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Canon Legria Mini
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Canon Legria Mini Camcorder

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12.8MP 1/2.3 160g Sep 2013
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29 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Gagadget.com endorse this big sensor size camcorder and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this big sensor size camcorder is 76% based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, T3.com, gadgetspeak.com and dkamera.de.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this camcorder on average 89 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Canon Legria Mini reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Ipr wrote on Amazon in November this year “They were urgent buys because I needed to produce high quality promotional videos with great sound quality” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Ipr also wrote “Video quality is second to none”. Onegap wrote in their Canon Legria Mini review “The fencing posts looked bent the video quality was good the sound quality was first class the best I” .

Canon Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon camcorders and also specifically for Canon big sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Canon had excellent ratings compared to other brands.

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Easy to Use

Three customers who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. Ipr mentioned “Sound, combined with ease of use” in their review of this camcorder. Ipr also wrote “For simplicity and ease of use, too”. Shaun wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Really easy to use and amazing video quality” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini concluded that it was easy to use the menus. In November Ipr said in their Canon Legria Mini review “The Legria was the winner; the menu was displayed on the screen”.

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Good Size

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Mark Howard mentioned in his review “Its nice and compact so you can pop it in a pocket or bag” . Two years ago expert website Tbreak.ae wrote in their review of this camcorder “The Legria mini is a portable and compact video recorder that shoots with some excellent video quality, certainly much better than what would be captured using a tablet or smartphone”.

One Canon Legria Mini reviewer said in their reviews that it was thin. Two years ago expert review site Gadgetspeak.com said “A rather different Camcorder in that it is very slim and fits easily in the palm of the hand”.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Ipr wrote on Amazon this year “You need to be sure to team this up with a great memory card as the battery can outlast your storage capacity”. Ipr also wrote “I recommend buying a spare battery because, believe me, you'll be gutted if your recording stops once you see how good it is”. Mark Howard wrote on Amazon “The battery lasts a good time” in his review of this camcorder and gave the Canon Legria Mini a score of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Canon Legria Mini owners agreed that the Canon Legria Mini had a good screen.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that it was quiet. Ipr gave the Canon Legria Mini a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Yet I am a quiet sort of person” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Mark Howard said “I like the features particularly the slow motion feature” and rated the Canon Legria Mini 5 stars.

Nice Design

One Canon Legria Mini owner who purchased the Canon Legria Mini concluded that it was good looking.

Robust

One Canon Legria Mini owner who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable. In November this year Ipr said in their Canon Legria Mini review on Amazon “The battery charger is robust and has a good indicator to show when it's reached full charge”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good zoom. Expert website Tbreak.ae wrote “It would have been nicer if it included an optical zoom and more free” and gave the Canon Legria Mini a rating of 4 stars.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria Mini has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria Mini also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria Mini is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria Mini.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon Legria Mini has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port which you might also want to look at including the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price].

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria Mini has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a BIONZ image processor.

A DIGIC DV IV image processor is actually the best image processor amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst image processor is DIGIC 5+.

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Lithium Battery

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

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Has Four Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Legria Mini is more than most video cameras of this type and age. This Canon camcorder has a Snow scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras of this spec and age. The scene modes "Beach", "Night" and "Sports" are also found on this video camera.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP. With a megapixel count of 12 megapixels, the Legria Mini has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria Mini has a built-in display. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider including the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price].

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

Similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum aperture values of between 1.6 and 10. With a maximum aperture value of 4.8, the Canon Legria Mini has one of the higher maximum aperture values amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on camcorders of this age and type.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria Mini is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Light

The average weight of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 650g. At only 160 grams, the Legria Mini is quite light compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 16.8 millimeters, the Legria Mini has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The minimum focal lengths of big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria Mini range from 2.8mm to 40mm.

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Small

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria Mini the heights range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. When compared to other camcorders of this age and spec that we have checked, the height of the Canon Legria Mini of only 22 millimeters is one of the smallest.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria Mini does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 1.25 hours, the Legria Mini has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini have battery lifes of between 1.2h and 40h, and the average battery life is 8.4h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (4.5h).

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Very Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Legria Mini has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini. The average screen size of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria Mini is 3.1".

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (3").

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon Legria Mini supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Legria Mini.

This camcorder's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution across all big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The best supported still image resolution across similar types of camcorder is 4608 x 3456.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria Mini is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria Mini are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini do not have a night mode. The Legria Mini is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini are not waterproof. The Canon Legria Mini 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 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria Mini also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This video camera has an Auto|Program|Scene shooting mode, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini have battery capacities of between 700mAh and 5,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh. With a battery capacity of only 760 milliamperes * hour, the Legria Mini has one of the lower battery capacities amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the maximum focal lengths range from 34mm to 730mm, and the average maximum focal length is 330mm. At only 35 millimeters, the Legria Mini has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria Mini has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Legria Mini is more than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC and MP2 are also supported by this Canon camcorder.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Legria Mini has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this spec and age. This Canon video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The cable included "AC" is also found on this video camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria Mini

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria Mini has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria Mini.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Shooting Mode
Image Processor
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
Relative Aperture F-Number

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Expert Reviews

(14)
23 April 2014

A rather different Camcorder in that it is very slim and fits easily in the palm of the hand. There are various angles to have the screen so you can capture images from various positions. There... Read more…

8 April 2014

The Legria mini is a portable and compact video recorder that shoots with some excellent video quality, certainly much better than what would be captured using a tablet or smartphone. It would...

3 December 2013

The Canon LEGRIA mini is a bold innovation that will find some friends in the video blogging community, but the lack of live streaming is a serious omission for the intended user...

27 November 2013

So much right but some serious sticking points too. We love it but it needs some improvements before we could recommend it...

21 November 2013

The Oxford English Dictionary has dubbed the word ?selfie? as the word of 2013, and the Canon Legria Mini is the camcorder for those who love to see themselves on camera. Hoping to fill the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Tsekerija
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, easy to use ...does what it should. I love everything about it - quality materials, good lens, easy out-of-box solution and great battery time. Also, I love the holes on the outer... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by GG
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product that works very very well - easy to use - bit scary initially as you can never be 100% sure it's working..... :). But produced a great amateur time lapse film of our house being... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2014 by Tony henderson
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use with good results...

Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Stephen Peters

Yes.. You can still buy these camcorders new, and I've had mine for quite a while. BUT! Windows 7, 8, 9, 10 does not recognise the camcorder when attempting to capture video output UNLESS the... Read more…

Got camera from well know store after you have got over the gimmick of wide screen I filmed my garden all the fencing posts looked bent the video quality was good the sound quality was first class... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 8455b052aa, 8455b044aa, canon vp734062, canon 4960999991573
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