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Canon Legria Mini X
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Canon Legria Mini X Camcorder

smartson.se Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended
12.8MP 1/2.3 205g May 2014
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Professional-sounding Results Enjoy movies that sound as good as they look with advanced audio. A large built-in stereo microphone with a high signal to noise ratio and wider dynamic range... More
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32 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This video camera received a "Recommended" from both Smartson.se and M3.idg.se, both of which concluded that this camcorder was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, gadgetspeak.com and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this Canon video camera is 77%.

User Reviews Are Average

Legria Mini X owners on average rated this camcorder 78%.

Good Product Quality

Several Canon Legria Mini X reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Duomo2 mentioned in November “It's of a really good quality” in their review of this camcorder. Also in November Peter Piper said “The problem the LEGRIA solves is sound quality” in his review of this camcorder however he gave it a score of 3 stars. Peter Piper also mentioned “Most video recording cameras/camcorders record pretty acceptable sound quality these days.”.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Canon big sensor size video cameras have excellent ratings on average and across all video cameras Canon is one of the leading brands.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini X thought it was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer said in their review “The reason I bought it, including the remote control swivel base, was so that I can use it over the wifi” but despite that they rated it 1 stars. In November this year Duomo2 mentioned “The menus are generally easy to use” in their Canon Legria Mini X review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Duomo2 also said “The Transfer Utility LE software, downloaded from the Pixela site, is simple to use”.

One person who purchased it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. K Nanthakumar mentioned in November last year “It is easy to hold” and scored the Canon Legria Mini X 5 stars.

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Robust

Some customers who bought it thought it was well made. Duomo2 mentioned on Amazon “This mini camcorder is well-built and everything fits together” in their Canon Legria Mini X review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. House of Charles mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The built in mic also sounds good”. This month Peter Piper mentioned in his Canon Legria Mini X review “Build quality is excellent, with a good solid feel to all aspects of the LEGRIA”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Simon Johnson said in his Canon Legria Mini X review “Super robust, amazingly easy to use, yet has al the pro bells if you want it”.

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Nice Design

Some Canon Legria Mini X reviewers mentioned that the product was good looking. Duomo2 wrote on Amazon this year “The tablet connects to the camcorder pretty easily” in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X. House of Charles mentioned in their review “Front facing screen are essential for logging style videos”. Matt F mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon last year “This will shoot 1920x1080 in 24 or 17 Mbps, or 1280x720 in "long play" 4 Mbps if you really need to shoot long rather than beautiful”.

One person who purchased the product thought it was smooth. Last year Matt F wrote in his Canon Legria Mini X review on Amazon “The result is quite fun, as you see little half-second-ish snatches of normal smooth movement taken at your choice of intervals (5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1 min, 10 mins”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Canon Legria Mini X owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it had a good battery life. K Nanthakumar said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Portable, long last battery life, good video quality comparing with canon 70d, i love the audio quality compare to dslr”. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review “A flip door behind which sits the solid battery and any SD card you use” .

One Canon Legria Mini X reviewer who bought the product thought it was quick to charge. A Customer scored it very highly and mentioned “Very light, easy to charge and just looks the business” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. One Canon Legria Mini X owner said that this camcorder was wifi compatible. Matt F he said on Amazon “Ignore the wifi / smartphone stuff entirely”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Andy K wrote on Amazon “I have a fairly fast Internet connection at 40 Mb/s”.

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Good Size

One Canon Legria Mini X owner thought it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review last year “While the HDR-MV1 was slim and tall” . One customer who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini X reckoned that it was compact. Simon Johnson mentioned on Amazon “Great quality and really compact” in his review of this camcorder.

One person who reviewed it said that it was a good depth.

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Good Support

A few Canon Legria Mini X owners said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Matt F said “It's got pretty decent built-in stereo mics, you can switch very easily between Auto and Manual mic level -” in his review of this camcorder. Sue H said “There are basic set up instructions in English, French, German, Italian” in her review of the Canon Legria Mini X. Sue H also wrote “The comprehensive full instructions have to be downloaded from the company web site”.

Good Technical Features

Some people who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Last year Matt F scored it 4 stars and he mentioned in his Canon Legria Mini X review “Ignore the mobile-app features entirely”. A few weeks ago Sue H mentioned in her review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon “The camcorder does have a plethora of interesting features”.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Duomo2 said “The double microphones are either side of the camera lens were really sharp”. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “The front of the unit has the lens with twin microphones either side of it” in their Canon Legria Mini X review.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Peter Piper mentioned in his Canon Legria Mini X review a few weeks ago “Low-light performance is good without the zoom at 170º Things I don't like about the LEGRIA With the digital zoom enabled” but even so he only gave this camcorder a score of 60 out of 100.

One Canon Legria Mini X owner who purchased the product thought it had a good autofocus. K Nanthakumar said on Amazon “It has a good auto focus” in their review of this camcorder.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon Legria Mini X owner who purchased it thought it was quiet. Duomo2 wrote in their Canon Legria Mini X review on Amazon “Could pick up even quiet sounds”.

One Canon Legria Mini X owner who bought it concluded that it was noisy. D Deacon said in their review of the Canon Legria Mini X on Amazon “The CMOS sensor is reasonably low noise in low light” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon Legria Mini X reviewers who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it had a good screen. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “The Canon Legria Mini X has a fantastic articulating screen for shooting selfie videos”.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Legria Mini X has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser and we think cheaper video cameras such as the JVC GZ-VX815 is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria Mini X has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria Mini X also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the JVC GZ-VX815.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria Mini X is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the JVC GZ-VX815.

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Very Light

The Canon Legria Mini X is fairly light (only 205 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The average weight of big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini X is 650g.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-VX815 (235g) which is also cheaper.

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria Mini X has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a BIONZ image processor.

This video camera's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is actually the best image processor across all video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst image processor amongst similar types of video camera is DIGIC 5+.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria Mini X supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Canon camcorder supports an SD memory card. 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 memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of this age and spec.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera.

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The average movie megapixel count of camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria Mini X is 8.6MP, and the movie megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 17MP. At 12 megapixels, the Legria Mini X has a quite high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has Four Scene Modes

The Canon Legria Mini X has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has a Snow scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The scene modes "Beach", "Night" and "Sports" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria Mini X has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria Mini X.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the JVC GZ-VX815 which is cheaper.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria Mini X is more than most big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Legria Mini X has a greater number of audio formats than most big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camcorder. The audio formats AAC and LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 15.4 millimeters, the Legria Mini X has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths of video cameras of this type and age range from 2.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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Small

The Canon Legria Mini X is one of the smallest video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria Mini X (only 30 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The heights of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria Mini X range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon Legria Mini X does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Canon Legria Mini X has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria Mini X. The screen sizes of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini X range from 2.3" to 3.5".

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Legria Mini X is 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this video camera support a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and 1920 x 1440.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is actually the worst supported still image resolution amongst all big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini X.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the best supported still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria Mini X is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria Mini X does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria Mini X is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria Mini X are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria Mini X does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini X also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini X is 330mm. The Legria Mini X has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 43.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini X.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria Mini X is 1.6, the highest is 10, and the average maximum aperture value is 4. The Legria Mini X has a quite low maximum aperture value (only 2.8) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini X.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini X the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Legria Mini X 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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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The Legria Mini X has one of the bigger minimum illumination (10 lux) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini X have minimum illumination of between 1lx and 17lx.

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Only 5s Self-Timer

This video camera self-timer, which is the most commonly found self-timer on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria Mini X

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Legria Mini X over two years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria Mini X has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria Mini X.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and type.

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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
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
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
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(16)
30 January 2015

The Canon Legria Mini X has a fantastic articulating screen for shooting selfie videos but its image quality left us a little disappointed...

Good audio recording with loads of options for improving quality in specific conditions
Headphones and mic sockets, audio mixing
Can run off the mains
WiFi connectivity
Good image quality in AVCHD 24 Mbs mode (wideangle)
No optical stabilisation
Digital zoom with stabilisation isn't very good
Mains charging only (no standalone battery charger supplied)
No live broadcast mode
No exposure histogram or electronic levels
1 December 2014

The front of the unit has the lens with twin microphones either side of it. When off the lens is covered. The back has a single LED labelled Access and a flip door behind which sits the solid... Read more…

29 April 2014

The Canon Legria Mini X is actually more impressive at recording audio than videos or photos. It's particularly practical for recording interviews, shooting band practice or jam sessions, or for...

17 February 2014

Think of it as Nirvana for the selfie hunter in us all. When Canon introduced the Legria mini a year back, the brand took a strong few steps into the video content creation phenomenon. After the... Read more…

Plus doué en audio qu'en vidéo / photo, le Legria Mini X se montre bien pratique et performant pour une interview, la capture d'un clip musical fait maison ou la "selfie" vidéo à poster sur...

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User Reviews

(20)
Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Delas
Delas would recommend the Canon Vixia mini (Verified Purchase)

I use this mainly for video blogging. It's simple to use and shoots amazing quality HD videos. The mic picks up great sound as well (not so great in windy situations though). The only issue I have... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Limited Zoom
Poor In Low Light
No Zoom Function
No zoom
Reviewed 6 August 2016 by Chzarei Pacaco
(Verified Purchase)

Works very well. Received in good condition.

This camcorder is a disappointment from imaging experts Canon. Aimed at bloggers I was expecting good quality in low light, but its rather poor, and the auto white balance does not even correct... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2016 by Peter Piper

The Canon LEGRIA Mini X is a niche product. By that, I mean it's not just a slightly funky alternative camcorder/camera, I mean it takes a problem and solves it in a way other camcorders don't.... Read more…

Reviewed 11 May 2016 by Andy K

Perfect for personal recordings. I am using it for recording Training Videos for a School Database, tapping into the superior audio recording. Video at 24 fps (sadly the highest), and full HD... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon vp841204, canon 9114b004, canon 1632736k, canon 9114b004a, canon 9114b004aa, canon 4549292007558
Barcodes 00013803239850, 00138032398502, 04549292007558, 05054230633472, 08714574617176

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