Canon EOS C300 vs Canon Legria Mini X

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Canon EOS C300
Canon Legria Mini X

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Interchangeable lens Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has an interchangeable lens, but the Canon Legria Mini X does not have an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

One more memory slots Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a two memory slots camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria Mini X only has one memory slots.
1.3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a display diagonal of 4", however the Canon Legria Mini X is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (1.3" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

HDMI Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has an HDMI, however the Canon Legria Mini X does not.
3 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X has a total megapixels of 12.8MP, however the Canon EOS C300 is only a 9.84MP sensor camcorder (2.96MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X is a 205g weight camcorder. That's 1.2kg lighter than the Canon EOS C300 (205g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Expert reviews are better
The Canon Legria Mini X has an average expert review score of 77%, but the Canon EOS C300 has an average rating of 70% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a 9.84MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria Mini X is a 12.8MP sensor camcorder (2.96MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

86% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a 1.4kg weight camcorder. That's 1.2kg heavier than the Canon Legria Mini X (205g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Nine months older
The Canon EOS C300 is older than the Canon Legria Mini X by nine months.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS C300's average expert rating is only 70%, however the Canon Legria Mini X's is 77% (based on 16 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X does not have an interchangeable lens, however the Canon EOS C300 does. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

One less memory slots Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X has one memory slots, however the Canon EOS C300 only has two memory slotss.
1.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria Mini X is only 2.7" screen size, but the Canon EOS C300 is a 4" screen size camcorder (1.3" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon EOS C300 has an HDMI.
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Awards

2 Awards
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
2 Awards
M3.idg.se: Recommended
smartson.se: Recommended

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Date Released

43 months Ago 34 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.84MP 12.8MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP 8.29MP

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
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 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 43.7mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.4mm
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4m
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - ∞

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Night
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Night
 Sports

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/12 - 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
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2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
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Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 10lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Pre-Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 640 x 480
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Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NB-12L
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,910mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 60 0 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.4kg 205g
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Height
171mm 30mm
Depth
179mm 109mm
Width
133mm 82mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
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