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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of iVIS HF R11. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and memory. The portability and usability also get good views, but the reliability and battery get negative opinions.

price, usability, portability, memory, design

durability, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the iVIS HF R11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Canon Vixia HF R11 Camcorder Review


The HF R11 is an entry-level HD camcorder from Canon that has an inflated price due to its 32GB of internal flash memory. The camcorder did well in our testing, but if you're looking for a bargain, there are far better offers out there.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Canon HF R11


Did well in our testing, but if you want a bargain, there are far better offers out there

Good color accuracy; Low noise levels

Few manual controls; Battery compartment is a pain

The Canon HF R11 may be an entry-level camcorder, but it has many features that are seldom found on camcorders of its class. For starters, it has an external mic jack, multiple frame rates (PF24 and PF3), and 32GB of internal flash memory. Of course,...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Faithohave (

The Canon Vixia is great value for the money ”


I recently purchased the Canon Vixia HF R11 High Definition Camcorder. I am very happy with the quality of this camcorder and of the quality recordings. It is very user friendly and it is simple to navigate. It is extremely small and very light-weight....

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

With the Canon VIXIA HF R11 dual flash memory camcorder, you'll find that high definition video has hit higher levels of convenience, ease, performance and value. The VIXIA HF R11 has a 32GB internal flash drive, together with an SD memory card slot, Canon's relay recording and smart auto. A genuine Canon 20x HD video lens and dynamic IS works in combination with the sophisticated Canon HD image processing to deliver the sharp, vivid, lifelike video you want to see on your HDTV. Advanced video snapshot lets you create 2-, 4- or 8-second movie clips, with music, that are perfect for sharing. And the advanced easy-to-operate control features of the VIXIA HF R11 help to make high-quality video that can turn the casual shooter into the family cinematographer, at a very affordable price.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight


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:Cine / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB


Model:HF R11
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.73Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.39Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5 / 1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:400
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG