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Canon-zr850.33103181
5.2 out of 10

Canon ZR850

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Reviews and Problems with Canon ZR850

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Overall 6
6.0

Dissappointed

TonTon, Amazon
5 June 2013
  • Summary: Loved the product, but unable to perform the operations I would like. Cannot find cables that work correctly with cam. Did not come with plug-in, and cannot transfer video to computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Adequate for a family camcorder

KillBill "web surfer", Amazon
7 January 2009
  • Summary: I have owned this camera for 18 months which makes it a dinosaur in this digital age so there's probably not even anyone out there who will read this review, but in the slight chance that there is.... This video camera is not your best option for low light/indoor use. In this price range (I paid $250), I woud consider a comparable Sony to get a little better indoor video quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Camera, Questionable Quality

S. Mueller "Monkey's Mom", Amazon
21 July 2008
  • Summary: We purchased this camcorder for our wedding and honeymoon. The camera is great: small size, easy to use, good quality. However, toward the end of the honeymoon, the camera stopped working. We contacted the seller, and they were very nice and asked us to return it for an exchange. We have not received our new camera yet, (I can update this review once we do) but we're looking forward to having it back.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

I like but have had difficulty

Overstock
4 April 2008
  • Summary: The camcorder is easy to use, great image quality - no problems there. I have had difficulty though loading the movies onto my computer. The software is not as user friendly as it could be.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Great ease of use, but poor image quality. I returned it.

artsygeek, epinions.com
3 January 2008
  • Summary: If you want an easy-to-use entry-level camcorder that won't break the bank and you don't mind poor low-light image quality, go for it.
  • Pros: Ease of use, light weight, nice shooting options, affordable.
  • Cons: Low light performance.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for the price

Marc A. Healy, Amazon
15 May 2007
  • Summary: I did a lot of research before I settled on this camera. I was prepared to spend a fair amount of money on a better model, but I came to the conclusion that it was a better idea to spend less money and wait a couple of years for the HD technology to come down in price and the hard drive storage format to become more established. So this was, in my opinion, the best mixture of quality and price. There are certainly cheaper models out there but beware.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Motor Noise

LaFluer, Amazon
5 May 2007
  • Summary: We purchased a Canon Elura 70 2-years ago but unfortunately the zoom, still photo and tape loader broke recently. We wanted to stick with Canon for our next camera because it is a good brand so we got the Canon ZR850. Instantly the motor noise stood out. It wasn't subtle it was a high pitch whining noise that gets recorded when video tapping.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Nice, small, inexpensive but no analog to digital pass through

gotaluvme, epinions.com
26 February 2007
  • Summary: The ZR850 is a terrific option for budget buyers or families. For under $300 an affordable purchase for most.
  • Pros: good inexpensive camcorder, Canon's great support and help line.
  • Cons: A few less features then other Canon camcorders, small battery, no analog converter
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

It will do.

dndd1881, epinions.com
11 February 2007
  • Summary: Be patient and save your money, look into one of the more expensive models/brands. It will be worth it to you in the long run.
  • Pros: Decent video and audio quality, ease of use.
  • Cons: Annoying motor noise, absence of needed accessories, poor low light performance.
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Overall 6
6.0

It will do.

KTeacher452, Amazon
10 February 2007
  • Summary: By reading Canon's description of this new line of miniDV cameras, you would think you were getting a lot more than you actually are. Motor noise is once again an issue with this Canon. Not a problem in noisy situations, but definitely noticeable at home in quieter scenes. I find the camera a bit awkward to hold and operate, due to the placement of some of the controls. My hand tends to cramp up because of it.
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