Canon Vixia HF11
Manufacturer: Canon Part number: 3079B001
- Bottom Line:
- Like its sibling the HF10, Canon's flash-based Vixia HF11 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package. However, the HF11 delivers a bit more value for its lower price.
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price range: $1,899.95
- Reviewed by: Lori Grunin
- Reviewed on: 08/06/2008
- Released on: 09/15/2008
The good: Excellent video quality; fast focus; compact, attractive, and comfortable design.
The bad: Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models; manual focus pretty useless.
The bottom line: Like its sibling the HF10, Canon's flash-based Vixia HF11 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package. However, the HF11 delivers a bit more value for its lower price.
Great value for money, pro performance, easy to use
by hermest69 on March 9, 2011
Pros: Very user friendly, have good low light capability, much better than the Canon mini DV series, and no problems on post usage accumulation of tapes. You simply delete your footages after uploading & back-up, then shoot again.
Cons: Can't turn off power nor disengage USB connection while connected to computer. Concerned about corrupting your built-in drive, you have to restart your computer in order to disconnect the USB connection.
Summary: The Vixia HF11 is so light and handy, no internal moving parts and very user friendly. It takes very good quality video and can shoot decent footages even in low ...
Summary: The Vixia HF11 is so light and handy, no internal moving parts and very user friendly. It takes very good quality video and can shoot decent footages even in low light conditions. You'll need to buy a directional microphone because the built-in mic is very sensitive to sound that it easily pick up various conversations, noise & sounds around you. It has good image stabilization feature but its always better to mount it on a tripod to get steady shots. Battery performance is bad because it drains fast. You have to at least have 1 spare battery, or better, buy a battery unit that performs longer. Uploading your footages on the computer is easy, thanks to its efficient software that comes with the unit. But a warning appear saying you cannot turn the power off or disconnect the USB connection while it it connected to your computer. So one way to go about this is to turn off or restart your computer in order to disconnect the unit from the computer. I do my editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and the video format that Vixia produce is not supported by Adobe, so I have to convert all my footages, using a different software, into AVI files before I can edit them and this is the biggest hazzle. The unit or the software that comes with the unit should have a format convertion option
HF11 vs. HF20
by boyscout769 on May 10, 2009
Pros: Great video quality, sharp, vivid colors, fairly easy to use, good zoom, IS works very well.
Cons: Expensive, not the best manual controls
Summary: I bought this camcorder on Amazon, very pleased with it's preformance!
Summary: I bought this camcorder on Amazon, very pleased with it's preformance!
Great HD camera.
by ENUO90 on December 7, 2008
Pros: HD quality is awesome. Easy to use.
Cons: None so far.
Summary: well i dont own one yet but a friend of mines has one and it performs great. I would say the image quality is a little better than the Sony ...
Summary: well i dont own one yet but a friend of mines has one and it performs great. I would say the image quality is a little better than the Sony HD camcorders. I love the small design. Its kind of small but you get used to it. I highly recommend this Camcorder.
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- Manufacturer: Canon
- Part number: 3079B001
- Description: From Canon's long history of optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance and technological innovation in photographic and broadcast television lenses comes the latest in high definition camcorders. The Canon VIXIA HF11 dual flash memory camcorder is light, compact and delivers stunning video with the ease and convenience of flash memory. It's the same technology found in innovative electronic products including laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones. With dual flash memory, you can record to both the camcorder's large internal memory for up to 12 hours of crisp, high definition video (LP mode) as well as to a removable SDHC card. You have extended available recording space and more flexibility with file transfer and playback. What's more, you can record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bit rate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image with the VIXIA HF11's Canon Exclusive features - such as the Genuine Canon 12x HD video zoom lens, Canon's 3.3-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant AutoFocus, and the 2.7" multi-angle vivid widescreen LCD. This is a flash memory camcorder packed with features and unmistakably Canon.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Camcorder,
- Camcorder Sensor Resolution 3.31 megapixels
- Effective Video Resolution 2.07 megapixels
- Digital Zoom 200
- Effective Photo Resolution 2.76 megapixels
- Camcorder Media Type Flash card
- Optical Sensor Size 1/3.2"
- Optical Sensor Type CMOS
- Min Illumination 0.2 lux
- Digital Video Format AVCHD
- Special Effects Skin Detail,
Black & White,
- Image Stabilizer Optical
- Min Shutter Speed 1/2 sec
- Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
- Shooting modes Digital photo mode
- Shooting Programs Sunset,
- White Balance Automatic,
- White Balance Presets Cloudy,
- Exposure Modes Aperture-priority,
- Camera Flash Built-in flash
- Image Recording Format JPEG
- Flash Modes Fill-in mode,
Flash OFF mode,
- Widescreen Video Capture Yes
- AV Interfaces HDMI,
- Type 12 x Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.0
- Lens aperture F/1.8-3.0
- Features Built-in lens shield
- Optical Zoom 12
- Lens system type Zoom lens
- Min focal length 4.8 mm
- Max focal length 57 mm
- Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
- Filter Size 37 mm
- Focus Adjustment Manual,
- Min Focus Range 0.4 in
- Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
- Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
- Built-in Light Yes
- Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
- Additional Features Display brightness control,
Accessories hot shoe ,
RGB primary color filter,
Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording,
25p Cinema Mode,
Takes photos while movie recording,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
- Remote control Remote control - Infrared
- Software Drivers & Utilities,
PIXELA Image Mixer
- Included Accessories IR remote control,
Audio / video cable
- Viewfinder Type None
- Type 2.7 in LCD display
- Connector Type Headphones,
Composite video input/output,
Component video output,
1 x Microphone
Memory / Storage
- Media type Flash card
- Memory Card Slot SD card
- Supported Memory Cards SD Memory Card
- Internal Storage 32 GB Flash
- Included Memory Card 32 GB
- Image Storage JPEG 1920 x 1440
- Video Recording Modes LP,
- Supported Battery Canon BP-809
- Supported Battery 1 x Canon BP-809 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )
- Audio input type Microphone
- Microphone type Built-in
- Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
- Microphone technology Electret condenser
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
Viewfinder / Display
- Display Features Rotating
- Resolution 211,000 pixels
- Width 2.9 in
- Depth 5.1 in
- Height 2.5 in
- Weight 13.4 oz
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- Porta-Brace Quick-Draw Camera Case CC-210-PW - case for camcorder (31039932)399.00
- Porta-Brace Shoulder Case SC-D500 - case for camcorder (31026190)372.37 - 429.00
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