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Canon VIXIA HF R300 Full HD

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 165 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is May 28, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R300 Full HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R300 Full HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

battery

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Vixia HF R300 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 51x Advanced ZoomCanon Vixia HF R300 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 51x Advanced Zoom

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Canon Vixia HF R300

 

With its 32x zoom lens and sharp video quality, the Canon Vixia HF R300 digital camcorder strikes an excellent balance between performance and price.

Lightweight. Long 32x zoom. Solid image stabilization. Sharp high-definition video.

Cumbersome touch controls. Average low-light performance.

Performance and Conclusions Though it lacks the "Pro" designation found on the M50, the R300 is a capable shooter, capturing crisp and clear high-definition video. You can choose from three shooting modes—Auto, Manual, and Cinema—with the latter...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Who can ask for more?

 

was a little hesitant about buying because hm f200 is budget model but my worries were eased as soon as i viewed first video. video was at a swimming pool on a sunny day and the video was spectacular. perfect exposure with no washed out look. just a...

excellent image quality, easy to use, great features even does descent in lower light situations

no built in light

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent Pro/Semi-Pro Backup Camcorder

 

This camcorder gets stellar reviews from Professionals and Semi-Professionals alike, especially as a backup camcorder. BH reviews have it at 4.4-stars, with the majority of lower ratings usually given by casual users or by people who complain about...

Fantastic in every way. External microphone and headphone jack on a camera currently sellig at 139? Even at list price, this camera is a bargain...as a Refurb, it is somply the only choice for serious videographers and casual users alike

Non-threaded lens barrel. Battery life, but, get a Wasabi battery set (2 per package + charger) for a third the price of a Canon extra capacity batteryand away you go...happy. For this camcorder, for this price, there aren't any other cons.

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not such a good deal

 

I thought this would be a great deal, but it hasn't worked out that way. I think I can still return this. IF I can, I will.

Cheap

Video isn't as great as online reviews suggested. I get more vivid colors out of a point-and-shoot. Mine was a NewEgg refurb and there's a problem with noise in theleft channel of earphones when I use a -plug-in microphone. And there's either problems...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not such a good deal

 

I thought this would be a great deal, but it hasn't worked out that way. I think I can still return this. IF I can, I will.

Cheap.

Video isn't as great as online reviews suggested. I get more vivid colors out of a point-and-shoot. Mine was a NewEgg refurb and there's a problem with noise in theleft channel of earphones when I use a -plug-in microphone. And there's either problems...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellect Camera

 

Comes with everything you could possibly need ; I'm happy with it ; I bought this to record myself playing guitar, and I wanted real HD quality

Nothing I can think of at the moment

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Canon Vixia HF R300 Camcorder

 

Auto mode works great for the casual user, but the camcorder's high end features require switching into manual mode and understanding the system's tree-structured menu that involves the 3 function keys that launch the on-screen menus. The screen...

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

Tiny OEM battery

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Canon Vixia HF R300 Camcorder

 

Auto mode works great for the casual user, but the camcorder's high end features require switching into manual mode and understanding the system's tree-structured menu that involves the 3 function keys that launch the on-screen menus. The screen...

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

Tiny OEM battery

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (buydig.com)

I would buy it again

 

Special Events and Family get togethers

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Zoom range/performance

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

I would buy it again

 

Special Events and Family get togethers

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Zoom range/performance

Jun, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, LC-AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:5

Design

Color of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:19.7

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1/4.85
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.28

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.52 - 48.5
Digital Zoom:1020
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.52 - 48.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 3.53
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):48.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.52
Optical Zoom:32

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 45

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.5
AV output:1
Manual exposure: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Video Browser Editing\nImageBrowser\nTransfer Utility
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB A, Mini-USB B

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i
Video capturing speed:30
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.53
Height:2.17
Weight:8.82
Width:2.13

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten