Canon Vixia HF R100
Manufacturer: Canon Part number: 4394B001
- More product information:
- Editors' review
- User reviews
- Product series
- Manufacturer info
- Bottom Line:
- If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.
Where to buy
|store||customer rating||inventory||tax & shipping||price|
| || In stock || |
Enter zip code to get total price:
as of 05/21/2013
CNET editors' review
price range: $399.95
- Reviewed by: Lori Grunin
- Reviewed on: 08/16/2010
The good: Mic and headphone jacks rare in this price class; straightforward and functional design.
The bad: Poor low-light video and color accuracy; lens doesn't focus very closely; subpar battery life.
The bottom line: If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.
I can't ask for more": I'm impressed
by cnbeep on June 20, 2011
Pros: I don't know about what happened to the highly negative reviewer - that wasn't my experience at all with this camera. I shot about an hour in "Auto" and "SP" (that's standard play) mode indoors and out. It's very easy to use. It was not noisy, picks up bi
Cons: Can't think of any - especially at this price.
Summary: Sure, if I had spent a lot more I'd have gotten more bells and whistles but it's a real good camcorder and it didn't cost a lot. ...
Summary: Sure, if I had spent a lot more I'd have gotten more bells and whistles but it's a real good camcorder and it didn't cost a lot. I'd buy another, and I'm not a newbe to photography. I've been taking pictures all over the world since the late 1960's and I know how to be anal, but have learned to avoid that. Makes me happier. Thanks for reading this and enjoy this good buy, 'cause I am.
HF R100 was a terrible deal.
by DanDeCarli on June 16, 2011
Pros: This camcorder films 1080p 2.34 megapixels and the microphone must be awesome as you can hear the inside motor better then anything else. It's the cheapest HD camcorder of this type I've seen so far.
Cons: Not expected quality in a 1080p TV screen. Colors are not good either, lens also no good, battery time is "NOT THAT BAD". Also the zoom is not that bad.
Summary: Not expected quality. In a 1080p TV the image is not so good (it's 2.34 megapixels, below than the minimum for a good quality in 1080p which is ...
Summary: Not expected quality. In a 1080p TV the image is not so good (it's 2.34 megapixels, below than the minimum for a good quality in 1080p which is from 3mp to 4 mp).
If you want a good image quality, don't buy this camera. It seems everything has a poor quality. When filming inside door, the video is toooooo grainy and you can't see anything else (must be because of it's lens quality).
It seems too cheap at first look but too expensive when you know it. Wouldn't ever buy again, just if it was below $70.
- Manufacturer: Canon
- Part number: 4394B001
- Description: With the Canon VIXIA HF R100 flash memory camcorder, you'll find that high definition video has hit higher levels of convenience, ease, performance and value. The VIXIA HF R100 records to SD memory cards and features Canon's smart auto. A genuine Canon 20x HD video lens and dynamic IS works in combination with the sophisticated Canon HD image processing to deliver the sharp, vivid, lifelike video you want to see on your HDTV. Advanced video snapshot lets you create 2-, 4- or 8-second movie clips, with music, that are perfect for sharing. And advanced easy-to-operate control features of the VIXIA HF R100 help to make high-quality video that can turn the casual shooter into the family cinematographer, at Canon's most affordable HD price.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Camcorder - 1080p
- Camcorder Sensor Resolution 2.39 megapixels
- Effective Video Resolution 1.56 megapixels
- Digital Zoom 400 x
- Effective Photo Resolution 1.73 megapixels
- Total Pixels 2.39 megapixels
- Camcorder Media Type Flash card
- Optical Sensor Size 1/5.5"
- Optical Sensor Type CMOS
- Min Illumination 0.4 lux
- Analog video format NTSC
- Digital Video Format MPEG-4,
- Image Stabilizer Electronic
- Image Processor DIGIC DV III
- Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
- Shooting modes Digital photo mode
- Shooting Programs Snow,
- White Balance Automatic,
- White Balance Presets Cloudy,
Fluorescent light (warm white),
Fluorescent light (cool white),
- Exposure Modes Program,
- Camera Flash Built-in
- Image Recording Format JPEG
- Widescreen Video Capture Yes
- AV Interfaces HDMI,
- Type 20 x x Zoom lens - 3 mm - 60 mm - F/1.8-3.6
- Lens aperture F/1.8-3.6
- Features Built-in lens shield
- Optical Zoom 20 x
- Lens system type Zoom lens
- Min focal length 3 mm
- Max focal length 60 mm
- Auto Focus TTL
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 40 - 800 mm
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Min Focus Range 0.4 in
- Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
- Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
- Additional Features 24p Cinema Mode,
Accessories hot shoe ,
RGB primary color filter,
Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording,
Takes photos while movie recording,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
- Software Pixela ImageMixer 3SE,
Drivers & Utilities
- Included Accessories Component video cable,
Audio / video cable
- Type 2.7 in LCD display
- Connector Type 1 x Component video output,
1 x Composite video/audio output,
1 x HDMI,
1 x Microphone,
1 x USB,
1 x Headphones
Memory / Storage
- Media type Flash card
- Memory Card Slot SD card
- Supported Memory Cards SD Memory Card
System Requirements for PC Connection
- Peripheral Devices USB port,
- Supported Battery Canon BP-2L5
- Supported Battery 1 x Canon BP-2L5 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )
- Audio input type Microphone
- Microphone type Built-in
- Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Battery type - Lithium ion
Viewfinder / Display
- Display Features Rotating
- Resolution 112,000 pixels
- Width 2.7 in
- Depth 4.8 in
- Height 2.4 in
- Weight 11.3 oz
20 x x Zoom lens - 3 mm - 60 mm - F/1.8-3.6,
Canon VIXIA HF R11 - Camcorder - Consumer - Flash card,
20 x x Zoom lens - 3 mm - 60 mm - F/1.8-3.6,
Canon VIXIA HF R100 - Camcorder - Consumer - Flash card,
- KATA D-Light Capsule-181 DL - protective case for camcorder (35033784)119.89
- Porta-Brace CH-2 Camera Holster - holster bag for camcorder (33173626)77.25 - 99.00
- Manfrotto 585 Modosteady 3-in-1 Multifunction Camcorder Stabilizer (32778990)84.95
- ACCESSORY KIT (35097691)89.99 - 94.95
- Platinum Plus 59 Tripod - Pearl White/Gray - 5800D (30612450)79.99
- Sony ACC-FP71 - camcorder accessory kit (31768260)73.00 - 87.99
- Sony ACC-TCV5 camcorder accessory kit (35135933)59.95 - 79.99
- Frezzi FDSA - dual shoe adapter (31019893)73.95
- KATA GDC HDV Case CC-193 - case for camcorder (32959760)84.95
- Panasonic VW-SK12-K accessory shoe adapter (33872260)77.02