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Canon Optura Pi
2.7 out of 10

Canon Optura Pi

Light enough to become part of your hand, the Optura Pi will bec Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon Optura Pi

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Overall 4
4.0

Loved mine, when it worked.

eyez wide open, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • Summary: The best image quality in a MiniDV that I ever saw. Professional features in this consumer package made for that. The image stabilizer is the real deal and the progressive mode lets you do some serious slo-mo on sports video, dancing, etc. Large LCD screen made shooting pleasurable.
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Overall 10
10

great camcorder

scott harwood, Amazon
7 March 2003
  • Summary: optical stabalization is what sold me.had i known what a great cam this is i would have bought sooner.very easy to use, zoom is very fast,lite weight,ergonomically correct.i got lucky and found one on amazon for [a good price].this is the best deal i've made in quite some time.the optura pi is worth...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality, Costly Repair

Amazon
6 November 2002
  • Summary: Just passed one year warrant period, the eye piece viewfinder didn't work anymore. It seems that the sensor for the foldable screen went bad. Sent back to California Canon service center, and was charged for [money].
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Overall 2
2.0

Features Don't Make for Reliability

Ira M. Siegel, Amazon
26 December 2001
  • Summary: This product worked fine for a few months of light use. Then, during playback, the Optura Pi started adding image and audio noise to the tapes. One treasured video partially ruined.
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Overall 8
8.0

Picure excellence defined!!!

randy krammer, Amazon
18 December 2001
  • Summary: The Optura Pi is one fantastic video camera! I had never purchased a Canon product before, but I am very impressed with the Optura Pi. You buy a camcorder primarily to shoot moving video. This is one machine that doesn't disappoint.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent DV camera for the money.

Christopher Phillips, Amazon
7 November 2001
  • Summary: My main draw to the Canon Optura Pi was the optical (rather than digital) image stabilization. Canon is the only camcorder manufacturer that offers this feature in this price range. The image quality is excellent, although the camera calibration can take some getting used to.
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Overall 10
10

AWESOME DIGICAM - PERIOD!! Could be the best?!?!?

Mike McMannes, Amazon
15 September 2001
  • Summary: This camera works so well, feels so good in my hand, has so many cool features that I can't belive that I finally have it! I did an exhaustive amount of research before getting this camera but ALL signs kept pointing to this cam.
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Overall 10
10

Your wife won't yell at you after she sees the results

David H Hendricks, Amazon
21 July 2001
  • Summary: I bought this in July 2000 and have been using it since then to shoot random stuff, like vacations, skiing, babies etc. Whenever I show the results to anyone, esp stuff filmed in prgressive scan mode, they comment on the quality.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent low light performance

Amazon
1 June 2001
  • Summary: Just got this camera. I wanted something that wasn't going to require a lot of gear to take indoor shots of my soon to arrive son. Many camcorders have surprisingly poor performance without lots of light. This camera does quite nicely in a fairly dark environment.
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Overall 10
10

Absolutley Great Camera!!

Amazon
28 May 2001
  • Summary: This a fantastic camera. It is great in lowlight situations and the picture quality is awsome. I have used many digital cameras and this is the best for its price. It has lots of cool effects and it is small and easy to use.
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