Summary: i got this at christmas 2005. It's a great little camera. The widescreen (i believe it's true 16:9...!) is amazing for such a cheap camcorder. The good- the video quality is great in daytime. Long battery life, the standard battery model lasted a whole nights filming (around 3hours) with some juice left. The optical zoom is excellent, if a little too much due to the lightweight nature of the camcorder. It can get shakey. Really cheap now aswell!
Excerpt: "I chose the Canon MV800 as a trusted brand name and for the proven quality of its predecessors. Filming a series of 'live' concerts proved a doddle with this camcorder. First things first though, I would recommend purchasing additional battery packs and tapes as the basic boxed version only comes with a small battery and NO standard mini dv tapes. I also purchased a tripod with standard fitting which works fine with this camcorder. The MV800 ...
Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Excellent Quality, PC Friendly, Lightweight, Economically Priced
Cons: Lack of included accessories, No external sound connections, No 'still picture' option
Excerpt: "...I carry in my pocket. Canon Cameras and Camcorders have always fascinated me. This review is not about any specific model of the camera, but Canon Camcorders in General. Canon Camcorders are simple to use and easy to learn camcorders. The instructions provided are very simple and a first time use of camcorders can easily work his way out with a Canon Camorder. The inscriptions on the camera are simple . To record/replay and download pictures and ...
Pros: Canon is very user friendly and simple menus .
Cons: Canon Concentrates only on userfriendliness sacrificing new features
Summary: I have had my camcorder for 2 months now and have used up 5 dv tapes. I'm really pleased with all the results. I was looking for a camcorder where I didn't need to fiddle around with settings before every use and with a small budget I crossed my fingers and went for this one. I've filmed family, wild life, cricket and childrens parties etc., then used PowerDirector 4 to put onto DVD with some stunning results.
Summary: Well if there was a bad point about this camcorder it would be something it has'nt got and that's a camera facility but in these days of fast moving development and price crashes that's a moot point. Within minutes of purchase i and the kids were getting great pictures and having loads of fun! This is a fantastic value c/corder : small enough for kiddy hands, big screened and simple the product surpasses all my expectations. Oh and the price !