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Canon Vixia HF R42

A 4 year old 3.28MP 1 camcorder with fine features but high running costs
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Mar 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Vixia HF R42 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R42 number 514 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a face detection
Has an image stabilizer
Quite slow maximum frame rate
Only 1" optical sensor size

Canon Vixia HF R42 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF R42 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Quite Slow Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 60fps. The maximum frame rate of the Vixia HF R42 of only 25fps is in the slowest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R42 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Face Detection

The Vixia HF R42 has a face detection, which is unusual. 73% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Canon Vixia HF R42's digital zoom of 1,060x is in the biggest 17% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Vixia HF R42's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Average Video Recording Time

The video recording time of the Vixia HF R42 of 3h is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon Vixia HF R42 of 235g is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R42 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Tripod Mountable

The Vixia HF R42 is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of camcorders which are not tripod mountable.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Vixia HF R42's optical zoom of 32x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R42 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Vixia HF R42 of only 2.07MP is quite low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 14% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Canon Vixia HF R42's internal storage capacity of 32GB is in the largest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The internal storage capacities of camcorders range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 25GB.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Vixia HF R42 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon Vixia HF R42's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 18% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Vixia HF R42 of 3.28MP is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vixia HF R42 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803211733, 00138032117332, 00989898608300

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