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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon VIXIA. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and battery. The design and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

portability, usability, design, battery, zoom

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon VIXIA from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the durability and zoom. The battery and usability also get good views. Many are less positive about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

portability, usability, battery, zoom, durability


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder (White)Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder (White)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Grech (

Canon Vixia Mini review


The Canon Vixia mini is a compact camcorder designed for the “selfie” generation. If you love making videos of yourself for posting on YouTube, then this camera is for you. Otherwise, you may find limited practical use for it.

When we first got the Vixia Mini, we were hoping for more of an action-oriented camera in the GoPro Hero mold. The lack of built-in durability and accessories, however, really limits the Mini in this regard. One area in which the Vixia Mini could...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Canon Vixia HG2x review


The Canon Vixia HG21 is an excellent HD camcorder that's reasonably easy to operate out of the box and looks good, too. It's almost identical to the company's Vixia HF11 , but rather than recording mainly to internal flash memory, it records to a hard...

Excellent video quality; 120GB hard drive; attractive, understated design; eye-level viewfinder.

Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models; manual focus pretty useless.

Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG21 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price.

Sep, 2009

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Good Video Test -


Amazing quality

A little heavy.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP2
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):1.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-4L


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Self-timer delay:2,10


Colour of product:Black / White
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Normal focusing range:0.4 - ∞

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):12
Effective megapixels (movie):8.99
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12.8

Lens System

Focal length (35mm film equivalent):16.8 - 35
Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.68

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Night, Snow, Sports


Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/25

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten