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Canon ZR800 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

by Canon
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Price: $549.00 + $9.49 shipping
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  • Includes - ZR800 Camcorder, Battery Pack BP-2L5, Compact Power Adapter CA-590, Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • 35x Optical and 1000x Digital Zoom
  • Lens - Focal length 2.6-91mm, f/2.0 - 5.0
  • Image Stabilization - Shoot Steady Video even without a tripod for professional looking videos
  • Smooth Zoom Control - 3 pre-set zoom speeds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 22.4 x 36.2 inches ; 13.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000M4MT58
  • Item model number: 1880B001AA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,390 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 3, 2006

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Canon MiniDV digital camcorders offer the perfect blend of performance and features. With the flexibility and versatility of MiniDV, you will enjoy a wide variety of advanced, yet easy-to-use features in compact and lightweight style. Canon camcorders are perfect for capturing all of your life's most precious moments, for beginners and advanced users alike, and make it easy to share your video with family and friends.

ZR800 Highlights

Genuine Canon optics with 35x optical zoom/1000x digital zoom Genuine Canon optics ensures that video and photos are clear and rich with color and detail. Canon’s expertise in designing lenses for photography and broadcast television goes into every camcorder we make.

Image stabilizer Shoot rock-steady video -- even when you’re at maximum telephoto without a tripod. It is even effective while panning or zooming.

DIGIC DV image processor Video and photos require different image processing. Unlike other manufacturers’ camcorders which process video and photos the same way, DIGIC DV treats them differently. This results in video and photos with exceptional color and clarity.

2.7-inch widescreen LCD A widescreen LCD and the new .35-inch widescreen color viewfinder allows you to see exactly what your camcorder is recording, and what your TV will display later.

Widescreen HR recording The ZR800 records true widescreen for picture-perfect video. Canon’s image processing system uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing a big picture in true 16:9 widescreen so no one and nothing is left unseen. And Canon camcorders take advantage of more pixels to give you amazing quality.

Joystick The joystick makes using the camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been eliminated, allowing you to control playback, focusing, exposure, and menu options from one convenient place.

Smooth zoom control Want to shoot like the pros? Three fixed speeds allow you to produce smooth video that will be enjoyable for everyone to watch.

Built-in manual lens cover A built-in manual lens cover gives you the ability to protect your Canon video lens without ever having the inconvenience of a dangling lens cap that’s easily lost.

Level shot control Even if you are a first-time camcorder user, you’ll never have to worry about shooting crooked video. A horizontal marker and center indicator always keeps you on track.

Grid display Achieve picture perfect composition every time when using the convenient Grid Marker feature. You can choose between two colors, white or gray, to best match the background.

Product Description

Canon Zr800 DV Camcorder

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

No noticable noise from motor.
John Cloonan
I am completely amazed that a Japanese company can ship a camera of this high quality to the US with such a devalued dollar and still make money on the product.
Larry Koster
Sent it to repair, came back 'fixed'.
O'Connell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 61 people found the following review helpful By E. Mansfield on March 17, 2007
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I am writing to offset some negative opinions on this unit. I bought the Canon because it has facilities for an external mike. I am a new camcorder user and so have no practical experience to bias my opinion one way or another. First on the matter of tape drive noise: yes I can hear it if I put the unit up to my ear. But no noticeable noise comes up on actual movie clips when played back through my computer. Second, they claim you can interconnect and capture clips to your computer. What they don't tell you is that you need a Firewire card and cable (about $70.00 total at Best Buy). You cannot simply hook up through the available computer USB port. Fortunately, Microsoft provides the necessary drivers in the XP OS and minimal capture software called "Moviemaker".

I am not too pleased with the tape system but considering the price of the unit, I think it is a bargain. Finally, I have become aware through short experience with the unit that the ergonometric design for the right hand was very well thought out. Your thumb easily controls on/off and tape transport functions. It is really easy to use, at least for right handed users. All considered, I am satisfied with the product. Of course, if it dies next week, I will have a different opinion.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Michael B. Bruneio on August 27, 2007
I recently purchased the Canon ZR-800 (my first digital camcorder) and couldn't be more pleased. The color reproduction on this camera is the best I've ever used or seen. As to the motor noise complaints lodged by others, I can honestly claim that the motor noise has at no time been noticeable during playback. I am even using this camera for amateur movies, and its many features make it very controllable. Granted, the ZR-800 is not in any way a professional camera, but it does a great job for those on a micro-budget. The 35x lens is a great addition and makes extreme closeups look great. The "Widescreen" feature isn't true 16:9 (rather more like 4:3 widescreen)but it still looks great. I bought it primarily for the microphone input to use my shotgun mic, but even without it the sound is pretty good. All in all, a bargain for what I paid for it.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mike and Shannon on March 21, 2007
I love this camcorder. It is very easy to use, the piture quality is great. You can record wide screen or full screen. Light weight, fits in the palm of your hand which is more stable and less shaky when taping. The controls are within easy reach while taping. It is so easy to use that both of my kids have even been using it and they are only 9 and 6. It is also a great price. Can't wait for all our summer vacations to start taping.

I bought this camcorder two weeks ago from best buy. I just wrote my review and then read the others and I had to add this in, there were comments being made that you can hear the tape while recording and then in the play back. I slightly hear the noise when I am taping, but I cannot hear it when I am playing it on my dvd player. To hear the noise while taping you have to have it right next to your ear. But not noticable on the playback on computer or through the dvd player.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Nistler on March 14, 2007
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The Canon ZR800 camcorder is a solid little unit with plenty of features for the most folks. And with a great price, it's surprising that Canon even included an external microphone input (after all, 90 percent of video is the AUDIO). Actually, I bought the ZR800 as a "deck" to play and capture mini-DV tapes that were recorded on my prosumer camcorder (avoiding wear and tear on the expensive cameras), but once I tried the ZR800 I loved it and often use it for day to day use instead of hauling around huge camcorders.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bill Holloman on March 17, 2007
I really think this camcorder is great. I'm amazed at how good the picture is for the price. It's nice and light and easy to carry around, and I got tons of great video from my family's recent trip to Disney. I'm not a real technical person when it comes to these recorders, but I can certainly say I'm very happy with it esp. for the money.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Steven K. Hovland on September 21, 2007
One of the distinguishing features of this camera is the mike jack, which is rare these days.

Combine this jack with a Rode Videomic and an L-bracket and you have a great little outfit that can get a lot of work done.

Another great thing is the Firewire (IEE 1394) socket.

I have just verified that you can use this socket to dump video directly to a computer running Adobe Premire Elements. Just hook up the wire, open the program, open the video capture screen, and click "Get Video" and you will see the counter run.

It's just like capturing from tape except you have saved yourself the capture step. This gives you the effect of a Firestore. This probably also means that this little machine and the HV20 will work with Firestore.

Another great socket is the AV out. You can use this to monitor your sound. I would use the AV cord to plug into an RCA to 1/8" stereo (male) adapter from radio shack, then a female to female coupler, then headphones (with volume control) or maybe a cheap headphone amplifier.

Bottom line: you have to spend a lot more to get more- the next bump is up to $1,000.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sharon O'Reilly on March 31, 2008
I've owned this camcorder for over six months and have not once noticed any of the so-called "motor noise" everyone keeps complaining about. The on board microphone is, however, very sensitive and produces surprisingly good sound. If you're not satisfied with it, you can add your own external microphone. Picture quality is excellent, whether you are viewing it on a computer or tv (with my computer monitor set to HD resolution, my videos look far superior to that of most dvds). The camera does generate some noise in darker areas, but its not enough to really ruin the image. It has numerous manual settings (exposure, shutter, focus, etc) and automatic modes and an easy mode(which actually works pretty well) for those who just want to point and shoot. Overall, a great little camera.
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