Canon MV830 reviews: MiniDV storage SD camcorder

20 customer reviews
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+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on battery life.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 20 reviews.
Canon MV830: Horizontally held, 20x optical zoom camcorder using SD card. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quite easy to use, light weight and good picture quality
Bad points:
Battery very very poor life!!!!!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, ease of use, good quality pictures.
Bad points:
Really could do with a spare battery for back up and stills are only 1 meg
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent size good ergonomics
Bad points:
Battery Life not that good especially when using colour screen
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
easy to use and light weight
Bad points:
poor battery life far too short
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2006

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very good had some good pict.with stills and good filming.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2005

Gary, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Simple to use
Bad points:
Picture quality on disc a bit poor
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2005

Simon, Shrewsbury

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Tapes well. Not too difficult to use.
Bad points:
Difficult to put on the computer. Need additional cables that weren't included.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 4.0
Battery life 4.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2006

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 1024x768
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 20
Media format MiniDV
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 400
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 430
Screen size (Inches) 2.4
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2005-03-14
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