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Canon Legria Mini Camcorder

12.8MP 1/2 160g CMOS Apr 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Good size
44 Reviews + 1 Award
gagadget.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Canon camcorder received a "Recommended" award from websites Gagadget.com who decided that this big total megapixels camcorder was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and gadgetspeak.com this video camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Legria Mini owners rated this video camera 90 out of 100. 17 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 18 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its video cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon Legria Mini has a face detection. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a face detection.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 1.25 hours, the Legria Mini has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria Mini has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

There are a number of alternative 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Canon video camera was released.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria Mini does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera do have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon Legria Mini does not have a built-in light, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Support

Basic Manual Controls

One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria Mini did not have good technical guidance. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote “Basic manual controls” in their review of this camcorder.


Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Still Image

4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Legria Mini supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. That's over five times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480. Across all big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder the best still image resolution is 5472 x 3648 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon Legria Mini has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 41% less maximum image resolution than a 6016 x 3384 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The best maximum image resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Legria Mini has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Legria Mini has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Legria Mini features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature wi-Fi.

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Design

Easy to Use

Nine people thought the Canon Legria Mini was easy to use. Tsekerija said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Great camera, easy to use” in their review of this camcorder. Tony Henderson gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk in the same month “Very easy to use with good results” in his review of this camcorder. In April last year Ipr gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I wanted portability as well as a sharp image and sound, combined with ease of use”.

Three people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Reala gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “There are settings that allow you to get most out of the microphone”. Neale Photos mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The lens is ultra wide-angle and has two settings, wide and closer” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Ipr said on Amazon “The Legria was the winner; the menu was displayed on the screen”.

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Topshot wrote “Fantastic camera! Easy to set up and produces great pictures” in their review of this camcorder.

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Flexibility of the Build

Five owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was well made. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote “Flexibility of the build”. Reala gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The camera can film in full HD and with Canon's optical heritage and engineering you get outstanding video footage that outclasses most smartphones” in their review of this camcorder. Three years ago Tommo mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “What a brilliant piece of kit - well made (metal case) feels like quality all over - superb video”.

One owner who bought the product considered that it was strong and durable. In April last year Ipr gave this camcorder a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The battery charger is robust and has a good indicator to show when it's reached full charge” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Image Quality

Thirteen people who purchased the product said that it was good quality. Techradar said in their review of this camcorder “Reasonable picture quality”. Trusted Reviews wrote “Good image quality” . Tbreak.ae said “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” in their review of the Canon Legria Mini.

Good Looking

Two customers who reviewed the product said that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk said “I have a 2nd laptop that is pretty far from the router”. Shaun mentioned on Amazon “You can buy additional batts pretty cheap” in his review of this camcorder.

One owner reckoned that the Canon Legria Mini was smooth. Four years ago Tech.uk.msn.com said “It's really fun to use and the video footage is nice and smooth”.

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Tripod Mountable

The Legria Mini is tripod mountable. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Lens System

Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Legria Mini supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also support wide angle lens system.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 92mm. At only 16.8 millimeters, the Legria Mini has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon Legria Mini has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria Mini has a touchscreen, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders of this spec and age is 2" and the largest is 7.6". At only 2.7 inches, the Legria Mini has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) (3"), or the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Legria Mini has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst camcorders of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria Mini supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders which support HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E, and the Canon Legria Mini X is also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria Mini has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon Legria Mini does not support PictBridge. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Smart TV

Good Signal Strength

One owner who reviewed it thought it had a good signal strength. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder “This adapter is very stable, has good signal strength and a good data rate”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that it was quiet. Ipr wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Yet I am a quiet sort of person”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria Mini has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Tsekerija wrote “I love everything about it - quality materials, good lens, easy out-of-box solution and great battery time” in their Canon Legria Mini review. Ipr rated this camcorder the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “You need to be sure to team this up with a great memory card as the battery can outlast your storage capacity”. Ipr also mentioned “I recommend buying a spare battery because, believe me, you'll be gutted if your recording stops once you see how good it is” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Mark Howard wrote on Amazon “I like the features particularly the slow motion feature” in his review of this camcorder.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good screen. Linda Thomas mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Apart from that works wonderfully well on wifi - nice screen, clear graphics - took a while to update with new Samsung updates” in her review of this camcorder and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

170degree Wideangle Lens

Four people thought it had a good lens. Four years ago Tech.uk.msn.com mentioned “170degree wideangle lens” in their review of this camcorder. Topshot said in their review of the Canon Legria Mini “In particular the really useful wide lens, has never failed or indeed 'misted up”.

Two owners wrote that this camcorder had a good zoom. Techradar said “1.6 1 zoom lens” in their review of this camcorder. Expert website Tbreak.ae wrote “It would have been nicer if it included an optical zoom and more free”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Mark Howard wrote “Its nice and compact so you can pop it in a pocket or bag” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “A rather different Camcorder in that it is very slim and fits easily in the palm of the hand” in their review of this camcorder but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

One person thought the product was easy to carry around. Neale Photos mentioned “An interesting gadget which is small and very easy to carry around”.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 160 grams, the Legria Mini is one of the lighter video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder amongst camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder have weights of between 59g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 590g.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 3686b001aa
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