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Canon Camcorder DC100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the memory and battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the color.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Camcorder DC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Camcorder DC100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the size and usability are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews.

price, portability, image quality, usability, size

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC100 - Ultra-Compact DVD CamcorderCanon DC100 - Ultra-Compact DVD Camcorder

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Camcorder DC100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Canon Camcorder DC100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the battery. Comments are divided on the usability.

price, portability, size, image quality, design


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder w/25x Optical ZoomCanon DC100 DVD Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : James Dickinson (

Canon DC100


When it comes to the budget end of the DVD camcorder market, we're used to seeing pictures marred but all kinds of compression artifacts and inaccurat...

Better image quality than we see on many low priced DVD camcorders, a few manual controls

No USB connection, no SD card slot, still images not that hot

Above average video quality is countered by a lack of an SD card slot and poor quality stills on this DVD camcorder. A good option for the buyer on a tight budget.

Dec, 2006

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Canon DC100


you should be xtra careful in finalizing the disc or else the moments captured will be lost...

the video/audio quality is good

hope had an extra battery

Jul, 2008

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Canon DC100


i dont understand the manual in english but i do my best i find it atractive is not the best camera in the word but is nice

thumbs up

is hard to understand for a mexican jajajaja

Dec, 2007

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Canon DC100


No complaints with the quality for the money I paid but wish it had a firewire connection. I have an apple mac so had to record to a large DVD using the avi lead to dvd recorder. Used Handbrake free software to convert for use in imovie.

Fairly intuitive for instant filming

Manual too complicated

Aug, 2007

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Canon DC100


Easy to use once you have worked out how book is hard to understand terminology is confusing for a novice

seems to work well pictures are a not great

can,t get it to edit on pc with a new program after seven months

Jul, 2007

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Canon DC100


A very good entry model.

Easy to hold and shoot. Controls are not too difficult if you take time to read the manual

Transferring to pc is a little bit tricky

Mar, 2007

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Canon DC100


If you want to Initialize and finalize the disc make sure the camcorder is plugged into the battery charger or it will not work. TOOK ME FOREVER TO FIGURE THAT OUT.

small, microphone works great on this camcorder, sounds good, easy to use once you figure it out

manual doesn't even makes sense. Had to figure it out on my own and took forever. Still havnt found out how to save the still pictures on the mini dvd

Mar, 2007

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Canon DC100


Tip: Set recording mode to XP (highest quality). On 'AUTO' setting this will give you excellent quality recordings, although recording to DVD will be cut back to about 20 min. The DOLBY stereo sound on this model is truly EXCELLENT. I picked up my unit...

Great quality picture in XP mode. Also terrific sound reproduction, it picks up every tiny background sound very clearly. Fits into your hand nicely, and after some practice, is easy & quick to work with

The instruction book must have been written by a Chinese Irishman. It is all over the place. Also, I beleive Canon should include a second battery in the kit. Recording time is only 45 min in XP mode

Feb, 2007

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Canon DC100


wonderful always

CANON all pros

CANON - no cons

Feb, 2007

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Canon DC100


I didn't have any problem using the manual. You just have to read it instead of glancing at it.

Video is very stable, zoom is awsome

I wish the quality of the video was a smidge better but for the price, you can't go wrong

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2
Photo effects:Art, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Product Type:DC coupler
Subcategory (MG):Power converters, splitters and accessories


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length range (f-f):43.6 - 1090
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:65mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix/470Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

I/O ports:AV\n
Lens system:Image Stabilizer / N
Media types supported:DVD-R/-RW
Resolution:1024 x 768

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No

Power Device

Input Connector Qty:1
Input Connector Type:Power DC jack


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 ~ 1/6


Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Disc types supported:DVD-R, DVD, DVD-RW

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:100
Faders:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.6