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Canon HF11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the memory and image quality. The design and portability also get good views. The features and battery get negative views. Reviews are divided on the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon HF11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Canon HF11 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, image quality, portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Vixia HF11 AVCHD 32 GB Flash Memory Camcorder w/12x Optical ZoomCanon VIXIA HF-11 AVCHD 32GB Flash Memory HD Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Zoom (3079B001) BigVALUEInc Accessory Saver BP819 8GB Lens/Filter Bundle

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Canon gets official with VIXIA HD camcorders, HF11 gets reviewed

 

Thanks to an early jump in Japan, we already knew that Canon's VIXIA line was getting a refresh, but now we can rest easy knowing they'll be coming to America. The HF11 Dual Flash camcorder (32GB in addition to an SDHC slot) and HG20 (60GB) / HG21 ...

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Canon Vixia HF11

 

Creating a product line where once there was but one, Canon follows up its flash-based, high-definition Vixia HF10 AVCHD camcorder with a slightly more powerful model, the HF11. Like its sibling, the HF11 is a sleek black compact model with a...

Excellent video quality; fast focus; compact, attractive, and comfortable design.

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

Like its sibling the HF10, Canon's flash-based Vixia HF11 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package. However, the HF11 delivers a bit more value for its lower price.

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Canon Vixia HF11

 

This model is especially versatile because it allows dual memory card recording, plus playback via HDMI and USB. The audio quality is just as impressive as video recording, although Canon took a step backward on the wind filter. Although this camcorder...

Excellent quality- allows HD recording at highest AVCHD bitratesPowerful- 12x zoom combined with Instant Auto Focus brings action closerValue- quality, features, and performance are hard to beat for the priceSmart- records to dual flash memory cards...

Flaws- awkward eyepiece, slow file transfer time, and poor battery life

Consumers looking to purchase a full-HD camcorder should definitely keep...

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Canon Vixia HF11 Camcorder Review

 

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...

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Canon Vixia HF11 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon Vixia HF11 is a reworking of the impressive HF10, a high definition camcorder released by Canon earlier this year that records in full 1920 x 1080 in the AVCHD format. In most respects the latest in the Vixia line is identical to its...

The Canon Vixia HF11 did not offer any surprises, even when we were expecting it to. It's still an excellent camcorder, firmly planted in the roots of its predecessor, the Canon HF10. The shiny new feature-a 24Mbps bitrate-did not seem to add much to...

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Canon HF11

 

The Canon Vixia HF11 is a reworking of the impressive HF10, a high definition camcorder released by Canon earlier this year that records in full 1920 x 1080 in the AVCHD format. In most respects the latest in the Vixia line is identical to its...

Like the HF10 before it, the HF11 is reaching out to a variety of users. For beginners, Canon gives you an easy mode that lets the camcorder's automatic adjustments do the heavy lifting. The menus can be a little intimidating, but the clean layout...

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Canon Vixia HF11 Camcorder Review

 

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...

A panel is located to the right of the lens containing the Instant AF sensor, Flash, and LED video light. The flash is set lower than the lens, which could lead to uneven lighting. To avoid strange facial shadows, make sure there's adequate...

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Canon VIXIA HF11

 

What makes the Canon VIXIA HF11 better than the HF10? You tell us.

Today's camcorders are to their VHS-era forebears what Tasers are to the flintlock pistols of old. The image quality, bells and whistles and pure usability make the bang for your buck better than it has ever been. And there is perhaps no more storied...

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Canon HF11

 

The HF11 is a high-definition camcorder that records AVCHD video to SD/SDHC memory cards. It is Canon's second stab at a camcorder with removable flas...

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

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

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.

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Canon HF11

 

Does Canon's HF11 HD camcorder better its excellent HF10? James finds out.

Overall settings and features remain identical to the HF10. But this was already a strong point. If you really don't want to bother with any settings at all, there is Easy mode, which does everything for you. Otherwise, you can use the Function menu...

Product Specifications

From Canon's long history of optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance and technological innovation in photographic and broadcast television lenses comes in high definition camcorders. The Canon VIXIA HF11 Dual Flash Memory camcorder is light, compact and delivers stunning video with the ease and convenience of flash memory. It's the same technology found in innovative electronic products including laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones. With dual flash memory, you can record to both the camcorder's large 32GB internal memory for up to 12 hours of crisp, high definition video (LP Mode) as well as to a removable SDHC card. What's more, you can record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bit rate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image with the VIXIA HF11's Canon exclusive features - such as the genuine Canon 12x HD video zoom lens, Canon's 3.3 megapixels Full HD CMOS image sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, SuperRange optical image stabilization, instant AutoFocus, and the 2.7" multi-angle vivid widescreen LCD. It is a flash memory camcorder packed with features and unmistakably Canon.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-809

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:2.5in
Weight:13.4oz
Width:2.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF11
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:57mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (SuperRange)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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