Canon VIXIA mini Camcorder Instruction Manual

If shooting and posting video is your thing, the all-new VIXIA mini is for you – an innovative personal camcorder designed to help you share your talents and interests with the world. The VIXIA mini is super slim and weighs approximately 5.6 ounces, so you can capture beautiful, high-quality video and stills wherever you go. To match its outstanding image quality, the VIXIA mini features a built-in microphone to liven and enhance your video with superb stereo sound. Get creative with a genuine Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens for ultra-wide scenes (160° video/170° stills) that play with perspective, then switch to Close-up mode simply by touching the screen. Capture clear images even in low light with the Canon HS SYSTEM, which combines the 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Shoot Full HD video in MP4 format for easy sharing, and record to convenient micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. Built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing on blogs and social networking sites easy; you can even shoot remotely and live stream. The tiltable 2.7-inch capacitive touch panel LCD, adjustable integrated stand and tripod socket make self-shooting effortless. Cool features abound, like Mirror Image Recording/Playback, Slow Motion, Fast Motion and Interval Recording, and new Food & Fashion, Sports and Macro Special Scene modes. The VIXIA mini is ready to shoot when you are, with an automatic lens cover that opens when you power on. Use the VIXIA mini to express yourself in creative ways and let yourself shine like a star!

Important Usage Instructions

About this Manual

The Camcorder’s Functions in Real-Life Situations

Unique functions for special cases
Getting the look you want
Challenging subjects and shooting conditions
Audio, playback, editing and others
Wireless functions

Getting to Know the Camcorder

Supplied Accessories and CD-ROM
Names of Parts


Charging and Inserting the Battery Pack
Using a Memory Card
First Time Settings
Basic Operation of the Camcorder

Basic Recording and Playback

Basic Recording
Basic Playback

Advanced Functions

Video Quality and Shooting Modes
Special Recording Modes
Convenient Functions
When You Want More Control

External Connections

Terminals on the Camcorder
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings

Wi-Fi Functions

The Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
Wireless Connections Without an Access Point
Wireless Connections Using an Access Point

Additional Information

Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Do’s and Don’ts
General Information

Categories: Camcorders