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Canon VIXIA HF R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder and build quality.

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

battery, features, build quality, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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I do recommend.

Easy to Use

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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

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Good camera


Bought this for a relatives wedding and it and it worked great. The low light at reception caused some grain in the recording but it was still acceptable.About me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Great stabilizer

expensive batteries


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Great video


It was a good sale price and takes pretty good video in a lot of different situations.About me... casual user

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THis is a great camera for anybody


The pictures are very stable for a handheld device. The focus is very good even down to a couple of inches. That was the big selling feature for me because I have to focus on small electronic parts up close. The menu is extensive and will require some...

Stable video pictures, good focus and very close macro

Nothing so far

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Great for church...HD capabilities


This is a great product I would like to use it more often for other video shoots for church highly recommended. Great for streaming and uses hdmi out

Mic input

Needs better build in microphone

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great for the price.


Great value for the price and ease of use. Highly recommended.About me... casual user

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Very nice camcorder and easy to use...


This camcorder was a very good buy, and besides that it was very easy to use. I recorded outdoor activities and the lighting was great, but the microphone wasn't as strong as I thought it would be.About me... Semi-pro videographer

How easy it was to setup and use

it had limited features, ex: slow motion and microphone wasnt too strong

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Solid camera for the $$


I needed a camera for the birth of my son. It was a good value for the money. I couldn't convince my wife to wear a GoPro mounted helmet during the labor, but it worked out well.About me... casual user

It was very good value

Battery life is very short

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Great for home movies!


I had been using my smartphone to record video of the kids but the video quality was not good enough for me. It's difficult to hold a cell phone steady enough to get quality video and it takes up a lot of memory on the device.I bought this camera for...

zoom, video quality, price, form factor

no internal storage, poor in low light areas, no wifi