A big thank you to everyone who contributed to creating this special video, and of course, to our Media Team Soumyadip Ghosh and Yennie Yong for making it happen!

This video was shot using the Canon Legria Mini X, kindly sponsored by our
partners i-Qlick Canon.

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Canon Legria Mini X

201308021152329220While using the Canon Legria Mini X during the 10th Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops to record special birthday messages from visitors and guest, the most common comment the Media Team received was, “Is that really a camera?”

We were surprised too, when we opened the package containing Canon’s latest creative digital camcorder. The compact and lightweight device’s innovative design was nothing like anything we had seen before. It resembles a mini portable projector, with a lens on one edge and its large touch-screen 2.7″ LCD panel sitting on the top. Luckily for us, it had a sturdy build and able to withstand the hectic week ahead.

Intuitive, easy-to-use, and with great battery life, it took mere minutes before our Media Team started experiment with switching between shooting stills and videos on the Legria Mini X. Uploading videos and images was easy, and we loved the Wi-Fi feature, and its ability to support both USB and HDMI.  Here are some of the features we loved. 

  • IMG_0517With a 170˚ ultra wide angle of view for stills and 160˚ for video, the Legria Mini X allowed us to capture complete scenes – useful for capturing events in a range of spaces, from interviews in small rooms to large crowds on outdoor grounds. When fireworks went off during the water festival in Siem Reap, we were able to capture a great wide angle image of the scene from our Festival Center’s balcony.
  • The vari-angle LCD screen, with is 180˚ flexible display, folds up and can be angled to face either the rear or the front, and the display automatically corrects itself! which means whether you’re recording a scene or turning the camera onto yourself for an interview or selfie shot, the screen can be easily adjusted to face you at all times. That feature is a reason why the Legria Mini series has been recommended for content creators such as photojournalists, bloggers and performers.
  • IMG_0507With a 12.8MP CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC DV4 processor, we really appreciated the superb image quality of the Legria Mini X – even in low light situations. Able to shoot full HD movies and stills, its ability to support MP4 formats meant our videos were ready-to-go without additional processing.
  • For audio, the Legria Mini X’s two omnidirectional stereo microphones positioned on either side of the lens offered a good level of sensitivity while reducing external noise, and a handy mic level dial allowed us to adjust the input level directly.
  • Another feature which we would have loved to try more of is the device’s in-built settings which allows you to try your hands at creating time-lapse videos using its interval recording function.

Thank you to i-Qlick Canon for letting us try our hands on this nifty device, and we cross our fingers we’ll get to use it again for the 11th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops!