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Canon Vixia HF R400 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4" Yes 285g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Fairly large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Good Brand

We checked 1,810 expert and owner reviews (including 394 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the Vixia HF R400 in April 2013.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,060 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R400 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 800 (35x).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R400 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R400 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Vixia HF R400 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Vixia HF R400 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 350,000 pixels.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF R400 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago also are Full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Canon Vixia HF R400 is HD-Ready. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also are HD-Ready.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders of this age and type.

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R400 has a fairly standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF R400 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF R400 has a composite video out. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon Vixia HF R400 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Vixia HF R400 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Vixia HF R400 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a headphone outputs.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 16MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.6MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Vixia HF R400 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of this age and spec range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP. The Vixia HF R400 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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3.28 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.28 megapixels sensor camcorder.

Camcorders with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-A100 (£235.54) (3.32MP), the Aiptek GS 200 (£79.90) (3.5MP), or the Sony HDR-XR200 (£799) (4MP).

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Vixia HF R400 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon Vixia HF R400 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vixia HF R400 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Vixia HF R400 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Vixia HF R400 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon w53x
Barcodes 00013803211863, 00138032118636

Canon Vixia HF R400 Review Sources

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