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Canon ZR800
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Canon ZR800 Camcorder

0.68MP 1/6 375g CCD Sep 2014
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6 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings as do all video cameras produced by Canon.

Easy to Use

One customer considered that the product was easy to use the menus. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon ZR800 was easy to use.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact.

Robust

One customer considered that the Canon ZR800 was well made.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ZR800, the Canon ZR800 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon ZR800 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the ZR800.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including CNET.com and Howstuffworks.com have rated this camcorder on average 53%. This means that camcorder experts really don't rate this Canon camcorder very highly.

Not Full HD

The Canon ZR800 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the ZR800.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the ZR800 have an HDMI port, however the Canon ZR800 does not have an HDMI port.

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Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon ZR800 is 1/6". That's 3% less optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. $. Across all video cameras of a similar type and age to the ZR800 the worst optical sensor size is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Canon ZR800 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

The weights of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the ZR800 range from 57g to 3.9kg. With a weight of 375 grams, the Canon ZR800 is one of the heavier video cameras that are a similar age to the ZR800 amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

With a viewfinder resolution of only 114,000 pixels, the Canon ZR800 has a fairly low viewfinder resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The lowest viewfinder resolution of comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the ZR800 is 90,000 pixels and the highest is 1,600,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon ZR800 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ZR800 are not 3D compatible. The Canon ZR800 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the ZR800, the Canon ZR800 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon ZR800 is not waterproof. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the ZR800 are also not waterproof.

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Very Big

The average height of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the ZR800 is 82mm. With a height of 920 millimeters, the Canon ZR800's height is one of the biggest amongst small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZR800.

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Very Big

The average depth of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the ZR800 is 140mm, and the depths range from 27mm to 1,200mm. When compared to other camcorders that are a comparable age to the ZR800, the Canon ZR800's depth of 1,190 millimeter is one of the biggest.

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Very Big

The Canon ZR800 is very big (570 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the ZR800. The widths of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the ZR800 range from 30mm to 570mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon ZR800

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the ZR800 over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the Canon ZR800 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Canon ZR800 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the ZR800.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Storage
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

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16 April 2007

As the entry-level model in Canons updated-for-2007 ZR MiniDV camcorder line, the ZR800 is aimed at budget consumers seeking a compact point-and-shoot camcorder to record video with a minimum of...

Solid video performance in good lighting conditions, easy-to-use menu system, widescreen recording, built-in lens cover, budget price
Inexpensive
Easy-to-use joystick control
35x optical zoom
Above-average color reproduction
Poor low-light performance, inconvenient bottom-loading tape mechanism, no accessory shoe or external microphone input, no SD card slot or digital stills capability
Poor low-light performance
Bottom-loading tape compartment
Not enough stabilization at maximum zoom
No still image capture
1 March 2007

Canons latest entry-level MiniDV camcorder is a great choice for anyone looking to create video on a shoestring budget...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon zr800, canon zr800a
Barcodes 00013803078190, 06947110941653
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