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Canon VIXIA HF R500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas views about the viewfinder and memory are mixed. Some have doubts about the control panel and color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

color, control panel

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the control panel and color. The viewfinder and memory get mixed opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

color, control panel

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black)Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (White)Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (White)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

terrible

 

none, only lasted less than 3 months

wish i could give zero eggs for a rating. bright white display screen just short of three month of owning it. only a 30 day warranty. terrible software. needed to download secondary software to convert to viewible media

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Adnan (newegg.com)

Great Cam

 

Recommended if you are in a tight budget and still mic input is essential. Otherwise, there are better offerings even from same maker (Canon).

Picture quality is fine. Weight is amazingly light .. really good feature .. Navigation through the menu is extremely easy .. Love it ; Best part, it has a mic input if you want to take videos for youtube and use a clip mic .. rarely found at this...

Not that good quality at low light

Oct, 2014
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Consumer review by: Adnan (newegg.com)

Canon VIXIA HF R500

 

Recommended if you are in a tight budget and still mic input is essential. Otherwise, there are better offerings even from same maker (Canon).

Picture quality is fine. Weight is amazingly light .. really good feature .. Navigation through the menu is extremely easy .. Love it ; Best part, it has a mic input if you want to take videos for youtube and use a clip mic .. rarely found at this...

Not that good quality at low light

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: JasonTGamer (newegg.com)

Good for the price!

 

Overall, this is a very good camera for just $300.

Extremely lightweight, AMAZING zoom, nice video quality, external microphone jack, has quite a few options built into the camera

LCD Touchscreen is sometimes unresponsive

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: BobJ (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great for the price

 

I like the built in filters. Easy to use. Picture quality is very good.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Stef (bestbuy.com.feed)

Excellent quality

 

Great value for the price! Would definitely recommend it.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: tlcmommaof5 (bestbuy.com.feed)

great value

 

Bought this to record my children's sporting events and other family stuff. It's great. The only thing is I wish it had better night shooting.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: missI (bestbuy.com.feed)

great camcorder

 

This was great purchase not too expensive and easy to use/navigate

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: djlash (bestbuy.com.feed)

A nice video camera!

 

It did everything I wanted...but 1 thing. For fairly dark settings, this video camera is not it's strong point. Too dark and focus problems. Other than that, great video camera. This camera needed a light with it.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: JeffJ (bestbuy.com.feed)

Awesome choice for new parents and video amateurs

 

I purchased this because we wanted to capture video milestones of our newborn daughter. I went with this camera because it's simple to use but I have the option to add a shotgun mic and monitor my audio with headphones. I also like the ability to...

Mar, 2015