Inputs And Outputs
Overview: The Canon VIXIA Mini Full HD camcorder is a
pocket-sized, ultra-thin camcorder with a super-wide angle fisheye lens and a
variable angle 2.7" touchscreen LCD. It records high definition MP4 video and
high resolution still images onto microSD cards. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi
to let you share your videos and pictures almost instantly.
Image Sensor: The VIXIA Mini features a 1/2.3" CMOS image
sensor with 12.8 Megapixels. In the Ultra Wide shooting mode, the Mini has
8.99-million effective pixels for movies and 12-million for still photos. In
Close-up shooting mode, it has 2.07-million effective pixels for movies and
2.76-million for stills.
DIGIC DV 4: The camcorder's 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity
CMOS sensor works together with Canon's DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor to create the
Canon HS System. The HS System gives you excellent performance in low light
situations and high quality still images with maximum detail and minimal noise.
2.7" Touch Screen LCD: The VIXIA Mini features a
top-mounted 2.7" TFT color, capacitive touch screen display (230,000
dots) for composing and reviewing your shots. The articulating LCD can be angled
up to approximately 80°, or flipped around to 90°, facing the front of the
camcorder for "selfies." The brightness of the LCD screen can be set to Normal
or High. The High brightness setting will shorten the battery life.
Lens: The camcorder has a Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens gives
your videos and photos a different perspective. A fisheye lens gives you an
ultra-wide shooting angle--160° for movies and 170° for still photos. There are
two fields of view to choose from: ultra wide and close up. The close up view
simply enlarges the center of the screen, and crops out the outer edges. In the
close up view, the number of effective megapixels decreases from 8.99 to 2.07
for video and from 12.0 to 2.76 for photos. The camcorder uses a deep focusing
system (pan focus) with a range of 1.3' to infinity.
Adjustable Stand: An adjustable stand on the bottom allows
the Mini to be placed on a flat surface and angled between 0° and approximately
60°. There is also a standard 1/4" threaded insert on the bottom for mounting
the camcorder on a tripod.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The VIXIA Mini is equipped with built-in
Wi-Fi technology for wirelessly sharing your HD movies
with your friends and family or sending to a PC. You can upload videos virtually
anywhere on compatible networks, wireless hotspots, and to your iOS device (ver.
5/6 or later) with
the free Canon Movie Uploader app. In addition, you can wirelessly control the
camcorder remotely on your smartphone through the CameraAccess application, available for iOS and Android (ver. 2.3/4.0) devices.
You can also use a web browser to access the camcorder and play back recordings
on your iOS or Android device.
Recording Formats: The camcorder records movies in MPEG-4 format with
AAC 2-channel audio,
using the built-in stereo microphone. Still photos are recorded in JPEG compression.
Recording Modes: The camcorder offers the following video recording modes:
- 24 Mbps, 17 Mbps: 1920 x 1080, 30p or 24p
- 4 Mbps: 1280 x 720, 30p or 24p
- 3 Mbps: 640 x 360, 30p (x1/4 slow-motion recording only)
Still Image Recording:
The VIXIA Mini camcorder can also capture stunning still photos.
Photos can be recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio in three sizes: Large (4000 x 3000),
Medium (1920 x 1440), and Small (640 x 480). Photos can also be captured from
movies at 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Memory Cards: The VIXIA Mini records movies and still images
onto microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC memory cards. No microSD cards are
included with the camcorder.
Face Detection: The camcorder can automatically detect
people's faces and use this information to adjust the focus and set the best
exposure and color control settings for beautiful videos and photos. When there
are a number of people in the picture, one person will be determined to be the
main subject. You can also select the main subject manually.
Shooting Modes: The VIXIA Mini offers the following shooting
modes, selectable in the menu:
- Auto: Easily record movies by letting the camcorder
automatically use the best settings for every situation.
- Food and Fashion: Capture food and fashion shots in
- Sports: Use for fast-moving subjects or scenes with
lots of movement.
- Night Scene: Capture the beauty of nightscapes with
- Beach: Ideal for subjects surrounded by sunlight
reflected off of water.
- Snow: Records brightly-lit subjects surrounded by
reflected sunlight without underexposure.
- Macro: Perfect for interesting close-up shots of your
- Programmed AE: The camcorder controls shutter speed and
aperture automatically. You can control brightness, white balance, and other
White Balance: The camcorder's white balance system
helps you accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings. You can choose from the following modes:
Automatic, Daylight, Tungsten, and Custom WB.
Special Playback Modes: The camera uses the following
special playback modes: Fast Playback (5x, 15x, or 60x) in either direction, and Slow Playback
(1/8x or 1/4x) in either direction.
During these playback modes there is no sound.
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack: The Canon VIXIA Mini is powered by
the supplied NB-4L rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The battery recording and playback times are as follows:
Charging Times: The NB-4L battery charges in approximately 1
hour 30 minutes when charging through the camcorder with the supplied
CB-2LV battery charger.
Auto Power Off: When powered by the battery, the camcorder
automatically powers off after 3 minutes without any operation.
Inputs And Outputs
HDMI Output: The VIXIA Mini features a mini-HDMI (Type C) terminal that offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable.
An HDMI cable, such as the Canon
HTC-100, is required to connect the camcorder to your TV.
USB 2.0 Connection: The camcorder features a USB 2.0 Mini-B
High Speed terminal for fast transfer of photos and videos. A USB cable is
Included Software: The Canon VIXIA Mini
camcorder includes the VIXIA CD-ROM application disc which includes ImageBrowser
EX and the full Instruction Manual. The software
is compatible with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows
- Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8