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We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 19 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Mar 2, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon VIXIA from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the durability and zoom. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the size.

portability, usability, battery, zoom, durability


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Grech (

Canon Vixia Mini review


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.

When we first got the Vixia Mini, we were hoping for more of an action-oriented camera in the GoPro Hero mold. The lack of built-in durability and accessories, however, really limits the Mini in this regard. One area in which the Vixia Mini could...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Canon Vixia HG2x review


The Canon Vixia HG21 is an excellent HD camcorder that's reasonably easy to operate out of the box and looks good, too. It's almost identical to the company's Vixia HF11 , but rather than recording mainly to internal flash memory, it records to a hard...

Excellent video quality; 120GB hard drive; attractive, understated design; eye-level viewfinder.

Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models; manual focus pretty useless.

Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG21 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Good Video Test -


Amazing quality

A little heavy.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP2
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):1.25
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-4L


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Self-timer:2, 10
Self-timer delay:2,10


Color of product:Black / White
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Normal focusing range:15.7 - ∞

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):12
Effective megapixels (movie):8.99
Optical sensor size:1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:12.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.661 - 1.38
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.661 - 1.38
Image Stabilizer: No
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.38
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.661

Light Exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Night, Snow, Sports


Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/25

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:MP4
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 360, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten