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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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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 1,422 user and expert reviews, Canon has excellent ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of camcorders of this age and type is 2.9". At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R400 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R46 both from Canon.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony HVR-Z7 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R400 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R400 are not Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF G10 both from Canon or the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R400, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has an HDMI.

Other video cameras with an HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Vixia HF R400 has an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Vixia HF R400 has a better image processor than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon video camera has a DIGIC DV IV image processor, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a DIGIC DV II image processor.

A DIGIC DV IV image processor is in fact the best image processor across all video cameras of this age and spec.

The worst image processor amongst similar types of camcorder 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 the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders of this age and type. In addition, this Canon 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type 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 Vixia HF R400 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders of this age and type. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this video camera. The light exposure modess Manual are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R400 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R400, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has a built-in display.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Vixia HF R400 is more than most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC, AC3, LC-AAC and MP4 are also supported by this Canon video camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The Vixia HF R400 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This Canon camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R400. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R400 is 1.9lx. The Vixia HF R400 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.4 lux) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The Vixia HF R400 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the Sony HVR-Z7 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R400 range from 8GB to 130GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R400.

If you would prefer 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 (64GB) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R400 do not have a night mode. The Vixia HF R400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode which you might also want to look at including the Canon Legria HF M52.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders of a comparable spec 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.

Camcorders which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Canon XF105 (£1,860.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R400 are not waterproof. The Vixia HF R400 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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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 of a similar age and spec to 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 Sony HDR-PJ620 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders of a similar type and age to the Vixia HF R400 range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R400 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 1.1MP to 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.4MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF R400 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R400.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R400

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The Vixia HF R400 has a relatively standard digital zoom (1,060 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1,060x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Legria HF R46, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Legria HF R56 (1,140x and higher rated), or the Legria HF R66 (£250.54) (1,140x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon Vixia HF R400 has a pretty standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 32x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R40 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 800 (35x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R400 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R400.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 285g weight video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R40 which has better reviews.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DCR-SR21 (£41.06) (310g).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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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, 00989898685509

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