It would have been better is Canon would be a little more generous by ...
John P., Amazon
21 December 2014
Summary: This camcorder is exactly what I need to improve my selfie videoblog. There is still room for improvement for this product. It would have been better is Canon would be a little more generous by including a pouch bag, microphone, earphone, scratch protection film, and car charger in the standard accessories in the box. It would also be best if the battery charges while it is connected by USB to the PC or laptop.
Excerpt: The Canon mini X is a great compact HD video camera. I've enjoyed this camera for about a month now and have liked being able to go places without the bulk of regular size camcorders. The audio is awesome, and the HD imaging is amazing! Most people will think you are holding your smartphone which draws less attention to you when shooting with it. It has many features that I haven't even tested yet. You really can set this on auto and get amazing footage.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Battery Life, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
Conclusion: Well, after few months of using this camera i'm really waiting for any firmware update. Time-lapse mode - just a joke, Thousands MOV files 1 sec long, really? Why not just a single video or full resolution jpegs? Look at GoPro or other action cameras - you can't find anything like that. Editing in post - just a mess. Time-lapse mode freeze the camera after 30 min shoot. Very long startup and shutdown time. No way to turn off the screen or lock the touchscreen.
Summary: The Canon Vixia is the perfect camera for some - and absolutely the wrong camera for others. So WHO should use this camera? If your intended purpose is to film vlogs, as a mounted camera for your car (or possibly bike) or to use as a stage camera (meaning you are not trying o professionally record) - you will be thrilled with the Canon Vixia Mini X. Basically anything that you want to capture that is relatively close to the camera.
Fantastic interface and flexibility - just ensure the fisheye lens works for your type of content.
15 October 2014
Summary: The Canon VIXIA mini X enters the micro-camcorder space with a thunderous boom, as it offers fantastic user interface and flexibility that other devices of this form factor usually lack. The screen is a touch screen that can flip up, and even includes an accelerometer to ensure that the orientation is correct depending on its position.
A convenient, pocket-sized camcorder, that records good sound and works great for recording lectures
Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S..., Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: Length:: 0:27 Mins This is a pretty cool pocket-sized camcorder that shoots nice video, and records surprisingly good stereo sound. It's a bit of an odd shape, but that does mean it will fit handily in the pocket, so it's there and ready when you need it. The video is very wide angle, which means you can be fairly close to the subject and still capture the surroundings. It also means that there is a bit of "fisheye" distortion, or curving of the image around the edges.
Summary: This takes great video and photos, but keep in mind that it's really limited to being a vlogger cam or something musicians might enjoy. The fisheye lens makes for some cool looking photos, and you can switch out of fisheye mode. In low light, the photos really suffer. It has the optiona feature of adding an external mic, and the SD card slot allows for a lot of memory expansion. There's no internal storage in the camera.