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Canon MD101 reviews: MiniDV storage SD camcorder

Accessible widescreen-ready camcorder. Features include: 30x optical zoom, Easy shooting and intuitive navi... See full description.
  • SD
  • 30x optical zoom

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product description

Accessible widescreen-ready camcorder. Features include: 30x optical zoom, Easy shooting and intuitive navigation. A mic input connection lets you capture superior audio.

  • 30x optical zoom lens (800x digital)
  • True widescreen recording and 16:9 LCD and EVF
  • Easy Shooting mode and Joystick controller make moviemaking easy
  • Compact lightweight styling
  • Microphone input
  • DIGIC DV

The accessible widescreen family camcorder – making home moviemaking easy.

High performance optical zoom lens
A simple solution for virtually any moviemaking situation, the MD101 features a powerful 30x optical zoom lens. Offering one of the highest zoom factors found on any camcorder at this level, the genuine Canon lens records video in stunning clarity – even when events happen at a distance. For higher magnification, activate the long-range 800x digital zoom.

True widescreen recording
Capture a bigger picture by recording true 16:9 widescreen movies. Use the 2.7" widescreen LCD to preview what you’ve recorded as it will appear on a wide TV. If you want to conserve battery power, monitor recording via the 0.35" 16:9 colour EVF (Electronic Viewfinder).

Easy to use
There’s no need to be intimidated. The MD101 has been designed by Canon to make moviemaking simple. A one-push Easy mode lets even novices begin shooting straight away. More advanced features are selected using an intuitive Joystick controller, positioned on the frame of the LCD.

Convenient and compact
Feel completely at ease during recording thanks to the camcorder’s lightweight and balanced body. The MD101 hides real power behind its deceptively simple design.

Microphone input
The MD101 incorporates an external mic input connection for those occasions when you need to capture superior quality sound. Simply plug in an external microphone and you’ll have extra flexibility to control your audio recordings.

DIGIC DV
With DIGIC DV – Canon’s innovative image processing technology – movies appear vivid and vibrant on the screen. Delivering uncompromised quality, DIGIC DV makes it possible to record lifelike images with beautifully resolved colours.

product specification
Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 30x optical zoom
Media format MiniDV storage
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 800x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Electronic image stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed 1/2000 min. shutter speed
Weight (g) 375g
Screen size 2.7"
Maximum aperture telephoto 4.4
Maximum aperture wide 2
Lowest focal length 49.8 Millimetres
Highest focal length 1494 Millimetres
Type of chip CCD chip
Release date 1 Jun 2007