Canon VIXIA HF R300 Full HD Camcorder, Black - 5978B001

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Great Camcorder

by Buddy on 1/12/2013

Great camcorder, as with all camcorders you should always record in the best quality settings. It has good sound and good low light capabilities. Out door performance is great. Well worth the money. Remember to buy a better battery and portable charger. You get 5 plus hours HD best quality recording with a 64gb flash card. Only draw back is no ability to add a filter or lens. Read More

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Really handy!!

by Joel M on 4/21/2013

It is not too light or heavy. You could maneuver the camera with ease and comfort. The features are great. I like, really like the camera... Read More

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Product Overview

Superb Imaging Revved with Intense Zooming Power



Experience the compact, easy-to-use camcorder that captures breathtaking Full HD video while offering impressive zooming power and exciting new creative options. Superb imaging is ensured with a new, more sensitive Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV III Image Processor. Video is steady and clear even at the large end of the 51x Advanced Zoom, thanks to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent IS. The VIXIA HF R300 is equipped with flexible features to suit your shooting and sharing needs, and a new interface makes the large Flat Touch Panel LCD simpler than ever. Record in AVCHD or MP4 format to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. And with Cinema-Look Filters and Touch Decoration, you can be sure that your videos express yourself like never.

Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom



You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R300 camcorder. The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 33.9mm (35mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot and adding more image to all your footage. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R300 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. Canon's high definition video lenses use aspherical lens technology to achieve low chromatic aberration with high resolution while maintaining compact dimensions. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The big news is the camcorder's impressive 51x Advanced Zoom. Long-range shooting allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. It's perfect for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Advanced Zoom, available in manual mode, has been achieved with more efficient use of the effective imaging area. It takes the camcorder's telephoto power all the way to 1,729mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting.



DIGIC DV III Image Processor


DIGIC DV III is specifically engineered to optimize the imaging performance of the camcorder's HD CMOS Image Sensor. Images exhibit beautiful clarity with minimal noise. Gradation is richly rendered from highlight to shadow. Performance in low-light situations is superb, with natural detail and color. The advanced processing speed of DIGIC DV III powers many of the camcorder's cutting-edge technologies as well, giving you more creative freedom than ever before.



3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD



Big and bright, the VIXIA HF R300's 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD provides super intuitive control that feels instantly familiar. With a touch, you can shift focus immediately to any subject. Exposure for any area of the screen can be controlled with a touch as well. And with Touch & Track, you simply place your finger on a moving subject and the focus will follow that subject. "Pressable" buttons are also available for selecting settings and controlling camcorder operations on-screen. A new Home button on the camcorder takes you to the main LCD screen, where clear explanations of shooting modes and recording settings help you make informed choices for an exceptionally simple and enjoyable shooting experience.



Smart AUTO and Auto Tele Macro


Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.



Touch Decoration


Using the camcorder's LCD screen and an included stylus, you can embellish your recorded video freehand: draw graphics, write words, it's completely up to you! With a choice of 27 different frame graphics, clip art and animated effects, you can give your video a whole new dimension. New, easy-to-understand icons have been incorporated that make options for animated effects clear at a glance.



Specifications

Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 5978B001
SKU 228266983
UPC 013803145281
UPC 14 00013803145281
Sales Rank 44214
Features
Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video.
Improved Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide the ultimate in color and imaging performance.
Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible) for fast and easy sharing of your memories.
Choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips.
Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field.
Cinema-Look Filter offers seven different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks, and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for creative flair.
Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece.
24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web.
Microphone terminal with manual audio level control, and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility.
What's in the Box
VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder
Battery Pack BP-709
Compact Power Adapter CA-110
Stylus Pen
USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Bundled CD ROMs:
Pixela Transfer Utility Disc
ImageBrowser EX/ Image Mix / Music Data Disc
Tech Specs
Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Television System NTSC
Video Recording system AVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor 1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time Recording times are based on one 64 GB SDXC Memory Card (not supplied).
AVCHD:
LP (5Mbps):
24 hours 30 minutes
SP (7Mbps):
19 hours 10 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps):
11 hours 30 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
8 hours 20 minutes
MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
5 hours 55 minutes
MP4*:
4Mbps: 33 hours 55 minutes
9Mbps: 15 hours 25 minutes
* The maximum video recording time with the MP4 format is 30 minutes, and the maximum file size is 4GB, and when either of these conditions is met, recording will stop automatically.
Lens Zoom Ratio:
51x Advanced*/32 Optical/1020x Digital
*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only
Focal Length:
2.8-89.6mm
35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom On: 33.9-1729mm
Zoom Speed:
Variable/ 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
Focusing System TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure Yes
Programmed AE Smart Auto, M Mode*1, Cinema Mode*2
*1 P, SCN*3,
*2 P only
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Max Shutter Speed Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance - Auto mode: 10 mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1 m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
- All other modes: 10 mm (WIDE end), 1 m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens) However, approx. 50 cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame Rate NTSC:
AVCHD: 60i/PF24/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P
Minimum Illumination NTSC: 5 lx,
0.4 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec)
Image Stabilization Optical System (Lens-shift system)
- Intelligent IS in Auto mode
- Dynamic IS (default)
- Powered IS
- Macro IS
- Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:
- Standard IS
- IS Off
* Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)
Filter Diameter Not Supported
Viewfinder Not Available
LCD Screen 3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot*
USB Terminal mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal Component (output), Composite (output)
Audio AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)
Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory Shoe Not Available
Supplied Video Editing Software Video Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Transfer Utility Disc
HDMI Terminal Available; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range 23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity 32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 2.1 x 2.2. x 4.5 in / 54 x 55 x 115mm (Not including grip belt)
Weight Approx 8.8 oz / 250g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 9.9 oz./ 280g (Including BP-709, Memory Card and Grip Belt)
Product Attributes
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 3.0
LCD Size Range 3.0 - 3.4"
Optical Zoom (x) 32
Product Line VIXIA
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Sensor Type CMOS
Video Resolution High Definition
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