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“Got this Canon MV550i Digital Camcorder for christmas....”

Written on: 15/09/2003 by boris the spie (1 review written)

Good Points
Not much

Bad Points
Poor picture both outside but especially indoors
Poor still pictures
Useless night mode
Useless low light function
Bottom loading for tape

General Comments
Got this Canon MV550i Digital Camcorder for christmas. Lucky me! I use broadcast cameras so I see good pictures all the time but nothing prepared me for how poor this thing is. I have an old 8mm camera that produces better pictures. The picture outside had a fair amount of grain and colour bleed. Indoors, my god, grain? A veritable silo of the stuff.

With poor sound marred by tape noise. Bottom loading tape compartment which annoys when sat on tripod this camera is poor. Stills are as grainy as the video and the night mode and low light settings are uterly useless with the camera shutter open for so long that even a minute shake will render the picture indescribable.


Digital should be better than 15 year old analogue machines.

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