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Canon Vixia HF M400

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Canon Vixia HF M400 review: specs and price

Canon Vixia HF M400
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Canon Vixia HF M400

Why is Canon Vixia HF M400 better than the average?

  • Weight
    410gvs563.67g
  • Height
    71mmvs85.56mm
  • Width
    74mmvs83.65mm
  • Screen size
    ?

    3"vs2.81"
  • Widest aperture
    ?

    f/1.80 vsf/2.11
  • Volume
    688.27cm³vs838.26cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

688.27cm³

2.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Canon Vixia HF M400
3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Canon Vixia HF M400
4.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

410g

5.thickness
?

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

131mm

6.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon Vixia HF M400

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

1080 x 30fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Canon Vixia HF M400
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon Vixia HF M400
4.movie bitrate
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The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

440Mbps

24Mbps

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.07MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
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CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Canon Vixia HF M400
3.has manual white balance
?

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Canon Vixia HF M400
4.widest aperture
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

JVC Everio GZ-VX815

f/1.20

f/1.80

5.has manual gain
?

This allows to manually set the gain.

Canon Vixia HF M400
6.has manual exposure
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This allows to manually set the exposure.

Canon Vixia HF M400

Audio

1.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

1

2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon Vixia HF M400
3.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

For example

GoPro Hero7 Black

Canon Vixia HF M400
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Canon Vixia HF M400

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon Vixia HF M400
2.battery power
?

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

890mAh

3.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon Vixia HF M400
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon Vixia HF M400
5.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon Vixia HF M400

Features

1.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon Vixia HF M400
2.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Canon Vixia HF M400
3.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon Vixia HF M400
4.USB version
?

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

GoPro Hero (2018)

3

2

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