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Canon Vixia HF R600 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 285g CMOS Feb 2015
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With the VIXIA HF R600 camcorder, you'll capture daily family life, special occasions and creative video essays easily, with the spectacular quality your memories and videography deserve. The... More
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Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder Review

16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this small sensor size camcorder rated it as 90%.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all video cameras manufactured by Canon.

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R600, the Vixia HF R600 is Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the XA30[pl_3118750_price], or the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price] both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at including the XA30[pl_3118750_price], or the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price] both from Canon.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R600 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R600. Across all the similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago the digital zooms range from 6x to 3,000x.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R600 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this type and age. Most comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Canon camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vixia HF R600 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 also have a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the XA30[pl_3118750_price], or the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price] both from Canon.

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Very Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the maximum fash memory capacities range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 14GB. When compared to other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 that we have assessed the maximum fash memory capacity of, the Vixia HF R600's maximum fash memory capacity of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all video cameras that were launched more than a year ago the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" to 1/4".

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Vixia HF R600 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R600. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small

The heights of similar spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago range from 58mm to 600mm. At only 58 millimeters, the Canon Vixia HF R600 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R600.

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Very Small

At only 53 millimeters, the Vixia HF R600 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than a year ago. Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R600 the widths range from 53mm to 530mm, and the average width is 90mm.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.9lx.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vixia HF R600 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R600 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vixia HF R600 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R600 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R600, the Vixia HF R600 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R600, the Canon Vixia HF R600 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vixia HF R600 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF R600 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Vixia HF R600 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R600 is 2.2MP, and the megapixel counts range from 2MP to 3MP. With a megapixel count of only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF R600 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R600.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The average movie megapixel count of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R600 is 2.2MP. At only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R600

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the Vixia HF R600 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R600 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R600.

If this Canon camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF G25[plb_3118843_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R600 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R600.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] (40x), or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x).

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Average Weight

The Vixia HF R600 has a fairly typical weight (285 grams) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R600.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] (308g), the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (266g), or the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] (288g).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Shutter Type
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 March 2015 by ShoGunnGT
ShoGunnGT would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera at the suggestion of one of the B&H online chat sales associates. I told him I needed a video camera with a wide angle view for the purpose of streaming athletic events, such as... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by PAC 14
PAC 14 would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

This camera is a basic consumer camera, but it has an external microphone input and headset jack that doubles for A/V out. We always use external mics. for any interviews. We use it for community... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Grizzly TV
(Verified Purchase)

I teach a high school television program. I needed a simple, sturdy camera for my first-year students to learn about camera functions and shot framing on. The HF R600 fit the bill. At this great... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Run and Gun
Run and Gun would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

This camera is excellent for all kinds of videographers because it is reliable, simple and easy to use. It is great for professionals because it can be used as a B-Cam with other canon camcorders... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2015 by Outdoor Video Guy
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera primarily because of the zoom. I have been using the Canon M500 which I love, but I have wished at times that it had more zoom. The R600 has more zoom, which is great. But I... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2015 by Sturgissteele
Sturgissteele would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

Just grab and go! Small enough to carry easily. It'll remind you to open the lens cover, which will be obvious when you don't see anything on the screen, but it's good to know your screen is black... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Dr. Mike S.
Dr. Mike S. would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

Good camcorder for the price. Relatively easy to use, but still getting used to it. Please note that you cannot charge the battery unless it is in the camcorder. So, I highly recommend getting... Read more…

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Bobs426
Bobs426 would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

This is the first camcorder I have bought in years. Used it to record a band. I was able to plug my stereo recording mic into it. I was also able to reconfigure the A/V jack to headphones only,... Read more…

Reviewed 27 July 2015 by VBteacher
VBteacher would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

I use these with my video broadcasting students. The video quality is great for our needs even zoomed in as far as it will go. It packs small in the camera bag, easy for hand held video taking. We... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Erocko
Erocko would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R600 (Verified Purchase)

We use this camcorder to record random events on our college campus to post online. We wanted something easy enough to use for anyone and HD quality recording. Great - East to use and setup -... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0280c001, canon 0280c019, canon canhfr600, canon canhfr600b, canon canhfr600bk
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