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Canon Vixia HF R300
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Canon Vixia HF R300 Camcorder

PC Mag Editor's Choice
3.28MP 1/4.85 250g Jun 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Shoot. Capture. See. Be HD. Experience the compact, easy-to-use camcorder that captures breathtaking Full HD video while offering impressive zooming power and exciting new creative options. Superb... More
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

PC Mag concluded that this Canon video camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and parentesis.com this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 70%.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Small sensor size camcorders manufactured by Canon have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that Canon also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Good Quality Lens

One person reckoned that it had a good lens.

Robust

One customer thought it was strong and durable. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Cameras, consumer camcorders are in a tough spot when it comes to balancing price”.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Canon Vixia HF R300 on expert review site PC Mag “With its 32x zoom lens and sharp video quality”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R300, the Vixia HF R300 has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R300, the Vixia HF R300 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R300 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R300.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon Vixia HF R300 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Across all small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R300 the worst video mode is 540p and the best is 1080p.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Vixia HF R300 has a built-in display.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Vixia HF R300 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The Vixia HF R300 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC, AC3, LC-AAC and MP4 are also supported by this camcorder.

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Small

Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R300 have heights of between 19mm and 920mm. The Vixia HF R300 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R300 (only 55 millimeters) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vixia HF R300 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R300 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Vixia HF R300 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R300 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vixia HF R300 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R300 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Vixia HF R300 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R300 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Vixia HF R300 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

Comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum illumination of between 0.1lx and 7lx. With a minimum illumination of 5 lux, the Vixia HF R300 has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.5 meters, the Vixia HF R300 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R300. Video cameras that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R300 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.16m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R300

Released Over Four Years Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Vixia HF R300 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R300.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R300.

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Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Vixia HF R300 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF R300.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Playback
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
USB Connector Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Aperture Range
AV Output
Manual Exposure

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)
25 May 2012

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

PC Mag

16 October 2012

Esta cámara de video es para los que quieran grabar sus eventos familiares con la mejor calidad posible dentro del rango de modelos compactos. Su buen alcance de zoom es ideal para esas...

Lightweight
Long 32x zoom
Solid image stabilization
Sharp high-definition video
Tiene un zoom de muy buen alcance
Cumbersome touch controls
Average low-light performance
Su batera no tiene muy buen rendimiento

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1, polaroid xhg1, polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803145281, 00989898608300, 00989898610280, 06947110941653
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