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Canon Optura 40
3.6 out of 10

Canon Optura 40

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Overall 8
8.0

Great, convenient, likes my Mac

Tharv "harvey809", Amazon
20 January 2005
  • Summary: Wonderful! I don't know much about video, but I just plugged it in and it worked. I am really pleased with the quality of the video and the nice way it connects to the software that came free on my computer (iMovie). Yesterday I took video in falling snow.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointing

Sue Johnson, Amazon
11 December 2004
  • Summary: After doing a great deal of research I purchased the Optura 40. It was highly recommended by Consumer Reports and reviewers on this and other sites. I also purchased the Video Light since most reviewers mentioned poor low light performance as the main drawback to the camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Optura 40 MiniDV- Best compact camera by far

Rachel Parisi "Celena", Amazon
7 December 2004
  • Summary: Canon Optura 40 MiniDV My family just bought the Canon Optura 40 MiniDV Camcorder w/14x Optical Zoom; it is a digital video camera. I fell in love with this camera as soon as my mom charged it up and turned it on.
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Overall 6
6.0

the jury has returned with a verdict

Michael Hoyt "SanDiegoSeahawk", Amazon
15 October 2004
  • Summary: I pre-ordered this camera and got it the day it was "released" (5/20), thank you Amazon. Overall the feature content is pretty slick but I have a few issues I need to investigate before I declare that I am in love with this camera or that I am disappointed.
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Overall 8
8.0

A really good camcorder

Adrian, Amazon
18 September 2004
  • Summary: I received Optura 40 as a gift about a month ago. This is my firs DV camcorder. The quality of movies is amazing, colors are just perfect, and it performs quite well in a low light condition.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful Camcorder

Vinayak Raghuvamshi, Amazon
28 August 2004
  • Summary: I will give 5 stars for the Optics - just amazing pictures, especially in daylight. I shot a few pictures under a 60 Watt (yellow) light and the picture quality was surprisingly good. What I liked most about this Camcorder: 1.
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Overall 10
10

Great video and digital pictures from Optura 40

D. Sato, Amazon
21 July 2004
  • Summary: I originally wanted a Sony because that is what all my co-workers recommened, however, I had to agree with the sales person who suggested the Canon. After comparing the Canon Optura 40 to several Sony models I believe I made the right choice.
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Overall 8
8.0

A GREAT camera!

David Cardy, Amazon
19 July 2004
  • Summary: Most of the negative comments I read about the camera are from people that don't know how to use the camera. It takes a little time to go through the menus and read the cryptic (non-detailed) manual. And, not all the features are described in the manual.
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Overall 10
10

After small Adjusts, the 40 Rocks!

Amazon
8 June 2004
  • Summary: The Optura 30/40 has two default settings that need to be changed. The first is that in Easy and Auto modes, shutter speed can be a slow as 1/30 second. This causes video to blur, ghosts with fast movement, and blur (grain?) in low light. Go to Auto Slow Shutter (A.SL.Shutter and turn it OFF).
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Overall 4
4.0

A Disappointment!

zzamazon, Amazon
3 June 2004
  • Summary: As many camcorder fans, I was excited by the Canon Press Release about Canon Optura 40 Camcorder, pre ordered it and received it late May. After opening the box, the camera looks great: compact, slick, nice looking lens.
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