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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 CMOS Aug 2013
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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of Gagadget.com recommend this big sensor size camcorder and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

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

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 40 user reviews the average user rating of this Canon video camera is 89%.

Good Product Quality

A few Canon Legria Mini reviewers who bought the Canon Legria Mini thought it was good quality. A few weeks ago Ipr mentioned on Amazon “They were urgent buys because I needed to produce high quality promotional videos with great sound quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ipr also wrote “Video quality is second to none”. Onegap said “The fencing posts looked bent the video quality was good the sound quality was first class the best I” although they only scored this camcorder 60 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

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

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Easy to Use

Several people who purchased the Canon Legria Mini considered that it was easy to use. Ipr gave this camcorder a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Sound, combined with ease of use”. Ipr also said “For simplicity and ease of use, too”. Shaun wrote in his review on Amazon in November “Really easy to use and amazing video quality”.

One Canon Legria Mini reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Ipr scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon this month “The Legria was the winner; the menu was displayed on the screen” in their review.

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Good Size

Several Canon Legria Mini owners concluded that the Canon Legria Mini was compact. Mark Howard mentioned on Amazon “Its nice and compact so you can pop it in a pocket or bag”. Tbreak.ae said in their review “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 owner said in their reviews that the Canon Legria Mini was thin. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com said “A rather different Camcorder in that it is very slim and fits easily in the palm of the hand” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

Some Canon Legria Mini reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Ipr said 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 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 rated the product as excellent and he said on Amazon “The battery lasts a good time”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Canon Legria Mini reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good screen.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon Legria Mini owner who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was quiet. Ipr wrote on Amazon this year “Yet I am a quiet sort of person” in their Canon Legria Mini review.

Good Technical Features

One Canon Legria Mini reviewer thought it had good features. Mark Howard mentioned on Amazon “I like the features particularly the slow motion feature”.

Nice Design

One Canon Legria Mini owner who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini mentioned that it was good looking.

Robust

One Canon Legria Mini owner reckoned that this camcorder was strong and durable. Ipr rated it as very good and said “The battery charger is robust and has a good indicator to show when it's reached full charge”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer reckoned that the Canon Legria Mini had a good zoom. Tbreak.ae wrote “It would have been nicer if it included an optical zoom and more free”.

Full HD

The Legria Mini is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria Mini also are Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price], or the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the Legria Mini has an HDMI port.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price], or the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price].

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria Mini has a better image processor than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder has a DIGIC DV IV image processor, whereas most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a BIONZ image processor.

A DIGIC DV IV image processor is in fact the best image processor amongst all similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini.

A DIGIC 5+ image processor is the worst image processor amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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Has Four Scene Modes

The Legria Mini has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has a Snow scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini. The scene modes "Beach", "Close-up (macro)" and "Night" are also found on this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria Mini has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria Mini also have a built-in display.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price], or the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of camcorders of this spec and age is 2MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.9MP. The Legria Mini has one of the higher megapixel counts (12 megapixels) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 4.8, the Legria Mini has a quite high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The maximum aperture values of similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 1.6 to 10, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.

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1080p Video Mode

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

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Legria Mini has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. 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 released around the same time as the Legria Mini. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Very Light

At only 160 grams, the Legria Mini is quite light compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 65g and 3.3kg.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] (189g).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 16.8 millimeters, the Legria Mini has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria Mini. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria Mini the minimum focal lengths range from 2.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Small

The average height of similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria Mini is 100mm, and the heights range from 22mm to 240mm. With a height of only 22 millimeters, the Canon Legria Mini is one of the smallest camcorders of this type and age amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Legria Mini does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria Mini does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria Mini also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Canon Legria Mini has a quite short battery life (only 1.25 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria Mini. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria Mini the battery lifes range from 1.2h to 40h.

If this big sensor size camcorder battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (4.5h).

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Very Small Screen Size

Camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria Mini have screen sizes of between 2.3" and 7.6", and the average screen size is 3.1". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Canon Legria Mini has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (3").

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Legria Mini supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria Mini. In addition, this Canon video camera supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000.

This camcorder's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria Mini.

The best supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 4608 x 3456.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Legria Mini is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Legria Mini does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria Mini is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria Mini do not have a built-in projector. The Legria Mini is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This camcorder has an Auto|Program|Scene shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode on video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

At only 760 milliamperes * hour, the Legria Mini has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria Mini. Across all the video cameras of this type and age the battery capacities range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 35 millimeters, the Legria Mini has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria Mini. The shortest maximum focal length of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini is 34mm and the longest is 730mm.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of camcorders of this type and age range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Legria Mini has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria Mini.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Legria Mini has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this spec and age. This Canon video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of this age and spec. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Canon camcorder.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria Mini

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

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 big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Shooting Modes
Image Processor
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Wrist Strap Included
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
F-Number (relative Aperture)

1 Award

gagadget.com Recommended

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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 8455b011aa, legriamini, 8455b009aa, 8455b052aa, canon vp734062, canon 9114b004, canon 9114b004a, canon 9114b004aa, canon 4960999991573
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