Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder (Black)

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Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder (Black)
Key Features
  • Supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Capture Up to 12MP Still Images
  • High-Sensitivity 12.8MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC DV 4 Processor & Canon HS SYSTEM
The black Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder is designed for users looking to share their videos and photos using social media. The VIXIA Mini features a Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens with a 160° viewing angle for video and a 170° viewing angle for photos. You can also choose between a Wide or Close-Up shooting mode. The VIXIA Mini has a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 image processor for capturing Full HD video and up to 12MP photos. The camcorder records using the web-friendly MP4 format as well.
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Canon 8455B003 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Innovation for Simple, Creative Sharing
  • 3Ultra-Wide Fisheye Lens
  • 4Choose Between Wide or Close-Up Mode
  • 5DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • 6Canon HS SYSTEM
  • 7Capture Full HD Video in MP4 Format and 12MP Photos
  • 8MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • 9Built-In Stereo Microphone
  • 10Audio Scene Select
  • 11Built-In Wi-Fi Wireless Technology
  • 12Live Streaming and Remote Operation
  • 13Capacitive 2.7" Touch Panel LCD Monitor
  • 14Shoot From Virtually Any Angle
  • 15Mirror Image Recording/Playback
  • 16Record in Slow Motion or Fast Motion
  • 17Interval Recording
  • 18Smart Settings
  • 19Special Scene Modes
  • 20Automatic Lens Cover
  • 21Genuine Canon Face Detection
  • 22Touch Decoration
  • 23Video Snapshot

The black Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder is designed for users looking to share their videos and photos using social media. The VIXIA Mini features a Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens with a 160° viewing angle for video and a 170° viewing angle for photos. You can also choose between a Wide or Close-Up shooting mode. The VIXIA Mini has a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 image processor for capturing Full HD video and up to 12MP photos. The camcorder records using the web-friendly MP4 format as well.

The VIXIA Mini records directly to a microSD/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 CameraAccess2 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 VIXIA Mini 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, Touch Decoration, Genuine Canon Face Detection, Video Snapshot, and new Special Scene Modes. It also features an automatic lens cover and a stereo microphone that will capture high-quality audio to match the quality of the video.

Innovation for Simple, Creative Sharing

Super slim and weighing approximately 5.6 oz (body only), the camcorder's innovative design is perfect for bloggers and anyone who likes to share content online. Shooting is ultra-flexible and can easily be accomplished hands-free. The sturdy built-in stand is adjustable, as is the touch panel LCD, so you can find the exact shooting angle to suit your needs. The wide-angle lens captures expansive scenes as well. Thanks to the VIXIA mini's built-in Wi-Fi, you can also post videos on social networking sites, shoot remotely, and wirelessly stream to mobile devices.

Ultra-Wide Fisheye Lens

The Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens features a 160° video viewing angle and a 170° photo viewing angle, allowing you to capture scenes with everything around you. The wide shots have the outer edge perspective typical of a fisheye lens, shooting at a focal length of 16.8mm for videos and 15.4mm for photos (35mm equivalent). Plus, a centered 1920 x 1440 image is also available to record videos with a more classic look with the Close-up mode, which shoots at 35mm for videos and 32.1mm for photos (35mm equivalent).

Choose Between Wide or Close-Up Mode

Shoot in Wide mode to capture an ultra-wide view of the entire scene or Close-up mode to crop-in and emphasize your subject, and quickly toggle from one to the other with a touch of the LCD screen. Wide mode captures virtually everything within its frame, while Close-up mode lets you capture a cropped in, centered 1920 x 1440 image, which is perfect for emphasizing your subject. The best part is that you can toggle between the two modes at any time, simply by touching the LCD screen. Thanks to the camcorder's 12.8MP High-Sensitivity sensor, all images are in Full HD as well.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

The VIXIA Mini incorporates the most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4. A significant upgrade on several fronts, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor features increased processing power and captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images - even in dark scenes.


The VIXIA Mini's 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works with Canon's DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light. It will also help you capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur in a variety of situations for high-quality video and photos.

Capture Full HD Video in MP4 Format and 12MP Photos

The VIXIA Mini captures Full HD video, for smooth detail and superb realism that puts your viewer right in the scene. Video is recorded in convenient MP4 format as well, so it doesn't need to be converted when you play it back on your tablet or smartphone. MP4 format offers the quickest way to upload to blogs and social networking sites. The VIXIA Mini can capture up to 12MP photos as well.

MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot

The VIXIA Mini records to convenient microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards for super high-capacity storage and ultra-fast data transfer speeds.

Built-In Stereo Microphone

The VIXIA Mini incorporates a high-quality, built-in stereo microphone so no matter where you're recording, you'll be able to capture audio that matches the video quality.

Audio Scene Select

Audio Scene Select offers a choice of five audio modes to choose from based on your shooting situation: Standard, Music, Speech, Forest and Birds, and Noise Suppression. Each of these modes has pre-determined optimized settings best suited for the shot you're capturing, resulting in Full HD video with realistic, immersive audio. Audio settings can also be custom set to meet your shooting needs.

Built-In Wi-Fi Wireless Technology

Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share your video and photos to social networking sites like YouTube or Facebook. You can also use Wi-Fi to send footage to a PC. You can even upload footage from virtually anywhere using your iOS mobile device with the free Canon Movie Uploader app. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the Internet with a free registration on Canon's iMAGE GATEWAY online photo storage service as well.

Live Streaming and Remote Operation

The Live Streaming function enabled by the camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi allows you to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS or Android mobile device using the free Canon CameraAccess2 app. You can also use the app to remotely control camcorder functions including start/stop and even access information about remaining battery charge, recordable time, and more. The applications for live streaming are vast. You can monitor babies and pets, capture wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, create perfect self-videos, and more.

Capacitive 2.7" Touch Panel LCD Monitor

Interacting with your VIXIA Mini will feel familiar right away thanks to the capacitive touch panel LCD. Simply tap and swipe the screen the way you do your tablet or smartphone. The 2.7" LCD makes it easy to switch from shooting video to capturing still images from various angles - low, high, or even upside down. Toggle between Wide and Close-up modes with a simple touch to give your video a dynamic look. Easily scroll through captured images. Tap your way through simple menu options. Quickly share what you've created with friends, family, and the Internet.

Shoot From Virtually Any Angle

A built-in, adjustable stand and tripod socket allow flexible positioning so it's easy to shoot any scene hands-free, including self-portraits. One of the most innovative things about the VIXIA Mini is the shooting flexibility it gives you. Between the 2.7" Vari-angle LCD that flips on parallel hinges and the built-in stand that adjusts to various positions, you'll have plenty of shooting options. Shoot low-angle with the screen fully closed and high-angle or straight on with the screen in the rear position. You can even shoot in multiple directions with the camera inverted; Detection Orientation automatically rotates the image for playback. You can also create hands-free videos of yourself by placing the screen in the front position and position the sturdy stand to the perfect angle. There's even a tripod socket to ensure steady recording.

Mirror Image Recording/Playback

With Mirror Image Recording/Playback, the image is flipped horizontally. This lets you view the scene in real time so you can watch as you record. The camcorder also has a repeat playback function that lets you put a single file on a continuous loop for uninterrupted practice.

Record in Slow Motion or Fast Motion

Control the pace and rhythm of your videos with Slow Motion and Fast Motion shooting. Slow Motion is available at 1/2 speed and 1/4 speed. Fast Motion lets you record videos at 2x or 4x regular speed to achieve just the effect you're after.

Interval Recording

Interval Recording allows you to automatically record still images or half-second video clips at intervals of 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds, or 10 minutes, with playback in flip-book style.

Smart Settings

Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 23 shooting situations based on numerous factors then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. The result is video with better quality in more situations.

Special Scene Modes

Updated Special Scene Modes including Food & Fashion, Sports and Macro give you advanced presets to help you capture impressive images even under difficult shooting conditions. The VIXIA Mini's Smart AUTO is at the center of these three Special Scene Modes. Food & Fashion captures colors and textures with beautiful detail and accuracy, even indoors under low light. Sports mode ensures smooth action with crisp, sharp movement. Macro lets you shoot close-up video with vivid color and sharp definition.

Automatic Lens Cover

The camcorder's automatic lens cover helps protect the lens against scratches and dust. Simply power on and the lens cap slides open. Power off and it slides shut, protecting the Canon lens from dirt, dust, and scratches.

Genuine Canon Face Detection

The same high-quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time. In fact, the system will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking.

Touch Decoration

While shooting, Touch Decoration can be activated via the touch panel LCD, allowing you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images along with your video. Animations such as shooting stars, thought bubbles, freehand drawing, stamps, various decorative frames, and more can be added to give your video some creative flair.

Video Snapshot

Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a trip or family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting video that will grab everyone's attention. You can choose from 2, 4, or 8 second recording times.

Canon 8455B003 Specs

Sensor1/2.3" CMOS
Sensor Resolution12.8 MP
Effective Pixels2.07 MP (Video)
2.76 MP (Photo)
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length16.8mm (Video Wide Mode)
15.4mm (Photo Wide Mode)
35mm (Video Close-Up Mode)
32.1mm (Photo Close-Up Mode)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Focus Distance15.8" / 40.1 cm
Angle of View 170° (Photo)
160° (Video)
Recording MediamicroSD (64 GB Maximum)
Recording Time64 GB
1920 x 1080 5.92 hours (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 8.33 hours (17 Mbps)
1280 x 720 34.75 hours (4 Mbps)
Still Image SupportJPEG
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Channels2.0-Channel Stereo
Display TypeLCD
Screen Size2.7"
Screen Resolution230,000 Dots
Aspect Ratio4:3
Shutter Speed1/30 - 1/2000 Second ()
Image StabilizationNone
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
Lux10 (in P mode, shutter speed 1/30 sec)
White Balance ModesAuto
Preset Manual
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Accessory ShoeNone
Tripod Mount1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Outputs1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
Microphone InputNo
Headphone JackNo
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 760 mAh
Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
Power ConsumptionIn LCD Operation: 2.7 W
Operating Temperature32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Humidity: 60%
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.0 x 0.9 x 3.8" / 76.2 x 22.9 x 96.5 mm
Weight5.64 oz / 159.89 g body only
6.35 oz / 180.02 g with memory card & battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5.6 x 2.9"

Canon 8455B003 Reviews

Size matters

By George
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-29

This does not offer as much differenceas a cell phone video. it is of quality but I should have read more before I purchased this product. Workman ship is good.

Good for it's design

By Esteban
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-14

Very small form factor, great typical Canon quality. Would have been great if it had image stabilization and a mic input- but at this price point, can't complain (note: new version does have these things.) The biggest negative is the wide angle only viewpoint: there's a normal mode which seems to be a digital zoom which doesn't look good- it takes a quality hit when used in that mode. Think of this as a Canon Go-Pro and you'll get the idea of this product. Superb sound makes this great for musicians and bloggers.

Excellent price / value

By lex
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-14

Very good picture quality for the size

Nice small camera

By Geo
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-13

Home, work events

I'd buy this again and again...however

By Sam Henri
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-30

I use this camera for vlogging on my YouTube channel and it's great for that. It fits in my pocket, battery life is great, but I do have a few...ideas. Before I begin, everything I'm about to list have already been fixed with the VIXIA Mini X, but here I go. Firstly, the Vixia Mini has built in wifi to connect to a phone so you can remote shutter or use it as a view finder...if you have an iPhone. Android people are SOL. Next, it has a shutter button on the side of it. I wish it was more tactile and less mushy so I wouldn't keep accidentally clicking it while recording. Also, the photos aren't that great, so having a dedicated shutter button seems a bit redundant. It'd be nice to be able to remap it to be a record button! Canon.

Pretty good device

By Cue Dog
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-26

I've had this for a few week and have used it quite a bit. I agree with other reviews in the fact that you need to get a spare battery. For the size, the video is of great quality. I consider myself an advanced amateur photographer and am pleased with the results. While larger than competitors, it does have a screen so you can see what you are capturing. Also the way it flips for viewing is good.

Tiny Camera, Full Size, Limited features

By Travelman
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-10

While I have only been able to evaluate my Vixia Mini for about three weeks I have seen enough to give it a fair review. people need to know that the camera is tiny, smaller than the average smartphone. That can be good and bad. It slips from fingers very easily. But it also fits into tight spaces, such as corners and on the car dash. There are only two zoom settings: fisheye lens 160-degree and zoomed in to about 50mm on a standard camera. There is no zooming in and out. Also, the picture quality drops when you use the zoomed-in setting. The timelapse (interval) feature is nice (and rare for a Canon camcorder!) but you are also limited to five pre-set interval lengths. The fast recording and slow recording features are nice but the slow recording reduces the picture size below 1920x1080. For a video editor, this makes using the footage in a full-HD project tough. The regular video filming size is 16:9 and when zoomed out it is sharp. Low-light is troublesome but in daylight there is no problem. One thing to know: it does not come with an AC adapter cable. This is optional, which is a shame. The included battery lasts only an hour filming high quality video and no more than two hours filming low-quality video. I'm still figuring out this little camera and all its quirks, but $ is a good price.

Neat little camera for all kinds of uses

By Bernard M.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-22

I use it to record personal interactions, record teachings I give, to record long performances or routines like sleeping. It is compact and powerful in either fish eye view or zoom. I have a 32 gig card which records for 10 hours with the low data rate setting AND the ac power adapter. Sound is just okay, and video quality okay, but still great little camera you can set and forget about having to babysit.

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Where was this product made?
Asked by: Lillian G.
This product was made in China.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can you use this camera for Facebook Live?
Asked by: Scott
This camera does not stream to Facebook live directly, you will need to connect the camera to a video capture device.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28


What is the recommended bag/case for this camera? (cannon VIXIA mini camcorder)
Asked by: Anonymous
Ruggard - HFV-230 Protective Camera Case - B&H# RUHFV230
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can this camera start and stop recording automatically? I would like to be able to set a start and stop time, and it records between that time period automatically.
Asked by: Clinton S.
Yes thru a smartphone plus the Canon CameraAccess2 app.
Answered by: CIANDRUS S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


is there a zoom?
Asked by: Anonymous
No zoom
Answered by: DIUS W.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does this come with AC power?
Asked by: Susan J.
This camera does not include an AC power supply. The Canon CA-110 Compact AC Power Adapter & Charger (B&H # CACA110) powers the camera when the camera battery is not installed, and charges the battery when the battery is installed. It's also compatible with Canon's CT-V1 Wireless Pan Cradle.<a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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