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DC210

Average Customer Rating:
2.667 out of 5
2.7
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(6 Reviews) 5
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Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
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3 out of 6(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for DC210
Review 1 for DC210
Nickname: ronnim
Location: Madison, TN
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Casual User
Product replacement: No

I learned 2 luv it!

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Price/Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:November 17, 2010
Pros: easy to operate after reading instructions
Cons: box should say "plug before intializing/finalizing
I've had this camcorder a little over 3 years and I learn something new every time I use it. I've learned that DVD-RW disc will do what we all want to do, delete, divide, erase totally and a host of other things. The DVD-R disc however, will only record and doesn't even need initializing. When viewing on your TV, it's so simple, a kid can do it. I mean 1 three-prong cord with red, yellow & white, duh! where could they go? When playing on my computer, I've found that the DVD-RW are the best and of course, it's hit or miss with your DVD players. It does specifically tell you that once you elect the VR mode, the DVD player must be compatible. All in all, I love my Canon product and I would recommend it to my firends.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for DC210
Nickname: bubba
Location: Tennessee
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Sorry I wasted Money

Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Price/Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Satisfaction
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:May 23, 2010
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality
Cons: Poor Low-Light Performance, Difficult Computer Connectivity, Short battery life, Poor sound/audio, Difficult TV Connectivity
Problems with battery life, finalizing the disc, stablizing the picture.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for DC210
Nickname: Delta
Location: Miami, FL
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Not good fro modern times

Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Price/Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Date:October 12, 2009
Cons: Difficult TV Connectivity, Difficult Computer Connectivity, Short battery life, Difficult to use, Poor Low-Light Performance
This is an obsolete product. Taking videos is easy but then the problems start. The disk requires FINALIZING before one can view it on a regular DVD player or computer. Only after getting help from Canon FAQs I could figure out that the camera must be connected to powercord in order to FINALIZE!! Editing or saving tracks is impossible. Even the small FLIP gives a better quality video than this one. This was a waste of money.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for DC210
Nickname: Russ
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Editing

Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Price/Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Satisfaction
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:February 2, 2009
The canon Camcord DC 210 is a starter camcord, reason
1. you cant edit your DVD's it's impossible.
2. the DVD's will not play on your computer or in a DVD player.
3. you only have 30 min to record your event.
4. I like the ability to record at night and their isnt any night vision so it wont happen.
5. your battery wont even last for as long as your DVD can record.
If you are a video editor and like to try and make your videos better, dont get this camcord. because your going to need to find special software which canon dosen't offer, and cables to your computer that dont exist.
I wish someone wrote a review like this so I knew what I was getting myself into.
54 of 57 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for DC210
Nickname: Minesweeper
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: No

So good and yet so hard

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Price/Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Satisfaction
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:January 11, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity, durable, easy to use
Cons: Difficult Computer Connectivity, Uncomfortable to hold, Limited Software Compatibility
I've had/used this Canon DC210 Mini CamCorder now for about 18 months. It's a very handy camera, easy to use, takes quality pictures/videos, very rugged and small enough to satisfy even the pickiest person. All in all I'd rate the camera as a "4".
Reason I don't rate it 5 is due to the intricacies of finalizing the minidisk following use AND the inability to have the content of the disk play back in most; if not all, of the standard DVD players.
Once you capture the knack of finalizing the disk; and it took me a lot of tries and a lot of help from others on the internet who were experiencing the same problems, it all goes smoothly.
That is until you want to actually see what's on the disk. Lot's of luck in that area. As I said, I have many of the most used and reliable CD/DVD viewers loaded on my desktop - only 1 time did I ever get one to open and show the video I had taken, and that was over a year ago.
Since then I have acquired all sorts of "disks" that are "full" according to the dialog box that opens when I insert them into one or the other of my drives, but in fact are either brand new, formatted and had never been in a computer drive until I shot videos and attempted to transfer the contents of the disk to my desktop.
Of course, something could be wrong with my desktop but it plays everything else I use without any crazy messages.
All I get is continual dialog boxes that ask me to "Please insert a disk in drive X", although the disk is already in there. Or it tells me that Windows cannot read the disk, etc.
Guess the bottom line is: if you are game enough to try and smart enough to whip this camera's unique capability for out-foxing you at every term, it is a great camera.
Good luck.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for DC210
Based on 1 ratings-only review
OverallAverage Rating
4 out of 5
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Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1
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