The Canon is a basic MiniDV cam at a great price. Review. I am currently researching inexpensive Video Cameras for a friend and may have a buyer's guide up soon. It's a maddening job to do as each camera seems to have a fatal flaw. For example, the motors on most Canon's zoom lenses can be heard by the mic and low light performance on most low prices cameras without 3 ccds is poor. Still, this is an excellent deal.