Canon LEGRIA mini X Full HD Camcorder (PAL)

Canon LEGRIA mini X Full HD Camcorder (PAL)
Key Features
  • Record up to 1920 x 1080p Full HD Video
  • High-Sensitivity 12.8MP CMOS Sensor
  • Canon HS SYSTEM & DIGIC DV 4 Processor
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America, the Canon LEGRIA mini X Full HD Camcorder is designed for users looking to share their videos and photos using social media. The mini X features a Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens with a 160° viewing angle for capturing MP4 video, a 150° viewing angle when shooting in AVCHD format, and a 170° viewing angle for photos. You can also choose between a Wide or Close-Up shooting mode. The mini X has a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 image processor for capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080p video and up to 12MP photos.
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Canon Mini X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon f/2.8 Fisheye Lens
  • 3DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • 4Canon HS SYSTEM
  • 5Record Full HD MP4 or AVCHD Format Video to an SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
  • 6Linear PCM Audio Recording
  • 7Built-In Stereo Microphone
  • 8Audio Scene Select
  • 9Wide Mode & Close-Up Mode
  • 10Professional Level Features
  • 11Uncompressed HDMI Output
  • 12Microphone Input & Headphone Output
  • 13Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 14Live Streaming
  • 15Works with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
  • 16Capacitive 2.7" Tilting Touch Panel LCD
  • 17Built-In Adjustable Stand & Tripod Socket
  • 18Slow Motion Recording & Fast Motion Playback
  • 19Interval Recording
  • 20Video Snapshot
  • 21Higher Capacity Battery Pack
  • 22Special Scene Mode: In The Car
  • 23Automatic Lens Cover
  • 24Mirror Image Recording/Playback
  • 25Smart AUTO
  • 26Additional Features

Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America, the Canon LEGRIA mini X Full HD Camcorder is designed for users looking to share their videos and photos using social media. The mini X features a Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens with a 160° viewing angle for capturing MP4 video, a 150° viewing angle when shooting in AVCHD format, and a 170° viewing angle for photos. You can also choose between a Wide or Close-Up shooting mode. The mini X has a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 image processor for capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080p video and up to 12MP photos.

The mini X records directly to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, and it features built-in Wi-Fi for sharing your videos and photos on social networking sites like YouTube and Facebook. You can use the Wi-Fi to send content to your PC, or you can upload photos and video from almost anywhere with the Canon Movie Uploader app for iOS mobile devices. Canon's CameraAccess Plus app supports live streaming by letting you record remotely from the camcorder to your iOS or Android mobile device. The app will also let you control the camcorder from a remote location.

The mini X has a 2.7" capacitive touch-panel LCD monitor with tilt control. The LCD monitor also supports a Mirror Image Recording/Playback mode. Plus, there's a built-in adjustable stand and a tripod socket, so you can easily capture hands-free video and photos. Some of the camcorder's other features include slow motion and fast motion recording, interval recording, Smart AUTO with 23 predefined shooting situations, and several scene modes for shooting in a variety of conditions. It also features an automatic lens cover, mini-HDMI connectivity, a stereo microphone, a mic input, and a headphone jack.

Canon f/2.8 Fisheye Lens

The mini X is equipped with a genuine Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens. The ultra wide-angle lens provides a 150° angle of view during AVCHD recording, a 160° angle of view for MP4 video and 170° angle of view for still images, allowing the camcorder to capture scenes with your subject and everything around them. The wide shots have the outer edge perspective typical of a fisheye lens, shooting at a focal length of 17.5mm when recording AVCHD, 16.8mm for MP4 videos and 15.4mm for photos (35mm equivalent). And a centered 1920 x 1080 image is also available to record videos (1920 x 1440 for stills) with a more classic look with Close-up mode, which shoots at 35mm for videos and 32.1mm for photos (35mm equivalent).

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

This camcorder incorporates an advanced Canon DIGIC DV 4 image processor for enhanced imaging performance. The increased performance allows for better noise reduction and leads to brighter, more noise-free images - even in dark scenes.


The mini X camcorder features the Canon HS SYSTEM - a powerful combination of the Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor - that offers dramatically increased processing power and the ability to operate in lower light levels. By capturing more light, the camera produces brighter, noise-free images even during dark scenes. The Canon HS SYSTEM also provides excellent tracking performance even with low light levels, to achieve outstanding still-image quality with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlights and shadow areas. An Auto Dynamic Range control and gamma curve settings prevent over-exposure and under-exposure, even when capturing high-contrast images. The end result is clearer HD videos and still images with reduced noise and motion blur in a variety of shooting situations.

Record Full HD MP4 or AVCHD Format Video to an SD/SDHC/SDXC Card

Record Full HD video to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card for high-capacity storage and fast data transfer speeds to external editors and streaming services. The versatile mini X camcorder offers a choice of two Full HD video recording formats to SD-format memory cards. AVCHD secures enhanced images at 1920 x 1080/50i, while MP4 format is available in either 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 resolutions at 25p frame rates. Time code data is provided on AVCHD recordings for compatibility for non-linear editing systems. MP4-format media is also available via internal transcoding of high-resolution AVCHD recordings, for quick and easy uploads to blogs and social networking websites. The camcorder also captures still images with up to 12MP of resolution.

Linear PCM Audio Recording

The mini X camcorder records audio using the 16-bit Linear PCM audio format when recording AVCHD video at 24 Mbps. Linear PCM supports a CD-quality sampling rate of 48 kHz. This adds an extra dimension to any video recording, by capturing full-fidelity sound with depth and realistic nuances.

Built-In Stereo Microphone

The mini X's large-diameter stereo microphone captures enhanced, immersive sound that adds a heightened sense of stereo depth that draws viewers into a video scene. A separate audio-level control ensures distortion-free recordings with no overload. The large 10mm microphone element is 2.5x larger than its predecessor's mic with improved sensitivity. A higher signal-to-noise performance results in ultra-low noise recordings, while a two-layer sponge and cloth mesh windshield further reduces unwanted air-borne noise.

Audio Scene Select

Audio Scene Select lets you select optimized recording parameters for specific types of shoots, including Meeting, Festival and Custom setting modes. Meeting is the best choice for group recordings with multiple participants around the camcorder for a greater sense of ambiance. Festival is best for outdoor musical events to capture the sound of performers around the camera with a good stereo balance. Custom mode offers individual adjustments of directivity, frequency characteristics, mic level, wind screen, mic attenuator, audio limiter and audio compressor. Other modes include: Standard for weddings and similar events, Music for indoor performances, Forest and Birds for natural environments, Speech for capturing a specific individual, and Noise Suppression for in-vehicle recording.

Wide Mode & Close-Up Mode

A choice of Wide and Close-up shooting modes provides additional versatility. Wide mode records video with an expansive 150° angle of view for AVCHD and 160° for MP4. Additionally, the mini X offers a useful Close-Up Mode that uses the center of the video image where there is less peripheral distortion. Thanks to the camera's high-resolution sensor, even close-up shots support Full HD recording without image interpolation. An advanced electronic image stabilization system (EIS) helps ensure that images remain crisp during close-ups - even while the hand-held camera is moving. The EIS function works well for ENG-style interviews, dashboard-mount car shoots and other productions where the camcorder is either handheld or in motion. During AVCHD recordings, Close-Up mode offers an approximately 51° angle of view, while MP4-format videos offer an approximately 64° view. This narrower focus for AVCHD results from slight differences in image resolution. Still images offer an approximately 78° view in Close-Up mode.

Professional Level Features

The mini X provides embedded time code for AVCHD recordings, which enables frame-accurate editing on professional NLE systems as well as the accurate synchronization of recordings from the mini X with other video and audio recorders.

Uncompressed HDMI Output

The mini X's uncompressed HDMI output delivers a digital video signal with embedded two-channel audio in most camcorder and playback modes for live monitoring during shoots on a high-resolution monitor or large-screen TV. In this way you can check how shots with multiple participants are being composed, or how a particular scene looks.

Microphone Input & Headphone Output

External microphones can be connected to the camcorder for more creative options or enhanced fidelity. A separate mic level control adjusts recording levels. Plus, you can also listen to recordings as they are being made using external headphones. For enhanced flexibility, other recording settings are available within Custom Audio Scene settings, including wind screen, directionality, attenuator and frequency characteristics (for the built-in mic), low cut, audio limiter and audio compressor, which are particularly useful while recording live performances. Mixed recording is also possible using an external microphone in conjunction with the camcorder's built-in mic.

Built-In Wi-Fi

The mini X's built-in Wi-Fi allows you to easily share MP4 video recordings and still images over the Internet via social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook using the Canon iMAGE GATEWAY# online photo storage service. You can also transfer files to a home or office PC. Uploads can be made virtually anywhere using an iOS mobile device and the free Canon Movie Uploader app. HD video can also be shared via Wi-Fi using compatible home or office wireless networks, wireless hotspots and iOS-compatible mobile phones and tablets using the Movie Uploader app.

Live Streaming

The Live Streaming function enabled by the camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi allows you to receive live video and sound your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS or Android mobile device using the free Canon CameraAccess Plus app. The Canon CameraAccess Plus app supports live streaming of video and remote control of key camcorder parameters, including record start/stop and zoom, from a compatible smart device. It can also integrate key system information such as battery life. The app can monitor live video from a smartphone or tablet, and also confirm that videos have been successfully recorded on a remotely located camcorder. You'll be able to review video files at home or share media with colleagues in another remote location via peer-to-peer connections.

Works with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table

For remote surveillance applications, the camcorder can also be installed on an optional Canon CT-V1 Camera Pan Table that enables manual vertical tilt and horizontal panning across a 200° angle. Horizontal panning can be controlled via Wi-Fi using a smartphone or tablet with the CameraAccess Plus app. Used with the mini X's wide-angle lens mode, such a combination provides a nearly complete circular view.

Capacitive 2.7" Tilting Touch Panel LCD

The camcorder's 2.7" LCD monitor lets you quickly switch between video and still-image mode with fast, intuitive controls. A familiar touch panel lets you tap and swipe the screen in the same way as you might use a tablet or smartphone. The big LCD screen makes it easy to switch from shooting video to capturing still images from various angles - low, high and even inverted - with fast toggling between Wide and Close-Up modes at the tap of a finger. You can easily scroll through captured images, tap through menu options, and quickly share projects with friends and colleagues. The intuitive user interface was even designed to accommodate the needs of contemporary video and photo shoots.

Built-In Adjustable Stand & Tripod Socket

A built-in, adjustable stand and tripod socket enable easy positioning of the camcorder, making it possible to shoot scenes hands-free. The combination of a large, variable-angle LCD screen that flips on parallel hinges, and a built-in stand that adjusts to various positions for virtually limitless shooting options. You can shoot low-angle with the screen fully closed, and high-angle or straight on with the screen in the rear position. You can also shoot in multiple directions with the camera inverted and it will rotate the image for playback. Hands-free videos can be achieved by placing the screen in the front position and positioning the sturdy stand at the required angle. A tripod socket helps ensure steady recordings.

Slow Motion Recording & Fast Motion Playback

When the movie format is set to MP4, you can control the pace and rhythm of your videos with a choice of slow motion and fast motion sequences. Slow motion is available at 1/2 or 1/4 of regular play speed. This feature works well for highlighting a manufacturing process, reviewing a complex sports maneuver or simply adding dramatic effects. Fast motion plays footage back at 2x or 4x the regular play speed, which is useful when you want to show an entire project from start to finish or when you want to accelerate various timelines.

Note: When recording using slow motion, the video quality will automatically change to 1280x720 at 4 Mbps (1/2 speed) or 640x360 at 3 Mbps (1/4 speed)

Note: Sound is not recorded when in Slow or Fast Motion mode

Interval Recording

Interval recording lets you see slow-changing movements over time. The camcorder records JPEG still images or half-second MP4 video clips at pre-determined intervals of 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds. The camcorder also supports 10 minute intervals as well. It will play back your footage in flip-book style. This feature works well when you want to record plant growth, cloud movement, tidal changes, light effects from dawn to sunset and much more. Interval recording can also add an exciting dynamic to office presentations or classroom research projects.

Video Snapshot

Video Snapshot allows you to record a series of short scenes, each a few seconds long. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and play them back. When you play the video snapshot scenes one after the other, you are left with a fast-paced, dynamic video highlight reel. Video Snapshot allows selectable recording times of two, four or eight seconds.

Higher Capacity Battery Pack

The mini X's NB-12L battery provides 2.5x the capacity as previous models, for extended record times and additional still images from a single charge. You'll be able to accommodate continuous video recordings of long meetings or music performances up to 150 minutes long. Plus, a convenient rear-panel layout and battery cover lets you swap with internal-charging batteries without removing the camcorder from its tripod.

Special Scene Mode: In The Car

The innovative In The Car scene mode corrects exposure settings for passengers inside vehicles that tend to be backlit and, as a result, normally are shot too brightly. Instead, the camcorder's settings are adjusted to be correct for dark areas so that areas inside the car will not be lost in the shadows.

Automatic Lens Cover

Designed to be portable and ready to shoot in an instant, the mini X camcorder's built-in lens shutter automatically opens when you turn it on, so that there is no need to remove and then keep track of a separate cap when the action begins. Simply power on the camera and the lens shutter slides open; power off and it slides shut, protecting the Canon lens from dirt, dust and scratches.

Mirror Image Recording/Playback

Mirror Image Recording/Playback mode flips the image horizontally to let you view a scene in real time as you watch a recording. The feature has several applications including rehearsing an office presentation, perfecting a golf swing, learning a dance, following an intricate fitness routine, etc. There's also a Repeat Playback function that lets you put a single file on a continuous loop for uninterrupted practice sessions.

Smart AUTO

Smart AUTO streamlines the recording of high-impact videos by intelligently selecting the best settings from 23 predefined groupings, in addition to the Sports, Snow, Beach, Night, Food and Fashion, Macro, and In The Car scene modes. Smart AUTO ensures that you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder automatically chooses optimal settings and takes care of all system settings.

Additional Features

  • Deep focus (pan focus) focusing system
  • Manual exposure is available in ±12 steps
  • 3 sec. pre-recording function

Canon Mini X Specs

Sensor1/2.3" CMOS
Sensor Resolution12.8 MP
Effective Pixels8.29 MP (Video / Wide Mode)
2.07 MP (Video / Close-Up Mode, Image Stabilizer Off)
1.33 MP (Video / Close-Up Mode, Image Stabilizer On)
8.99 MP (Video / Wide Mode)
2.07 MP (Video / Close-Up Mode, Image Stabilizer Off, Image Stabilizer On)
12 MP (Photo / Wide Mode)
2.76 MP (Photo / Close-Up Mode)
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length17.5mm Video Wide Mode (AVCHD)
16.8mm Video Wide Mode (MP4)
15.4mm Photo Wide Mode
35mm Video Close-Up Mode (AVCHD) with IS Off
43.7mm Video Close-Up Mode (AVCHD) with IS On
35mm Video Close-Up Mode (MP4)
32.1mm Photo Close-Up Mode
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Lens Elements6
Minimum Focus Distance15.8" / 40.1 cm
Angle of View 150° (AVCHD Recording, Wide Mode)
160° (MP4 Recording, Wide Mode)
170° (Still Images, Wide Mode)
51° (AVCHD Recording, Close-up Mode)
64° (MP4 Recording, Close-up Mode)
78° (Still Images, Close-up Mode)
Recording MediaSDHC/SDXC (64 GB Maximum)
Recording TimeSD/SDHC/SDXC 32 GB
1920 x 1080 AVCHD (24 Mbps): 2.92 hours
1920 x 1080 AVCHD (17 Mbps): 4.17 hours
1920 x 1080 MP4 (24 Mbps): 2.92 hours
1920 x 1080 MP4 (17 Mbps): 4.17 hours
1280 x 720 MP4 (4 Mbps): 17.33 hours
640 x 360 MP4 (3 Mbps): 22.92 hours
Still Image SupportJPEG
12 MP
Channels2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio FormatAAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Sampling FrequencyLPCM: 48.0 kHz
Bit RateLPCM: 16.0-Bit
Display TypeLCD
Screen Size2.7"
Screen Resolution230,000 Dots
Shutter Speed1/25 - 1/2000 Second ()
Interval Recording5 Second
10 Second
30 Second
60 Second
600 Second
Image StabilizationDigital
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
Lux8 ([Programmed AE] shooting mode, Shutter speed at 1/25)
White Balance ModesAuto
Preset Manual
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Built-In Light/FlashLight - No
Flash - No
Accessory ShoeNone
Tripod Mount1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
1 x A/V Mini Terminal
1 x USB Mini-B 2.0
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
Supported LanguagesArabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1910 mAh
Max Runtime: 2.5 Hours per Charge
Charging MethodAC Adapter
Power Adapter100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz
5.3 VDC
Power ConsumptionRecording: 2.4 W
Operating Temperature23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Humidity: 60%
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.2 x 1.2 x 4.3" / 81.3 x 30.5 x 109.2 mm
Weight7.23 oz / 204.97 g body only
8.47 oz / 240.12 g including NB-12L battery pack and SD card
Packaging Info
Package Weight2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 5.6 x 5.1"

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