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Overview

Beautiful HD Memories Made Simple

Discover a world of new shooting possibilities with VIXIA HF R500 camcorder's giant 57x Advanced Zoom! Get up close from virtually anywhere and feel free to walk while shooting: the camcorder's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer will keep your video sharp and steady. Capture truly impressive, amazingly realistic 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Even the fastest moving subjects are rendered with crisp detail thanks to 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) formats, and video is recorded directly to a convenient, removable SD memory card. Parents take note: Advanced Baby Mode gives you an easy, organized way to track the daily development of up to three children. Just pick up the camcorder and start shooting: there's no need to worry about settings in this mode - every precious moment is automatically captured with the best possible quality for the shooting conditions. Not only is this camcorder easy to control with its 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD and fast, intuitive interface, but it also incorporates lots of ways to make your video polished, creative and of the highest quality. Intelligent IS optimizes image stabilization for the given conditions, while Smart AUTO chooses the best camcorder settings based on 38 predefined shooting situations. You'll record outstanding audio even under difficult conditions with Audio Scene Select, and give your video a unique creative spin with seven beautiful Cinema-Look Filter effects that can be added during or after shooting. And to keep the fun and memory-making going longer, the VIXIA HF R500 features a high capacity battery pack.
 

Features

57x Advanced Zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R500 camcorder and its impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range. 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 from 32.5mm all the way to 1,853mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting. For more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings, with 15 levels available.

3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF R500 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light. On-chip noise reduction brings bright clarity to every frame. Video is rich, clear and amazingly detailed anywhere you view it, even when played back on a large HDTV.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The VIXIA HF R500 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, for exceptional imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor features dramatically increased processing power and captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes.

Record to Removable SD Memory Cards
The VIXIA HF R500 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 R500 also lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, a SDXC card can hold up to 2,048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.

MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) Recording
The VIXIA HF R500 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer.

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

32GB SD Memory Card in AVCHD:*
LP (1440 x 1080) 12 hours 15 minutes**
FXP (1920 x 1080) 4 hours 10 minutes**
MXP (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 55 minutes**
NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 30 minutes**

32GB SD Memory Card in MP4:
4Mbps (1280 x 720): 17 hrs. 20 min.
17Mbps (1920 x 1080): 4 hr. 10 min.
24Mbps (1920 x 1080): 2 hr. 55 min.
35Mbps (1920 x 1080): 2 hr. 20 min.

* When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
** Variable bit rate

LensZoom Ratio: 57x Advanced*/32x Optical/1140x 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: 32.5-1853mm
Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
Focusing SystemTTL (Through The Lens)
Manual ExposureAvailable
Programmed AESmart Auto, Manual Mode*1, Cinema Mode*2, Baby Mode, *1P, SCN*3, *2Cinema Standard, Vivid, Cool, Nostalgia, Sepia, Old Movies, Dramatic B&W, *3Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing DistanceAuto mode: 10mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
All other modes: 10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens). However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame RateNTSC:
AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
MP4: 24P/30P/60P
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 5 lux
Low Light mode: 0.4 lux
Image StabilizationOptical System (Lens-shift system) + electronic stabilization

Intelligent IS in Auto/Baby 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*1/Cinema Mode:

Standard IS
IS Off

*Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)
*1P, SCN*2
*2Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Filter DiameterNot Supported
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot

*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.
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 SoftwareNot Available
HDMI TerminalAvailable; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5mm diameter 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6 in. / 53 x 57 x 116mm (Not including grip belt)
WeightApprox. 8.3 oz. / 235g (Body, not including grip belt) Approx. 10.1 oz. / 285g (Including Battery BP-718, memory card and grip belt)
VIXIA HF R500 Black Contents
VIXIA HF R500 Black Contents
  • VIXIA HF R500
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
  • Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100

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