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Canon Vixia HF R62 vs Canon XF205

Canon Vixia HF R62 vs Canon XF205

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Canon Vixia HF R62
Canon XF205

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
6% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP. That's 0.19MP bigger than the Canon XF205 (3.09MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is 32x (optical). That's 12x bigger than the Canon XF205 (20x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

1,134x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XF205 is only a 6x (digital) camcorder (1,134x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a weight of 240g, but the Canon XF205 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder (1.3kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

3 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 2.91MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (2.91MP).
15% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XF205 has a display diagonal of 3.5". That's 0.5" larger than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon XF205 is 1,230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,000,000 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (1,230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
41% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP. That's 0.84MP lower than the Canon XF205 (2.91MP).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is only 3" screen size. That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon XF205 (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Five times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 1,000,000 pixels lower than the Canon XF205 (1,230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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Older by ten months
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is ten months older than the Canon XF205.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 3.09MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.19MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (3.09MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

60% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF205 has an optical zoom of 20x. That's 12x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (20x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

189x smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon XF205 is only 6x (digital), but the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (1,134x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Canon XF205 has a weight of 1.6kg, however the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 240g weight camcorder (1.3kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.91MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
6x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 16
Filter Size
43mm 58mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 28.8 - 576
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 3.67 - 73.4

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Internal Storage Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Centre-weighted
BEST

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/18 - 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 1,230,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 LC-AAC
BEST
 AC3
 LC-AAC

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Mini USB Port
1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -5 - 45
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
1.6kg
Height
58mm 201mm
Depth
116mm 353mm
Width
53mm 160mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 DC
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood
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