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Canon ZR950

$279.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Affordable. 37x optical zoom. Can record still shots to SDHC cards.

The Cons:Records to MiniDV tapes. Does not record in high definition. Poor video quality compared to similarly priced competitors.

The Canon ZR950 is an entry-level miniDV-based ultra compact camcorder. Retailing at just $279, this piece is very cheap if compared to the other ultra-compact camcorders in the market. It has a good 37x zoom (its advanced zoom goes up to 48x), which is above average, has manual focus with impressive quality, and weights just 13.4 ounces.

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It must be noted that this piece has a 1.07 CCD image sensor and has the interesting feature of multi-angle remote: which means it can be controlled by the remote from any angle. The primary difference between this one and the $10 cheaper Canon ZR930 is that it has an SDHC slot for stills and a USB 2.0 port for connecting to PictBridge printers.


  • Capture video to MiniDV tapes
  • 48x Advanced Zoom; image stabilizer
  • 1-megapixel CCD sensor; widescreen HR recording
  • 2.7-inch widescreen LCD
  • SDHC card slot
  • USB 2.0 port for connecting to PictBridge printers

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    37x optical zoom

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    can record still shots to SDHC cards

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    compact and lightweight

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    can shoot in widescreen or standard aspect ratios

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    decent battery life (1:35)

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    easy to use controls

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    records to MiniDV tapes

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    does not record in high definition

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    poor video quality compared to similarly priced competitors

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    poor image stability

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