Canon Vixia HF R500
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Canon Vixia HF R500 Review
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Vixia HF R500 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.
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.
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.
Does Not Support HDMI
The Canon Vixia HF R500 does not support HDMI, unlike most other video cameras. 70% of video cameras support HDMI.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Vixia HF R500 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.
Has a Microphone in
The Vixia HF R500 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.
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.
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.
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.
The Vixia HF R500 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.
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