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VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder

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The Canon VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder is a compact, easy-to-use camcorder that captures breathtaking Full HD video while offering impressive zooming power. Superb imaging is ensured with a more sensitive Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV III Image Processor. Video is steady and clear even at the large end of the 51x Advanced Zoom, thanks to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent IS. The VIXIA HF R300 is equipped with flexible features to suit your shooting and sharing needs, and the interface makes the large Flat Touch Panel LCD simpler than ever. Includes an attractive carrying case and a 4GB SD card.


  • 1/4.85-inch CMOS Sensor
  • Full HD Video
  • 3.0" Widescreen Colour Touch LCD
  • Record in AVCHD or MP4 format to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • With Cinema-Look Filters and Touch Decoration, you can be sure that your videos express yourself like never before
  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video
  • Improved Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide the ultimate in colour and imaging performance
  • Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible) for fast and easy sharing of your memories
  • Choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
  • 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips
  • Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field
  • Cinema-Look Filter offers seven different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks, and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for creative flair
  • Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece
  • 24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web
  • Microphone terminal with manual audio level control, and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility


  • High Definition Camcorder
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording system: AVCHD/MPEG-4
  • Image Sensor: 1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Colour Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080); Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Lens Zoom Ratio: 51x Advanced* / 32 Optical/1020x Digital (*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only)
  • Focal Length: 2.8-89.6mm
  • 35mm Film Equivalent: Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm, Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm, Advanced Zoom On: 33.9-1729mm
  • Zoom Speed: Variable/ 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
  • Focusing System: TTL (through the lens)
  • Manual Exposure: Yes
  • Programmed AE: Smart Auto, M Mode*1, Cinema Mode*2 (*1 P, SCN*3; *2 P only; *3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
  • Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000 sec., Still Image: 1/500 sec.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: Auto mode: 10 mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1 m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end; All other modes: 10 mm (WIDE end), 1 m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens) However, approx. 50 cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
  • Frame Rate: NTSC: AVCHD: 60i/PF24/PF30, MP4: 24P/30P
  • Minimum Illumination: NTSC: 5 lx, 0.4 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec)
  • Image Stabilization: Optical System (Lens-shift system): Intelligent IS in Auto mode, Dynamic IS (default), Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
  • IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode: Standard IS, IS Off * Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)
  • Filter Diameter: Not Supported
  • Viewfinder: Not Available
  • LCD Screen: 3.0-inch Widescreen Colour Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
  • Recording Media: 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
  • USB Terminal: mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
  • Video Terminal: Component (output), Composite (output)
  • Audio: AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel), MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel), Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
  • Accessory Shoe: Not Available
  • Supplied Video Editing Software: Video Browser Editing Disc, ImageBrowser Disc, Transfer Utility Disc
  • HDMI Terminal: Available; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Colour supported
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Operating Temperature range: 23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity 32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 2.1 x 2.2. x 4.5 in / 54 x 55 x 115mm (Not including grip belt)
  • Weight: Approx 8.8 oz / 250g (Not including grip belt), Approx. 9.9 oz./ 280g (Including BP-709, Memory Card and Grip Belt)


  • VIXIA HF R300 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-709
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Carrying Case
  • 4GB SD Card
  • Bundled CD ROMs: Pixela Transfer Utility Disc, ImageBrowser EX/ Image Mix / Music Data Disc

About Canon

Canon Canada Inc. has been selling and promoting its cutting edge line of camera and optical equipment since its inception in 1973. Headquartered in Mississauga Ontario, Canon Canada is a highly-respected market leader in business and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. The extensive line of Canon products is constantly evolving to reflect the technological innovation the Company is renowned for.

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