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Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews of Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960. 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the memory and color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Canon ZR700 / MV950 / MV960 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the battery. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon ZR700 MiniDV Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomCanon ZR700 MiniDV Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

May, 2018

Expert review by : James Dickinson (

Canon MV960


The sub $1000 camcorder market is still primarily the domain of Mini DV tapes. While a few manufacturers have managed to bring out well priced DVD vid...

Slim frame, good quality video, big zoom, increased battery capacity

Computer kit only transfers images, light not powerful enough, still pictures of poor quality

Good video quality with a price premium over similar Canon models for greater battery capacity and analogue inputs.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Canon MV960


Canon's latest entry-level camcorder is easy to use, affordable, and ideal for wide-screen moviemaking, but low-light performance remains a problem.

Wide-screen LCD ; Excellent colour quality in outdoor settings ; Easy-to-use controls ; Built-in lens cover ; Supports analog-to-digital conversions ; Plenty of manual controls ; Accepts add-on lenses and filters ; Low price

No accessory shoe or microphone input ; Bottom-loading tape compartment ; Grainy, low-resolution still photos ; Not enough stabilisation at maximum zoom ; Poor low-light performance

These complaints aside, most home moviemakers will find the Canon MV960's video quality perfectly acceptable. And price-conscious shoppers are sure to love its many features and small size.

May, 2006

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4.30 / 4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-2LH, BP-2L14
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

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


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2


Colour of product:Grey, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000
Display resolution (numeric):112000

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


Built-in Flash: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Model:950/960/960 Value-up Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon MV

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor resolution:470000 / 800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Focal length range (f-f):43.6 - 1090
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:470Kpix
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
Expansion slots:Multi Media Card\nSecure Digital Card\n
I/O ports:USB\nDirect Print\nAV\n
Lens system:F/1.8
Manual Focus: Yes
Mirror: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:640 x 480
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/2000 ~ 1/6
Shutter speed (photo):1/6

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1024 x 768


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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video Resolutions:640 x 480

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:1000
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5 / 9.2
Height :11.5 / 9.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto