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Capture your family's most precious memories
With the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder
Thanks to its powerful zoom, you can record moments near, far and in between. Exciting new features include Highlight Priority mode with backlight correction to help you get the best shots you can, and improved slow and fast recording options that let you experiment with different ways to record. The lightweight package of the VIXIA HF R800 means you can keep it on hand to record whatever you want, whenever you want, to removable SD cards that provide quick and convenient sharing. Easy to use and bring with you, pick up the VIXIA HF R800 and start making memories.
57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom and Super Range OIS
57x Advanced ZoomYou won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R800 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 ideal for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Available in manual mode, Advanced Zoom takes the camcorder's telephoto power from 32.5mm all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent) for amazing 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 StabilizationCanon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps correct camera shake quickly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths can be sharp and steady. Providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, the Dynamic Image Stabilization system on the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – helps ensure smooth, virtually distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF R800 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.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder incorporates the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for outstanding imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, virtually noise-free images even in dark scenes. It also speeds up operation and enables steady image stabilization for clear images even when shooting handheld.
Record Video Directly to a Removable SD Memory Card
The VIXIA HF R800 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 R800 also lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.
MP4 1080/60p Recording
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder gives you high-quality MP4 recording. 1080/60p recording captures a large amount of information, virtually eliminating diagonal noise so even fast-moving subjects can show up crisply. This great sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, helps you take advantage of all that Full HD has to offer. Files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35 Mbps, so image quality is incredibly high.
Lightweight, Portable Body
Keep the VIXIA HF R800 with you for life's unforgettable memories. A lightweight, compact and convenient body means you can have the camcorder ready for those extraordinary moments, with no need to worry about it taking up precious luggage room for your vacations, outings and family trips.
3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder features a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen that's bright and clearly visible, even outdoors in the sun, with rich, natural color reproduction. Its streamlined user interface makes choosing focal points, tracking moving subjects, and shooting and watching your videos easy and fun. Clear explanations pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so even new videographers can feel confident as they create impressive videos.
High-capacity BP-727 Battery Pack
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder is powered by a high capacity Battery Pack BP-727. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for long periods, but features intelligent technology can accurately indicate remaining battery time for extra insurance that you won't miss an important shooting opportunity.
Flexible Slow and Fast Motion Recording
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder delivers flexible Slow and Fast Motion capabilities for a variety of customizable recording options. You can record slow-motion images at speed settings down to 0.5x, ideal for checking out your golf swing or creating movie-like slow-mo effects. Fast motion has a top speed of 1200x, recording an incredible 20 hours of action in a single one-minute scene. You can even choose new speed settings of 300x and 600x for added flexibility.
Highlight Priority Mode with Backlight Correction
Capture your memories exactly as you see them with the improved Highlight Priority Mode, which helps to prevent loss of detail in high brightness areas. Now featuring Backlight Correction, the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder delivers footage that's more balanced and realistic, leaving you with beautiful memories to enjoy for years to come. Designed to be displayed on bright LCD TVs, you can show your videos at a high brightness setting for accurate and pleasing results.
Zoom Framing Assist Setting
To complement the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder's long-distance recording capability, Zoom Framing Assist helps keep distant subjects in the frame. When you're shooting at the long end of the zoom and you've lost your subject, simply press an icon on the touch screen and the zoom magnification will automatically decrease, making it easy for you to locate and zoom in on the subject. Available in Auto or Manual mode, Zoom Framing Assist helps you accurately track and capture your subject.
File Lock Function
With one simple setting, you can keep your videos safe from accidental operational errors. The File Lock function disables deletion, dividing, trimming, copying, MP4 conversion and thumbnail changes with a touch, giving you peace of mind when children or others use your camcorder.
Compatible with Canon Connect Station CS100 via USB
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder is compatible with Canon's photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. It provides up to 1TB of hard drive space, storing approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content^^. For ease of use, it features USB connectivity for quick file transfer, as well as simple menus for easy file storage, managing and sorting. Images and videos can then be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV, sent for printing and more.
- Calculated with approx. 6.6MB for each photo and with average 32 Mbps Full HD video.
CameraWindow DC Software
CameraWindow DC software is available as a downloadable application. The software can make it easy to import MP4 and JPEG files from your VIXIA camcorder to a PC or Mac, where they can be shared and edited.
VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder
Battery Pack BP-727
Compact Power Adapter CA-110
Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100
USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S
8 GB SD Card
Vixia HF R800
|Standard Definition or High Definition||High Definition|
|Video Recording system||MPEG-4|
|Image Sensor||1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 3.28 Megapixels|
|Effective Pixels||Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
|Maximum recording Time||
32GB SD Memory Card in MP4*:
* Variable bit rate.
35mm Film Equivalent:
|Focusing System||TTL (Through The Lens)|
Smart AUTO, P, SCN*1, High-brightness priority, Cinema Mode*2
*1 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset Scene, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
|Max Shutter Speed||Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
|Minimum Focusing Distance||
Auto mode: 10mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50cm at TELE end
All other modes: 10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens). However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Custom WB|
P mode: Approx. 5 lux
Intelligent IS in Auto/Baby mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in P/High-brightness priority/SCN*1/ Cinema Mode:
Angular velocity detection (using piezoelectric vibration sensor) and hybrid by sensor based movement vector detection supported.
*1Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
|Filter Diameter||43mm diameter|
|LCD Screen||3.0-inch (7.51cm) panel, widescreen color LCD (approx. 230,000 dots)|
|Recording Media||1 SD/SDHC/SDXC/FlashAir memory card slot|
|USB Terminal||mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported|
Signal configuration: NTSC standard color video signals
|Audio||Types of signals: Stereo audio signal
Impedance: Less than 3 kΩ
Signal level: -10 dBV (with 47 kΩ load)
Frequency characteristic: 60 Hz to 16 kHz (range between 1 kHz reference ±3 dB)
|Accessory Shoe||Not Available|
|Supplied Video Editing Software||Not Available|
|HDMI Terminal||HDMI Mini Connector, output only for both images and sound|
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal||3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack (also serves as AV mini-terminal)
Impedance: 47 Ω
Output signal level: -18 dBV (with 16 Ω load at maximum volume)
|Operating Temperature range||23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation)
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
|Dimensions||Approx. 2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6 in. / 53 x 58 x 116mm (not including grip belt)|
|Weight||Approx. 8.3 oz. / 235g (body, not including grip belt)
Approx. 10.8 oz. / 305g (including Battery BP-727, memory card, grip belt)
60P (DOM) recording: Memory cards of class 6 or 10
Class 4, 6 or 10 memory cards are recommended in the high-image-quality and Full HD standard modes.
Slow & Fast motion recording: Use of Class 6 or 10 memory cards
Any class of card may be used for photo shooting.
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