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Canon MV800

With its 20x optical zoom, DiGIC DV and 'Easy' mode, the MV800 combines quality with point-and-shoot simplicity. It features a 2.4" LCD, 16: 9 widescr...

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“Superb Entry Level Camcorder”

published 28/12/2005

ProEasy to use, Compact, Excellent Quality, PC Friend...

ConsLack of included accessories, No external sound co...

I chose the Canon MV800 as a trusted brand name and for the proven quality of its predecessors. Filming a series of 'live' concerts proved a doddle with this camcorder. First things first though, I would recommend purchasing additional battery packs and tapes as the basic boxed version only comes...

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“Canon,Perfect for a novice”

published 05/10/2005

ProCanon is very user friendly and simple menus.

ConsCanon Concentrates only on userfriendliness sacrif...

I have used a lot of Camcorders over the years. The largest of them being the one I carried on my shouler to the one I carry in my pocket. Canon Cameras and Camcorders have always fascinated me. This review is not about any specific model of the camera, but Canon Camcorders in General. Canon...

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Product Information : Canon MV800

Manufacturer's product description

With its 20x optical zoom, DiGIC DV and 'Easy' mode, the MV800 combines quality with point-and-shoot simplicity. It features a 2.4" LCD, 16: 9 widescreen mode and image stabilization. With the MV800 Canon's engineers have developed a camcorder where ease of use is all-important. They have stuck to the maxim that technology is only worth having when it is both simple and useful. Functionality that simplifies the key task of shooting great video has been enhanced. This approach has produced a camcorder that sets a standard for uncomplicated performance. Everywhere ease of use is paramount. Menu navigation is intuitive and straightforward. Controls are positioned for instant, fingertip access to key functions. Within seconds of picking it up for the first time you can be capturing quality footage. Flick the 'Easy' switch and the camcorder immediately records in fully automatic mode. The MV800 has a high-resolution 16: 9 mode, which lets you film in cinemascope and is great if you want to play back your footage on a widescreen monitor. And it's as easy to use as the Easy mode. Simply push the button and the camcorder is ready to capture true widescreen images, using the full width of the CCD sensor. The MV800's compact body measures just 5cm across and fits easily in the palm of your hand. It may be small, but its 2.4" color LCD monitor gives you plenty of screen space to keep your eye on detail as you record. What's more, screen brightness is adjustable to aid visibility in outdoor locations. No matter what kind of lighting you have or where you may be, you can rely on capturing the essence of the scenes you shoot. The MV800 has a powerful 20x optical zoom, with exceptional contrast and clarity, and that can place you right at the heart of the action. The MV800 uses a razor sharp 1/6" CCD so that even at the strongest magnifications you will capture images that are crisp and clear. Canon's unique DiGIC DV processor renders these in warm, subtle tones; colors appear natural and vibrant. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) means that hand-held footage remains steady and calm even in tricky shooting situations.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon MV800 - camcorder - Mini DV

Product Type: Camcorder

Media Type: Mini DV

Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 400 Kpix

Lens System: 20 x zoom lens - f/1.6

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 1 cm

Digital Zoom: 400 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Viewfinder: LCD monitor - 0.33" - colour

Display: LCD display - 2.4"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 720 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.1 cm x 13 cm x 9.3 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

General

MPN: MV800, 0105B011AA, 0105B001

Product Type: Camcorder

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Effective Video Resolution: 400 Kpix

Camcorder Media Type: Mini DV

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/6"

Optical Zoom: 20 x

Digital Zoom: 400 x

Video Recording Modes: SP, LP

Faders: Wipe fader, corner wipe, Puzzle, tide, flip, jump, zigzag, beam, fade trigger

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 2 lux

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual

Shooting Programs: Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, surf & snow, low light, sports mode

Special Effects: Art, Black & White, Sepia, Mosaic, Mirror, wave, Cube, Colour Mask, ball

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/6 sec

Lens System

Type: 20 x zoom lens - f/1.6

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 53.7 - 1074mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 1 cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 34 mm

Additional Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, display brightness control, 16:9 widescreen mode

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: LCD monitor

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.33"

Viewfinder Resolution: 113,000 pixels

Display

Type: 2.4" LCD display

Resolution: 112,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x DC power input

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Battery

Battery Type: Canon NB-2LH

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 720 mAh ( included )

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 5.1 cm

Depth: 13 cm

Height: 9.3 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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