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Canon Vixia HF R32
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Canon Vixia HF R32 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 280g CMOS Jul 2012
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Experience the compact, easy-to-use camcorder that has 32GB of internal memory to record up to 12 hours of breathtaking Full HD video while offering impressive zooming power and exciting new... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This Canon camcorder received a rating of 70% from expert review website parentesis.com.

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon camcorders and also specifically for Canon small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the product thought it was a good design. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com wrote “What does impress us, however, are the simple design modifications Canon made to the”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.9". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R32 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Vixia HF R32 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF R32 also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R32, the Canon Vixia HF R32 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R32, the Vixia HF R32 has an image stabiliser.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Vixia HF R32 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most commonly found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this video camera. The exposure modes Manual are also found on this Canon video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R32 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD memory card. This video camera also 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camcorder 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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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Vixia HF R32 is more than most video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R32. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The Vixia HF R32 has a fairly big maximum fash memory capacity (32 gigabytes) 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 R32. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the maximum fash memory capacities range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 19GB.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Vixia HF R32 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Camcorders of this age and type optical sensor sizes range from 1/8" to 1/3".

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Quite Long Video Recording Time

The Vixia HF R32 has a quite long video recording time (12.25 hours) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R32. Small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Vixia HF R32 have video recording times of between 1h and 95h.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vixia HF R32 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R32.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Vixia HF R32 is more than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R32. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Vixia HF R32 has a greater number of audio formats than most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AC3 and LC-AAC are also supported by this Canon camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R32 the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 2.2lx. The Vixia HF R32 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.4 lux) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Small

The Vixia HF R32 is one of the smaller camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R32 (only 55 millimeters) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 19mm to 920mm, and the average height is 82mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R32, the Canon Vixia HF R32 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Canon Vixia HF R32 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Vixia HF R32 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R32 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Vixia HF R32 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Vixia HF R32 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R32

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this small sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R32 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R32.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Vixia HF R32 has a pretty typical optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R32.

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Average Weight

At 280 grams, the Canon Vixia HF R32 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
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
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Auto Focus
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

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9 February 2012

Canon?s updates to the HF R32?s sensor and processing system were minimal, so we don?t expect to see a huge improvement in performance compared to last year?s HF R21. What does impress us,...

14 July 2012

Excelente cámara para grabar todos los momentos importantes en Full HD. Recomendada para grabar los eventos familiares, reuniones, bautizos, fiestas o partidos de futbol, todo con una muy buena...

Tiene la capacidad de grabar videos en Full HD 1080p) y puedes compartirlos en tus redes sociales va WiFi
El sensor es slo de 3.28 megapixeles, por lo que cuando tomes fotografas no sern de la ms alta calidad

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1, polaroid xhg1, polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803145243, 00989898608300

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