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Canon Vixia HF R500

77

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Canon Vixia HF R500

$299.99
Canon Vixia HF R500
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A fully featured and good value for money 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2014
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Canon Vixia HF R500 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R500 number 128 across all camcorders.
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom
Has a built-in microphone
Canon 3.28 megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor
DIGIC DV 4 image processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance
Record full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card
1080/60p recording in mp4 (35 mbps) and AVCHD progressive (28 mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects
3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD offers fast, easy and intuitive controls
Advanced baby mode selects the optimal camcorder settings for capturing your baby's daily growth with ease
High capacity battery pack helps ensure extended shooting time so you can capture important moments
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to help optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
Audio scene select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio
Smart AUTO helps make shooting great videos easy
Seven cinema-look filter effects give video a cinematic feel and can be applied during or after shooting for your convenience

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Canon Vixia HF R500 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 57% of video cameras, it has mediocre features and at $299.99 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Vixia HF R500 of only 3.28MP is smaller than 70% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Vixia HF R500 of 235g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 56% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x. The Canon Vixia HF R500's optical zoom of 32x is in the biggest 21% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the Canon Vixia HF R500 of only 0.206" is smaller than 65% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R500 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Vixia HF R500 of 1,140x is bigger than 87% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Vixia HF R500 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 51% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R500 does not support HDMI, unlike most other video cameras. 70% of video cameras support HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Vixia HF R500 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R500 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Vixia HF R500 of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all camcorders is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Vixia HF R500 of only 2.07MP is lower than 80% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Vixia HF R500 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Full HD

The Vixia HF R500 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon canonc9176b001, canon hfr500b3, canon hfr500b1, canon hfr500b2

Barcodes:

00013803239034, 00138032390346, 00616348037877, 00616348037884, 00616348037891, 00617407455120, 00619515083844, 00634830879675

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