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Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD :
The short editorial description of Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD

MiniDV MV960

Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD:
The official marketing text of Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD as supplied by the manufacturer
A versatile compact camcorder optimized for true 16:9 high resolution recording with widescreen LCD screen and colour viewfinder. Features a 25x zoom, DV/AV input, photo capture and DIGIC DV.

The MV960 is optimised for true 16:9 widescreen recording - from the high-resolution CCD to a 2.7" wide colour LCD screen with level marker and colour viewfinder. Shot in 16:9 mode, video is perfect for watching back on the latest widescreen TVs. It takes just the push of a single button to switch between 16:9 wide and normal 4:3 shooting.

25x optical zoom
A powerful 25x optical zoom, with image stabilization and variable zoom speeds, delivers the highest optical standards.

Photo capture
A high quality digital photo camera and not just a camcorder, the MV960 saves photos to SD card and features 9-point Artificial Intelligent Auto-focus (AiAF) that keeps off-centre subjects in focus.

DV and AV input
The top-of-the-range MV960 has DV and AV input connections. With DV input, video that has been edited on a computer can be re-recorded to miniDV tape in the camcorder. Analogue-to-digital conversion is possible with AV input, allowing old home movies to be transferred to digital tape for archiving or edited together with new footage.

Night Mode LED
Video can be shot in even the darkest condition thanks to the MV960's Night Mode LED.

Vibrant colours with DIGIC DV
The MV960 employs Canon's powerful DIGIC DV imaging engine. DIGIC DV provides separate processing paths for both video and still images, making sure that colours are vivid and vibrant for each. Simultaneous video and photo shooting is also possible.

Easy shooting and control
Key camcorder functions and controls have been refined. For beginners, a one-push Easy Shooting mode sets the most important controls to automatic. A simplified overall layout means that there are only six buttons and a convenient joystick for more creative control. Five Program AE modes are available. An additional wireless controller is supplied, allowing remote control of key functions, letting you get into the shot.

Compact and lightweight
With a new design improving balance and handling, the camcorder weighs just 380g and sports an eye-catching silver metallic finish.

Convenient, built-in sliding lens cover
Protect the camcorder's lens without worrying about leaving the cover behind.

Software supplied
The MV960 is bundled with Canon's ZoomBrowser (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh), for easy photo and video image management.
Short summary description Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD:
This short summary of the Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon MiniDV MV960, 0.8 MP, CCD, 1/6", 800000 pixels, 0.47 MP, 25x
Long summary description Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD :

Canon MiniDV MV960. Total megapixels: 0.8 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 1/6". Optical zoom: 25x, Digital zoom: 1000x, Focal length range (f-f): 1.72 - 42.9" (43.6 - 1090 mm). Compatible memory cards: MMC,SD, Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/2. Display diagonal: 2.7", Display: LCD

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon MiniDV MV960 0.8MP CCD based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Image sensor
Total megapixels *
0.8 MP
Sensor type *
Optical sensor size
Optical sensor resolution
800000 pixels
Effective megapixels (movie)
0.47 MP
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Image stabilizer *
Focal length range (f-f)
1.72 - 42.9" (43.6 - 1090 mm)
Filter size
Compatible memory cards *
Camcorder tape type *
Built-in flash *
Camera shutter speed
1/2000 - 1/2
Display diagonal *
Display resolution
123000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
Minimum illumination
2 lx
Built-in microphone
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
S-Video out *
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
DV port
S-Video in
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max) *
4.5 h
Battery type
Weight & dimensions
Width *
1.93" (49 mm)
Depth *
4.53" (115 mm)
Height *
3.62" (92 mm)
Weight *
15.7 oz (445 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Canon's ZoomBrowser ImageBrowser
Other features
640 x 480 pixels
Lens system
Auto focus
Photo mode
Manual focus
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 10 expert reviews for Canon MiniDV MV960 and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The most impressive feature of the MV960, the flagship model in Canons new range of DV camcorders, is that its a true widescreen camera. The CCD has a widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio, meaning that it records in that aspect ratio as standard, without h...
Good True widescreen video; easy to use; 25x optical zoom...
Bad Not good in low light; some minor design issues...
Bottom line The Canon MV960 has some minor faults, but its a decent widescreen camera at a very good price...
I tend to see far more Digital Cameras than Camcorders however with more and more functions being available on either then maybe one is the solution for the other.