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VIXIA HF R300

High Definition Camcorder
You Pay: $299.99
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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 before.

 

Features

Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom
The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 33.9mm (35mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R300 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. 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. Advanced Zoom, available in manual mode, takes the camcorder's telephoto power all the way to 1,729mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting.

SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
High definition video demands effective image stabilization, and the VIXIA HF R300's super powerful zoom makes the need for image stabilization even more critical. Canon developed its sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to do the job easily and automatically, providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion.

3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF R300 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor for true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor has been improved for the VIXIA HF R30, with extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD Video with natural color, even in low light.

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.

Record to Removable SD Memory Cards
The VIXIA HF R300 camcorder records Full HD Video directly to a removable SD memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily. In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R300 lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2,048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.

Record in AVCHD or MP4 Format
The VIXIA HF R300 camcorder gives you the flexibility of dual codec recording, allowing you to record in AVCHD or MP4 format, so you can pick the format that best suits your needs. AVCHD's higher bit-rate and finer resolution will yield the highest quality video for viewing on an HDTV or archiving to Blu-ray™. And for use with today's most typical video applications, the camcorder lets you record in MP4 format, which produces files you can share right away - with no need for conversion. Video is immediately available to upload to social networking sites like Facebook™or YouTube™, view on an iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod Touch™.

Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation.

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. 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.

Microphone and Headphone Terminals
The microphone terminal allows you to capture professional-quality sound with an external microphone and manual audio level control ensures proper volume for any situation.

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 3.28 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: 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 SystemTTL (through the lens)
Manual ExposureYes
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 SpeedMovie: 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 BalanceAuto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame RateNTSC:
AVCHD: 60i/PF24/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 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 DiameterNot Supported
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot*
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeNot Available
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareImageBrowser Disc
Transfer Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range23° 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)
WeightApprox 8.8 oz / 250g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 9.9 oz./ 280g (Including BP-709, Memory Card and Grip Belt)
 
*Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder Kit Contents
VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder Kit Contents
  • VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-709
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable IFC-300CU/S
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMS:
    • Pixela Transfer Utility Disc
    • ImageBrowser EX / Image Mixer / Music Data Disc

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