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Canon Legria Mini X Camcorder

12.8MP 1/2.3 205g CMOS May 2014
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33 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at Smartson.se and M3.idg.se both endorse this Canon video camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, gadgetspeak.com and Les Numeriques.com this big sensor size camcorder has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

This big sensor size camcorder has an average owner rating of 78% based on 27 owner reviews.

Good Product Quality

A few people who bought it concluded that it was good quality. This year Duomo2 wrote “It's of a really good quality” in their review. Peter Piper said in his review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon “The problem the LEGRIA solves is sound quality”. Peter Piper also mentioned “Most video recording cameras/camcorders record pretty acceptable sound quality these days.”.

Excellent Brand

Canon big sensor size video cameras have excellent ratings on average and across all camcorders Canon is one of the top rated manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

Several people who bought the Canon Legria Mini X considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in their review “The reason I bought it, including the remote control swivel base, was so that I can use it over the wifi” . Duomo2 wrote on Amazon “The menus are generally easy to use” in their review of this camcorder. Duomo2 also wrote “The Transfer Utility LE software, downloaded from the Pixela site, is simple to use”.

One Canon Legria Mini X owner who bought it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. K Nanthakumar said in their review of this camcorder “It is easy to hold” .

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Robust

A number of people thought it was well made. This year Duomo2 wrote on Amazon “This mini camcorder is well-built and everything fits together” in their Canon Legria Mini X review. This month House of Charles wrote on Amazon “The built in mic also sounds good” in their review and gave the Canon Legria Mini X a score of 4 stars. In November Peter Piper said on Amazon “Build quality is excellent, with a good solid feel to all aspects of the LEGRIA”.

One Canon Legria Mini X reviewer who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini X reckoned that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Simon Johnson mentioned in his review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon “Super robust, amazingly easy to use, yet has al the pro bells if you want it” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Several Canon Legria Mini X owners agreed that it was good looking. In November this year Duomo2 mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X “The tablet connects to the camcorder pretty easily”. House of Charles gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Front facing screen are essential for logging style videos” in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X. Matt F said on Amazon “This will shoot 1920x1080 in 24 or 17 Mbps, or 1280x720 in "long play" 4 Mbps if you really need to shoot long rather than beautiful”.

One Canon Legria Mini X owner who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was smooth. Matt F mentioned “The result is quite fun, as you see little half-second-ish snatches of normal smooth movement taken at your choice of intervals (5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1 min, 10 mins”.

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Good Battery Life

Several people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. K Nanthakumar mentioned on Amazon “Portable, long last battery life, good video quality comparing with canon 70d, i love the audio quality compare to dslr”. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “A flip door behind which sits the solid battery and any SD card you use”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was quick to charge. A Customer said in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon “Very light, easy to charge and just looks the business” and gave this camcorder a score of 5 stars.

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Good Connectivity

One Canon Legria Mini X owner who purchased it said that it was able to connect to the internet. Andy K said in his Canon Legria Mini X review on Amazon “I have a fairly fast Internet connection at 40 Mb/s” and scored this camcorder 4 stars.

One Canon Legria Mini X owner wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was wifi compatible. In November last year Matt F wrote “Ignore the wifi / smartphone stuff entirely”. One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

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Good Size

One Canon Legria Mini X reviewer reckoned that the Canon Legria Mini X was a good depth. One customer who bought the product thought it was compact. Simon Johnson wrote in his Canon Legria Mini X review on Amazon “Great quality and really compact”.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Canon Legria Mini X review on expert website Expert Reviews “While the HDR-MV1 was slim and tall”.

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Good Support

Three Canon Legria Mini X owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Matt F mentioned “It's got pretty decent built-in stereo mics, you can switch very easily between Auto and Manual mic level -” . Sue H said “There are basic set up instructions in English, French, German, Italian”. Sue H also mentioned “The comprehensive full instructions have to be downloaded from the company web site”.

Good Technical Features

Several people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Matt F wrote in his Canon Legria Mini X review on Amazon “Ignore the mobile-app features entirely”. Sue H wrote “The camcorder does have a plethora of interesting features”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon Legria Mini X owners reckoned that it had a good lens. Duomo2 mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon this month “The double microphones are either side of the camera lens were really sharp”. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned two years ago “The front of the unit has the lens with twin microphones either side of it”.

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus. K Nanthakumar said in their Canon Legria Mini X review on Amazon last year “It has a good auto focus” and rated it 5 stars.

One Canon Legria Mini X reviewer who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Peter Piper mentioned this month “Low-light performance is good without the zoom at 170º Things I don't like about the LEGRIA With the digital zoom enabled” in his review of this camcorder.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon Legria Mini X owner said in their reviews that the Canon Legria Mini X was noisy. D Deacon said in their review on Amazon “The CMOS sensor is reasonably low noise in low light”. One Canon Legria Mini X owner who purchased the Canon Legria Mini X reckoned that it was quiet. Duomo2 wrote in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X this month “Could pick up even quiet sounds”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good screen. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 4 stars and mentioned “The Canon Legria Mini X has a fantastic articulating screen for shooting selfie videos”.

Price Has Dropped by £24.20

In the last couple of weeks the price of the Legria Mini X has dropped by £24.20.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Legria Mini X has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria Mini X.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria Mini X has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to consider including the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria Mini X is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini X.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The weights of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria Mini X range from 65g to 3.3kg. At only 205 grams, the Legria Mini X is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] (235g and cheaper).

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria Mini X has a better image processor than most comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This video camera has a DIGIC DV IV image processor, whereas most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a BIONZ image processor.

This video camera's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is in fact the best image processor amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria Mini X.

A DIGIC 5+ image processor is the worst image processor amongst comparable types of video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria Mini X supports a better memory card type than most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Canon video camera supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria Mini X.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has Four Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Legria Mini X is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a Snow scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini X. The scene modes "Beach", "Night" and "Sports" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12 megapixels, the Legria Mini X has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst video cameras of this age. The average megapixel count of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria Mini X is 9.9MP, and the megapixel counts range from 2MP to 17MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon Legria Mini X has a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria Mini X is more than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Legria Mini X is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camcorder. The audio formats AAC and LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 15.4 millimeters, the Legria Mini X has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.8mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Small

The smallest big sensor size camcorder that was released around the same time as the Legria Mini X is 22mm high and the biggest is 240mm. When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria Mini X that we have assessed, the Canon Legria Mini X's height of only 30 millimeters is one of the smallest.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Canon Legria Mini X reviewer said in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Amazon Customer scored it 1 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon “It renders my swivel stands pretty useless to me - a fairly expensive mistake”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini X do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon Legria Mini X is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini X is 2.3" and the largest is 7.6". The Legria Mini X has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Legria Mini X is 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini X. This camcorder also support a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and 1920 x 1440.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is actually the worst supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of video camera the best supported still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Canon Legria Mini X is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria Mini X does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Legria Mini X is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria Mini X does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Canon Legria Mini X has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 43.7 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria Mini X range from 34mm to 730mm, and the average maximum focal length is 330mm.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the Canon Legria Mini X has one of the lower maximum aperture values amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of this age and type the maximum aperture values range from 1.6 to 10.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria Mini X has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria Mini X. Big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini X have display resolutions of between 91,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

Video cameras of this age and type have minimum illumination of between 1lx and 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 5.2lx. The Legria Mini X has one of the bigger minimum illumination (10 lux) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria Mini X

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Legria Mini X over three years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria Mini X has a pretty standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria Mini X.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9114b004aa, canon 1632736k, canon vp841204, canon 9114b004, canon 9114b004a, canon 9114b004aa, canon 4549292007558
Barcodes 00013803239850, 00138032398502, 04549292007558, 05054230633472, 08714574617176

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