The Low Cost-Low Maintenance Camcorder: Canon ZR950 MiniDV
Personal Electronics buzz
18 July 2008
Excerpt: For those among us who like the MiniDV tape format, the new Canon ZR950 added the ability to shoot dynamic still images. The 48x advanced zoom technology provides crisp, non-pixelated video and still images. The ZR950 is similar to the Canon 930 with some nice improvements. It is priced in the mid-$200 range.
Summary: While its intuitive controls make it well suited for the future Kevin Smiths of the world, the Canon ZR950's video quality wasn't up to par with its nearest competitors, and stability issues kept its biggest asset--the optical zoom--from living up to its potential.
Pros: Lightweight, portable body, Long 37X optical zoom, Widescreen and standard aspect ratios
Cons: Important functions buried in menus, Image quality and stability not as good as competition