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Canon HF11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Canon HF11. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon HF11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Canon HF11 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The portability and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF11 AVCHD 32 GB Flash Memory Camcorder w/12x Optical ZoomCanon VIXIA HF11 AVCHD 32 GB Flash Memory Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon HF11

 

A case of deja vu.

Exceptionally sharp image quality, lots of manual features, improved 24Mbps bit rate

Too similar to previous model, joystick ill-suited to manual control

If you already own the HF10, there is next to no reason to make the switch to the HF11. Everyone else, on the other hand, would do well to seek this camcorder out.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF11

 

It might not fit every hand, but the results it provides are excellent whether you're a manual fiddler or just want quick and easy automatic filming capabilities.

32GB on-board ; Variety of available bit rates ; Able to fiddle manually, or just shoot automatically ; Great picture quality

Square camera body can be fiddly to pick up ; Battery life is a touch short

Conclusion If its shape suits your taste in camcorders, then Canon's HF11 is the first flash memory-based high-def camcorder we've tested with the quality and the capacity to mix it with the hard-disk boys.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Eddy (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF11

 

Reasonable quality but deficient on capacity. At 24 Mbs HQ its just under 3 hours. Not enough when travelling. Have to buy more SD cards to add more memory. I should of gone for a hybrid HDD/SD with the capacity.

Reasonable quality but my friends JVC HD camcorder looks better

Not enough on board memory

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: al (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF11

 

good review, thanks.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: electric_haggis (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF11

 

Absolutely fantastic HD camera - especially for the money. The best and most future-proof palmcorder on the market, bar none.

The only AVCHD camera (along with its two hard-drive-based brothers) to record at full 24mbps bitrate ; Having 32Gb memory onboard (3 hrs at full-quality) is fantastic ; SD cards are far cheaper than ridiculous Sony memory sticks ; Excellent lens ;...

Small gripes ; Manual focus a bit useless ; A little noisy in low light, unless you use Cine mode ; Audio is only Dolby Digital 2.0, not 5.1 or PCM ; When shooting at 25p, be sure to set the shutter-speed to 125th/sec or higher

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-809 (B)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-809

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer:10

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm
Height:6.4cm
Weight:380g
Width:7.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF11/HF11 Value-up Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:3.31

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 514.8
Focal length range (f-f):4.8 - 57.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:57.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.31Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (SuperRange)

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Internal Memory:32000
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SDHC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 6.4
Height :12.9 / 6.4
Weight:380
Width:7.3