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Canon HF11

We have collected and analyzed 8 expert reviews and 12 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is Apr 21, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Expert review by : Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Canon VIXIA HF11 1080p High Definition Video Camera


The Canon HF11 is a superb high definition video camera. It takes great videos, even in poor lighting, and is small enough to carry in your pocket. At $1,199 MSRP it is not the cheapest HD video camera out there, but it is certainly one of the best in...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (

Canon HF11


The Canon Vixia HF11 is, in many ways, a minor update to an already highly regarded camcorder. The previous generation HF10 produced some of the best looking video of the year, and definitely the sharpest. The new HF11 promises to outdo even that by...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Good Gear (

A case of deja vu.


If you already own the HF10, there is next to no reason to make the switch to the HF11. Everyone else, on the other hand, would do well to seek this camcorder out.

Exceptionally sharp image quality, lots of manual features, improved 24Mbps bit rate

Too similar to previous model, joystick ill-suited to manual control

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : SimplyDV (

Expert Review


It’s very clear that the HF11 is the result of Canon having listened to the needs of many users in order to produce a high definition camcorder that ticks just about all the boxes on the list. We asked for an external microphone and Canon has...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (

Canon HF11


The HF11 Hi-Def camcorder records at the highest bit rate, 24Mbps, in AVCHD format. With a 3.3-megapixel Full-HD CMOS Image Sensor, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant AutoFocus, a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD and 32GB of internal memory, it's...

A grand don’t come for free but this Canon is worth every penny. Progressive, maximum bit-rate Full HD and Blu-ray burning makes the HF11 about as future-proof as you could wish for. Canon HF11 is tagged with Canon and camcorder. Select a tag (Canon,...

Sep, 2008

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Canon HF11


LIghtweight, easy to use yet delivering amazing quality. Tranbsfer from camera to computer quick and easy.

Current costs of high capacity sd cards

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF11


Light in weight and small but packs a punch when it comes to picture quality. You will not be disappointed at the wonderful clarity when shooting and then watching in H, especially on a large screen.D

None whatsoever.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF11


Good picture quality, as photo 2.

If you shoot inside you have to shoot so far away to get people inside the image. So u need to buy lens.Battery last only 1 hour.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF11


Light and easy to use

Battery life is low

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF11


Excellent video and good photo quality, especially when white balancing is used properly. Image stabilizer and optical zoom work nicely. Internal memory capacity should suffice even for a long vacation, especially as even the standard HD recording mode...

As with most consumer cameras the zoom is constructed towards tele and is not well suited for wider angles as is needed to record things at short distance, eg a party in house. I bought the Canon wide angle lens and rarely take it off, and only because...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):4.83
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-809 (B)


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):211000


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.76
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.31

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.689 - 20.268
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.457
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.69 - 20.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.189 - 2.268
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other Features

Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:32000
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:32
Internal storage capacity:32


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Shade