A premiership camera for championship money. Wasnt expecting too much for the price, just wanted something functional to take on my holiday. Got back, plugged into tv and was amazed at how crisp the footage is, both audio and video are v good quality. Also very robust in spite of the plasticy feel it got dropped a couple of times and also rained on. Of course, camcorder connosseurs could probably pick holes in it but for joe bloggs like me was all i needed to record my holiday, no shaky images and battery life reasonable.
It does what it says, it’s easy to operate and you can connect an external microphone to it which you can’t do with 99% of cameras in the same price range.
Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom, 2.7″ Widescreen Colour LCD)
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- 30x optical zoom lens (800x digital)
- True widescreen recording and 16:9 LCD and EVF
- Easy Shooting mode and Joystick controller make moviemaking easy
- Compact lightweight styling
- Microphone input
- DIGIC DV
It’s a shame that so many people are turning to hd camcorders, as most can’t compare with the footage quality of minidv camcorders like this. At just under £100 it’s such a low price for high quality results. This camcorder is so simple to use and connects instantly to a computer to download. No fancy docking cradle or tricky software involved. I’ve used my canon md101 for over a year now and am delighted with it.
As a first time user with a camcorder, i have to say i’m really impressed. I took it to america with my family and am very pleased with the footage i took, lasting memories. Very good value, i left all the settings on easy so just pointed and shot the images, no ‘rocket scientist’ needed. Only one small problem there is no wire to connect to my computer,(usb port)and all i’ve looked at are 4-6pin connectors, could someone tell me which one i need to buy.
Great for amateur film makers or ordinary home use. I have used this camera for just over a month now, and it has proved to be a versatile camcorder for various tasks. Out of the box it does what you’d expect it to, it records in the more modern standard of 16:9 (widescreen), however this can be easily switched to the older 4:3 option. The picture quality is far better than older mini dv camcorders i have owned in the past, and doesn’t look bad on large high definition tv’s as some camcorders can now look blurry on them not using a high def format. The sound on the built in microphone is average. It’s fine for noisy atmospheres but in normal and quieter places camera noises like the tape mechanism are clearly heard. Unlike many cheaper camcorders, canon have provided a 3. 5mm jack microphone plug, one of the most useful things they could have included. This opens the option up to using a boom microphone or clip (lapel) microphone. This of course cuts out the camcorder noises, providing a much more professional appearing video.
Canon MD101 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom, 2.7″ Widescreen Colour LCD) : Ordered this as i had some dv tapes i wanted to load on to my computer but didn’t have my old camera any more. Camera came well packed and was in excellent condition. It was delivered before i expected.