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Canon DC 201

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Canon DC 201. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good views, whereas there are some critical opinions about the zoom and battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon DC 201 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the usability. The price also gets good views.

price, usability

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This summary is based on the products: Canon DC201 Digital DVD Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon DC201 Digital DVD Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:No / Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.1
Photo effects:Sepia, Art, Black&White, Mosaic
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):123000
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

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/Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / TV screen


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.5
Effective megapixels (movie):0.5
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000 / 800
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49.8 - 1494
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 78 / 2.6 - 91
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.4
Max Focal Length:78mm
Maximum aperture number:5
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Minimum aperture number:2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1
Optical Zoom:30
Optical Zoom:30 / 35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution: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

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1024 x 768
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000

Still image

Histogram: Yes
Maximum image resolution:1024 x 768
Still image resolution(s): / 1024 x 768, 640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:No / xD
Disc types supported:DVD / DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Capture modes:LP
Video Resolutions:640 x 480

Video Input

Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Monotone / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid/Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skintone / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9

White balance

White Balance:Auto