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CanonVIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Great picture quality (5)
  • Good in low light (3)
  • Large clear LCD (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (4)
    • Home movies (4)
    • Documentaries (3)
    • Travel (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Awesome compact HD Camcorder!

    By kwsdp

    from Carrollton, Texas

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Battery Life
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Stock Footage
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder:

      The Canon mini X is a great compact HD video camera. I've enjoyed this camera for about a month now and have liked being able to go places without the bulk of regular size camcorders. The audio is awesome, and the HD imaging is amazing! Most people will think you are holding your smartphone which draws less attention to you when shooting with it. It has many features that I haven't even tested yet. You really can set this on auto and get amazing footage. It truly is one of my favorite purchases from B&H!

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      3.0

      Good but not as versatile without a zoom

      By Mediahound

      from SF Bay Area, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder:

        This camera has great stereo audio and is great for videoing yourself playing music or your band. It's also great for doing videos in your car as the stereo microphones are way better than the audio on a GoPro, and you can mount the Mini X upside down as it has a feature where it will keep the video right side up. It's not really made for extreme action though since it does not have a hard shell case to install it into.

        I'm a real stickler for audio quality and the built-in microphones on this unit are probably the best available on any small camcorder. I also really like that you can plug in an external microphone (mini jack) for even better audio. It even allows you to mix that microphone input with the built in ones such as in an interview situation. You can get quite processional sounding audio with this device that way. It has a headphone jack to for monitoring the audio.

        For vlogs/vlogging however, the lens on this seems a bit too wide angle and fisheye as it really distorts the image and makes you and your surroundings look odd. This tends to be more noticeable indoors (bent walls on the sides) or if you video something very close up, or if you put yourself any where near the edges of the frame. In my opinion, the ideal focal length for vlogging would be about 21mm however this lens seems about 16mm or so. I also really wish this had a zoom capability as there are times when you only have this camera with you but you want to video (or a take a still) or something far away. If it had an optical zoom, like any of the little Canon ELPH cameras do, it would be way more useful. It really needs a zoom capability!

        The ergonomics are excellent however and the fact that you can see yourself in the flip screen while you are vlogging or taking a selfie is really nice. The only glaring negative is the lack of any optical zoom function other than a close-up mode which just digitally crops the image (lowers the quality), and even that is only a on or off feature, it does not have a variable zoom.

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        4.0

        Excellent Camera for Vlogging

        By Mervin H

        from New York, NY

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Sound
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • No zoom
        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder:

        I'm a casual vlogger and I was using my DSLR for video and this was among the best alternatives I found, and a very good choice it is for vlogging. Other scenarios I use it in are in music venues and for in-person interviews with individuals. The audio quality from the stereo microphones is excellent, and the video quality in fish-eye or in close-up mode is worthy of the Canon name. I'm very pleased with this camera, and will use it for a good time to come.

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        5.0

        Wonderful Camcorder

        By videoemilio

        from Florida

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder:

          Does everything it says it can. Great color and wonderful fisheye lens. I used it with a Glide cam.
          I would tell anyone this is a great camera.

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          5.0

          Little camera packs a big punch

          By Udel the scribe

          from Hollywood

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Low Key
          • Subtle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Interviews

            Comments about Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder:

            Using the Vixia mini X for interview purposes for my next book, The Stunt Greats of Hollywood, I found it's simplistic set-up, natural touch screen technology, and intrinsic learning curve for recording and playback to be the most well designed bit of hi-tek lens and SD card magic, that has yet to come along. From it's ancillary microphone jack and head phone option to it's thread mount and compact size, the Mini X is big where it counts yet priced to perform at a budget . My only detraction would be the motorized base as an extra: I would like to see it included for the $ bucks.

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            5.0

            VIXIA MINI X FULL HD CAMMCORDER

            By SCARFEY

            from CHICAGO

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies

            Comments about Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder:

            lOVE THE CAMERA, GREAT UPGRADE FROM THE FIRST MODEL, LOVE THE WIDE ANGLE LENS AND IMAGE STABALIZATION. ONLY BAD THING EVEN THOUGH THE CAMERA IS NOT THAT TINY IT DOES HAVE OPTICAL ZOOM.
            THE TOUCH SCREEN FUNCTIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS RESPONSIVE.

            THIS CAMERA TAKES GREAT STILL PICTURES.

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