Canon ZR500 Digital Camcorder - 2.7" LCD - CCD

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For budget-conscious consumers, the ZR family of cameras is a perfect balance between style, performance and affordability. ZR digital camcorders give you a variety of features, including Wide screen HR recording, pre-programmed auto exposure settings, a Firewire/DV Terminal and Canon's advanced image stabilization system. Along with its stylish Blue Mist finish, the ZR500 boasts Canon's longest zoom ever. It also comes with features found on more expensive camcorders. An easy-to-read menu system makes it a breeze to operate. The joystick lets you easily operate playback, focus, exposure and menu options with a single controller. And a big 2.7 LCD lets you lets you see exactly what your camcorder is recording.


Quick Glance

Recording Media: Tape Media, MiniDV

LCD Screen Size: 2.7 in

Interface Connection: 1 x IEEE 1394, 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x Microphone, 1 x DC Power In

Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 720 x 480

Image Stabilization: Electronic

normalized-Weight: 13.20

normalized-Optical Zoom: 25


Summary

Product Title: Canon ZR500 Digital Camcorder - 2.7" LCD - CCD

Manufacturer: Canon

Power Score: 4.1 | 16 Reviews


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Product Reviews (13)

Nice camcorder with cheap price

Strengths: Cheap Slick Good quality

Weakness: No photo freature

Its a nice camcorder. I got it last year at black friday.
The only problem I am facing is that it do not have the photo feature.
THe quality good and the video recording works fine

By vijaymtech - Apr 6, 2007

exellent

Strengths: compact, exellent image, exellent sound, easy menu.

Weakness: standard low light recording but it is not bad.

Exellent camcorder for the money. If you just want to make some home movies this is the perfect camcorder. If you want the best of the best spend 1000, this camcorder is good enough.

By highlander2 - Dec 7, 2006

The best Canon ZR camcorder ever made!

Strengths: External microphone port, easy to use functions, nice widescreen format and best of all the wonderful picture quality with extended zoom

Weakness: None for the price

This is the best MiniDV camcorder out there under $250. Some online stores are selling them for around $200. I purchased mine at the start of the summer and I beat it up with heavy user load with my kids at theme parks since the purchase. It still works like new and the picture quality is excellent outdoors. I spent many hours of research for a good camcorder for under $250. Look no further......
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By kbteachme - Nov 19, 2006

ZR500 Review

Strengths: -small size -easy to use -good picture quality -has a mic input -good price (paid $223)

Weakness: -poor on board mic (picks up motor noise) -no mounting shoe for accessories

So far I really enjoy this camcorder. It is my first camcorder and it is perfect for my budget. If you buy this camera, plan on buying an external mic and an L bracket to mount it on. I bought the ATR-25 and a mounting bracket and the sound quality is much better. With the on board mic you pick up a lot of motor noise.

I would recommend this camera to people on a budget.

By dtpmike - Sep 29, 2006

Canon ZR500

Strengths: It is very small and easy to work. It didnt take me very long to figure out the basics. The instructions were very clear and the different buttons are in very handy places.

Weakness: The battery life is only 60 minutes, but it wont be difficult to buy another one.

I set out looking for a good camera. After doing a lot of research on the internet and several stores, I bought this camera at Circut City. The salesman was very friendly and bragged tremendously about this camera. I had also done some previous shopping around at Target and the salesman there said that Canon will provide the best quality for the best price. I am very pleased with this model and...
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By Kinzualyse - Jul 5, 2006

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