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

MSRP: $649.99

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 M300
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF M300 ( silver)

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 S20
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF S20

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 HG21
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HG21

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

As shown: $1299

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Canon FS200
REVIEW

Canon FS200 ( Blue)

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
Canon Vixia HF S100
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF S100

An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S100 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. It's probably a better buy than the identical--but more expensive, because it has 32GB built-in memory--Vixia HF S10.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2009

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Canon FS11
REVIEW

Canon FS11

Convenient, well-designed camcorders that look pricier than they are, models in the Canon FS series--FS11, FS10, and FS100--nevertheless deliver typical budget video in line with their budget price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 29, 2008

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Canon Vixia HF10
REVIEW

Canon Vixia HF10

Canon's first flash-based camcorder, the Canon Vixia HF10, delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 3, 2008

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Canon DC50
REVIEW

Canon DC50

If you can get past the DC50's sticker shock, you'll find a very nice, simple DVD camcorder that can produce some surprisingly good snapshots.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 19, 2007

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