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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the durability and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the features.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability


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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon VIXIA from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder (White)

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Canon Vixia Mini review


Is the micro camcorder segment poised for a comeback? With the introduction of the Canon Vixia Mini ($300), Canon certainly hopes so. Since the Flip camera brand disappeared from shelves in 2011, the micro camcorder segment has been pretty much devoid...

Easy to use ; Small, compact design ; Lots of creative applications

Somewhat limited practicality ; Unstable video when handholding

The Canon Vixia mini is a compact camcorder designed for the “selfie” generation. If you love making videos of yourself for posting on YouTube, then this camera is for you. Otherwise, you may find limited practical use for it.

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Canon Vixia mini


Canon's newest camcorder is the company's most unique to date.

Is there a compelling reason to go with the Vixia mini over the incredibly popular GoPro? The mini is easier to use thanks to its built-in articulating LCD and kickstand, and its image quality was quite impressive (it is a Canon, after all), but at...


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The GoPro for the rest of us


We bought it to use as a second static camera in an instructional video. We then synced the footage with the primary camera in final cut pro. Worked great. Our primary is a Canon G20. The Mini's controls are similar to the G20, so it's easy to...

Very nice and flexible monitor, great quality video, pocket size

Not waterproof

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Good Job Canon


Love my purchase! Compact, good quality camcorder for a very reasonable cost. Lots of simple to use features and the ability to both film and view what you are filming either on yourself or on another subject being filmed. Good work Canon.About me......

The ability to adjust the screen to either film yourself or the other way around

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Canon VixiaMini Not Loaded With Too Many Buttons


The Canon VixiaMini camcorder was exactly what I've been looking for. I had followed its presentation to the public since the announcement that it would be made available in (I believe) October, 2013. I don't usually buy a product that is brand new...

It's compact and has great quality pictures

The entire manual doesn't come with it, but must be printed out