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Canon Vixia HF R62
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Canon Vixia HF R62 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 240g Feb 2015
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Zoom Freely, Shoot CreativelyOutstanding image quality, zoom power that lets you shoot without interrupting the action, enhanced wireless connectivity and sophisticated capabilities: the VIXIA HF... More
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17 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, Vixia HF R62 owners rated this camcorder 83%.

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings as do all camcorders produced by Canon.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Vixia HF R62 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], or the Canon Legria HF G25[plb_3118843_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62, the Vixia HF R62 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], and the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include the Legria HF G25[pl_3118843_price], or the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R62 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago. The average digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 is 770x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most commonly found exposure mode found on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF R62. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R62 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Canon video camera 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R62.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R62, the Vixia HF R62 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Legria HF G25[pl_3118843_price], or the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price].

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Vixia HF R62 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camcorder has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R62. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Vixia HF R62 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all video cameras that were launched more than a year ago the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/4".

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Vixia HF R62 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small

The average height of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago is 110mm, and the heights range from 58mm to 600mm. With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Vixia HF R62 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R62 amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Small

With a width of only 53 millimeters, the Vixia HF R62 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago. The smallest small sensor size camcorder that has been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 is 53mm wide and the biggest is 530mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R62 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon Vixia HF R62 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Vixia HF R62 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vixia HF R62 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year, the Vixia HF R62 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vixia HF R62 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R62 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R62

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Vixia HF R62 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], and the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] is also worth considering.

If this video camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF G25[plb_3118843_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Vixia HF R62 has a pretty standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R62.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 240 grams, the Vixia HF R62 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R62.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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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
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Craig the Bassist
Craig the Bassist would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the camera for creating music videos with my music ensembles. I edit the video using Final Cut Pro on my MacBookPro. The process could not be easier, and the video is amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by John
John would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

Love the resolution. Best camera for sports filming. A++...

Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Pippykatstamper
Pippykatstamper would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

The last time I purchased a video camera was in 1993 for a trip to Alaska! With a Pacific Northwest trip and an Alaskan cruise planned in 2015 and 2016, I decided to plunge into the 21st century... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2015 by KH
KH would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62

I use this camera for personal video blogging and for occastional corporate video shoots. I chose this over other models because of the external mic input and the internal memory size. I love it... Read more…

Reviewed 29 March 2015 by Classic
Classic would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

Very useful and easy to use. The touchscreen makes for easy adjustments and handling...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Location Of Zoom Control
Reviewed 3 August 2015 by MMM the MMM

I bought this product in may on B&H, and just started to use it. the sharpess of this item is devastating, so unclear, so blurry. (i treid to exchange it by B&H for a better one, but they wont let... Read more…

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