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VIXIA mini X

High Definition Personal Camcorder

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The latest member of the popular VIXIA mini series of pocket-sized camcorders, the new Canon VIXIA mini X offers a number of important professional features to ensure that your productions contain the highest audio and video quality. Key innovations include a large, built-in stereo microphone for clear recording with minimal noise using enhanced Linear PCM 16-bit audio at a 48 kHz sample rate, together with full-format 1920 x 1080 HD videos in both MP4 and AVCHD (60i) formats recorded to SD media. A variable-angle LCD with a built-in stand simplifies place-and-shoot recordings or self-shoot productions, with one-touch switching between Wide and Close-up modes. Electronic image stabilization helps reduce camera shake when shooting close-up during handheld shoots, while advanced built-in Wi-Fi® functions now support live remote streaming to video monitors for surveillance and other applications, in addition to conventional HDMI output to large-screen TVs. A new, enhanced battery offers 2.5-times the record time of previous models for extended shooting time.


Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens
The VIXIA mini X 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 provides a 150 angle of view during AVCHD recording, a 160 angle of view for MP4 video and 170 angle of view for still images, allowing the camcorder to capture scenes with your subject and everything around them. The wide shots have the outer edge perspective typical of a fisheye lens, shooting at a focal length of 17.5mm when recording AVCHD, 16.8mm for MP4 videos and 15.4mm for photos (35mm equivalent). And a centered 1920 x 1080 image is also available to record videos (1920 x 1440 for stills) with a more classic look with Close-up mode, which shoots at 35.0mm for videos and 32.1mm for photos (35mm equivalent).

The VIXIA mini X camcorder features the Canon HS SYSTEM - a powerful combination of the Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and a 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor - that offers dramatically increased processing power and the ability to operate in lower light levels. By capturing more light, the camera produces brighter, noise-free images even during dark scenes, extending your ability to create images with spectacular depth and detail. The Canon HS SYSTEM also provides excellent tracking performance even with low light levels, to achieve outstanding still-image quality with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlights and shadow areas. An Auto Dynamic Range control and new gamma curve settings prevent over- and under-exposure, even when capturing high-contrast images. The end result is clearer HD videos and still images with reduced noise and motion blur in a variety of shooting situations.

Record Full HD video in MP4 (30p/24p) or AVCHD (60i) format to a removable SD memory card
The versatile VIXIA mini X camcorder offers a choice of two Full HD video recording formats to convenient SD-format memory cards. AVCHD secures enhanced images at 1920x1080 resolution and 60i frame rate, while MP4 format is available in either 1920x1080 or 1280x720 resolutions at 30p or 24p frame rates; MP4 640x360 is also possible at 4 Mbps for live-streaming applications. Time code data is provided on AVCHD recordings for compatibility for non-linear editing systems. MP4-format media is also conveniently available via internal transcoding of high-resolution AVCHD recordings, for quick and easy uploads to blogs and social networking websites.

Linear PCM audio recording The VIXIA mini X camcorder not only captures great video, but outstanding audio quality as well, thanks to its built-in, high-quality stereo microphone. The use of 16-bit Linear PCM audio* format at a CD-quality sampling rate of 48 kHz - rather than an MPEG or similar compression scheme that can diminish sonic quality - adds an extra dimension to any video recording, by capturing full-fidelity, pristine sound with depth and realistic nuances.

Main Unit Specs

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: AVCHD - Approx. 8.29 Megapixels in Wide Mode / Approx. 2.07 Megapixels in Close-up Mode (IS Off) / Approx. 1.33 Megapixels in Close-up Mode (IS ON) MP4 - Approx. 8.99 Megapixels in Wide mode / Approx. 2.07 Megapixels in Close-up Mode (IS On/Off)
Photo: Approx. 12.0 Megapixels in Wide mode Approx. 2.76 Megapixels in Close-up mode
LensApproximate Focal Length:
[Wide mode]
Videos: 17.5mm (AVCHD) / 16.8mm (MP4)
Photos: 15.4mm (35mm equivalent)

[Close-up mode]
Videos: 35.0mm (AVCHD, IS Off) / 43.7mm (AVCHD, IS ON) / 35mm (MP4)
Photos: 32.1mm (35mm equivalent)

Aperture: f/2.8
Focusing SystemDeep focus (pan focus) from 0.4m to infinity
Manual ExposureAvailable
±12 steps
Max Shutter Speed1/12 - 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance0.4m / 21cm (during Macro Mode (f/5.6))
White BalanceAuto, Custom, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)
Frame RateNTSC
AVCHD - 1080: 60i
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 StabilizationAvailable in Close-up Mode
Filter DiameterNone
ViewfinderNot available
LCD Screen2.7-inch Tilt, Capacitive Touch LCD (4:3; approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
USB TerminalHi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalNot available
AudioStereo (via built-in electret condenser microphone)
Accessory ShoeNot available
Supplied Video Editing SoftwarePIXELA Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; HDMI mini connector (output only)
Microphone TerminalAvailable
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone TerminalAvailable
Operating Temperature range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions3.2 x 1.2 x 4.3 in. / 82 x 30 x 109mm
WeightApprox. 8.5 oz. / 240g (including Battery Pack NB-12L and one SD memory card) Approx. 7.2 oz. / 205g (body only)
Approximate Power Consumption/Battery Chart
Power Consumption Battery Pack NB-12L (1910 mAh)
Continuous Shooting/Playback Time Typical Recording Time
AVCHD Recording
24 Mbps Panel*1 2.6W 155 min. 90 min.
Panel*2 2.7W 145 min. 85 min.
Playback*1 1.8W 220 min.
17 Mbps Panel*1 2.5W 160 min. 90 min.
Panel*2 2.7W 150 min. 85 min.
Playback*1 1.8W 225 min.
MP4 Recording
24 Mbps Panel*1 2.3W 175 min. 100 min.
Panel*2 2.5W 165 min. 90 min.
Playback*1 1.8W 230 min.
17 Mbps Panel*1 2.3W 175 min. 100 min.
Panel*2 2.5W 165 min. 95 min.
Playback*1 1.8W 225 min.
4 Mbps Panel*1 2.1W 190 min. 105 min.
Panel*2 2.3W 175 min. 100 min.
Playback*1 1.7W 240 min.
*1 Brightness at the Normal Setting
*2 Brightness at the Bright Setting
Recording Mode*
  AVCHD Recording
  24 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
17 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
8GB 40 min. 1 hr. 00 min.
16GB 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hrs. 05 min.
32GB 2 hrs. 55 min. 4 hrs. 10 min.
64GB 5 hrs. 55 min. 8 hrs. 20 min.
128GB 11 hrs. 55 min. 16 hrs. 45 min.
  MP4 Recording
  24 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
17 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
4 Mbps
(1280 x 720)
3 Mbps
(Slow Motion 1/4x)
8GB 40 min. 1 hr. 00 min. 4 hrs. 20 min. 5 hrs. 40 min.
16GB 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hrs. 05 min. 8 hrs. 40 min. 11 hrs. 25 min.
32GB 2 hrs. 55 min. 4 hrs. 10 min. 17 hrs. 20 min. 22 hrs. 55 min.
64GB 5 hrs. 55 min. 8 hrs. 20 min. 34 hrs. 45 min. 45 hrs. 55 min.
128GB 11 hrs. 55 min. 16 hrs. 45 min. 69 hrs. 30 min. 91 hrs. 55 min.

* Recording will automatically stop after 3 hours at 1/4 speed setting, 6 hours at 1/2 speed setting or 12 hours when shooting at standard speed, and then resume.

VIXIA mini X Contents
VIXIA mini X Contents
  • VIXIA mini X
  • Battery Pack NB-12L
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • WUSB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11

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* Only supported in AVCHD/24 Mbps recording mode.
** Initial setup is required.
*** Compatible with iOS version 5/6/7 or Android version 2.3/4.0/4.1/4.2 for select devices. Operations not guaranteed with all versions of the supported OS.
Offer valid August 17, 2014 12:00 a.m. through August 30, 2014 11:59 p.m. ET. Offer valid in U.S.A. only, and void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Availability of certain items may be limited. Limit of ten of any one item per order, subject to availability. Order will be shipped to a street address in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia only. Dealers, distributors and other resellers are not eligible for this offer. Offer subject to Canon Online Store Terms of Sale.