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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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Canon Legria Creative mini X

After a protracted wait, my Canon Legria Creative mini X finally arrived this morning :) Iím hoping to put it through its paces over the next few days and upload a short to Vimeo. So far Iím really impressed with it.

Just unfortunate that I canít get any extra batteries and an external charger for it yet!

Does anyone else have one of these cams?

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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Canon Legria Creative mini X

Saw this little cam up close and personal last month at CES. Pretty cool. There's supposed to be a WiFi-controllable pan & tilt base for it and other Vixia / Legria camcorders. It's the Canon CT-V1 Wireless Pan Cradle. Very interesting concept. Please be sure to post the URL for your Vimeo link when it's ready, Paul -- thanks in advance,
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:28 AM   #3
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Re: Canon Legria Creative mini X

How is the video compared to , say, the GoPro?

NB-12L battery (from Canon, also used in the PowerShot N cameras?)
CB-2LG charger (new from Canon)
$49 and $45 at B&H, charger not yet in stock.

I see some chargers listed on e-bay that claim to support the NB-12, if that is the same as the NB-12L>
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Old February 26th, 2014, 07:16 AM   #4
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Re: Canon Legria Creative mini X

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Saw this little cam up close and personal last month at CES. Pretty cool. There's supposed to be a WiFi-controllable pan & tilt base for it and other Vixia / Legria camcorders. It's the Canon CT-V1 Wireless Pan Cradle. Very interesting concept. Please be sure to post the URL for your Vimeo link when it's ready, Paul -- thanks in advance,
Iíll post the link as soon as I've put something together Chris :)

I saw the CT-V1 Wireless Pan Cradle on Canonís website but no dealers in the UK are listing them yet unfortunately. In a couple of months perhaps? The month of May seems to be floating around. Like you I think itís a nifty concept :)

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How is the video compared to , say, the GoPro?

NB-12L battery (from Canon, also used in the PowerShot N cameras?)
CB-2LG charger (new from Canon)
$49 and $45 at B&H, charger not yet in stock.

I see some chargers listed on e-bay that claim to support the NB-12, if that is the same as the NB-12L>
Funny you should ask that Don. I compared it quickly with an original GoPro last night. The mini X doesn't have as severe barrel distortion as the GoPro. The most striking difference I noticed is how they handled the exposure in auto mode. The GoPro has a much brighter image whereas the mini X is exposing as the eye would see it. Pretty much like my XA20 from an initial test those two cameras seem to match very well.

I know it isn't a true or fair comparison but I'll try to included some footage from the GoPro (original) shot at the same time of the same scene in my footage test.

The mini X uses NB-12L Batteries which I understand aren't available until the beginning of May. A couple of Canons new P&S also use this new battery.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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Canon VIXIA mini X HD Camcorder

Anything new on this? Did you get the comparison done and posted?

I just saw this on B&H, and for $339, it looks like an amazing alternative to the GoPro for wedding work.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #6
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Re: Canon Legria Creative mini X

These are on sale at BH today for $129 ($170 off).

I figure at that price I can get two for the price of one.

If I don't like them, I can sell them and not lose anything later at that price.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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Re: Canon Legria Creative mini X

It is the "VIXIA Mini," not the "VIXIA mini X" that is on sale. I believe that it is the earlier verion.
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