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Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical opinions about the color and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the color and reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

reliability, color

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR45MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Digital Still Mode & MMC Card SlotCanon ZR45MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Digital Still Mode & MMC Card Slot

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR45MC Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Canon ZR45MC has an MSRP of $799 and a street price around $600. It's effectively the Canon ZR40 but with added still capability. Although there are similarly price camcorders with better still capability, the manual control this camcorder offers...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Canon ZR-45 is excellent digital camcorder with minor issues...

 

I have had this camcorder for 4 months, and have used it mainly for filming family events with digital editing, and wanted something very portable. Overall, it has been excellent in my first 5-6 hours of filming! Other reviews I have read complain...

Compact and easily held/carried, Easy to use, Very good movies

Poor still shots, Battery life acceptable at best, Zoom controls not great

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Easy and fun to use! A must for the new user!

 

So, what makes a good camera? With the hundreds of various video cameras and company’s manufacturing them, its can be tricky to find the best on for you. Your best bet is to research well, because it is an investment!

Great hand held, excellent ergonomic, good video quality, excellent zoom

controls and functions can be difficult to learn

May, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

great camcorder and great price

 

We researched camcorders and tried out many models. We picked this one for the basic features we needed and the reasonable price for it's many options. It does much more than we needed, but the extra options are so much fun to use. Its very easy to...

Comfortable size, many options, great price, easy to use.

Instructions a bit difficult to follow.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Three week test in Europe

 

I bought this camera mail-order for less than $500 and got the video editing software free.

Cheap. Compact. Easy to Use.

Looks. Above Average Video (could be better, though). Poor stills (minor)

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good Buy, worth what you pay .... (with discounts)

 

I have had the camera for about 5 months now. I bought it for my honeymoon which is in June 2003. We wanted a small, high quality, fashionable, easy to use camera. The only thing I regret with this camera is the addition of the digital camera or...

Lightweight, Small, Comfortable

Poor Still Photos unless you have steady hand or tripod

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

great camcorder for amateurs

 

I am a first-time camcorder owner, so I did a lot of research before buying this model. After reading lots of reviews, I narrowed my choices down to the Canon ZR45 and the Sony TRV18. The Canon was smaller, lighter, cheaper and fit better in my hand...

price, size, features

standard battery life, users manual

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Need a camcorder? Just get this one!

 

There are so many different brands and types of camcorders on the market that it is indeed hard to pick one these days.

easy to use, a plethora of features, visually pleasing

buzzing sound when playing back footage

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Objective motor noise tests.

 

Before purchasing the ZR45, I had read many reviews here and on other web sites, that said the motor noise on these units was so loud, that the tape would record it. I also found an equal number of posts disputing this fact.

Great size, design, weight. Perfect price point for features.

Motor noise.

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Nice camera if not for the humming noise

 

Sorry, I found out that my review of this camera was accidentally placed on the Canon ZR50 site. My apologies to the Canon ZR50 (never apologized to an inanimate object before), but I would doubt it's much different than the 45. Here is the review:...

Many features, compact size

Very loud and annoying humming noise during playback and record

Jul, 2002
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