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Canon MVX250i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Canon MVX250i. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The zoom and design also get good comments, whereas there are mixed comments on the color and battery.

usability, design, zoom, image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX250i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon MVX250i 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 image quality. The design also gets good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Canon MVX250i Digital Camcorder [MiniDV, 18x Optical, DV in/out]Canon MVX250i Digital Camcorder [MiniDV, 18x Optical, DV in/out]

Jun, 2018

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Canon MVX250i


Canon typically puts out a good digital video camera and for a while had the market fairly well sown up. However, there is now plenty of competition and Canon can no longer just rely on its reputation to keep it at the top. The MVX250i is a mid range...

For example the first few frames shot at the beach had a noticeable bluish tinge, however after a few seconds the colours balanced to more natural hues. There was a similar delay when shooting in night mode; however, once it had adjusted to the light...

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications


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):4 / 4.17
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Li-ion NB-2L H / NB-2LH, BP-2L14
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

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


Photo effects:Mosaic, Sepia

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

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


Built-in Flash:Y

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:400000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:360 / 400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length range (f-f):3.5 - 63 / 45.4 - 908
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:3.5mm
Optical Zoom:18/20
Optical Zoom:18 / 20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:850Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5 / 1/4.5"/1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )/5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Expansion slots:Multi Media Card\nSecure Digital Card\n
Flash:Built-in Flash
Flash memory:33
I/O ports:Headphone\nMicrophone\nUSB\nDV\nDirect Print\nAnalogue-in\nAV\n / USB\nDirect Print\nAV\nS-video\nAnalog-Eingang
Lens system:3.5-63mm / 3.5-63mm, 18x, 360x, f/1.8 / 45.4 - 908mm, 400x, 20x / n/a
Mirror: Yes
Shooting programs:Easy, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Surf&Snow, Low light, Night, Night+, Super Night

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/2


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 960

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:360
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/Wipe fader / Corner wipe / Puzzle / Tide / Flip / Jump / Zigzag / Beam / Fade trigger
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Sepia / Mosaic / Mirror / Wave / Cube / Colour Mask / Ball/Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave/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

Depth:13.1 / 7.8
Height :13 / 13.1 / 7.8
Weight:490 / 500
Width:7.2 / 7.36