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Discover a world of new shooting possibilities with VIXIA HF R500 camcorder's giant 57x Advanced Zoom! Get up close from virtually anywhere and feel free to walk while shooting: the camcorder's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer will keep your video sharp and steady. Capture truly impressive, amazingly realistic 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Even the fastest moving subjects are rendered with crisp detail thanks to 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) formats, and video is recorded directly to a convenient, removable SD memory card. Parents take note: Advanced Baby Mode gives you an easy, organized way to track the daily development of up to three children. Just pick up the camcorder and start shooting: there's no need to worry about settings in this mode - every precious moment is automatically captured with the best possible quality for the shooting conditions. Not only is this camcorder easy to control with its 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD and fast, intuitive interface, but it also incorporates lots of ways to make your video polished, creative and of the highest quality. Intelligent IS optimizes image stabilization for the given conditions, while Smart AUTO chooses the best camcorder settings based on 38 predefined shooting situations. You'll record outstanding audio even under difficult conditions with Audio Scene Select, and give your video a unique creative spin with seven beautiful Cinema-Look Filter effects that can be added during or after shooting. And to keep the fun and memory-making going longer, the VIXIA HF R500 features a high capacity battery pack.

Steady Shooting Through a Mega Zoom Range - 57x Advanced Zoom

You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R500 camcorder and its impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range. Long-range shooting allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. It's perfect for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Advanced Zoom, available in manual mode, has been achieved with more efficient use of the effective imaging area. It takes the camcorder's telephoto power from 32.5mm all the way to 1,853mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting. For more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings, with 15 levels available.

SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady. Providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, with extra compensation applied at wide-angle focal lengths, the Dynamic Image Stabilization system on the VIXIA HF R500 stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake - horizontal, vertical and roll axis - ensures smooth, distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.

Exceptionally Lifelike Image Quality - 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor

The VIXIA HF R500 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light. On-chip noise reduction brings bright clarity to every frame. Video is rich, clear and amazingly detailed anywhere you view it, even when played back on a large HDTV.

Advanced Technology Delivers Exceptional Clarity - DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

The VIXIA HF R500 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, for exceptional imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor features dramatically increased processing power and captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes.

Share Your Videos Quickly & Easily - Record to Removable SD Memory Cards

The VIXIA HF R500 camcorder records Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily. In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R500 also lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, a SDXC card can hold up to 2,048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.

Capture Moving Subjects Crisp and Clear - MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) Recording

The VIXIA HF R500 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. AVCHD Progressive records at a bit rate of 28 Mbps, which is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.

Intuitive Control with Capacitive Touch - 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD

The VIXIA HF R500 features a 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD screen, making shooting and other operations easy. Simply open the panel and the power is on. The display is clear and vivid, and just as with your smartphone or tablet, a gentle touch activates intuitive functions. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas, and operate camcorder controls from the screen, all with a simple touch. In addition, the easy-to-use user interface makes your shooting experience simpler and more fun. The Home button is on the menu screen, and provides quick access to all functions. Clear explanations for key settings pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so you can be confident in the decisions you make.

The Easiest Way to Capture, Track and Share Your Baby's Development - Baby Mode

A complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious moment of your baby's development, Baby Mode on the VIXIA HF R500 camcorder has been advanced to allow you to follow the growth of up to three children. A custom control button on the shooting screen activates the mode, and optimal settings for the shooting conditions, including Intelligent IS and more, are automatically selected. Simply pick up the camcorder and start recording, knowing capture will be of the highest quality. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved into a dedicated Baby Album so they'll never get lost among your other videos. You can then view the Baby Album chronologically for a seamless way to relive and share your baby's growth with friends and relatives.

When you're shooting in Baby Mode, the camcorder's Pre-Record (Pre REC) function is always on. This places the camcorder in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode, where it continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too, so it's easier than ever to capture the baby's "firsts" and every special moment.

Touch Decoration in Baby Mode includes stamps to mark each video with your baby's current height and weight. And with a single registration of the baby's birth date, the camcorder will automatically calculate the number of days old and stamp videos accordingly, creating an exact diary of developmental milestones for years to come. The number of decorations has been vastly increased on the VIXIA HF R500 so it's even easier to make a fun video commemorating your baby's special moments. The camcorder's other Touch Decoration options, including your own drawings, captions, animations and more, are fully available in Baby Mode, and all can easily be appended to previously shot video as well.

More Shooting Time with Every Charge - High Capacity Battery

The VIXIA HF R500 is powered by a high capacity battery pack. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for long periods, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute, for extra insurance that you'll never miss an important shooting opportunity.

Intelligently Helping You Shoot Steady - Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS makes it easy to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method best able to produce sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers perfectly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the VIXIA HF R500 camcorder's powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.

Superb Audio in Any Situation - Audio Scene Select

Audio Scene Select on the VIXIA HF R500 makes it even easier to capture clear, high quality audio with a choice of five audio modes to choose from based on your shooting situation: Standard, Music, Speech, Forest and Birds, and Noise Suppression. Each of these modes has pre-determined optimized settings best suited for the shot you're capturing, resulting in outstanding video with realistic, immersive audio. Audio settings can also be custom set to meet your shooting needs.

Automatically Beautiful Video - Smart AUTO and Auto Tele Macro

Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.

Fun, Creative Ideas - Cinema-Look Filter Effects

The VIXIA HF R500 allows you to create cinematic looks with the use of Cinema-Look Filters. This feature offers a choice of seven varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting, and also applied post-capture for additional convenience and versatility.

The brightness of each filter can be adjusted low, medium or high, for even greater control. When Cinema Standard is selected, color depth, softening, and contrast can also be adjusted.

Additional Features - Genuine Canon Face Detection

The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon high definition camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time.

In fact, the system is so intelligent that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature is convenient in searching for clips that feature the specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display those frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. Your selected face can also be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing your subject.

Video Snapshot

Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention. Video Snapshot on the VIXIA HF R500 allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds). Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the Snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source.

24p Cinema and 30p Progressive Shooting Modes

The VIXIA HF R500 camcorder's sophisticated shooting mode options offer superior creativity and functionality. 24p Cinema Mode gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film, with a frame capture rate of 24p recorded at 60i. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive Mode, which is ideal for clips you intend to post online.

Accessories Get the Most from Your Camcorder

Canon helps you get more out of your camcorder with a wide range of accessories that inspire your creativity and productivity alike. The Wireless Microphone WM-V1 streams audio wirelessly from subjects up to 164 feet away. It's perfect for adding your subject's voice at times when you can't get in close to shoot, and can also be used as a stand-alone transceiver to cue shooting and more.

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5 out of 5 stars   Love it
December 29, 2015
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5 out of 5 stars   canon
November 29, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Black Camcorder Deluxe Bundle - Black (E2CNVHFR600K)
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5 out of 5 stars   First vid cam
By Grey Wolf (Mi.) October 18, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Black Camcorder Deluxe Bundle - Black (E2CNVHFR600K)
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Pros: Very easy to use. Very nice video for a beginner .
Cons: Accessory bag a little over sized.
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4 out of 5 stars   Canon Vixia HF R600 - Problems making a DVD
By Video Man 7 (Orlando, Fl.) August 07, 2015
Review submitted for Canon Vixia HF R600 High Definition Camcorder - Black (CNVHFR600K)
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Pros: The video quality is very good.
Cons: The viewing screen is hard to see outside. Unable to open the SD card to transfer into the computer. I had to use their software to transfer it. Then I was not able to make a DVD copy from the files. I had to use Nero Software to be able to make a DVD. I am still trying to figure it out.
Other Comments: The only problems are trying to transfer and make DVD copy of the video. I am still trying to understand the process.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Value
By dannyyo (Southern California) August 05, 2015
Review submitted for Canon Vixia HF R60 High Definition Camcorder Deluxe Bundle (E2CNVHFR60)
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Pros: It's a great value for the price! Camera is full HD 1080p at frame rate of 60. The picture is amazing in good lighting. Sound is good. The free bag and the tripod are basically thrown in free.
Cons: Pictures look fuzzy in bad lighting. The wifi features are really slow and pretty much useless. The bag is a generic bag, that's way too big. The tripod is very flimsy.
Other Comments: Save yourself about 70-100 bucks and get the lower model r600, which is basically all the same without the 8GB internal memory and the WiFi features. There's a youtube video comparing all the 600 series model. The guy basically says, just get the r600 since the wifi is useless and you can get at 64gb SD card for about 30 something dollars. I should have listened. I got my self an external light, an external telescope microphone, and a Dolica tripod to use the camera for what I need.
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5 out of 5 stars   Canon Camcorder Purchase
By Scott (Houston, TX) August 05, 2015
Review submitted for Canon Vixia HF R62 High Definition Camcorder (CNVHFR62)
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Pros: Great price, fast shipping, nice product.
Cons: None
Other Comments: I'll be back!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Canon Vixia HF R600 Delux Bundle
By dischercreative (St. Louis, MO) June 28, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Black Camcorder Deluxe Bundle - Black (E2CNVHFR600K)
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Pros: The Canon Vixia HFR600 is a great little camera making excellent pictures in Auto mode. I purchased an extra capacity intelligent aftermarket battery which lasted about 2.5 times longer than the standard battery. The price of the package which included a 32GB card was the bargain that got me to buy the package over other sellers with simply the camera.
Cons: I am still giving the camera a 5 star rating, but here are my observations. The battery can only be recharged in the camera so if you are using the camera you have no way to keep a second battery on a charger. The tripod camera attachement screw handle broke off right away, and I would not trust this tripod to hold my wonderful Canon Camera. The included camera bag is really oversized for the Canon Vixia and accessories. The bag itself is not well padded and I would not likely use this bag for field recording work. The camera has no shoe on its body so there is no way to mount a microphone or a recording light. For my work I used a flash bar brace with external shoe to hold an auxilary microphone.
Other Comments: Buyers should always buy a long life battery. ( would be nice if included in the Deluxe Bundle). I have a client with an earlier model and they confirmed the same issues with standard battery life. After reading reviews I found and confirmed that the internal microphone array in the camera sounds tinny. I added an aftermarket cardiod microphone which imporoved sound performance. You can also consider a wireless microphone.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome camera for a good price
June 16, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Black Camcorder Deluxe Bundle - Black (E2CNVHFR600K)
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5 out of 5 stars   Met Expectations
By bpope (Palmetto, FL) June 08, 2015
Review submitted for Canon Vixia HF R600 High Definition Camcorder - Black (CNVHFR600K)
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Pros: Light weight, great resolution, standard battery provides plenty of video time
Cons: Stabilization could be better, frames per/sec are average and not ideal for moving action shots.
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5 out of 5 stars   CANON VIXIA HF R62
By MANUEL (MIRAMAR FLORIDA) May 08, 2015
Review submitted for Canon Vixia HF R62 High Definition Camcorder Bundle (E1CNVHFR62)
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Pros: EASY USE , LIGHT WEIGHT, GREAT QUALITY. PRICELESS
Cons: WAS NOT BUILT BEFORE, NOW I USE IT MOSTLY FOR GRANDSONS
Other Comments: CONTINUE DEVELOPING BETTER CAMERAS!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great.
April 20, 2015
Review submitted for Canon Vixia HF R600 High Definition Camcorder - Black (CNVHFR600K)
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5 out of 5 stars   Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder Black Kit
By Max Gain (Sac Ca.) April 07, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder Black Kit (E2CNVHFR500K)
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Pros: It works great. It's easy to learn how the camera works. It is easy the insert the memory card. The power supply is easy to attach to the camera. It is very light. It fits on the tripod perfectly. It is easy to put on and take off of the tripod.
Cons: The USB cable is to short. The tripos is flimsy.
Other Comments: It is a great deal. I am very happy with mine so far. I would recommend it to anyone. I used my R500 to film myself playing guitar along with a backing track. I have an audio interface hooked up to my computer and out from the audio interface I go to a headphone distribution amplifier, this is for multiple to be used. I bought an after market cord with an 1/8 inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other end,the 1/8 inch jack goes the the mic in on the camera and th 1/4 inch to the headphone distribution amplifier or whatever your source is. I set the output volume of my headphone distribution amplifier and pointed the camera and off I went. I would recommend this camera to my friends.
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5 out of 5 stars   Good product!
March 24, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder - Black (CNVHFR500K)
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Pros: fast delivery, good quality! New, in it's original box, clean!
Cons: none
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5 out of 5 stars   Canon R50 bundle
By Wayne (Florida) March 04, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R50 HD 1080/60p Camcorder Kit (E2CNVHFR50)
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Pros: Everything in the bundle that a new video camera user needs to get started. Canon R50 has been well received by family members who use it. Canon R50 has 8 GB of internal memory Included a Toshiba 32GB SDHC card and it works fine. Included a lightweight tripod that can at least provide some stability and steady movements. Included a lightweight camera bag that provides protection and enough space to carry the basic needs to use the camera.
Cons: None so far
Other Comments: Buydig bundle included the extras at the same price other vendors charged for camera only
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome and great Value!
January 06, 2015
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5 out of 5 stars   Exceptional Value and Fast Service
January 04, 2015
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder Black Kit (E2CNVHFR500K)
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5 out of 5 stars   cannon digital video camera package
(Puyallup, WA) October 30, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder Black Kit (E2CNVHFR500K)
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Pros: Excellent camera, case, and tripod
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4 out of 5 stars   Well worth the price
By BC (Harrisville, WV) October 02, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder - Black (CNVHFR500K)
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Pros: Lightweight, small, decent audio pick-up, simple to use
Cons: None so far
Other Comments: I have completed only 2 recordings so far with each one lasting close to 25 minutes. It performed well under indoor lighting and picked up audio from a distance of 15 feet easily. So far it is meeting my expectations considering the low price point.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Movie camcorder
(Md) September 01, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder Black Kit (E2CNVHFR500K)
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Pros: She loves the touch screen . Liked the bundle with everything included.
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Other Comments: Gave this to granddaughter for her special 13 th birthday . She loves it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Canon Vixia HF R500
By vm (Near Cincinnati, Ohio) August 22, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder White Kit (E2CNVHFR500W)
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Pros: Never seen this feature mentioned anywhere (not even in the manual) - the HDMI port will output the video as you shoot videos/stills (just like the view finder) so you can view it on a large monitor as your recording. - Can use 64gb memory (don't know about higher), long battery life - easy to use - small footprint - the steady shot is extremely good. various FPS settings (up to 60fps) and inputs for external microphone and headphones.
Cons: wish the still photos (2mb) was somewhat higher . but hey, let's get real for package price
Other Comments: Beach camera shipped it fast, and pleased with the whole camera package that (i assume) they put together. At the time I bought this 7-14, this was the best price I could find as a bundled set. I was finding just the camera for higher prices.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Canon VIXIA HF R52 1080/60p HD 3-inch Touch Panel Display Camcorder Kit
(Mays Landing, NJ.) July 26, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R52 1080/60p HD 3-inch Touch Panel Display Camcorder Kit (E2CNVHFR52)
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Pros: Once you figure out the controls camera is easy to operate. Plug into the HDMI TV is easy and plays quickly.
Cons: The panel display in the sunlight is absolutely horrible. The only thing you see is the reflection of your own image. You end up pointing the camcorder at the general direction of the object(s) and hope for the best. Had I known this, I would not have made the purchase. There should be a separate viewfinder to look through. The low rating is because of the sunlight affecting the panel display, not for the picture quality, which is very good. A serious camcorder operator would not tolerate this malfunction.
Other Comments: I purchased this camcorder specifically to photograph my aunt's burial at Arlington and because of the terrible sunlight conditions with the panel display the outcome was way less than hoped for.
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4 out of 5 stars   Very Nice! but wish wifi would work
May 23, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R52 1080/60p HD 3-inch Touch Panel Display Camcorder Kit (E2CNVHFR52)
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Pros: Easy to use, including touch screen. Eventually got "Monitor from Home" to work after reading the full manual and discovering I couldn't use relay or duplicate recording modes while using "Monitor from home." I'm really glad I got a 32GB SD card with it -- copying files from that goes noticeably faster than using the USB 2 cable.
Cons: I still haven't found any way to get the "Monitor while out" function to work -- since the camera refuses to connect with my 1-yr old Belkin WPA2 router, despite the fact that it shows up fine on the camera as a wifi source to connect to, and trying all possible connection methods.
Other Comments: The quick start "manual" should make it clear that you don't need any special software to transfer videos from camera to computer. Just put the camera in viewing mode (not recording mode) and connect the USB cable to the computer. It took me a few days to discover this important point, since my other video camera (JVC) doesn't care what mode it is in when connecting to a computer.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   great item great service
April 24, 2014
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080/60p HD Camcorder Black Kit (E2CNVHFR500K)
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Pros: Small, light weight, great video quality, great on board mic, very easy menues.
Cons: Short battery life
Other Comments: This was my first time ordering from buydig, they were great, very helpful, best price around, and fast shipping.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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