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3.1 out of 10

Canon Optura Pi

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Reviews and Problems with Canon Optura Pi

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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality, Costly Repair

Ira M. Siegel, 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]. The customer service agent was very arrogant about Canon quality, and showed no sign of concern for my problem. Recently half of screen became distorted during replay.
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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. Best features: optical image stabilization(a high end feature usually found only on the most expensive models); superb canon lense(second to none in the industry); large 3.5' LCD with high end resolution(200k pixels); excellent detail and...
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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. Experiment with white balance settings, etc. until you find something that works well. The LCD screen is a little too bright, but otherwise looks good.
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Overall 10
10

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

Mike McMannes, Amazon
16 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. The optical stabilization is unreal - it's the best stabilizer out there! The PROSCAN mode looks like film - pretty cool. Considering I'm going to be shooting some 'shorts' with this cam, that film look is always a nice effect.
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Overall 10
10

great camcorder

scott harwood, Amazon
29 August 2001
  • 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 spending the extra money.this is a pro cam in a amatuers body.if your still undecided, you won't be dissapointed with the optura pi
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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. Sound quality is excellent, battery life very good, color saturation great, and the ergonomics are perfect. Great stills that are as good as many stand-alone digital cameras. If you are a beginner this is a great product.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent low light performance

randy krammer, Amazon
2 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. Toss in Optical Image Stabilization and you've got a fine piece of equipment. Other camera's may have more bells and whistles, but this one seems to be top flight recording video.
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Overall 10
10

Absolutley Great Camera!!

Ira M. Siegel, 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. The image stabilization is great and thats what your paying for in the Optura. ... All in all I have no complaints, this is a great camera.
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Overall 10
10

Best Camcorder for your money!!!

Lee Kanon Alpert "lkalpert", Amazon
22 April 2001
  • Summary: I did a lot of research on digital camcorders. Unfortunately...didn't help much with my search. So I would like to help the site by telling everyone that the Canon Optura Pi is the camcorder to get. It is very difficult to find a camcorder with all the features that you need withouth spending $+ for it... It has excellent broadcast quality video. A superb progressive scan mode that allows you to snap high quality stills while filming.
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