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alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of VIXIA HF R100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the color.

usability, portability, image quality, price, reliability

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the VIXIA HF R100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 84 reviews)

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Consumer review by: N/A (

Good Camcorder


Motor noise some complain about was slight and only during the first few seconds of video. Really cheap with the promotion code. A good emergency camera to keep in the car.

Has a nice silver design much like the Canon HV20. Doesn't look cheap. Easy to start taking video and view on TV. Image stabilization is OK. Really small. 20X zoom is impressive. Looked like new and came with all the accessories in the photo

Cursor button by screen is small and difficult to operate, all buttons are small. Video didn't look like HD on a 42 inch TV. Screen is almost impossible to see on a sunny day and like all flash camcorders there is no viewfinder. Battery and SD card fit...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: � littlelitepro� (

Great little Camera


The one feature I loved was the external mic plug in. Records clear. great little camera, ordered it had it in 2 days and took it on an extended over seas trip, was small, easy to carry, i could tuck it in the pocket of my sweatshirt, and recorded...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ JIM� (

Excellent Camcorder


The movie quality is excellent compared to non HD camcorders. Software is limited, but will get the job done. You did need a hoss of a computer to edit HD video - be sure to check the spec of the software. Sony Vegas and MS movie maker have two of the...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: àThe Tarryall Kidÿ½ (

Don't buy can't read the SD cards directly + more


You can't stick the sd card in your computer's sd slot and read the card. You must have the SD card in the camera, the ac power to the camera on, and the Pixela software to ingest any video into your computer. The Pixela sofware must be ''activated''...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: ¯¿Â SuperUncle¯¿Â½ (

Crystal Clear Videos


The videos of this camera are crystal clear and the sound is neat. I strongly recommend this product. I took a video of my son's soccer game then uploaded in my computer and burned to dvd with the program included in the package. You can also burn...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: � JC¯Â¿½ (

It's great


I only took shots with the highest resolution. It gave excellent results. I put the camera operation on automatic and everything came out very good with the exception that sometimes it didn't focus on what I wanted. It comes with 3 programs of which I...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: ¯¿½ HF100ÿ (

Hard to edit HD footage


I have to give this camera a 3 star because I had the hardest time trying to edit the footage I took with it. I have a 2gb ram computer but I only an integrated video card which is not HD friendly. The Camera works great though, I was it was backward...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ marblemaný (

Great Features for the price


Bought this VIXIA in a bundle (with a case and an 8g Class 6 SD card for $399.94) as a gift for my son. Checked out the camera before giving it away. The videos came out nice and the stills came out surprisingly great. The camcorder feels well put...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: � jhï (

lightweight and GREAT picture!


WOW this camcorder has a great picture resolution on a plasma television. It looks just like you are there watching the action. It does have a fireworks option which we used on the 4th of July and it was completely dark where we were, not in the city,...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ï¿Â½ gitrpikrï¿Â½ (

Nice little unit


This is a dandy little camcorder. Still getting to know my way around it. Low light situations will need some help. I got some good results on indoor video with a halogen lamp. Can't wait to take it to the ball game.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

With the Canon VIXIA HF R100 flash memory camcorder, you'll find that high definition video has hit higher levels of convenience, ease, performance and value. The VIXIA HF R100 records to SD memory cards and features Canon's smart auto. A genuine Canon 20x HD video lens and dynamic IS works in combination with the sophisticated Canon HD image processing to deliver the sharp, vivid, lifelike video you want to see on your HDTV. Advanced video snapshot lets you create 2-, 4- or 8-second movie clips, with music, that are perfect for sharing. And advanced easy-to-operate control features of the VIXIA HF R100 help to make high-quality video that can turn the casual shooter into the family cinematographer, at Canon's most affordable HD price.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Cine / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Spotlight


Model:HF R100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.73Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.39Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5 / 1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:400
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG