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Canon VIXIA HF R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R400. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and control panel.

usability, price, zoom, portability, image quality

size, durability, viewfinder, control panel, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder and 3.0 Touch LCDCanon VIXIA HF R400 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder and 3.0 Touch LCD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon VIXIA HF-R400 camcorder

 

Canon VIXIA R400 Full HD camcorder : Experience the excitement of ultra zooming power! Compact and easy-to-use, the Canon VIXIA HF-R400 camcorder is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom for incredible range and reach....

The Canon HF-R400 price is set at $270 USD. What's in the retail box: Canon VIXIA HF-R400 camcorder, Canon BP-718 battery pack, compact adapter CA-110, USB interface cable IFC-300PCU, mini HDMI cable HTC-100, Bundled CD ROM with software. For more...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael G. (newegg.com)

Good value

 

I decided to buy another Canon camera because they treated me well on a previous camera of theirs. After three years said camera started having CCD problems and took bad pictures. I sent it into them for warranty repair and they fixed that plus another...

- Low price. - Excellent image quality after switching to highest bitrate for MP4 video and 60 fps. - Rotate and swivel display is nice feature. - Image Stabilization (IS) is great. - Nice zoom amount. Digital zoom isn't overbearing and is subtle. -...

- Lens cover is not electronically controlled, wish it was because I sometimes forget to close it. - Viewing angle on display isn't that great. It's a TN panel, wish they had used an IPS or OLED display. - The rotating and swivel display feels a bit...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: YoYoYoNick (canon.com)

What else?

 

I bought this camera two years ago to make HD viideos and to take pictures. For all intensive purposes, this is the perfect camera for both, in most cases. I have enjoyed this camera for its crisp, full HD video capture (1080 x 1920). Every video I...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: TREBREH (canon.com)

APPLE PHOTOS WONT DOWNLOAD

 

Suddenly my Mac Book Pro running Yosemite will not download from my Vixia HF R400 camera. Anyone else having this problem?

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Bad Max (canon.com)

Great Camera

 

We purchased this camera for four reasons Headphone Jack Mic input HD Video Ghost Hunting The price was the most important factor when purchasing this camera, and for around 200 bucks it is a great video camera. The only downside is we need to shoot in...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Kit500 (canon.com)

What were they thinking?

 

I had a simple job for this camera. Copy home movies off a screen and transfer to my computer. Simple? Try getting the video fill from the memory card to the hard drive. There is a selection of proprietary software that works with the camera. Only one...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Julio (canon.com)

Good value

 

I am a ski instructor. For filming skiing, it has all what's needed, except one feature (viewfinder, which the lack of I substituted with a gadget from a dollar store): below 32 degrees F rating, excellent 53 stabilized hand-held-able zoom, excellent...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: R400 Owner (canon.com)

Limited Uses

 

This unit serves only in well lit situations and will fit in a pocket, as long as it is large and deep enough, making it convenient in certain situations. In low or moderate light levels this unit functions very poorly, with output largely unacceptable...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: PIE (buydig.com)

fun using

 

easy to use...Nice HD picture

Easy To Use Nice Hd Pict

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Toastmaster Video Girl (buydig.com)

Nice cam, nice package.

 

The package is very nice. The camera works great. Lack of inernal memory isn't ideal, but as long as oyu have a SDHC card (included in package) it's fine. No remote with this camera, but that was a compromise I was perpared to make under the...

Fast Shipping ; Great Pkage Great Price

Tripod Flimsy But Ok

Jul, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, LC-AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.4

Design

Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1060
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1723
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):0.002
Shutter speed (video):0.0005

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6
Height :5.7
Weight:285
Width:5.3

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten