We've collated all the key information on Canon camcorders in this handy guide. We've analysed over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders to impartially compare each camcorder brand.
Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at $120 for the Vixia HF R30 which has an optical zoom of 32x, a sensor size of 3.28MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $8,999 for the C300 Mark II which has an optical zoom of 15x, a sensor size of 9.84MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 4096 x 2160. The average price of a new Canon camcorder is $1,261.
Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders.
Is Canon the Best Camcorder Brand?
So are Canon camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.
Canon is ranked the No. 1 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the actually best camcorder brand out there.
Let's look at how Canon camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All camcorder Brands
There's a wide selection of Canon camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with over 40 Canon camcorders currently on the market in the US. Canon also have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Canon camcorder being 79%.
The average review score for a Canon camcorder is 79%.
However Canon camcorders tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Canon have a number of interesting features including intelligent battery system, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $898
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $1,261
Price Distribution of Canon Camcorders
What Do the Canon Camcorder Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Canon camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands.
Over 86% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Canon camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% respectively across all Camcorder brands.
Purchasers of Canon camcorders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and solidly made. Their camcorders have also won 30+ awards.
Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Camcorders Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 35 industry awards for Canon camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards given to Canon to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon camcorders. 200+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
87% of reviewers think Canon camcorders are reliable.
So, most people think that Canon camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon camcorders that mention reliability:
it has a lot of features built right into it
I like the built memory
worried that it would damage the camcorder
solidly put together
I like the built in hard drive
build quality could be better
though it's not a write-off simply for the build quality
I had a JVC that broke under extended warranty
Features to Look Out For On Canon Camcorders
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include intelligent battery system.
An award winning and fully featured 32x optical zoom, 235g video camera, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Purchasers report that it has a really great audio quality, very great picture quality and it's really easy to use.
59 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
Purchasers report that Canon Legria HF R806 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
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