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4.8 out of 10

Canon MD160

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Reviews and Problems with Canon MD160

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Overall 6
6.0

Let down by Canon UK after-sales.

R. Cartledge "jaadoo", Amazon
13 May 2009
  • Summary: I have owned the camcorder for a year. Firewire is becoming much less popular now, and this camcorder will not output video to the computer via USB. Using the camera is ok, but if I bought another, an external Mic would be essential. The quick-start is good, you don't have to wait for it to wake back up from standby.
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Overall 8
8.0

good but misleading - you need more than just this camcorder

D. Jordan, Amazon
19 December 2007
  • Summary: If you're buying this MD160 camcorder as an entry level machine for the start of your budding filmmaking career, it can be a bit misleading. This is my first camcorder and after much research of price and formats (harddrive/DVD/miniDV) I settled for this as good value for money, one of the best features not listed on many is the ability to transfer back to a tape in the camcorder once you're done.
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Overall 8
8.0

cannot download video without a firewire connection

A. Field "on the farm", Amazon
1 November 2007
  • Summary: Is it just me then that didn't realise this!? I've had a sony dv camcorder for a number of years but when it went wrong, I decided to change to this highly recommended camcorder.I read all the reviews and it sounded great BUT when I tried to download my first tape using the included usb cable-nothing. Tried my sony firewire cable connected my sony laptop-bingo. But my laptop has too small a screen to edit movies.
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Overall 10
10

KNOCKS THE HELL OUT OF A SONY I HAD

Mr. Anthony Tierney, Amazon
30 September 2007
  • Summary: Frikkin A is all i can say ,just superb in every way. Initially bought a Sony like because of the name i guess and a previous fantastic camcorder they made but wait, the latest ones are useless compared to this machine very very recommended don`t get the Sony DCR-HC45 £200 camcorder what ever you do, it sucks and had to send it back well not up to the job or just plain faulty i don`t know . By the way can`t beat Amazon for Customer Services very professional THANKS!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent quality camcorder

Dr. J. L. D. Pearse, Amazon
2 September 2007
  • Summary: Having had this camcorder for a few weeks now and experimented with its various functions (including still photos), I can honestly say that I am completely happy with it and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. I agree with all the comments posted about it so far, other than that as a first time camcorder user I have found it very easy to get to grips with.
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Overall 10
10

Great for me (a novice)

G. S. Stephens "ged-eye", Amazon
19 July 2007
  • Summary: Just received the camcorder today. Already tried filming and playback, plus still photo shot, connecting to telly and to iMovie HD on my Macbook. All worked a treat. Bought some DV tapes, 2GB SD card and Firewire 400 (4-pin to 6-pin) cable (DV output makes iMovie import better, I believe), as none of these come in the box. All plugged and slotted in to work first time.
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Overall 10
10

Performs as described

Wahiba "-", Amazon
9 July 2007
  • Summary: I did not want to spend a lot, but wanted an up to date widescreen camcorder. I was happy to have tape and the DV format rather than a DVD or HD machine. After much scanning of available information I settled on the MD160 without having seen one anywhere. My previous camcorder is a hi8 Canon, over 10 years old and still going strong, but not widescreen. A relative has a new DVD Canon camcorder and I was impressed, except for trying to edit images off the DVD.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Thomas AB, Cnet.co.uk
3 May 2007
  • Summary: I will make this short and painless. The motor noise on this camera is so loud that it will ruin every movie you tape. Avoid this bad product. I won't even write about the picture quality since it really does not matter when the sound is utterly useless.
  • Pros: 35x optical zoom, DV input, megapixel
  • Cons: Extreme motor noise
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michael McRitchie, Cnet.co.uk
6 March 2007
  • Summary: Good little camcorder but the high pitched motor noise is totally unacceptable. I made a three-minute trial video, then sent it back. I'm surprised that CNET's excellent reviews did not highlight this problem.
  • Pros: Compact, light, good pictures
  • Cons: Motor noise
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Video quality 6
6.0

Canon, sicuramente si poteva fare di più...

Gianmazza, Ciao
9 May 2007
  • Summary: Una buona giornata a tutti da Gianmazza! Quest' oggi vi voglio descrivere alcune delle caratteristiche più rilevanti riguardanti un altro apparecchio della categoria audio/video che fin dall'inizio ha attirato i miei interessi, dato che adoro questo tipo di apparecchiature High - Tech. Si tratta della videocamera mini DV della Canon modello MD 160.
  • Pros: Utilizzo abbastanza intuitivo
  • Cons: Poche le funzioni di un certo livello
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