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Canon DC230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Canon DC230. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. The viewfinder and durability get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon DC230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Canon DC230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, battery, price, image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC230 Digital DVD Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon DC230 Digital DVD Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Canon DC230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The portability and image quality also get good views.

usability, image quality, portability, price, design

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC230 1MP DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical ZoomCanon DC230 1MP DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Canon's DC230 is a good choice for those after a mid-range digital video camera that combines good quality video with a strong feature-set and the convenience of DVD recording.

Good quality video footage, 35x optical zoom

Poor still-image quality, No aperture priority mode

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC230

 

It doesn't have a lot of bells or whistles, but the Canon DC230's long lens and solid video quality makes it stand out a little from other inexpensive DVD camcorders.

Good video quality ; Long zoom lens with decent stabilisation

Awkward controls and viewfinder ; Poor still photos

While the Canon DC230 doesn't have a lot of frills, it still stands out as a solid, inexpensive DVD camcorder. The slight bump in resolution over its little brother gives it a much-needed improvement in video quality, and its modest feature set should...

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1.6
Self-timer:2+10 / 2,10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Grey, Silver / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:miniSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8cm
Height:5.4cm/9cm
Weight:405g
Width:5.4cm/8.8cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86
Display Resolution:123000
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.010
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6 / 25.400 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.6 - 1561 / 44.600 - 1561
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 91 / 2.600 - 91
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.0
Max Focal Length:91mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
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:USB 2.0 Hi Speed\nAV

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Maximum image resolution:1152 x 864
Still image resolution(s):1152 x 864, 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:miniSD
Disc types supported:DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
Memory slots:1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:100/1000
Faders: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 / Skintone / Vivid/Art / Monotone / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skintone
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 12.800
Height :9
Weight:405
Width:5.4 / 5.400

White balance

White Balance:Auto