Canon Camcorders

Canon Vixia HF M400
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF M400 ( Black)

A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 2, 2011
Canon Vixia HF G10
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF G10 ( Black)

While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 27, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Canon Vixia HF R100
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF R100

If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 16, 2010
Canon Vixia HF R10
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF R10 ( red)

If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 16, 2010
Canon Vixia HF R11
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF R11

If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 16, 2010
Canon Vixia HF M30
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF M30

At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use and the battery life painfully short. Plus, you really need to bump up to the highest bit rate quality. Of the series, the HF M300 is the best deal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 4, 2010
Canon Vixia HF S21
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF S21

Though they're an excellent trio of camcorders, the Vixia HF S21, HF S20, and HF S200 are significantly more expensive than their respective competitors, especially since the S20 and S200 lack electronic viewfinders. If you can forgo some of the subtleties of the manual controls, you can probably get what you need with a cheaper camcorder.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2010
Canon Vixia HF S11
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF S11

An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, the Canon Vixia HF S11 has the advantage of an excellent image stabilizer but it disappointingly lacks an eye-level viewfinder.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 1, 2009
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Canon Vixia HG20
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HG20

Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG21 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 1, 2009
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Canon FS200
REVIEW

Canon FS200 ( Silver)

Though its video isn't perfect, the Canon FS200 is one of the better standard-definition consumer camcorders available.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2009