Canon Vixia HF R300 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 51x Advanced Zoom

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  • Brand: Canon
  • Category: Camcorders
  • screen size: 3"
The Canon 5978B001 VIXIA HF R300 Full HD Camcorder is equipped with a 1/4.85-inch CMOS sensor that enables you to capture 1080p full HD videos that will surely blow your mind away. It also has a 32x optical zoom that makes it perfect for covering events from long distances and its 3.0” Flat Touch Panel LCD lets you easily navigate the camcorder's interface with the touch of your fingertips. Storage for your recorded videos are accommodated through SD/SDHC/SDXC cards so you can easily transfer and share files to your computer.


  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. 1/4.85-inch CMOS Sensor.
  • Improved Canon 3.28 MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new GUI (graphical user interface) for easy touch control
  • Smart AUTO with 38 predefined video capture situations including Auto Tele Macro for close-ups and shallow depth-of-field shots
  • Cinema-Look Filters, Story Createor and 24p Cinema Mode provide a variety of professional cinematic looks and web-compatible clip options


Media Format:

Memory Stick PRO Duo



Screen Size:




Optical Zoom:


Storage Type:

Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)

Recording Definition:

High Definition



J. Boman 4.0
116 of 122 people found the following review helpful
Got this Camcorder from my pre-order today, and like it so far, here are some of the things I have noticed so far.Very small and light, similar to previous years models, I am using a Transcend 32GB class 10 card, which works just fine for it.I plugged it in and can confirm that it takes about 2 and 1/2 hours to fully charge (my battery was completely dead when received)Battery life is almost non-existent... I was surprised to read in the owner manual that when recording in FXP 1920x1080 mode tha ... t you could expect only about 25 minutes of battery life... I record in the slightly higher MXP mode and can also confirm that this is a pretty close guestimate as I have recorded around 10 - 15 minutes, and my battery indicator shows that it is at 50%, so more than one battery, or an extended battery will quickly become a must!Also as the previous reviewer mentioned, the current title that amazon gives this camcorder ". More >
ET 5.0
97 of 102 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this camcorder when it was released and have used it for various projects. It is very pocketable, the video image stabilizer works well, the SD cards make it incredibly easy to transfer pictures to your computer and once you've selected the MPG settings that work best for you there's little left to chance. The zoom, color, exposure control, and even audio (I know, it's a consumer camcorder) is quite sufficient for most people who are looking for a great value in this price range.Bu ... t -- far too many comments are based on the battery and not on the camcorder itself.Buy they generic BP-727 two pack of batteries and get back to the camcorder.BATTERY SOLUTIONThe generic BP-727s and pair of chargers are EXTREMELY affordable. They are generally not chipped yet so the camcorder cannot tell you how much time you have left. More >
Steve G. 3.0
87 of 93 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this Camcorder on the day it came out and had high expectations. I had a number of Canon camcorders before and I really like their picture quality. However, when I used this one for the first time, I run out of battery after 20 minutes and had only about 12 minutes worth of footage. For a consumer product in this day and age, this is completely unacceptable.