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Canon Vixia HF R600 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 285g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
User reviews are excellent
Nice design
Good size
46 Reviews

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 46 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 90%. Over 95% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Five people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Rsk said in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “Pretty good for what it is”. Sturgissteele mentioned “Image stabilization pretty good” in their review of this camcorder. Rctarheel rated this camcorder 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “This is pretty good basic camcorder for the price”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Sturgissteele mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It's smooth” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Thirteen customers who bought the Canon Vixia HF R600 mentioned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Photoj_eric mentioned “It is easy to use and has good anti-shake features” in their review of this camcorder. Arif said on Bestbuy.com “It has good picture quality, very handy, good for travel”. Shogunngt mentioned “The included camera features are nice - touch-screen display, fairly intuitive navigation on the menus, ability to manually adjust the white balance”.

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Sturgissteele mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Easy to navigate the menus” in their review of this camcorder.

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Robust

One person who reviewed this camcorder thought it was reliable. Two years ago Run and Gun said “This camera is excellent for all kinds of videographers because it is reliable, simple and easy to use” in their review of this camcorder.

One person said in their reviews that it was well made. Leicafan said in their Canon Vixia HF R600 review on Bhphotovideo.com “It is designed to be a solid basic palm held camcorder”.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Grizzly Tv mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I needed a simple, sturdy camera for my first-year students to learn about camera functions” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Quality

Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Great Picture Quality” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF R600 and rated it 80 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Good video quality” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Quality of image” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Vbteacher scored the Canon Vixia HF R600 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this camcorder “It is compact and light for easy vacation use”. Mickonator said in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “Good camera for a compact”. Manny mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “I like the portability and compact nature”.

Two people who bought this camcorder considered that it was lightweight. Videofrank scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The results were phenomenal! Small, lightweight, easy to use”. Two years ago Mickonator said “Lightweight and easy to use with a external mic adapter” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer who bought it thought it was easy to carry around. Pac 14 wrote “It is easy to carry, great optical stabilizer for hand held shooting” in their review of this camcorder.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 285 grams, the Vixia HF R600 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 285g weight camcorders and we think the Canon Vixia HF R40 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who purchased the product mentioned that it had good features. Two years ago Rsk mentioned “A good feature set for a sub-$ camera”.


Price

Good Value for Money

Eleven people who reviewed the Canon Vixia HF R600 thought it was good value for money. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great price”. Two years ago Photoj_eric gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I am very satisfied at the Canon Vixia HF R600 HD Camcorder's performance at a reasonable price”. Sturgissteele said “Really nice camcorder for the price”.

One owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was expensive. Shogunngt mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This was the least expensive camera we could find capable of shooting at 60fps, along with the ability to mount a wide-angle lens on the front”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner mentioned that it was noisy. Sturgissteele said on Bhphotovideo.com “Very noisy recording otherwise” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF R600.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who bought the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Dr. Mike S. mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “So, I highly recommend getting another battery with its own charger set-up” in his review of this camcorder and rated it 4 stars out of 5.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R600 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The smallest digital zoom of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 720x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R600 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32x (optical) video cameras and we think the Canon Legria HF R406 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (40x).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF R600 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a microphone in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a composite video out, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Vixia HF R600 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera do support HDMI.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also support HDMI that you might want to consider including the Sony HVR-Z7 which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Vixia HF R600 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Vixia HF R600 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera is 360,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99) is also worth considering.

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Storage

Fairly Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of video cameras of this spec and age is 4GB, the biggest is 120GB, and the average flash memory is 22GB. With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners thought it had a good screen. Outdoor Video Guy said in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “Especially as I want to use a third party shade to make it easier to see the screen in bright sun light”. Sturgissteele said “It's good to know your screen is black for that reason” in their review of this camcorder and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

Good Zoom

Six customers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Zoom rangeperformance” in their review of this camcorder. Outdoor Video Guy rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this camcorder “The extra zoom is really nice”. Desert Phil mentioned “Stabilization is good, zoom range is excellent, image quality is acceptable” in their review of this camcorder and scored it 80 out of 100.

Five customers who purchased this camcorder considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Optical Stabilizer”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Good Image Stabilization” in their review. Leicafan mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The Image stabilizer works well” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Vixia HF R600 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Vixia HF R600 does not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803254792

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