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Canon VIXIA HF R500 Full HD Camcorder (Black) 9176B001

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability, and the features and battery get critical reviews.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R500 Full HD Camcorder (Black) 9176B001 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Works as Planned


I bought it for filming my hockey games. It has all the features you'd expect and the video/audio quality is pretty good. I haven't used the zoom yet and the low light video is just ok/good. The touch screen works surprisingly well.The only complaints...

Resolution, audio, size

battery Life, breaks files into 4 gig chunks

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great little machine


this machine is a delight to use. its lightweight and the picture quality is crystal clear. not like my old Samsung camcorder which was bulky with dvd media or flash memory.i had several issues with it especially when using a dvd disc.this canon is...

it very light fits in my pocket

did nt come with a carrying case

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Great camera


This camera is great- takes clear picture and is very light and easy to maneuver. I was most worried about shakiness when videoing but the camera has wonderful settings that keep it from having shaky picture. Overall - love it and very happy with my...


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Decent for Price


Great camera for the cost. Decent picture but the size can be a negative for people with average to large hands. I already dropped the camera once from waist level because I didn't have a solid hold. I blame myself for not being careful but a bigger...

Value for the Money

Smallish form factor not good for average to big hands

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A good buy


This is a handy, fully functioning camcorder. The picture is great, but the battery needs to last longer. Can be tricky navigating the screensAbout me... Parent with kids, casual user

Small, great pictures

Battery doesn't last very long

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Great camera for a first time videographer


We bought this camera so we can video my daughter's volleyball games. The camera was easy to setup and the battery life was sufficient to record all three matches.About me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions,...

Small, sturdy, affordable

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Took me forever to decide. This was not a mistake


It was perplexing to compare available camcorders because there are so many with so many features at such varying prices. I am very satisfied with this little machine which works well and is easy to use. This is my first modern camcorder so I can't...

Small, handy, great zoom, quick

Separate files for every scene

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Great Camera


Set up easily. Takes great photos. Easy to edit your work. I am a novice and found it very user friendly.About me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

EZ to use

Can't think of anything

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HDMI output flexibility


I chose this camera because it gave me the ability to select different resolutions/frame rates and interlacing formats for the HDMI output. This was necessary because I'm using the HDMI to capture live video from the camera (for live streaming) and...

selectable resolutions/interlacing for HDMI output

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Great camera for catching activities.


I was pleased with the first use of the camera at my nephews graduation.About me... Love shooting sports, casual user

Focus of videos