


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables