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Canon Vixia HF M400 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 350g CMOS Sep 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Canon has good reviews for its camcorders
Quite large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 1,849 expert and user reviews (including 392 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

This small total megapixels video camera was released in September 2011.


Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x. With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF M400 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF M400 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF M400 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Vixia HF M400 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF M400 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon Vixia HF M400 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this age and type is 350,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF M400 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF M400 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF M400 has a microphone in, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Vixia HF M400 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a headphone outputs.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF M400 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 16MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.7MP.

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2.37 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.37 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The Canon Vixia HF M400 is fairly heavy (350 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder. The lightest video camera that was launched around the same time as this video camera is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 450g.

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Other Features

Features Auto Exposure

The Canon Vixia HF M400 features auto exposure, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Vixia HF M400 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age have between one and two memory slots.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of camcorders of this age and spec range from 0.0005m to 20m. At only 0.01 meters, the Vixia HF M400 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Face Detection

The Vixia HF M400 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a face detection.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera is 17lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx. The Vixia HF M400 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.1 lux) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00989898608867, 00989898685516, 06947110941653

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