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Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder | Review

January 1, 2021 by  
Filed under Digital Camcorders, Featured Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF R800 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 32x Optical Zoom

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The Canon HF-R800 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, 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-R800 records at up to 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. Pre REC Function: 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.

Updates: Canon has added Slow & Fast Motion Recording, Highlight Priority Mode which can give you an HDR-like quality to your video. and prevents loss of detail in high brightness areas.

Canon HF-R800 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: Canon’s HF R800 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. . A surprising feature in a low cost camcorder is the inclusion of an 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 R800 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.

Canon Vixia HF R800 Canon HF R800
(HD no WiFi)
Canon HF G50
(4K with WiFi)
    Camcorder Features

  • *Latest Model
  • Full HD Recording
  • 32x Optical Zoom
  • 57x Advanced Zoom
  • High Capacity Battery
  • 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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Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder | Review Summary

Summarized Review: The Canon HF R800 is a highly rated entry level HD Camcorder. Capable of Full HD 1080p video up to 60p. The telephoto lens gives you up to 27x optical zoom, with optical image stabilization. Features include 3-inch LCD screen, microphone & headphone jacks. The Canon HF R800 is a top pick.
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Product Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Resources: Canon HF-R800 user manuals