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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
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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15 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 6 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 83%.

Excellent Brand

We checked 1,421 user and expert reviews for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range.

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF R62 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R62 are not Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R62 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF R62 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R62, the Canon Vixia HF R62 has an HDMI.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Vixia HF R62 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this Canon video camera 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R62.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This video camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on camcorders of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Auto" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a built-in display. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a greater number of photo effects than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R62. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this camcorder.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R62 is 8GB, the largest is 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB. With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R62 has one of the larger internal storage capacitys amongst video cameras of this age.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Vixia HF R62 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all video cameras of this type and age the best optical sensor size is 1/2" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Three White Balances

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

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8 Reasons Against

£30.36 Price Increase

In the last 48 days the price of the Vixia HF R62 has increased by £30.36.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Vixia HF R62 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Vixia HF R62 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The Vixia HF R62 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vixia HF R62 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R62 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than a year are not waterproof. The Vixia HF R62 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have a built-in projector. The Canon Vixia HF R62 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 video camera has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Expensive

The cheapeast video cameras of this type and age that we found costs £93 and the most expensive costs £2,850. We think that this small total megapixels video camera looks expensive for a camcorder that has been on the market for more than a year.

7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R62

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This small total megapixels video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R62 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF R62.

Alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Vixia HF R62 has a fairly typical digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R62.

We compared all the other 1,140x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R62 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R62.

There are a number of other 32x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 240 grams, the Vixia HF R62 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] (285g and higher rated).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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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 (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
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…

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