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Canon ZR70MC

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Overall 4
4.0

I would not recommend this camera because of its unreliability.

dahlfarm, Ebay
10 June 2012
  • Summary: Great litle camera, but not reliable, Our first purchase broke down and was repaired without charge from the factory. It broke down again, a completely different problem, this time not under warranty. So we bought a used camera on ebay which works fine so far. Out first camera had not seen a lot of use. I would not recommend this camera because of its unreliability.
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Overall 4
4.0

If you insist on buying one, don't expect it to last.

wado1942, Ebay
9 August 2011
  • Summary: Stay away from the ZR series camcorders. I had a ZR65mc that suddenly stopped ejecting. This one did the same. I see countless reports from others affirming the bad design. Also, the audio defaults to 12-bit 32K so you have to go into the menue every time to change it to something listenable (16-bit 48K). This particular one clearly still samples at 12-bit 32K even in the 16-bit 48K mode, though my ZR65 did not have that issue. AVOID!
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Canon ZR70MC Performance Disappointing

cscampbell57, epinions.com
28 March 2006
  • Excerpt: The ZR70MC produces good video quality when used under strong, even lighting conditions.
  • Pros: Convenient size, easy to use
  • Cons: Poor compatibility with Mac OS X & iMovie, poor durability
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Overall 3
3.0

"Good Name, Good Features, Bad Quality"

CNET
13 March 2004
  • Pros: Digital camera and camcorder in one package, features, size, and the Canon name all good.
  • Cons: It's been in the repair shop twice now. The firewire port did not work out of the box, and the tape loading mechanism quit working before it was a year old. Both video and still pictures are marginal quality - certainly not consistent with my other Cano
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Good hardware - terrible software

jonluby, epinions.com
3 March 2004
  • Excerpt: The camera itself is great. It functions quite well, is easy to use, and has some nice features.
  • Pros: Ease of recording, light weight, compact, nice attachments
  • Cons: Terrible downloading on W2K Pro, TWAIN driver conflicts with many applications
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Overall 4
4.0

"Good Features, Bad,Bad quality!"

CNET
8 December 2003
  • Cons: This is the worst video camera I have ever owned. The motor noise was unbelievable and the video quality is the worst I have ever seen. This unit SUCKS!
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Bypass the ZR70MC

amiri38, epinions.com
29 July 2003
  • Summary: I am an electrical engineer and am afraid I made a mistake in purchasing this camera, and would like to warn others from doing the same.
  • Pros: Easy to set up and use. Features make this an attractive camera.
  • Cons: Very grainy picture unless outdoors in sunlight.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good camera but POOR indoor picture quality

tbreviewer, Amazon
23 June 2003
  • Summary: I purchased the ZR-70-MC after reading several reviews and studying several other camerass. Initially I was very pleased with the result-outdoors, that is. In sunlight the camera produces excellent picture with great color and crisp outlines. However, indoors the picture becomes grainy and very digital. After studying the manual and trying several different modes and manual adjustments, I was able to improve the picture somewhat, but not to a satisfactory level.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Disappointing Video Quality"

CNET
22 March 2003