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iVIS HF R11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the memory and color are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the value for money, while many are less positive about the battery.

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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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Vixia HF R11

 

There's a lot to like about Canon's entry-level Vixia HF R series of "high-definition" camcorders, such as its user interface--which is better than that of its more expensive sibling--and its mic and headphone jacks, which are a rare find in this...

Mic and headphone jacks rare in this price class; straightforward and functional design

Poor low-light video and color accuracy; lens doesn't focus very closely; subpar battery life

If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.

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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.

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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,...

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"disappointing"

 

forget it if you were recording quiet backgrounds or wanted to hear what folks were saying. I bought it to record my 94 year old mothers stories and that became a nightmare with this recorder. Canon you can do better!

nice features, easy to use, solid construction

there is a spinning sound on all the videos I shot, maybe the internal hardrive recording It drowned out simple conversations,was not suitable for my needs so I returned it to Costco, where their website also had user reviews saying the same thing.

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easy to use and comfortable to hold.

 

This camcorder is great. u can take hiking, to the beach, even paragliding and capture your experiences with ease. it is light weight, great footage, great battery life and fun. It is truly a complete compact full hd handycam.camcorder. you can't go...

simplicity in application, light weight and the settings are easy to change. Cannon did an excellent job

i like everything about this handycam

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"easy to use and comfortable to hold."

 

This camcorder is great. u can take hiking, to the beach, even paragliding and capture your experiences with ease. it is light weight, great footage, great battery life and fun. It is truly a complete compact full hd handycam.camcorder. you can't go...

simplicity in application, light weight and the settings are easy to change. Cannon did an excellent job.

i like everything about this handycam.

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"Frustrating and disappointing."

 

If you just want to shoot some HD video and play it back the way you shot it on your HDTV, no problem. The picture quality is quite good and the camera has some nice features you would expect on more expensive models. However, if you want to edit your...

Good quality video, external mic input, reasonable price.

Short battery life, unable to recognize edited projects using its own video.

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Frustrating and disappointing.

 

If you just want to shoot some HD video and play it back the way you shot it on your HDTV, no problem. The picture quality is quite good and the camera has some nice features you would expect on more expensive models. However, if you want to edit your...

Good quality video, external mic input, reasonable price

Short battery life, unable to recognize edited projects using its own video

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easy to use and comfortable to hold.

 

This camcorder is great. u can take hiking, to the beach, even paragliding and capture your experiences with ease. it is light weight, great footage, great battery life and fun. It is truly a complete compact full hd handycam.camcorder. you can't go...

simplicity in application, light weight and the settings are easy to change. Cannon did an excellent job

i like everything about this handycam

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"Silly price, it's a high-end standard def camcorder."

 

I like this for the silly price, easy to carry, the complete package (bag and cable and extra memory).

I love the built-in memory, image stabilization, and works fine in the poorly-lighted gym at night. My expectations would've been higher if it were pricier.

Only does what you expect. Nothing to wow you over.

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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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:9.5oz
Width:2.4in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
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
Type:Camcorder
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