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Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Camcorder | Review 2016

August 24, 2016 by  
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Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF R700 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 32x Optical Zoom

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*New for 2016. The Canon HF-R700 is Canon’s low cost Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video (1080p). The 32x Optical Zoom Lens (57x advanced zoom) delivers excellent image quality and has SuperRange optical image stabilization (to keep video sharp in low light, or when doing handheld shots without a tripod). External Microphone Terminal and Headphone Jack. Included is a 1/4.85 inch HD CMOS Image Sensor, AVCHD H.264, Cinema-Look Filters, 2 megapixel still images, and has a 24p, 30p and new 60p mode. The included External Microphone Jack will give you better sound options. The HF-R700 records at up to 24mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate) or 35mbps using MP4 compression. At maximum HD quality , you can record about 2 hours to a 32GB SDHC/SDXC memory card. Camcorder turns on/off instantly when you open the LCD panel. Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)sound. The Baby Mode, Pre-Records the previous 3 seconds, so you won’t miss any action when you press the record button. Intelligent IS (image stabilization) system.

Full HD This model has an HDMI Mini Connector (output) for best quality when hooking this camcorder directly to an HDTV. Features a 3.0 inch LCD touch screen (with 230,000 pixels). 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor. Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3) stereo sound.

Canon HF-R700 Dimensions: 2.1″ x 2.3″ x 4.6″ (10.9 ounces).
Camcorder HD Recording Modes: 1080p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 24fps, 1080p @60fps, 30p, 24p, 60p
Camcorder 32x Lens: 35mm equivalent: 32.5-1853mm f/1.8-4.5

Smart-Review Commentary: For 2016, Canon’s HF R700 is Canon’s lowest cost HD camcorder, yet is packed with a lot of features. This model has a 32x optical zoom, and has an advanced mode to take it to 57x without loss of image quality. This model also has Canon’s SuperRange optical image stabilization to keep images steady, especially when you use the long zoom lens. Live Streaming is a new function of the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder’s built-in Wi-Fi®. It allows you to receive live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS® or Android™ device*, using the free Canon CameraAccess app. You can even start/stop, zoom, and control other features remotely. You can monitor babies, pets, or wildlife through this feature.

A surprising feature in a low cost camcorder is the inclusion of a External Microphone Jack which will give you more options for quality sound, and a headphone jack will allow you to monitor your audio. The camcorder can also record in .mp4 format for uploading to facebook, youtube, etc. The Canon R700 has a faster frame rate 60p mode, which is great for sports. This model has the new Digic DV4 processor. New improved longer life battery included. This is an excellent HD camcorder for the money and is a Smart-Review top pick for 2016.

**This model no longer available, go with the Canon HF-R800 latest model**

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    Camcorder Features

  • *New 2016 Model
  • Full HD Recording
  • 32x Optical Zoom
  • 57x Advanced Zoom
  • SD memory cards
  • Native 24p Mode
  • 30p Progressive Mode
  • 60p Progressive Mode
  • HDMI Terminal for HDTV
  • Compact Size
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/4.85 inch imager
  • 3.0-inch LCD Touchscreen

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Newest Model previewed the HF-R70, HF-R700, and HF-R700 at CES 2016

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