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Canon-optura-s1.134895
4.6 out of 10

Canon Optura S1

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Overall 10
10

excellent value

hamburger, Amazon
10 November 2011
  • Summary: Order the NTSC MinDV Camcorder as I have own MinDV tapes that need to be converted to iMovie. I was very surprised that the box came complete with all the accessories. The battery was still working as it was such an old bottle. I will recommend both the seller and the product. Condition Excellent. I used it for 1 day, and now I can sell it for almost what I paid for it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good video, bad audio

A. Meller "alexmeller", Amazon
10 July 2006
  • Summary: I will not repeat all positive other reviewer have said about the camera's video quality. It is noticably better than 1/6" cameras I compared this camera with (JVC, Panasonic) in both dark an lighted conditions. However I have the same problem many other people had with other models of Canon camcorder - motor noise.
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Overall 10
10

There is very little not to like about this videocamera...

E. Carbone, Amazon
6 June 2006
  • Summary: This camera produces excellent image quality for the price, it's very compact, and ergonomic. It's packed with features. If you are a mainstream user, it is more than adequate. There are those who will compare it to $1000-$2000 videocams and it will naturally fall short. But the fact is, it's reasonably priced, has sufficient features for most users, and can be taken anywhere because of its size.
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Overall 10
10

Canon Optura S-1 makes the day!

Yokona Manalawalei "Yokona", Amazon
27 May 2006
  • Summary: I purchased this through an online wholesale membership site for $399.99 plus tax and shipping (total $459.00) and couldn't be any happier. As soon as I had the battery charged up I started shooting in and out of the house. While there is remarkable difference between lit and dark background, the S1 did take good videos inside the house.
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit dissapointed

Scott Stephany, Amazon
2 December 2005
  • Summary: I don't usually purchase things sight unseen, but this camera was an exception. I had only my past experiences with Canon to go by, which I had been satisfied with. I wanted something compact, so the size is perfect for me. I like the widescreen mode. And the camera is fairly intuitive, although I've had to reference the manual on a couple occasions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent device, but only for its market target

Matteo, Amazon
29 November 2005
  • Summary: I'm not a professional videographer. Still I might well be the pickiest man in the world when it comes to video quality. I'm the one who keeps noticing MPEG artifacts in TV transmissions all the time, because I've been doing my own DVDs for 5 years. In short, I can judge video quality at first sight.
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