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Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M400 Full HD

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 29 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 60/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Mar 4, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 80/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M400 Full HD from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The battery and design are also appreciated. The zoom and reliability get less positive opinions.

image quality, design, battery, durability, portability

usability, reliability, zoom

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M400 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and Dual SDXC Card SlotsCanon VIXIA HF M400 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and Dual SDXC Card Slots

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


3D compatibility: No
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.1
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Color of product:Silver
LED Indicators: Yes


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes


Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.37

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.72 - 17.2
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.69
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.72 - 17.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.24 - 2.4
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Night, Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 45

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3
Auto exposure: Yes
Manual exposure: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:2


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

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