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Canon-zr200.135038
4.2 out of 10

Canon ZR200

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Overall 6
6.0

Great deal on a camara in mint condition.

kevans, Amazon
22 April 2011
  • Summary: I received EVERYTHING with this lovely camara! I have the instruction booklet,cables,batteries,carrying case,etc. I would've rated the item a 4 or 5 if I had actually shot footage. It turned on so, so far I am happy with that. I've just not made the time to do everything with it yet. The camara barely has a scratch. I love the weight of it and the design. Hopefully when I get it up and runnin' I'll have more good things to say about it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked for about 3 years

T. Bennett, Amazon
6 October 2009
  • Summary: We bought this camera early 2006 when our daughter was born. Our son was born in May of 2009 and right after he was born the mini dv would no longer go into the camera when we put it in there. It just stayed out and made beeping noises. Some of our other friends had Cannon's and theirs had done the same thing.
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Overall 6
6.0

It had its days

Goya, Amazon
15 April 2009
  • Summary: This is a good camcorder for a while. After 2 years of "light" use, there was a small screw came out of the body. It recently got worse: cassette won't eject. It's a common problem with this model. If you google it you will find a lot of complaints. Fortunately I have all my clips downloaded. Too many (small) mechanical parts. I would recommend ones that only uses memory cards.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good camcorder but with a bit of known technical problem

mr00us "mr00us", Amazon
23 July 2008
  • Summary: This is fairly nice camcorder for the price. It worked fine for me for a while and suddenly one day it would not hold the cassette. The screen gives the error "remove cassette". I thought something is wrong with the cassette, so changed it but still the same. I googled the error and found many people are having the same problem of either not accepting the media or not giving it back. Called Canon and they sent me a $160 repair bill.
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Overall 6
6.0

canon ZR serial camera might has life span problem

Y. Tu "buylowandwait", Amazon
9 February 2006
  • Summary: I bought a ZR70 camcorder, and it died after about 2 years, and many buyers had the same problem with that model. check out the reviews about this problem: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000088USX/sr=1-1/qid=1139558055/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6913632-7235201?%5Fencoding=UTF8 I am not sure if the problem will happen to other canon camcorder models, but it is better to be cautious, a camcorder should last much longer than 2 years.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Good camcorder, not great. Worth the money.

bradcunn, epinions.com
10 January 2006
  • Summary: Good camcorder for the money. If you can afford a better camcorder, get it.
  • Pros: Mini DV, light-ish weight, inexpensive. Good outdoor quality.
  • Cons: Must stay back from subject, low light/indoor can be poor, lacks accessories NIB.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Motor noise

flipmo, epinions.com
20 December 2005
  • Excerpt: I found the level of motor noise on my recordings to be unacceptable.
  • Pros: Good size. Good features.
  • Cons: Motor noise from DV tape mechanicals is loud and gets recorded into the video.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Returnable"

asky, CNET
19 December 2005
  • Pros: Great video quality
  • Cons: Noisy not fit for quiet shooting
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Can be a good camcorder depending on your needs

scottfree612, epinions.com
5 October 2005
  • Excerpt: I'm sure that for the average family this camcorder would fill all needs very well.
  • Pros: Good price, compact & light, easy to use.
  • Cons: bad focal length for close shots, cap on a string?!
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Background Noise

duke87nuke, epinions.com
5 July 2005
  • Excerpt: After a lot of comparing in the store, I picked this up for the great warranty (full year on parts A
  • Pros: Rugged and attractive; 16x9 capability; warranty longer than competition; controls intuitive and comfortable
  • Cons: Background noise, lens cap on a string
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