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Canon Vixia HF R600

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and fully featured 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a reasonable price
97
Reviews
572 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Zoom Q4

94

Overall Score

94

Overall Score

Zoom Q4

$249.99
Our Verdict:
An astonishingly cheap and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with fantastic features
97
Reviews
100 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Nov 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2014
Canon Vixia HF R600

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and fully featured 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a reasonable price
97
Reviews
572 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Zoom Q4

94

Overall Score

94

Overall Score

Zoom Q4

$249.99
Our Verdict:
An astonishingly cheap and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with fantastic features
97
Reviews
100 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Nov 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2014

Top Prices

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
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Reasons For

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
6 Reasons For
31x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an optical zoom of 32x, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 1x optical zoom camcorder (31x smaller).

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

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Image Stabilizer
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Zoom Q4 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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Moderately Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, however the Zoom Q4 is only a 3MP camcorder (0.28MP smaller).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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1" Larger Display Diagonal
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 3" screen size, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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User Reviews Are Better
The average user review score of the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 89% based on 516 reviews, but the average rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80% (based on 74 reviews).
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, however Zoom has an average rating of 80.3%.
4 Reasons For
HDMI
The Zoom Q4 supports HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

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71% Lighter
The Zoom Q4 is a 167g camcorder. That's 118g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (285g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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$145 Cheaper
The Zoom Q4 costs $249.99, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is $395.00.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Canon Vixia HF R600 has better user reviews than the Zoom Q4. The average user reviews score for the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 89% based on 516 reviews, where as the average score for the Zoom Q4 is 80% based on 74 reviews.
Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Best
5 stars
286 reviews
4 stars
198 reviews
3 stars
23 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
5 reviews
5 stars
33 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
4 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Zoom. The average brand rating for Canon is 83.07% based on 2,545 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Zoom is 80.32% based on 192 reviews.
Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,545 reviews
Zoom

80

80

Based on 192 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Canon Vixia HF R600 than the Zoom Q4 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 90.2% recommend the product, based on a total of 522 reviews for the Canon Vixia HF R600 and 522 reviews for the Canon Vixia HF R600.

Date Released

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
36 months old Best 39 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Best
Yes
No

Total Megapixels

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

HDMI

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Best
No
Yes

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Optical Zoom 32x
BEST
1x
Digital Zoom 1,140x Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Total Megapixels 3.28MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Flash Memory 32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
White Balance
Auto Manual
Tungsten Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Auto Manual
Tungsten Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Display Diagonal 3"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 
 
 
Audio Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Weight 285g 167g
BEST
Height 58mm 57.8mm
Depth 116mm 30.4mm
Width 53mm 106.4mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Cables Included
USB
 USB
USB
 USB
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon Vixia HF R600 Zoom Q4
Sample Frequencies Unknown - Click to provide data

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