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Canon VIXIA HF R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

durability, viewfinder

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Vid the video (



I do recommend.

Easy to Use

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Mike (

Great but not perfect


Zoom picture quality is hampered by red fringing. The higher the zoom the worse the problem. I returned the first camcorder to Canon after explaining the problem. They seemed to already know about the problem, that wasn\'t good. They sent me a new...

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Large Clear LCD

Zoom Image Quality Poor

Jun, 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