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Canon-zr85.210777
3.6 out of 10

Canon ZR85

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Overall 6
6.0

Canon ZR85 to have, or have not?

danwelshwebb, Ebay
7 October 2010
  • Summary: Decent enough hand held camera with excellent picture quality thanks to the powerful MiniDV format and has a handy built in volume control, but it remains a very dated camera. The heads up display on the view screen is not overly user friendly and the camera is very difficult to upload to a PC for editing. Best suited for those looking for a video camera to take simple video for home television viewing.
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Overall 6
6.0

3 repairs in 1 1/2 years

lj455 "lj455", Amazon
29 December 2005
  • Summary: Bought this camera for my son about 1 1/2 years ago. Worked well for a year. Right before our vacation we experienced a problem where the camera would not connect with the computer. Canon's tech support determined it was a hardware problem with the camera. They charged me $200 for the repair. When I got the camera back, the rewind wouldn't work. I returned it to them and they fixed that free of charge.
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Overall 6
6.0

One mechanical feature un-reliable

User "User", Amazon
6 February 2005
  • Summary: Have this brand new Canon ZR85 for about 3 weeks. All satisfaction so far except 1 serious mechanical feature. Explain below: This camcorder is for making movie, that means "move" (not still). The tape is for 1 hour, that means need to mount on something that move rather than to hold steady by hand and move arround to capture movie for that whole hour. I mount the camcorder on a swivel head from Bogen-Manfrotto, and the swivel head mount on my bicycle.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

The Canon ZR85MC, A decent camcorder but needs work!

ellesboro, epinions.com
26 April 2004
  • Summary: MEH.....it's an Ok camcorder, not the best out there, and Canon needs to improve video quality.
  • Pros: Small Size, good Canon Lens, Great Zoom!, good outdoor shooting, good manual control
  • Cons: VERY POOR INDOOR SHOOTING! NO S-VIDEO JACK!!! No mic in jack, menu sometimes confusing
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