If you are wondering how Canon camcorders compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 790+ camcorders by objectively and impartially analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at £165 for the Legria HF R606 which has an optical zoom of 32x, a sensor size of 3.28MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £5,999 for the XF705 which has an optical zoom of 15x, a sensor size of 13.4MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new Canon camcorder is £1,621.
Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders.
Is Canon the Best Camcorder Brand?
So are Canon camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.
Canon is ranked the No. 1 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the actually best camcorder brand out there.
Let's look at how Canon camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All camcorder Brands
There's a wide selection of Canon camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with over 30 Canon camcorders currently on the market in the UK. Canon also have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Canon camcorder being 78%.
The average review score for a Canon camcorder is 78%.
However Canon camcorders tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price £1,085
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price £1,621
Price Distribution of Canon Camcorders
What Do the Canon Camcorder Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Canon camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its camcorders than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 86% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Canon camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.
Purchasers of Canon camcorders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won 30+ awards.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Camcorders Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 34 industry awards for Canon camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon camcorders. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
85% of reviewers think Canon camcorders are reliable.
So, most people think that Canon camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon camcorders that mention reliability:
it has a lot of features built right into it
personally I would've preferred a slightly bettet build quality to give me more confidence that it would'nt break if put into a bag or rucksack
the wonderful sturdy focus ring at the front
it's quite plasticky with a clunky switch to cover the lens
I had a JVC that broke under extended warranty
build quality could be better
Features to Look Out For On Canon Camcorders
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include intelligent battery system.
The best scoring camcorder under £500, with a low price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Owners report that this video camera has a very great audio quality, really great picture quality and it's very easy to use.
59 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
3 Years Old
Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon Legria HF R806 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Canon Legria HF R806 has received a "Silver" award from Gamerspotion.de.
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