Summary: My trusty best friend, I love my Camcorder. This is my second one, gave my first to Grandkids when they went to Florida, will use it again next year when we go. It's lovely to be able to download onto DVD then watch on our large screen TV, awesome.
Summary: The camera is very good. clarity is excellent. the problem will come when the battery runs out. the replacement is not available in any of the big shops in london. after nine months i have a good camera i can not use.
Excerpt: --Overview and Spec-- The Canon MV890 is a camcorder that boasts such specs as 700x zoom (actually only 22x of this is optical and therefore useful) and widescreen video capture, 16:9 resolution as well as special effects. --Starting Up and Recording-- Firstly you'll have to charge the battery, which'll probably take a bit longer than usual but is necessary if you don't want a defective battery later on which runs out about half as quickly as you'd expect during...
Summary: Based on a number of reviews I took the plunge and bought the Canon MV890. I got it for a really good price at a well known catalogue shop! Basically, the brief was for a camcorder that was easy to use, not too big and that I could download the movies to my Mac laptop to edit and record onto DVD. Compared to my old Hi-8 camcorder the MV890 is tiny and fits into my hand quite snuggly once the strap had been adjusted.
Excerpt: I received this not long ago and I haven't regretted it. It's great for the money and it's really lightweight. Being able to film in widescreen is also a great advantage especially with it being so common place nowadays. It also has lots of shooting modes built in but I haven't tried them all yet. There isn't much I can say bad about it either. It doesn't have a built in photo capture but from what I've read these images aren't very good quality.
Pros: Small, Compact, Widescreen
Cons: No Photo Capture, No MiniDV Tape Or PC Cable Supplied, No Night Mode
Excerpt: The Canon MV 890 is a nice, little and easy to use camcorder for either beginners or somebody who needs a cheap camcorder. Both light weight and easy to operate I often take this camecorder with me when looking at filming locations before shooting the actual footage in better quality. Although it looks O.K from some angles, the side in which you load the mini DV is a zone of cheap plastic nightmares.
Summary: This is a wonderful piece of kit. For less than £180 you get a true widescreen camcorder with digital image stabalising, excellent sound recording, pretty good image quality and all the features you could posibly hope for. And, whilst it has manual white balance and manual focus and exposure etc. etc, all you really need to do is whack in a MiniDV tape ([..
Excerpt: I purchased this camera becouse it feature's true widescreen mode - the best element - it took a bit of time to sort out the menue functions but once sorted the functuality of the camera can become second nature. The colour rendition is excellent. The only disadvatage is when using the viewfinder the manual focus is switched of, this is accesable by the screen/joystick only. Can you live with that?
Pros: true widescreen mode,colour rendition, close up focus, zoom function.
Cons: manual focus turns of in viewfinder mode as does everything else - except for the zoom function
Summary: I knew exactly what I was buying when I purchased this camera. I love the widescreen feature, that it also records in normal full screen mode and that I can plug in a microphone to capture quality sound at the source. I'm currently completing a qualification in the art of film-making all down to this camera. It has features that were missing on more expensive makes. It's lightweight and easy to hold with an adjustable strap - even for my big fingers.
Excerpt: I hastily purchased this camcorder on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, upon realising my old camcorder wasn't working. In all honesty, I arrived at the shop and asked for the cheapest camcorder they had, due to having very little spare cash. The Canon MV 890 was the cheapest, although I did have to purchase the bag and tapes seperately. I charged it immediately and used it for the first time that evening.