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Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960. 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the memory.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the battery, and there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon MV960

 

The sub $1000 camcorder market is still primarily the domain of Mini DV tapes. While a few manufacturers have managed to bring out well priced DVD vid...

Slim frame, good quality video, big zoom, increased battery capacity

Computer kit only transfers images, light not powerful enough, still pictures of poor quality

Good video quality with a price premium over similar Canon models for greater battery capacity and analogue inputs.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Canon ZR700 review

 

Canon ZR700

Wide-screen LCD; excellent color quality in outdoor settings; easy-to-use controls; built-in lens cover; supports analog-to-digital conversions; 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 stabilization at maximum zoom; poor low-light performance.

Canon's latest entry-level camcorder, the ZR700, is easy to use, affordable, and ideal for wide-screen moviemaking, but low-light performance remains a problem.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com.au)

Canon MV960

 

Canon's latest entry-level camcorder is easy to use, affordable, and ideal for wide-screen moviemaking, but low-light performance remains a problem.

Wide-screen LCD ; Excellent colour quality in outdoor settings ; Easy-to-use controls ; Built-in lens cover ; Supports analog-to-digital conversions ; 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

These complaints aside, most home moviemakers will find the Canon MV960's video quality perfectly acceptable. And price-conscious shoppers are sure to love its many features and small size.

May, 2006

Expert review by : James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon ZR700 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon ZR700 tops off the ZR series this year, which has undergone serious cosmetic changes, including a new joystick control. How does the ZR700 hope to distinguish itself? The differences from next step-down, the ZR600, are small but crucial,...

Mar, 2006

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Canon ZR700

 

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Helmet Camera use - it works, but not perfect

 

I recently bought the Canon MV960 camcorder to use with a Helmet-cam setup for mountain biking and skiing. It works just fine, but...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Great for Video Editing

 

I already have a Sony DV handycam which is excellent and I have used for years but I bought this camcorder on the recommendation o...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

True widescreen at last!

 

I've had one of these Canon MV960 digital camcorders for a couple of months now and I have found it excellent value for money, but...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Moderately Mediocre (just)

 

I have a rather large Sony Digital 8 camcorder which although six years old, is way way better in every way (apart from size) than...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Really good value for money

 

After trying the Sony MV960 for a couple of weeks already, I think this is a good digital camcorder and it is good value for money...

Aug, 2006