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Canon Vixia HF R400
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Canon Vixia HF R400 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 285g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Small total megapixels camcorders produced by Canon have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small total megapixels camcorders) and found that Canon also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R400 have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Canon Vixia HF R400 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst video cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40 is also worth considering.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HVR-Z7 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF R400 is Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R400 which are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, and the Legria HF G10 both from Canon or the Sony HDR-PJ620 is also worth considering.

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Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF R400 supports HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also support HDMI.

Other camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R46 both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R400, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, and the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Canon Vixia HF R400 has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than the DIGIC DV II image processor found on most camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

A DIGIC DV IV image processor is in fact the best image processor amongst all small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst image processor is DIGIC DV II.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Vixia HF R400 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. Most small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this camcorder supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R400.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of exposure modes found on the Vixia HF R400 is more than most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Canon video camera. The light exposure modess Manual are also found on this video camera.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Vixia HF R400 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1/6" and the best is 1/3".

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most commonly found viewfinder type on small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Vixia HF R400 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The Vixia HF R400 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations (only 0.4 lux) amongst video cameras of this age. The average minimum illumination of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF R400 is 1.9lx.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vixia HF R400 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R400 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony HVR-Z7 is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 8GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 32 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R400 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst video cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the Legria HF R406 (64GB), or the Legria HF R56 (£229.99) (64GB) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Vixia HF R400 is more than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camcorder.

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Not 3D

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R400 are not 3D. The Vixia HF R400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D then you might want to look at the Canon XF105 (£1,799.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Vixia HF R400 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R400 also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Canon Legria HF M52 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vixia HF R400 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R400 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ620, or the HDR-PJ410 (£259.00) both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R400 are not waterproof. The Canon Vixia HF R400 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R400 range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Vixia HF R400 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R400. Across all the video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R400 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 1.1MP to 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.4MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 0.41MP, the highest is 1,300,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 18,000MP. The Vixia HF R400 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R400

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the Vixia HF R400 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,060 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R400 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1,060x (digital) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R46, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Legria HF R56 (£229.99) (1,140x), or the Legria HF R606 (£164.99) (1,140x) both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R400.

Alternative 32x (optical) video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF R40 which has better reviews.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 800 (£1,100.00) (35x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R400 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R400.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 285g weight camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R40.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Capture Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803211863, 00138032118636

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