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Canon VIXIA HF M300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M300. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the viewfinder and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF M300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF M300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the memory and reliability, while the viewfinder and durability get less positive comments.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M300 Flash Memory Camcorder - 2010 MODELCanon VIXIA HF M300 Full HD Flash Memory CamcorderCanon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash Memory + Extra 32GB SDHC Memory + Extended Life Battery + Ac/Dc Charger

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Tayls (newegg.com)

Great Camera great price

 

Canon is my household's choice for cameras. The quality of their products as well as their customer service is top notch! I emailed customer support regarding Mac Software and they emailed me back a few hours later with instructions on how to import...

Ease of use. Quality. Options. The touch screen took me all but 2 minutes to figure out. Not like an Iphone but it works just fine. Use the $$ you save and get a high quality SDHC card. The manual recommends class 4, 6, or 10 from Panasonic, Toshiba...

No Mac software included...but you can import into iMovie

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: ï¿Â½ -----------------------� (circuitcity.com)

Meets the Basic Expectations

 

Canon has always done well with making intermediate products for the average person and the HF M300 meets that expectation. I would however advise anyone purchasing a high definition recording device to purchase another type of editing software EX:...

Dec, 2010
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Consumer review by: M (newegg.com)

Awesome Camera

 

The included software isn't bad, but to get the most quality you might want to try better software since the software has a lot to do with the quality of DVD video you get. Keep in mind that this shoots at 1080p, and DVD is only capable of burning...

First of all, this camera takes really sharp and highly detailed video. The color is very nice, and the variety of customization in the menu is great. Some may feel the menu systtem is complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it's not ; For this...

Not much. Of course you can always want better low light video, but to get that you have to go to a higher priced camera. That being said, it does a good job anyway ; It shoots about one hour of video per charge, but its really not much worse than...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: maplestreet (photographyreview.com)

Canon Vixia HF M300

 

Bought this camcorder simply for the task of taking videos of my children. I've taken it to talent shows, vacations, soccer games... I've used it indoors, outdoors and in many different lighting conditions and I have always been happy with the results.

The images are sharp, the AF is fast and the options are great. You can get good video from auto-mode or great video using a few simple manual adjustments

My only negative is I wish it had a viewfinder. The LCD screen is great but can be hard to see in bright sunlight (like any other LCD) so a viewfinder is always a good option to have

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: babygt0614 (viewpoints.com)

Simply the best camera ever ”

 

recieved this camera for my birthday. love it...takes wonderful pictures and video quality is super sharp...will not stray from this camera. the zoom is impecable

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

The Canon VIXIA HF M300 Flash Memory Camcorder records directly to an SD memory card slot and is ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight - it's a brilliant blend of capability and convenience. Canon's advanced imaging technologies, including a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens and 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, help to deliver high definition video and 3.3 megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Sophisticated features such as Smart Auto "reads" the visual components of the scene you're shooting and chooses the best settings. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 2.7" Touch Panel LCD. And to complete the entertainment picture, 5.1-Channel Surround Sound ensures your audio is every bit as impressive as your video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.4in
Weight:11.3oz
Width:2.7in

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:Surface / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Underwater / Low light / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF M300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:61.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.31Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.99Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.89Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None