Canon MD205 reviews: MiniDV storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 20 reviews.
Canon MD205: Horizontally held, 32x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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Paul, Derby

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use
Bad points:
No Frame advance facility
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2008

Vincent, Liverpool Very happy with Jessops

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use.

Simple as it sounds I like the lens cover
Bad points:
Position of battery, gets in the way if you want to use the veiwer rather than the LCD. Would be better positioned inside the LCD compartment.

With it being Canon I thought the image quality would have been better
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2008

alun, aberdare s. wales honest opinion

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
no remorte
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2008

Mark, Solihull

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quick and easy to use, excellent zoom.
Bad points:
Nothing at this price.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
extremely easy to use excellent image quality, but it is a Canon of course and it's wide screen
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light and easy to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2008

eric , whitstable 76 year old

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
wieght.easy to use
Bad points:
joy stick takes some getting use to
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2008

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 32
Media format MiniDV
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 2000
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Weight (g) 380
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 4.6
Maximum aperture wide 2
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 40.5
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1676
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-02-13

Also known as: MD205

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Manufacturer's Description

This easy-to-use camcorder benefits from a Canon 36x Advanced Zoom and the processing power of DIGIC DV. A microphone input allows capture of superior audio to give every movie that extra edge.

  • Canon 36x Advanced Zoom
  • True Wide High Resolution 16:9
  • Instant shooting with Quick Start
  • Microphone input connection
  • Joystick interface for easy control
  • DIGIC DV for true-to-life colours
  • LCD video light
  • Easy Mode and Program AE modes

A powerful introduction to home moviemaking

Advanced Zoom
Benefit from a 36x Advanced Zoom. The unique combination of genuine Canon optics and powerful DIGIC DV processing now offers extended magnification – even distant shooting subjects are captured in crisp detail. An Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) helps to ensure steady footage.

True widescreen
Your home movies are recorded in eye-catching 16:9, allowing you to get the most out of your widescreen TV set. During shooting the 2.7" widescreen LCD and 16:9 widescreen colour EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) help you compose your movies in the correct dimensions. Use the LCD to share the view whilst shooting, or choose to use the EVF to save on battery power.

Quick Start
With just one push of the dedicated Quick Start button, the camcorder powers up almost instantly from Standby mode. Never miss a moment of the action.

High quality audio
Capturing superior quality audio is easy – simply attach an external microphone to the MD205 via its microphone input connection. This is particularly useful when shooting in noisy environments, when ambient sound might otherwise interfere with your movie’s soundtrack.

Intuitive Joystick controller
Situated on the frame of the LCD screen, a Joystick makes it easy to operate all of the camcorder’s key controls. To access more advanced features, simply use the Joystick to navigate menus displayed on the LCD screen.

Vivid colours
Record colours in full, vivid colour with the power of DIGIC DV processing. DIGIC DV, unique to Canon camcorders, optimises the colours in the images you shoot, ensuring that they appear vibrant and true-to-life.

LCD video light
When turned to face forwards, the camcorder’s LCD screen doubles as a convenient video light. It lights up close subjects when shooting in poorly lit conditions.

Making it Easy
The camcorder features a one-push Easy mode that allows beginners to get shooting straightaway. Switching all of the camcorder’s key settings to automatic, it allows you to concentrate on what you are filming. For more advanced users, a full range of Program AE modes is available.


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