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Canon HF11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon HF11. 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 really like the price and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

zoom, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Canon VIXIA HF11 1080p High Definition Video Camera

 

The Canon HF11 is a superb high definition video camera. It takes great videos, even in poor lighting, and is small enough to carry in your pocket. At $1,199 MSRP it is not the cheapest HD video camera out there, but it is certainly one of the best in...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Canon HF11

 

The Canon Vixia HF11 is, in many ways, a minor update to an already highly regarded camcorder. The previous generation HF10 produced some of the best looking video of the year, and definitely the sharpest. The new HF11 promises to outdo even that by...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

A case of deja vu.

 

If you already own the HF10, there is next to no reason to make the switch to the HF11. Everyone else, on the other hand, would do well to seek this camcorder out.

Exceptionally sharp image quality, lots of manual features, improved 24Mbps bit rate

Too similar to previous model, joystick ill-suited to manual control

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: SimplyDV (simplydv.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

It’s very clear that the HF11 is the result of Canon having listened to the needs of many users in order to produce a high definition camcorder that ticks just about all the boxes on the list. We asked for an external microphone and Canon has...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Canon HF11

 

The HF11 Hi-Def camcorder records at the highest bit rate, 24Mbps, in AVCHD format. With a 3.3-megapixel Full-HD CMOS Image Sensor, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant AutoFocus, a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD and 32GB of internal memory, it's...

A grand don’t come for free but this Canon is worth every penny. Progressive, maximum bit-rate Full HD and Blu-ray burning makes the HF11 about as future-proof as you could wish for. Canon HF11 is tagged with Canon and camcorder. Select a tag (Canon,...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Canon HF11

 

LIghtweight, easy to use yet delivering amazing quality. Tranbsfer from camera to computer quick and easy.

Current costs of high capacity sd cards

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Phil (reevoo.com)

Canon HF11

 

Light in weight and small but packs a punch when it comes to picture quality. You will not be disappointed at the wonderful clarity when shooting and then watching in H, especially on a large screen.D

None whatsoever.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Mika (reevoo.com)

Canon HF11

 

Good picture quality, as photo 2.

If you shoot inside you have to shoot so far away to get people inside the image. So u need to buy lens.Battery last only 1 hour.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Canon HF11

 

Light and easy to use

Battery life is low

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Canon HF11

 

Excellent sharp movie pictures. Compact size,

Image stabilisation seems worse than my previous Sony DV camera. Not sure if this is somthing to do with HD.

Jul, 2009
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):4.83
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-809 (B)

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):211000

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.76
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.31

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.689 - 20.268
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.457
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.69 - 20.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.189 - 2.268
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other Features

Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:32000
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:32
Internal storage capacity:32

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.52
Height:5.079
Weight:13.404
Width:2.874

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Shade