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Canon Optura 20
3.0 out of 10

Canon Optura 20

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Reviews and Problems with Canon Optura 20

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Overall 10
10

All that & more

Maria Pumphrey, Amazon
16 March 2006
  • Summary: This camera is perfect for my 18-year old. Perfect condition & works great. He can't thank me enough! I can't thank the seller enough. (Thanks again, by the way)! The advice he gave was extremely helpful as well.
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant

Amazon
16 March 2006
  • Summary: Brilliant! I used to have a Conon Ultura. I got the Optura 20 for Christmas and I absolutely love it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent durable camera

Zach Robinson, Amazon
15 March 2006
  • Summary: I bought my Canon new back in 2003 or so, and just now, almost ten years later, finally donated it to a local charity. I put in thousands of hours of recording around the world on it, and while the quality was never rock star film grade, it did a bang-up job of capturing the events I was filming.
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Overall 4
4.0

Junkpile is the next Stop for this Baby

Thomas Winsemius, Amazon
11 March 2006
  • Summary: Over the last two years, the camera has gotten progressively worse. It is out of warranty and the Stuck in low light mode problem has gone from once in every five startups to about 9 out of ten.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Iris:Stuck in Low Light Setting

Mr.Spring, Amazon
11 March 2006
  • Summary: Avoid this product and perhaps all Canon Camcorders at any cost! The IRIS is stuck in the low light setting like many others have posted. Search CNET and other forums as well for many other reports of this problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

Optura 10/20 Junkcorder

D. Charles, Amazon
5 March 2006
  • Summary: These camcorders have an inherent manufacturing defect that apparently Canon hasn't fessed-up to. I use mine rarely. I bought a reconditioned Optura 20 several years ago. I quickly noticed that it operated only in low light mode unles it was "warm".
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Overall 2
2.0

Open iris has exposure stuck, can't adjust exposure

Chaz Curtis, Amazon
4 March 2006
  • Summary: Do not buy this camera! I believe that this is a firmware problem of some sort, though I could be wrong. Whenever I am affected by this problem, I can no longer hit the Exposure button to adjust the exposure. My current work-around is to play a video (tape or card), and go back to the record mode.
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Overall 4
4.0

I'm having the same problem!

Christine C. Slade, Amazon
3 March 2006
  • Summary: I've experienced the same bad iris problem too after several years of normal functioning. Canon wanted me to send the camera in for repair--has anyone else actually had the problem fixed by Canon? If so how much did it cost and did it fix the problem?
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Iris - a suggestion

Sebastian Z., Amazon
26 February 2006
  • Summary: I bought mine used, and after a month or so it started developing the now seemingly notorious iris problem that makes the image look as if you're somewhere in the vicinity of the South Pole.
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Overall 10
10

Great for sports analysis

Bob Areddy, Amazon
25 February 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camera in early 2004 and have had no problems that other users have experienced. Maybe I just got lucky. My main use for this camera was golf swing analysis. I looked for 3 main features: Manual shutter speed of at least 1/2000, manual focus, and a larger LCD screen, because at that...
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