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If shooting and posting video is your thing, the all-new VIXIA mini is for you - an innovative personal camcorder designed to help you share your talents and interests with the world. The VIXIA mini is super slim and weighs approximately 5.6 ounces, so you can capture beautiful, high-quality video and stills wherever you go. To match its outstandin... read more
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If shooting and posting video is your thing, the all-new VIXIA mini is for you - an innovative personal camcorder designed to help you share your talents and interests with the world. The VIXIA mini is super slim and weighs approximately 5.6 ounces, so you can capture beautiful, high-quality video and stills wherever you go. To match its outstanding image quality, the VIXIA mini features a built-in microphone to liven and enhance your video with superb stereo sound. Get creative with a genuine Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens for ultra-wide scenes (160° video/170° stills) that play with perspective, then switch to Close-up mode simply by touching the screen. Capture clear images even in low light with the Canon HS SYSTEM, which combines the 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Shoot Full HD video in MP4 format for easy sharing, and record to convenient micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. Built-in Wi-Fi® makes sharing on blogs and social networking sites easy; you can even shoot remotely and live stream. The tiltable 2.7-inch capacitive touch panel LCD, adjustable integrated stand and tripod socket make self-shooting effortless. Cool features abound, like Mirror Image Recording/Playback, Slow Motion, Fast Motion and Interval Recording, and new Food & Fashion, Sports and Macro Special Scene modes. The VIXIA mini is ready to shoot when you are, with an automatic lens cover that opens when you power on. Use the VIXIA mini to express yourself in creative ways and let yourself shine like a star!


An innovative and compact personal camcorder providing the excitement of sharing your hobbies/interests with ease. Whether you like to show off your unique talents, share your hobbies with other enthusiasts, or give the world the benefit of your special knowledge, the VIXIA mini is the camcorder you've been waiting for! Super slim and weighing approximately 5.6 ounces (body only), the camcorder's innovative design is perfect for bloggers and anyone who likes to share online in creative ways. Shooting is ultra-flexible and can easily be accomplished hands-free. The sturdy built-in stand is adjustable, as is the touch panel LCD, so it's easy to find the exact shooting angle to suit your needs. The wide-angle lens captures expansive scenes, so your options are virtually endless. Thanks to the VIXIA mini's built-in Wi-Fi®, you can post video on social networking sites, shoot remotely and wirelessly stream to mobile devices.

Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens (160° movies/170° photos) offers a unique and creative perspective so you can show off your talents or capture moments in a whole new way.


The VIXIA mini is equipped with a genuine Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens to give your videos a look that conventional camcorders and cameras can't match. The ultra wide-angle lens gives you a 160° angle of view for video and 170° angle of view for still images, allowing the camcorder to capture scenes with you and everything around you. The wide shots have the outer edge perspective typical of a fisheye lens, shooting at a focal length of 16.8mm for videos and 15.4mm for photos (35mm equivalent). The look not only highlights your creative expression, but lets you see your talents – and show them to the world – in a whole new way. And a centered 1920 x 1440 image is also available to record videos with a more classic look with Close-up mode, which shoots at 35.0mm for videos and 32.1mm for photos (35mm equivalent).

Shoot in Wide mode to capture an ultra-wide view of the entire scene or Close-up mode to crop-in and emphasize your subject, and quickly toggle from one to the other with the touch of the LCD screen.


The versatile VIXIA mini gives you both Wide and Close-up shooting modes. Wide mode captures virtually everything within its frame. Expansive video shot in Wide mode has a 160° angle of view (170° angle for still images), adding a whole new level of playfulness and creativity at the edges. When you choose Close-up mode, you'll capture a cropped in, centered 1920 x 1440 image, which is perfect for emphasizing your subject. The best part is that you can toggle between the two modes at any time, simply by touching the LCD screen. Thanks to the camcorder's 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity sensor, all images are in Full HD and beautifully detailed.


DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

The VIXIA mini incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. A significant upgrade on several fronts, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor features dramatically increased processing power and captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes.


Canon HS SYSTEM

The VIXIA mini gives you the power to create images with spectacular depth, detail and emotional resonance. The 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works in concert with Canon's DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor to create the renowned Canon HS SYSTEM. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur in a variety of situations for incredible video and photos.
Capture Full HD video in MP4 format and 12.0 Megapixel photos with exceptional image quality to removable microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC memory cards

The VIXIA mini captures Full HD video, for smooth detail and superb realism that puts your viewer right in the scene. The still images you'll capture will be just as impressive thanks to 12.0 megapixels of resolution. Video is recorded in convenient MP4 format so it doesn't need to be converted when you play it back on your tablet or smartphone. MP4 format offers the quickest way to upload to blogs and social networking sites, too. The VIXIA mini records to convenient, easy-to-find microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC memory cards for super high-capacity storage and ultra-fast data transfer speeds. A high-quality built-in stereo microphone helps bring life to your videos by capturing superb audio. The VIXIA mini not only captures great video, but superb audio too! The camcorder's slim design incorporates a high-quality, built-in stereo microphone so no matter where you're recording, be confident that you will capture audio that will bring your video to life.


Audio Scene Select

Audio Scene Select makes it even easier to capture clear, high quality audio with a choice of five audio modes to choose from based on your shooting situation: Standard, Music, Speech, Forest and Birds, and Noise Suppression. Each of these modes has pre-determined optimized settings best suited for the shot you're capturing, resulting in outstanding video with realistic, immersive audio. Audio settings can also be custom set to meet your shooting needs.


Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you share your video and photos to social networking sites like YouTube™ or Facebook® or send to a PC. You can also upload virtually anywhere using your iOS® device with the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Built-in Wi-Fi® on the VIXIA mini lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS® mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the internet with a free registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# – an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites like YouTube™ or Facebook®. This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later for select devices.


# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album. Live Streaming allows you to view and record live video on your Android™ or iOS® device; you can also control your camcorder from a remote location using your smartphone or tablet with the free Canon CameraAccess2 app†. The Live Streaming function enabled by the VIXIA mini camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS® or Android™ device using the free Canon CameraAccess2 app†. You can also remotely control camcorder functions including start/stop, and even access information about remaining battery charge, recordable time and more. The applications are endless: you can monitor babies and pets, capture wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, create perfect self-videos and much more. Innovatively designed 2.7-inch capacitive, tilt, touch panel LCD lets you quickly switch between still image and video mode and offers fast, easy, intuitive control right at your fingertips.


Interacting with your VIXIA mini will feel familiar right away thanks to the capacitive touch panel LCD. Simply tap and swipe the screen the way you do your tablet or smartphone. The big, clear 2.7-inch LCD makes it easy to switch from shooting video to capturing the perfect still image from various angles – low, high, or even upside down! Toggle between Wide and Close-up modes with a simple touch to give your video a dynamic look. Easily scroll through captured images. Tap your way through simple menu options. Quickly share what you've created with friends, family and the whole world. Fast and intuitive, the VIXIA mini camcorder's interface is designed for the modern trend of capturing and sharing.


A built-in, adjustable stand and tripod socket allow flexible positioning so it's easy to shoot any scene hands-free, including scenes where you're the star. One of the most innovative things about the VIXIA mini is the shooting flexibility it gives you. Between the 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD that flips on parallel hinges, and the built-in stand that adjusts to various positions, your shooting options are endless. Shoot low-angle with the screen fully closed, and high-angle or straight on with the screen in the rear position. You can even shoot in multiple directions with the camera inverted; Detection Orientation automatically rotates the image for playback. Hands-free videos where you're the star have never been easier! Simply place the screen in the front position and position the sturdy stand to the perfect angle. There's even a tripod socket to ensure steady recording.


Mirror Image Recording/Playback lets you view the scene in real time so you can watch as you record, perfect for reviewing that intricate dance routine or practicing your golf swing. The VIXIA mini does a lot more than capture and share great video. It's a tool that makes video work for you. With Mirror Image Recording/Playback, the image is flipped horizontally. Any dance student will immediately understand how much easier it is to follow and learn from a mirror image, but the feature is useful for all kinds of applications. Break down that complicated dance move, perfect your golf swing, practice your batting form, follow an intricate fitness routine and lots more, wherever you like and at your own pace. The camcorder also has a repeat playback function that lets you put a single file on a continuous loop for uninterrupted practice.


Record in slow motion or fast motion for a creative effect.

The VIXIA mini makes it easy to rev up the excitement and quality of your videos with classic special effects. Control the pace and rhythm of your videos with Slow Motion and Fast Motion shooting. Slow Motion is available at two speeds: ½x and ¼x. You can highlight that jaw-dropping dance move, add dramatic and comedic effects, or teach a magic trick. Fast Motion is perfect for videos that show off your creative talents: makeup, painting, cooking, woodworking, nail art and more. Choose 2x or 4x to achieve just the effect you're after.


Interval Recording lets you see slow-changing movements over time.

Interval Recording gives you and your viewers a fascinating look at slow-moving changes. The camcorder records still images or half-second video clips at intervals you determine (5, 10 or 30 seconds; 1 or 10 minutes), with playback in flip-book style. The mode is perfect for recording plant growth, cloud movement, tidal changes, light effects from dawn to sunset and so much more. It's also a great way to add a multimedia element to school science and research projects.

Smart AUTO helps make shooting great videos simple by intelligently selecting the best settings from 23 predefined situations. Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 23 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. The result is video with better quality in more situations, quickly and easily shareable. New Special Scene Modes including Food & Fashion, Sports and Macro give you advanced presets to help you capture impressive images even under difficult shooting conditions.


The VIXIA mini is equipped with Smart AUTO, which is at the center of three new, exclusive Special Scene Modes to help you shoot what you want, when you want - even in difficult conditions. Food & Fashion captures colors and textures with beautiful detail and accuracy, even indoors under low light. Sports mode ensures smooth action with crisp, sharp movement. Macro lets you shoot close-up video with vivid, true color and spectacular definition.

The VIXIA mini is designed to be easy, ultra-portable, and ready to shoot when you are. The camcorder's lens cap is built-in and automatic so there's no need to remove and keep track of a lens cap when the action begins. Simply power on and the lens cap slides open. Power off and it slides shut, protecting the valuable Canon lens from dirt, dust and scratches.


Genuine Canon Face Detection

The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time. In fact, the system is so intelligent that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking.


Touch Decoration

While shooting, Touch Decoration can be activated via the touch panel LCD, allowing you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images along with your video. Animations such as shooting stars, thought bubbles, freehand drawing, stamps, various decorative frames and more can be added to give your video an amusing and creative flair.


Video Snapshot

Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips – or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode – and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting video that will grab everyone's attention. You can choose from a selection of recording times: two, four or eight seconds.

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemMPEG-4
Image Sensor1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
Total PixelsApprox. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 8.99 Megapixels in Wide mode/2.07 Megapixels in Close-up mode
Photo: Approx. 12.0 Megapixels in Wide mode/2.76 Megapixels in Close-up mode
LensFocal Length: [Wide mode] Videos: 16.8mm / Photos: 15.4mm (35mm equivalent)
[Close-up mode] Videos: 35.0mm / Photos: 32.1mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focusing SystemDeep focus (pan focus) from 0.4m to infinity
Manual ExposureAvailable
-3.0 to +3.0 in 0.25 increments
Programmed AESmart Auto, P, Sports, Snow, Beach, Night, Food and Fashion, Macro
Max Shutter Speed1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance0.4m / 21cm (during Macro mode (f/5.6))
White BalanceAuto, Custom, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)
Frame RateNTSC:
MP4 - 1080: 30P (29.97) / 24P (23.98); 720: 30P (29.97) / 24P (23.98); 360: 30P (29.97)
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 10 lux (in P mode, shutter speed 1/30 sec.)
Image StabilizationNot available
Filter DiameterNone
ViewfinderNot available
LCD Screen2.7-inch Tilt, Capacitive Touch LCD (4:3; approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media1 micro SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
USB TerminalHi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalNot available
Audio TerminalStereo
AudioSystem MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
High-Quality Stereo Microphone
Audio Scene Select (Standard, Music, Speech, Forest and Birds, Noise Suppression)
Accessory ShoeNot available
Supplied Video Editing SoftwarePIXELA Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; HDMI mini connector (output only)
Microphone TerminalNot available
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone TerminalNot available
Operating Temperature range32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions3.0 x 0.9 x 3.8 in. / 76 x 22 x 96mm
WeightApprox. 6.3 oz. / 180g (including Battery Pack NB-4L and one micro SD memory card) Approx. 5.6 oz. / 160g (body only)

Power Consumption

Approximate Power Consumption/Battery Chart
NTSC models
[MP4 recording]
Power Consumption Battery Pack NB-4L (760 mAh)
Continuous Shooting/Playback Time Typical Recording Time
24 Mbps Panel*1 2.5W 65 min. 45 min.
Panel*2 2.7W 60 min. 40 min.
Playback*1 1.5W 110 min. TBD
17 Mbps Panel*1 2.4W 65 min. 45 min.
Panel*2 2.7W 60 min. 40 min.
Playback*1 1.5W 110 min. TBD
4 Mbps Panel*1 2.3W 70 min. 50 min.
Panel*2 2.5W 65 min. 45 min.
Playback*1 1.4W 115 min. TBD

*1 Brightness at the Normal Setting.

*2 Brightness at the Bright Setting.

Maximum Recording Time

MP4 Recording Mode
Memory Card 24 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
17 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
4 Mbps
(1280 x 720)
8GB 40 min. 1 hr. 00 min. 4 hrs. 20 min.
16GB 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hrs. 05 min. 8 hrs. 40 min.
32GB 2 hrs. 55 min. 4 hrs. 10 min. 17 hrs. 20 min.
64GB 5 hrs. 55 min. 8 hrs. 20 min. 34 hrs. 45 min.
Package Contents
  • VIXIA mini
  • Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LV
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • Canon VIXIA mini CD-ROM
Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemMPEG-4
Image Sensor1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
Total PixelsApprox. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 8.99 Megapixels in Wide mode/2.07 Megapixels in Close-up mode
Photo: Approx. 12.0 Megapixels in Wide mode/2.76 Megapixels in Close-up mode
LensFocal Length: [Wide mode] Videos: 16.8mm / Photos: 15.4mm (35mm equivalent)
[Close-up mode] Videos: 35.0mm / Photos: 32.1mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focusing SystemDeep focus (pan focus) from 0.4m to infinity
Manual ExposureAvailable
-3.0 to +3.0 in 0.25 increments
Programmed AESmart Auto, P, Sports, Snow, Beach, Night, Food and Fashion, Macro
Max Shutter Speed1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance0.4m / 21cm (during Macro mode (f/5.6))
White BalanceAuto, Custom, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)
Frame RateNTSC:
MP4 - 1080: 30P (29.97) / 24P (23.98); 720: 30P (29.97) / 24P (23.98); 360: 30P (29.97)
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 10 lux (in P mode, shutter speed 1/30 sec.)
Image StabilizationNot available
Filter DiameterNone
ViewfinderNot available
LCD Screen2.7-inch Tilt, Capacitive Touch LCD (4:3; approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media1 micro SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
USB TerminalHi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalNot available
Audio TerminalStereo
AudioSystem MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
High-Quality Stereo Microphone
Audio Scene Select (Standard, Music, Speech, Forest and Birds, Noise Suppression)
Accessory ShoeNot available
Supplied Video Editing SoftwarePIXELA Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; HDMI mini connector (output only)
Microphone TerminalNot available
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone TerminalNot available
Operating Temperature range32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions3.0 x 0.9 x 3.8 in. / 76 x 22 x 96mm
WeightApprox. 6.3 oz. / 180g (including Battery Pack NB-4L and one micro SD memory card) Approx. 5.6 oz. / 160g (body only)

Power Consumption

Approximate Power Consumption/Battery Chart
NTSC models
[MP4 recording]
Power Consumption Battery Pack NB-4L (760 mAh)
Continuous Shooting/Playback Time Typical Recording Time
24 Mbps Panel*1 2.5W 65 min. 45 min.
Panel*2 2.7W 60 min. 40 min.
Playback*1 1.5W 110 min. TBD
17 Mbps Panel*1 2.4W 65 min. 45 min.
Panel*2 2.7W 60 min. 40 min.
Playback*1 1.5W 110 min. TBD
4 Mbps Panel*1 2.3W 70 min. 50 min.
Panel*2 2.5W 65 min. 45 min.
Playback*1 1.4W 115 min. TBD

*1 Brightness at the Normal Setting.

*2 Brightness at the Bright Setting.

Maximum Recording Time

MP4 Recording Mode
Memory Card 24 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
17 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
4 Mbps
(1280 x 720)
8GB 40 min. 1 hr. 00 min. 4 hrs. 20 min.
16GB 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hrs. 05 min. 8 hrs. 40 min.
32GB 2 hrs. 55 min. 4 hrs. 10 min. 17 hrs. 20 min.
64GB 5 hrs. 55 min. 8 hrs. 20 min. 34 hrs. 45 min.
Package Contents
  • VIXIA mini
  • Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LV
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • Canon VIXIA mini CD-ROM

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