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Canon Vixia HF R300 Camcorder

$166.00
3.28MP 1/4 250g Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Robust
Good quality lens
PC Mag Editor's Choice
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites PC Mag thought that this Canon video camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 70%.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

One owner reckoned that the Canon Vixia HF R300 was strong and durable. Pcmag.com said in their review of this camcorder on PC Mag “With video-capable phones and cameras, consumer camcorders are in a tough spot when it comes to balancing price” and scored the product 6 stars.

Good Product Quality

One person thought it was good quality. Five years ago expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 6 stars and wrote “With its 32x zoom lens and sharp video quality” in their Canon Vixia HF R300 review.

Tripod Mountable

The Vixia HF R300 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF R300 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. Camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 2.5 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 26 Mbit/s.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R300 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R300 has a microphone in. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a microphone in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Vixia HF R300 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers (4.5) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera is 1.8 and the highest is 22.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 44mm. The Vixia HF R300 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (38.5 millimeters) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R300 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R300 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 0.05lx and the biggest is 7lx. The Vixia HF R300 has a fairly big minimum illumination (5 lux) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Price

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Vixia HF R300 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803145281, 00989898608300

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