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Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder
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- 57x (32.5–1853mm) Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video
- 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
- DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide outstanding imaging performance
- Record up to 12 hours of video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card.
- 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) helps ensure high-quality capture of moving subjects
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
- 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with increased brightness and new User Interface for easy menu navigation and simple viewing of videos
- Advanced Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings to help capture your baby's daily growth with ease
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The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder will help videographers of every skill level and background to capture video in crystal-clear HD quality. Packed with a 57x advanced zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R72 can record up to 12 hours at a time, so you'll never have to miss a special moment. Use the Advanced Baby Mode to help capture your child's daily growth and share videos and images instantly with the VIXIA HF R72s built-in Wi-Fi sharing system. Users without much filming experience will enjoy the VIXIA HF R72s Zoom Framing Assist setting which makes tracking and capturing subjects a breeze.
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Amazing Video at Every Age and Every Stage
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder makes it easy to capture high-quality, creative Full HD video with amazing zoom power for up to 12 hours! Record subjects near and far with a remarkable 57x Advanced Zoom that lets you capture the shot you want without interrupting the scene, and a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer that helps keep your video smooth, clear and steady even if you shoot while walking. You can record to the 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card for flexibility and convenience. Zoom Framing Assist keeps it simple by helping to prevent you from losing a distant subject while shooting, and now features both Auto and Manual modes for expanded versatility. Newly added features include a Highlight Priority mode which helps recreate the rich range of color seen by the naked eye, as well as a redesigned LCD screen that stays bright and clear even outdoors. What's more, it also has a new user interface with a layout that makes shooting, navigating menus and viewing your video simple and fun, right from the start. Ideal for families to take on trips, sports games, school performances and more, the VIXIA HF R72 can help you record fantastic videos you'll treasure for years.
57x (32.5–1853mm) Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video
57x Advanced Zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder and its impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range. Long-range shooting allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. It's ideal for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Available in manual mode, Advanced Zoom takes the camcorder's telephoto power from 32.5mm all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent) for amazing flexibility in shooting. For more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings with 15 levels available.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake quickly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady. Providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, with extra compensation applied at wide-angle focal lengths, the Dynamic Image Stabilization system on the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – helps ensure smooth, virtually distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light. On-chip noise reduction brings bright clarity to every frame. Video is rich, clear and amazingly detailed anywhere you view it, even when played back on a large HDTV.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide outstanding imaging performance
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder incorporates the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for outstanding imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, virtually noise-free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy-to-share MP4 formats simultaneously with the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder's Dual Recording. It also enables built-in transcoding from AVCHD to MP4.
Record up to 12 hours of video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card
The camcorder's internal 32GB Flash Drive holds up to 12 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. With no moving parts, flash memory technology is able to withstand most camcorder jolts or drops. You can also record to a removable SD memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family. Conveniently sized and readily available, SD cards give you up to 64GB (24 hours) of recording capacity for a combined capacity of 96GB or 36 hours. For added flexibility, you can even backup your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
|VIXIA Recording Time Chart*1|
|1920 x 1080 Recording||1440 x 1080 Recording|
|Memory Capacity||NTSC: 60P (Approx. 28 Mbps)*1||MXP (Approx. 24 Mbps)*1||FXP (Approx. 17 Mbps)*1||LP (Approx. 5 Mbps)*1|
|8GB||35 min.||40 min.||1 hr.||3 hrs.|
|16GB||1 hr. 15 min.||1 hr. 25 min.||2 hrs. 5 min.||6 hrs. 5 min.|
|32GB||2 hrs. 30 min.||2 hrs. 55 min.||4 hrs. 10 min.||12 hrs. 15 min.|
|64GB||5 hrs. 5 min.||5 hrs. 55 min.||8 hrs. 20 min.||24 hrs. 30 min.|
|128GB||10 hrs. 10 min.||11 hrs. 55 min.||16 hrs. 45 min.||49 hrs.|
|1920 x 1080 Recording||1280 x 720 Recording|
|35 Mbps*1||24 Mbps*1||17 Mbps*1||4 Mbps*1|
|8GB||30 min.||40 min.||1 hr.||4 hrs. 20 min.|
|16GB||1 hr.||1 hr. 25 min.||2 hrs. 5 min.||8 hrs. 40 min.|
|32GB||2 hrs.||2 hrs. 55 min.||4 hrs. 10 min.||17 hrs. 20 min.|
|64GB||4 hrs.||5 hrs. 55 min.||8 hrs. 20 min.||34 hrs. 45 min.|
|128GB||8 hrs.||11 hrs. 55 min.||16 hrs. 45 min.||69 hrs. 30 min.|
|*1 Variable Bit Rate |
When AVCHD/MP4 recording has continued for approximately 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) helps ensure high-quality capture of moving subjects
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder gives you high-quality recording whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of up to 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is virtually eliminated so even fast-moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, helps you take advantage of all that Full HD has to offer. AVCHD Progressive records at a bit rate of up to 28 Mbps, which is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is incredibly high.
Built in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
Built-in Wi-Fi technology on the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder lets you share your HD video with friends and family virtually when you want, virtually where you want. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the internet with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# – a free online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. And now you can use your PC to browse remotely through the previously shot videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable†. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.
Canon Movie Uploader app*
Operating Systems Supported*1
iOS7, iOS7.1, iOS8, iOS9
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2
|PB = Playback | DL = Download |
*1 No guarantees are given that Movie Uploader will operate with all the versions of the operating systems supported.
* This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6/7 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.
# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
† Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 or later for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.
†† Compatible with Android devices versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4.
NFC (Near Field Communication) Support
Wireless connection between the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder and your NFC-equipped smartphone can be seamless with Canon's free CameraAccess plus app. With the app installed, you can simply touch the camcorder to your compatible smartphone†† to transfer video and images or live stream events as they happen. You can even control the camcorder remotely, monitoring infants while they sleep, or keeping an eye on pets or home security from the office.
Compatibility with optional Camera Pan Table CT-V1 enables you to remotely pan the camcorder from a compatible smart device via Wi-Fi
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder is compatible with an exciting optional accessory that you can control with your compatible mobile device* – Camera Pan Table CT-V1. With your Wi-Fi enabled camcorder mounted on the Camera Pan Table CT-V1, you can remotely monitor a viewing range of approximately 200 degrees with your compatible smart device**. Using the Live Streaming of the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder, panning and recording can be powered by the pan table, or controlled remotely over the internet and the CameraAccess plus app. Flexibly designed to plug into an outlet or run on AA batteries, it also powers your camcorder. An energy-efficient stand-by mode awaits your command so you don't need to worry about wasting or running out of power too quickly. With enough range to span two rooms, it's easy to check on pets or children while you're away for the day, monitor your home while you're on vacation and more.
* There is no guarantee that the operations will work with all Wi-Fi environments.
** Compatible with iOS version 7/8/9 or Android version 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1 for select devices. Operations not guaranteed with all versions of the supported OS. MP4 35 Mbps and AVCHD 28 Mbps recordings are not supported for this function.
Dual Recording allows you to simultaneously record movies in MP4 and AVCHD format
Dual Recording helps ensure that you'll have the right format available for the video you want to record. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder can simultaneously record video to internal memory in AVCHD format, and to an SD card in MP4 format^. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on compatible tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world. AVCHD is ideal for watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs.
^ Simultaneous recording is not supported when using MP4 (35 Mbps), AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps), Baby Mode or Cinema-Look Filters.
|Main Media (Built-in Memory/SD Card)||Sub Media (SD Card/Built-in Memory)|
|Format||Bit Rate||Size||Frame Rate|
|AVCHD||60P: 28 Mbps||NOT POSSIBLE|
|MXP: 24 Mbps (60i/PF30)||→||MP4||4 Mbps||1280 x 720||30P|
|FXP: 17 Mbps (60i/PF30)|
|LP: 5 Mbps (60i/PF30)|
|MP4||35 Mbps (60P)||NOT POSSIBLE|
|24 Mbps (30P/24P)||→||MP4||4 Mbps||1280 x 720||30P/24P|
|17 Mbps (30P/24P)|
|4 Mbps (30P/24P)|
Built-in downconversion creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder has a built-in downconversion function that helps make it easy to share your video online. For example, if the file happens to be too big to send, you can reduce the resolution of your videos while minimizing distortion to help ensure your family and friends will be able to watch them with virtually no loss in quality. The VIXIA HF R72 also features a built-in transcoding function that converts AVCHD files to MP4s, making them easy to upload to the Web or save to an SD card for expanded sharing options.
3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with increased brightness and new User Interface for easy menu navigation and simple viewing of videos
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder features a new 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen that's bright and clearly visible, even outdoors in the sun, with rich, natural color reproduction. Simply open the panel and the power is on. A gentle touch activates intuitive functions via large, easy-to-use icons in a streamlined new layout. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas and operate camcorder controls from the screen, all with a simple touch. The easy new user interface makes navigating menus, shooting and watching your videos easy and fun. Clear explanations for key settings pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so even new videographers can feel confident as they create impressive videos.
Zoom Framing Assist setting is available in Auto or Manual mode, making it easier to accurately track and capture subjects while they are moving
The versatile 57x zoom on the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder is indispensable for shooting long distance subjects without intruding onto the scene or interrupting the action. But sometimes it can be tricky to keep such a distant subject in the frame. That's where Zoom Framing Assist comes in. When you're shooting at the long end of the zoom and you've lost your subject, simply press an icon on the touch screen and the zoom magnification will automatically decrease, making it easy for you to locate the subject and zoom in on it again. Now available in Auto or Manual mode, Zoom Framing Assist helps keep your subject in the frame.
Advanced Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings to help capture your baby's daily growth with ease
A convenient solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious moment of your baby's development, Baby Mode on the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder allows you to follow the growth of up to three children. A custom control button on the shooting screen activates the mode, and suitable settings for the shooting conditions, including Intelligent IS and more, are automatically selected. Simply pick up the camcorder and start recording, knowing capture will be of high quality. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved into a dedicated Baby Album so they won't get lost among your other videos. You can then view the Baby Album chronologically for a seamless way to relive and share your baby's growth with friends and relatives.
When you're shooting in Baby Mode, the camcorder's Pre-Record (Pre REC) function is always on. This places the camcorder in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode, where it continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too, so it's easy to capture the baby's "firsts" and other special moments.
Touch Decoration in Baby Mode includes stamps to mark each video with your baby's current height and weight. And with a single registration of the baby's birth date, the camcorder will automatically calculate the number of days old and stamp videos accordingly, creating a diary of developmental milestones for years to come. Thanks to the number of decorations available on the VIXIA HF R72, it's easy to make a fun video commemorating your baby's special moments. The camcorder's other Touch Decoration options, including your own drawings, captions, animations and more, are fully available in Baby Mode, and all can easily be appended to previously shot video as well.
High-capacity BP-727 battery pack helps facilitate extended shooting time so you can capture important moments
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder is powered by a high capacity Battery Pack BP-727. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for long periods, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time for extra insurance that you won't miss an important shooting opportunity.
Compatibility with the Canon Connect Station CS100 device enables you to wirelessly transfer images and videos for storage via NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity
The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder is fully compatible with Canon's photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. By simply tapping with NFC, photos and videos are wirelessly transferred to the Connect Station CS100 device where 1TB of hard drive space (has the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content)* and simple menus make them easy to store, manage and sort by albums, date or device name. From there, images and videos can be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV (via an HDMI cable), sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded on compatible smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Connect Station CS100 devices.
* Calculated with approx. 6.6MB for each photo and with average 32 Mbps Full HD video.
Live Streaming allows users to record and view live video and even control your camcorder from a remote location
Stream video from your camcorder where you like – at home, at the office or away on vacation – with Live Streaming on the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder. It is possible to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your compatible iOS or Android device not only when you're on the same wireless network but over the internet too! With the new CameraAccess plus app†, you can use your compatible smartphone or tablet to monitor babies and pets, capture wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, create beautiful self-videos and lots more, anywhere you're wirelessly connected. You can also remotely control camcorder functions including start/stop and zoom, and even access information about remaining battery charge, recordable time, zoom position and more.
Canon CameraAccess plus app†
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2
24 Mbps / 17 Mbps / 4 Mbps
Android 4.0 ”Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS)”
|*1 No guarantees are given that CameraAccess plus will operate with all the versions of the operating systems supported. |
*2 CameraAccess plus does not work with some models.
† Compatible with iOS version 7/8/9 or Android version 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1 for select devices. Operations not guaranteed with all versions of the supported OS. MP4 35 Mbps and AVCHD 28 Mbps recordings are not supported for this function.
File Lock Function helps to safeguard against mistakenly deleting files from the camcorder
With one simple setting, you can keep your videos safe from accidental operational errors. The File Lock function disables deletion, dividing, trimming, copying, MP4 conversion and thumbnail changes with a touch, giving you peace of mind when children or others use your camcorder.
Slow & Fast Motion recording allows you to record fast motion at up to 1200x and slow motion at 0.5x
You'll have fun using the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder's Slow & Fast Motion capabilities. You can record slow motion images at speeds down to 0.5x – a great feature for checking out your tennis swing, or creating videos with cinema-like expression. Fast motion now tops out at an amazing 1200x (recording 20 hours of action as a 1-minute scene), for eye-popping action movie-like effects.
CameraWindow software is available as a downloadable application, which can make transferring and viewing images and videos fast and easy
CameraWindow software is available as a downloadable application. The software can make it easy to import MP4 and JPEG files from your VIXIA camcorder to a PC or Mac, where they can be shared and edited.
Highlight Priority Mode helps to deliver an expansive range of colors and tones virtually consistent with how they're seen by the naked eye
To capture highly saturated, realistic colors and to convey gradation characteristics as perceived by the eye, the VIXIA HF R72 camcorder has a new Highlight Priority mode that achieves effects similar to HDR modes in other camcorders. By reducing the mid- to high-brightness compression of the standard gamma mode, the Highlight Priority mode helps to prevent loss of detail in high brightness areas. Designed for display on a bright LCD TV, videos captured in Highlight Priority mode should be shown at a high brightness setting to help ensure accurate portrayal of the effect.
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I use the camcorder primarily for filming sporting events. My daughter plays rugby and I was tired of using an old iPhone 6s to film. My biggest fear was that the quality wouldn't be as good for the price. Well, the quality is great. I'm definitely satisfied with it.
The only things missing are a viewfinder, a pause button, and the touch screen can be difficult to see in direct sunlight. Otherwise, the camcorder is awesome.
I tried to attach a YouTube video I recorded and uploaded using the camcorder to show the quality, but apparently that violates Amazon's review guidelines. Go figure, smh. Anyhoo, it's a really good little camcorder and it is very easy to use. I'm definitely pleased.
Only CON so far: the thread for the tripod mount is plastic. So be careful with your tripod ( or other accessories) tightening. Camera is very lightweight so it does not require much force to tighten anyway
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