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Canon MV450I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Canon MV450I. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The zoom and size are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and color.

usability, size, zoom, portability, price

reliability, color, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV450I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon MV450I from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, size, portability, image quality, zoom


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV450i DV CamcorderCanon MV450i DV Camcorder

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-208DG
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208DG
Run Time (Up To):8.5hour(s)

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:Grey / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:1152 x 864 / 123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/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/Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Focus adjustment:Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM/Canon MV

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):750000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.7
Focal length range (f-f):43.7 - 878
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10/20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/750Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/540Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"/1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )/6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):430
Expansion slots:640 x 480
Fader:Auto Fade, Wipe, Corner Wipe, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam, Tide
Focus:Auto/Manual / Joystick
I/O ports:AV / Microphone, DV in/out, Direct Print, Analogue-in, AV / Microphone\nUSB\nAV\n
Lens system:800x/80x / F/1.8
Light exposure control:Auto, Easy, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Resolution:123000 / 640 x 480

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:200/800
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag/Fade trigger / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / Vertical wipe/Mosaic fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave/Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:113000
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.7