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Overall Score

Canon Vixia HF R300

PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning and fully featured 3.28 megapixel 1 video camera
3.28MP 1/4.8" Yes 250g Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Vixia HF R300 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R300 number 170 across all camcorders.
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Mediocre

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)

Canon Vixia HF R300 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF R300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

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

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and parentesis.com this Canon camcorder has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 1,848 user and expert reviews (including 442 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has very good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Full HD

The Vixia HF R300 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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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.

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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.

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Tripod Mountable

The Canon Vixia HF R300 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders also are tripod mountable.

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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.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF R300 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Vixia HF R300 has a relatively typical optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

The Vixia HF R300 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R300 has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R300 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 250 grams, the Vixia HF R300 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was June 2012 when this video camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00013803145281

Canon Vixia HF R300 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Vixia HF R300 review we compared this camcorder to 100 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,509 product attributes, 27,346 camcorder reviews and 1,500,200 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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