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Canon Vixia HF R300 Review
|2 Reviews + 1 Award|
|Value for Money||
|Not Currently for Sale|
|5 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 38?
It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. This camcorder has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Canon camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
The Vixia HF R300 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big digital zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Very low display resolution (numeric)
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One Industry Award
The expert at website PC Mag said that this Canon video camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Expert Reviews Are Average
Very Good Brand
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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
At 38.5 millimeters, the Vixia HF R300 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 1.8mm to 110mm.
Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)
Across all the video cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 460,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Vixia HF R300 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst camcorders of this age.
Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
At only 24 megabits per second, the Vixia HF R300 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras. The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of video cameras range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s.
Fairly Big Digital Zoom
At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders.
Quite Big Minimum Illumination
The Canon Vixia HF R300 has a quite big minimum illumination (5 lux) compared to most of the other camcorders. Camcorders have minimum illuminations of between 0.02lx and 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 23lx.
Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance
At 0.5 meters, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders. The closest focusing distances of video cameras range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.44m.
The Vixia HF R300 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.
Average Total Megapixels
At 3.28 megapixels, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a pretty average total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.
Has a DC-In Jack
The Canon Vixia HF R300 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders also have a DC-in jack.
The Canon Vixia HF R300 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders also are tripod mountable.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1/4.8|1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.
Has a Composite Video Out
The Vixia HF R300 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders.
Average Optical Zoom
The Vixia HF R300 has a relatively typical optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders.
The Vixia HF R300 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Canon Vixia HF R300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Has a Microphone in
The Vixia HF R300 has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders.
Average Display Diagonal
At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.
With a weight of 250 grams, the Vixia HF R300 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders.
Released Over Five Years Ago
It was June 2012 when this video camera was released.
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