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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Canon VIXIA. 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 price and design. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the zoom.

usability, portability, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Canon VIXIA from 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 Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the zoom.

usability, portability, size, price, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA mini XCanon VIXIA mini X

Oct, 2016

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 and Lori Grunin (

Canon Vixia HG2x review:


The Canon Vixia HG20 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; 60GB hard drive; attractive, understated design.

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

Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG20 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, 2008

Consumer review by: Roger6767 (

Great camera


Easy to use its a great anyone who's beginning to vlogging

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Newbie (

Quality! Superb! Clarity magnificent


It was a good purchase worth the money. I used my certificate towards it. Very clear, super easy to travel with, good battery life and wonderful visuals.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: 116JESUS (

Great camera


Great camera for a pocket size camera. Easy to use great fish eye lense for its size. Minor fixtures could've been made, in opinion. Can't beat the weigh of it.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Vballer (

Great cam


I wasn't sure if this would work well recoding indoor volleyball games but it did a pretty good job! I am very happy! Great option to just set it on the bleachers or use a tripod! Wide angle lens or close up works great depending on where you set it up.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: EarlF69 (

Great camera


great HD camcorder for business website. easy to use, just don't like the wide angle lens for most projects.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Fred182 (

The GoPro for the rest of us


We bought it to use as a second static camera in an instructional video. We then synced the footage with the primary camera in final cut pro. Worked great. Our primary is a Canon G20. The Mini's controls are similar to the G20, so it's easy to...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:1910
Battery life (max):1.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-12L / NB-4L


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:10


Colour of product:Black / White
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:4:3
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):8.29 / 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 / Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.5 / 4.37
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.54 / 1.68
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Night, Snow, Sports


Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:No / 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


Camera shutter speed:1/12 - 1/2000 / 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 / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 360,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 9.6
Height :2.2 / 3
Weight:160 / 205
Width:7.6 / 8.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Tungsten