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Canon Vixia HF R600
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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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12 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this camcorder on average 90 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

Small total megapixels video cameras manufactured by Canon have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small total megapixels video cameras) and found that Canon also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Vixia HF R600 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think cheaper video cameras such as the JVC GY-HM600[plb_3153524_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 range from 4x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 840x. With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Vixia HF R600 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this spec and age. This Canon video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R600.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R600, the Vixia HF R600 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think cheaper video cameras such as the JVC GY-HM600[plb_3153524_price] is also worth considering.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/2".

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has Four White Balances

The Vixia HF R600 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the Vixia HF R600. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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9 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £20.76

The price of the Vixia HF R600 has increased by £20.76 in the last 45 days.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Vixia HF R600 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF R600 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon Vixia HF R600 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that were launched more than a year ago are not 3D. The Vixia HF R600 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched more than a year ago, the Vixia HF R600 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Vixia HF R600 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the Vixia HF R600 do not have a built-in projector. The Vixia HF R600 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF R600 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R600 the effective megapixels (movie)s range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.2MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R600

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R600.

If this small total megapixels video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the JVC GY-HM600[plb_3153524_price] (3.5") which is also cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R600 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R600.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included

User Reviews

(46)
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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