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Canon VIXIA HF R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R400. 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. Comments about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The zoom and price also get good feedback, but the reliability and control panel get negative opinions.

usability, price, zoom, portability, image quality

size, durability, viewfinder, control panel, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R400 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

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder and 3.0 Touch LCDCanon VIXIA HF R400 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder and 3.0 Touch LCD

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Canon VIXIA HF-R400 camcorder


Canon VIXIA R400 Full HD camcorder : Experience the excitement of ultra zooming power! Compact and easy-to-use, the Canon VIXIA HF-R400 camcorder is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom for incredible range and reach....

The Canon HF-R400 price is set at $270 USD. What's in the retail box: Canon VIXIA HF-R400 camcorder, Canon BP-718 battery pack, compact adapter CA-110, USB interface cable IFC-300PCU, mini HDMI cable HTC-100, Bundled CD ROM with software. For more...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael G. (

Good value


I decided to buy another Canon camera because they treated me well on a previous camera of theirs. After three years said camera started having CCD problems and took bad pictures. I sent it into them for warranty repair and they fixed that plus another...

- Low price. - Excellent image quality after switching to highest bitrate for MP4 video and 60 fps. - Rotate and swivel display is nice feature. - Image Stabilization (IS) is great. - Nice zoom amount. Digital zoom isn't overbearing and is subtle. -...

- Lens cover is not electronically controlled, wish it was because I sometimes forget to close it. - Viewing angle on display isn't that great. It's a TN panel, wish they had used an IPS or OLED display. - The rotating and swivel display feels a bit...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: YoYoYoNick (

What else?


I bought this camera two years ago to make HD viideos and to take pictures. For all intensive purposes, this is the perfect camera for both, in most cases. I have enjoyed this camera for its crisp, full HD video capture (1080 x 1920). Every video I...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: TREBREH (



Suddenly my Mac Book Pro running Yosemite will not download from my Vixia HF R400 camera. Anyone else having this problem?

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Bad Max (

Great Camera


We purchased this camera for four reasons Headphone Jack Mic input HD Video Ghost Hunting The price was the most important factor when purchasing this camera, and for around 200 bucks it is a great video camera. The only downside is we need to shoot in...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Kit500 (

What were they thinking?


I had a simple job for this camera. Copy home movies off a screen and transfer to my computer. Simple? Try getting the video fill from the memory card to the hard drive. There is a selection of proprietary software that works with the camera. Only one...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Julio (

Good value


I am a ski instructor. For filming skiing, it has all what's needed, except one feature (viewfinder, which the lack of I substituted with a gadget from a dollar store): below 32 degrees F rating, excellent 53 stabilized hand-held-able zoom, excellent...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: R400 Owner (

Limited Uses


This unit serves only in well lit situations and will fit in a pocket, as long as it is large and deep enough, making it convenient in certain situations. In low or moderate light levels this unit functions very poorly, with output largely unacceptable...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: PIE (

fun using


easy to use...Nice HD picture

Easy To Use Nice Hd Pict

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Toastmaster Video Girl (

Nice cam, nice package.


The package is very nice. The camera works great. Lack of inernal memory isn't ideal, but as long as oyu have a SDHC card (included in package) it's fine. No remote with this camera, but that was a compromise I was perpared to make under the...

Fast Shipping ; Great Pkage Great Price

Tripod Flimsy But Ok

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD