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VIXIA HF R42

High Definition Camcorder

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Overview

Take Your Memories Further

You can have it all with this compact, easy-to-use camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi®. Capture your most lifelike, exciting video yet with the VIXIA HF R42 using a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom that gets the shot from almost anywhere. Your video is sharp and blur-free - even at the long end of the zoom or when you shoot while walking - thanks to the camcorder's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic IS. Preserve precious memories with the spectacular quality of the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, powered by the new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor that captures more light for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Record in 1080/60p easy-to-share MP4 format (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) with incredibly smooth capture of fast-moving subjects. With Dual Recording, you can even record in different formats to the internal memory and SD card at the same time! And now built-in Wi-Fi® is more convenient than ever: new Live Streaming lets you view and record live video from the camcorder on your smartphone or tablet with the free Canon CameraAccess app1; control camcorder functions, too! Share videos with friends, family and the whole world anywhere, anytime - even browse through previously shot videos on your PC without connecting a cable2. Control functions and settings with a gentle touch to the camcorder's 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD with its sharp, vivid display. New Baby Mode helps you track every moment of your child's development with easy settings, a dedicated Baby Album for chronological playback, stamps that chart growth and age and lots more!
 

Features

Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom
The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 38.5mm (35mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot. VIXIA HF R42 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. The camcorder's impressive 53x Advanced Zoom takes the camcorder's telephoto power all the way to 1,723mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting.

SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
High definition video demands effective image stabilization, and the VIXIA HF R42's super powerful zoom makes the need for image stabilization even more critical. Canon developed its sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to easily provide 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 R42 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 with extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD Video with natural color, even in low light.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The VIXIA HF R42 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, which is a significant upgrade on several fronts. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy-to-share MP4 formats simultaneously.

Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card
The camcorder's internal 32GB Flash Drive holds up to 12 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. You can also record to a removable SD memory card.

MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) Recording
The VIXIA HF R42 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. A new bit rate of 28 Mbps is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.

Built-in Wi-Fi®
Built-in Wi-Fi® technology on the VIXIA HF R42 lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS® mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the internet with a free registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#- an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. And now you can use your PC to browse remotely through the previously recorded videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable††. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/4.85-inch, 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: 53x Advanced*/32x Optical/1060x 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: 32.5-1723mm
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, Manual Mode1, Cinema Mode2, Baby Mode

1 P, SCN3
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 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)

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 Manual1/Cinema Mode:

Standard IS
IS Off

*Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)
1 P, SCN2
2 Portrait, 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 MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 1 additional 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 SoftwarePixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm 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)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6-inch (53 x 57 x 116mm). Excluding 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 R42 Camcorder Contents
VIXIA HF R42 Camcorder Contents
  • VIXIA HF R42
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • USB Cable IFC-300CU/S
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMS:
      ImageBrowser EX / Image Mixer / Music Data Disc

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Disclaimer
1. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later or Android version 2.3/4.0 for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD 60p recordings are not supported for this function.

2. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.

# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.

* This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.

†† Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.
Offer valid August 17, 2014 12:00 a.m. through August 30, 2014 11:59 p.m. ET. Offer valid in U.S.A. only, and void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Availability of certain items may be limited. Limit of ten of any one item per order, subject to availability. Order will be shipped to a street address in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia only. Dealers, distributors and other resellers are not eligible for this offer. Offer subject to Canon Online Store Terms of Sale.