Reviews and Problems with Canon LEGRIA mini / VIXIA mini
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Fun to play with but fisheye is too extreme and battery life is terrible.
John Buckman, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: I wanted to like this so bad. At the end of the day, however, its more like a toy than anything and has terrible battery life. Look at the Sony DR-MV1. Pros: * Wide Angle lens is fun to play with, and good for capturing a whole room in a tight space. * The form factor, while unconventional, isn't confusing at all, and very portable. * Recording straight to h.264 mp4 files means small file sizes and web-ready videos. Cons: * The battery life is garbage.
Summary: heres the big problem and the reason im returning it: IT DOESNT HAVE ZOOM! Its a great idea. Looks beautiful, does a lot of fun stuff but I use zoom a lot. This camera doesn not have it so its useless to me. Whats more important:fisheye lens or zoom?!?! Its a bit shiny but that's not a deal breaker. Its such a great idea and beautifully designed but the no zoom is a deal breaker.