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Canon Vixia HF R500
Canon Vixia HF R500
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Canon Vixia HF R500

A 4 year old 3.28 megapixel 1 video camera with average features
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Vixia HF R500 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R500 number 472 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Has a microphone in
Very low effective megapixels (image)
Does not support HDMI

Canon Vixia HF R500 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF R500 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Video cameras have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The Vixia HF R500 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Vixia HF R500 has a pretty standard total megapixels (3.28 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R500 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras also have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R500 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders also are Full HD.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Vixia HF R500 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other video cameras which support HDMI.

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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 commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders is 25x. The Canon Vixia HF R500 has a fairly big optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R500 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 420x. With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R500 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Vixia HF R500 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other camcorders also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Vixia HF R500 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vixia HF R500 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon hfr500b3, canon hfr500b1, canon hfr500b2

Barcodes:

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

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