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Canon MV890

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Overall 10
10

My trusty best friend, I love my Camcorder

Patricia Stanley, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

BATTERY PACK REPLACEMENT

prabhakar "kaza", Amazon
2 August 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 8
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Picture quality 8
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Zoom your way to the shops

kaledrina, Ciao
30 July 2007
  • 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 ...
  • Pros: Good quality, easy to use
  • Cons: Low battery life, pricey accessories
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Paul Joyce, Cnet.co.uk
20 July 2007
  • 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.
  • Pros: Ease of use
  • Cons: Nothing - yet
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 8
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Picture quality 8
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This Is Great Value For Money

nunbean, Ciao
19 March 2007
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 6
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Picture quality 2
2.0

Handy little thing.

VikLey43, Ciao
3 March 2007
  • 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. Besides that there isnt anything to complain about, ...
  • Pros: Simple .
  • Cons: Not great looking .
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Overall 10
10

Superb Camcorder for the money

J. Bassett, Amazon
9 January 2007
  • 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 ([..
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Overall 2
2.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Customer support 6
6.0

Canon MV890 Mini Dv Camcorder Review

tony scott, Unbeatable
6 January 2007
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Little Gem...

K. Jamison, Amazon
28 December 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 8
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Picture quality 6
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My 1st Canon Camcorder

addicted2..., Ciao
27 December 2006
  • Excerpt: "...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. After reading through the easy to follow instructions, I familiarised myself and found this very simple (my 5 yr old would probably have minimal trouble working it). Overall, it's not a bad little camera but if I had had an extra £50.00 I would have got a much ...
  • Pros: Lightweight, compact, easy to use
  • Cons: Picture quality, basic, style
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