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Canon Vixia HF R62
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Canon Vixia HF R62 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 240g Feb 2015
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17 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, Vixia HF R62 owners rated this video camera 83%.

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Vixia HF R62 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 also have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price] is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R62 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price].

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Vixia HF R62 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price].

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 range from 6x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 770x. The Vixia HF R62 has one of the bigger digital zooms (1,140 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

We compared all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price], the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], and the Legria HF R66[pl_2848576_price] all from Canon is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x) which is also higher rated.

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The Vixia HF R62 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. This video camera has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most commonly found exposure mode found on camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R62. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R62 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were released one year ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider including the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price].

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Vixia HF R62 is more than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon video camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R62 is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/4".

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Vixia HF R62 is more than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Small

The average height of camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R62 is 110mm. With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Vixia HF R62 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Small

Across all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R62 the widths range from 53mm to 530mm, and the average width is 90mm. At only 53 millimeters, the Vixia HF R62 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R62.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vixia HF R62 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R62 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R62 are not 3D compatible. The Canon Vixia HF R62 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Vixia HF R62 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Vixia HF R62 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Vixia HF R62 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Vixia HF R62 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R62

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R62 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], or the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF G25[plb_3118843_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Vixia HF R62 has a relatively standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R62.

We compared all the other 32x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price], the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], and the Legria HF R66[pl_2848576_price] all from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 240 grams, the Canon Vixia HF R62 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R62.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R67[plb_2882031_price] (240g).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

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
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Craig the Bassist
Craig the Bassist would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the camera for creating music videos with my music ensembles. I edit the video using Final Cut Pro on my MacBookPro. The process could not be easier, and the video is amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by John
John would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

Love the resolution. Best camera for sports filming. A++...

Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Pippykatstamper
Pippykatstamper would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

The last time I purchased a video camera was in 1993 for a trip to Alaska! With a Pacific Northwest trip and an Alaskan cruise planned in 2015 and 2016, I decided to plunge into the 21st century... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2015 by KH
KH would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62

I use this camera for personal video blogging and for occastional corporate video shoots. I chose this over other models because of the external mic input and the internal memory size. I love it... Read more…

Reviewed 29 March 2015 by Classic
Classic would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R62 (Verified Purchase)

Very useful and easy to use. The touchscreen makes for easy adjustments and handling...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Location Of Zoom Control
Reviewed 3 August 2015 by MMM the MMM

I bought this product in may on B&H, and just started to use it. the sharpess of this item is devastating, so unclear, so blurry. (i treid to exchange it by B&H for a better one, but they wont let... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0278c004

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