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ZR850

Average Customer Rating:
4.4 out of 5
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ZR850
Review 1 for ZR850
Nickname: ostamos
Location: Chicago IL
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Excellent

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Price/Value
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:October 22, 2010
Pros: mini dv and cleaner can be purchased cheap online
Cons: mini dv's and cleaner are rare and expensive
I purchased ZR850 in 2007 and did not have any problems learning or using the camera. I did have to replace the rechargeable battery about a year later and the new one is a generic brand I do not have problems with it yet. I recently had a chance to read the instruction book and after realizing all the neat stuff it can actuallly do I really fell in love. When I first purchased it I thought you could not not use it at night but there are light settings in the camara. Once you read the instructions and see how to use the different features you will be able to make some really cool movies.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for ZR850
Nickname: ostamos
Location: Chicago IL
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Really Nice

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
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Price/Value
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5 out of 5
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Date:July 1, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity, Easy Computer Connectivity, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Great sound/audio, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, durable, easy to use
Cons: Short battery life, Poor Low-Light Performance
I love this ZR850 camcorder. I am a big fan of Canon Cameras. Very good quality filming and sound I am so happy to have this it was affordable and it takes really good movies with great sound. But the battery life was short and I had to get a new one already. I see there are newer models now but there is nothing wrong with this model.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for ZR850
Nickname: 1pcdoc
Location: Arkansas
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: Yes

i live it

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5 out of 5
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Date:March 6, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity, Easy Computer Connectivity, Accurate, Vivid Colors, good battery life, Great sound/audio, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, durable, easy to use, Good Software Compatibility, Good Low-Light Performance
I want to write this review on my product I love it it works very good the battery life is great the quality of it is very good I used this camera as a web cam and use it for recording when I go down the road I purchased a 32 gig SD card it works great with that I do all my videos with the camera on YOUTUB so l would truly recommend this product by battery life long is that I have been recording so far is 4 1/2 hours and I have not ran out of battery at that time I did purchase two batteries because of the other reviews that I read about battery life not been so long I don't know what was wrong with them maybe they got a bad battery mine is doing good keep up the good work Canon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for ZR850
Nickname: michkid

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
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Features
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Performance
3 out of 5
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Quality
3 out of 5
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Satisfaction
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Date:February 16, 2009
Cons: Difficult Computer Connectivity, Short battery life
This product is at best a "meh". I am only in high school, but these cameras have let me down for my video technology class more times than I care to count. The battery has failed me on multiple occasions, and the picture and sound quality are nothing to get excited about. The biggest problem is that at the begining of the school year, we had 10 cameras that worked fine and now they will only import film onto the computer but will not export. The cameras themseleves are decent quality I suppose; the desing is alright and they fit comfortably but in the end I think there are better options out there. If you are looking for amazing picture and sound I would suggest looking for a different camera. If you are looking for reliablity, then you definetly want something else. I don't have alot of expertise or experience when it comes to film and such, but I know how important it is to need to be able to count on something 100% of the time. And this camera will not give you that satisfaction.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for ZR850
Nickname: Geoff
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Great camera at a great price

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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:December 8, 2008
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity, Easy Computer Connectivity, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Great sound/audio, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, durable, easy to use, Good Software Compatibility, Good Low-Light Performance
Cons: Short battery life
Great camcorder. You can record from Mini DV Cassetes, SD and SDHC cards for high quality video, and record right onto your computer. You can also hook into your T.V. and play a tape or memory card.
Great quality sound and picture. The only gripe is the Mini DV tape recording can have a sound that winds up in your tape recording in some instances, but it's not that bad at all. Minor complaint.
But overall, the price is well worth it, great quality camera compared to some higher priced camcorders. Plus the multiple recording formats make this camcorder extremely versitile and useful for various filming needs.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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