We've collated all the key information on Canon camcorders in this handy guide. We've analysed over 35,000 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 $55 for the FS40 which has an optical zoom of 37x, a sensor size of 0.8MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $10,500 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 $1,456.
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. 3 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 3rd 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 30 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 82%.
The average review score for a Canon camcorder is 82%.
However Canon camcorders tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $963
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $1,456
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 brands.
Over 86% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Canon camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.
Purchasers of Canon camcorders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had great video quality and was well designed. Their camcorders have also won 30+ awards.
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 31 industry awards for Canon camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 35,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon camcorders. over 190 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
88% 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 am absolutely delighted with the build quality of the camera
also with the built in mic
poor build quality
Add a heavy duty battery
When I upload them on my computer I noticed that my camera has broken up the files for whatever reason
The HDD versions are fragile
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.
A great mid range choice, priced at $275 is the Canon Vixia HF R800, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.
Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (32x)
Big digital zoom (1,140x)
A classic and fully featured 32x optical zoom, 235g video camera, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer and a GPS, supports HDMI and is 3D. Customers report that it has a really great picture quality, good video quality and it's very easy to use.
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Canon Vixia HF R800 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
Canon Vixia HF R800 Unboxing
Unboxing Canon VIXIA HF R800
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Introduction
Teste Canon Vixia HF R800
Canon Vixia HF R800 Review
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Test
The cheapest price that we could find for the Vixia HF R800 in the US is $275.00 and in total we found 6 prices for it.
An award winning and fully featured 32x optical zoom, 233g camcorder, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has a very great audio quality, really great picture quality and it's very easy to use.
138 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Canon Legria HF R806 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.