I purchased the Canon Vixia HF R500 as an upgrade from my Canon Vixia HF R21. The R500 does not disappoint with video quality or features. The addition of 60p recording is wonderful since I mainly film moving objects with my camcorder. There is no longer any motion blur during recording.
I only knock one star off of this review because this camcorder tends to pickup ground vibrations a lot more than the HF R21 did, while mounted on a tripod. The R21 did not show vibrations much, if at all.
60p recording Capacitive touch screen (can't stand resistive) Looks good in white Battery life is really good, even at 60p
Picks up vibrations a lot more than my older camcorder Manual shutter open (older camcorder had auto open)
Bottom line: I would recommend this camcorder to anyone looking for a good, budget friendly camcorder with full HD 1080p recording at 60p. Just note: 60p recording is a memory hog.
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