Canon VIXIA HF R500

1/4.85" CMOS, 3.28MP, 1920 x 1080, NTSC, 32x Optical/1140x Digital, TTL, 7.62 cm (3 ") LCD, Black

Canon
9176B001
13-01-2014
Discover a world of new shooting possibilities with VIXIA HF R500 camcorder's giant 57x Advanced Zoom! Get up close from virtually anywhere and feel free to walk while shooting: the camcorder's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer will keep your video sharp and steady. Capture truly impressive, amazingly realistic 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Even the fastest moving subjects are rendered with crisp detail thanks to 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) formats, and video is recorded directly to a convenient, removable SD memory card. Parents take note: Advanced Baby Mode gives you an easy, organized way to track the daily development of up to three children. Just pick up the camcorder and start shooting: there's no need to worry about settings in this mode - every precious moment is automatically captured with the best possible quality for the shooting conditions. Not only is this camcorder easy to control with its 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD and fast, intuitive interface, but it also incorporates lots of ways to make your video polished, creative and of the highest quality. Intelligent IS optimizes image stabilization for the given conditions, while Smart AUTO chooses the best camcorder settings based on 38 predefined shooting situations. You'll record outstanding audio even under difficult conditions with Audio Scene Select, and give your video a unique creative spin with seven beautiful Cinema-Look Filter effects that can be added during or after shooting. And to keep the fun and memory-making going longer, the VIXIA HF R500 features a high capacity battery pack.

- 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.
- Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
- DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.
- Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card.
- 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
- 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD offers fast, easy and intuitive controls.
- Advanced Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings for capturing your baby's daily growth with ease.
- High capacity battery pack helps ensure extended shooting time so you can capture important moments.
- Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to help optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
- Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio.
- Smart AUTO helps make shooting great videos easy.
- Seven Cinema-Look Filter effects give video a cinematic feel and can be applied during or after shooting for your convenience.

Storage

Camcorder media type 
Memory card
Compatible memory cards 
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported 
N
Camcorder tape type 
N

Video

Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Full HD 
Y
Video formats supported 
AVCHD, MPEG4
Video resolutions 
1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Analog signal format system 
NTSC

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Weight 
235g
Viewfinder type 
N
Built-in flash 
N
Optical sensor size 
1/0.191 mm (1/4.85")
LED indicators
Y
AC adapter included
Y
Headphone connectivity 
3.5 mm
Shutter speed (video)
0.0005s

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
N
S-Video out 
N
Composite video out 
1
Headphone outputs 
1
Microphone in 
Y

Performance

Minimum illumination 
0.4 lx

Display

Built-in display 
Y
Display 
LCD
Display resolution (numeric) 
230000 pixels
Vari-angle LCD display
Y
Touch screen 
Y

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Built-in microphone 
Y
Audio formats supported 
AAC, AC3

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie)
2.07 MP

Lens system

Optical zoom 
32x
Digital zoom 
1140x
Interchangeable lens 
N
Focal length range (f-f) 
2.8 - 89.6 mm
Image stabilizer type
Hybrid

Camera

White balance 
Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten
Scene modes 
Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset
Photo effects 
Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Camcorder type 
Handheld camcorder
3D compatibility 
N

Focusing

Focus adjustment
Auto
Normal focusing range
0.0001 - 1m

Light exposure

Light exposure modes 
Auto, Manual

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
-5 - 45 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
0 - 85%

Packaging content

Quick start guide 
Y

Picture quality

Sensor type 
CMOS
Image stabilizer 
Y
Total megapixels 
3.28 MP

Weight & dimensions

Width 
5.3 cm
Depth 
11.6 cm
Height 
5.7 cm

Other features

Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
Effective megapixels (image)
2.07 MP
Shutter speed (photo)
0.002s