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3.4 out of 10

Canon ZR70MC

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Overall 6
6.0

Great camcorder for everyday use.

stevensinger, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: We received this camcorder as a baby shower gift and we love it. It is easy to use for a beginner and takes good video. The only issue we had was when we didn't have a digital camera we tried to take still pictures and the quality is poor. This camcorder has good battery life and is easy for everyday use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solution for Dead ZR70's

Artemio "RT", Amazon
30 January 2006
  • Summary: Gentlemen, I recently found out that Canon has a worldwide recall for ZR70 and similiar models. I got my ZR70 repaired for FREE. Check out your nearest Canon Service Centers. I am based in Manila, Philippines, they did it here, for sure they'll do it there in the States. Problem starts with the wiring that connects the CCD, it overheats and lossens. That's the reason why the recording just goes dead.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Good camera for Beginners

emonzon, epinions.com
27 July 2004
  • Summary: great for family and beginners, easy point and shoot, analog to digital conversion a plus. you get what you pay for.
  • Pros: outdoor quality excellent,analog digital conversion, Mac easy plug play capture, good point and shoot
  • Cons: lowlight grainy choppy, night super night modes choppy,
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent, probably not the best

Ben, Amazon
1 September 2003
  • Summary: This is my first camcorder. I also have a Canon S30 (3.0 mp). I bought the ZR70 based on my experience with Canon and the feature set. I'll start with my positive impressions: -The 22x optical zoom is great. I feel confident in knowing that I'll probably never need a longer zoom. I don't even need to use the digital zoom with the ZR70. -The feature set for this camera is impressive. It has many digital effects and scene transitions.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Decent camcorder. Extra features not worth the price.

tremely2, epinions.com
24 July 2003
  • Summary: I recommend buying the ZR60 instead, but buy an external light and a longer lasting battery with it.
  • Pros: Decent consumer camcorder. Easy to use controls. Included wide angle lens.
  • Cons: Still photos are unusable. Built-in light is not good.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Great outdoors, poor indoors-otherwise a solid camcorder

tabeyler, epinions.com
23 June 2003
  • Summary: Outdoors, its great, but indoors, the quality leaves much to be desired. Don't buy it if you plan on shooting indoor footage.
  • Pros: Excellent zoom, outdoor picture quality, many features
  • Cons: POOR indoor picture quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Unacceptable motor noise in an otherwise good product

Kevin Moore, Amazon
30 March 2003
  • Summary: This was the 3rd camcorder I tried. I wanted something that was quiet and had a decent LUX. It shot fairly well in low light situations but the motor noise was too loud. Very high pitch. When playing back, low noise scenes were dominated by eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee at a high note. Too bad. I liked everything else. Circuit City was great about returning it, as usual. I finally went with the Sony TRV22 (4th one I tested).
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Overall 6
6.0

An okay entry level digi camcorder

J. Tan "SeaMonki", Amazon
25 March 2003
  • Summary: Good: 1)The various editing & filming functions of the camcorder. 2)The controls are easy to use. 3)Zooming and wide angle function 4)Compact and light. 5)Nice remote control function Bad: 1) The motor noise is still present! (you can hear it in the recorded mini-DV tapes) 2) The image stablization is not always present. 3)Takes awhile to auto focus during low and night-time conditions. 4) To utilize the msn messenger video option, you need exclusively Win XP OS.
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