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Canon MV730i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Canon MV730i. 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. People really like the battery and zoom. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the viewfinder and image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

image quality, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MV730i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon MV730i from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the zoom and battery. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, battery, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon MV750i Digital Camcorder [Mini DV , 22 x Optical , DV in/out]Canon MV750i Digital Camcorder [Mini DV , 22 x Optical , DV in/out]

May, 2018

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Why are my screens blue why can't I get pictures and video


I have no picture look through the eye of cam it's blue and the screen is blue can get sound but no picture why?

Mar, 2015

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It is really good value for money , since operation is simple and quality is superb. Also it is a really hardy camcorder, since I have been using it without any issue for more than 5 years now. Although you record on tapes or memory card, the pictures...

I bought this in Singapore in 2004 and am still using it without any problem. You have the option on recording on tape or on memory card. The recorded pictures are very clear and they match the current DVD quality. It is really useful for armatures...

Jul, 2009

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A great camera. Lots of easy to use features and good battery life.

Small and easy to use

Haven't used it much yeat but so far nothing bad

Mar, 2005

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Great Camera with pleny of capability. Highly recommend this camera.

Simplicity of use. I bought this camera to easily make DVD home movies. Not only i that achieved simply with a fire wire card. But connect the camera up to your VCR tape your old home movies onto the camera, it digitises them and you can produce DVD's...

The only fault I can find is that its 'night shot' is not as good as sony's. But a small compromise considering all the other features.

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):11.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-508 / BP-508, BP-535
Video recording time:11.75

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Photo effects:Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Type: None


Built-In Microphone: No
Colour of product:Grey, Silver
Image stabilizer: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Night plus mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode / Twilight +/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode


Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Macro focusing range:0.1


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 56 / 2.8 - 61.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.6-3.2
Max Focal Length:56mm/61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.8mm
Optical Zoom:20/22
Optical Zoom:20 / 22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
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
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Colour : Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):53 x 95 x 139
Display diagonal:6.35
Expansion slots:Multi Media Card\nSecure Digital Card\n
I/O ports:USB\nDirect Print\nAV\nS-video
Internal Memory:8
Lens system:F/1.6
Manual Focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1


Digital Zoom:400 / 440
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 56 / 2.8 - 61.6
Minimum illumination:2
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Optical Zoom:20 / 22

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768


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/MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:400/440
Faders:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag/Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Colour / Cube / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:113000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto