The Optura 600 by Canon is an excellent compact camcorder that provides users with tons of features as well as very high quality video. The camcorder is small enough to take with you in your jacket pocket or purse, but doesnt compromise quality features for its small size.
Positive Aspects of the Optura 600The Optura 600 is an extremely lightweight, easy-to-use camcorder that is small enough to fit in a pocket, but still provides great video. The camcorder records excellent looking video recording 3,500 effective pixels, a number that rivals many professional camcorders.
Negative Aspects of the Optura 600The Optura 600 has a relatively low optical zoom for a consumer camcorder. The mic for the Optura 600 is also located right above the LCD screen making it easy for the camcorder to pick up ambient noise such as the user opening and closing the LCD or breathing.
ZoomThe Optura 600 has a 10x optical and 200x digital zoom. The camcorder has a variety of attachable lenses available for it that will allow the user to increase the camcorders zoom to more than 10x.
Audio OptionsUnlike many other camcorders in this price range, the Optura 600 allows users to manually control the audio levels in their video. You can not control each channel of audio separately as you can with high-end camcorder models, but you can adjust the overall audio level of your video rather easily.