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Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder

B&H # CAHFR32 MFR # 5975B003
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Product Highlights

  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Slot & 32GB Flash Memory
  • Record in AVCHD or MP4 Formats
  • Optical 32x Zoom & 1020x Digital Zoom
  • LCD 3.0" Widescreen Touch Panel Display
  • Optical & Powered Image Stabilization
  • Cinematic Features & Touch Decoration
  • Smart Auto, Face Detection & Instant AF
  • Built-In WiFi
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Equipped with built-in WiFi, the Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder is a budget-friendly camera with professional features. It records in 1920 x 1080 high def and features 32GB of flash memory. In addition to its built-in memory, the HF R32 also boasts a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot that supports up to 64GB cards. With this much storage space it's possible to record for several hours. Whether you record to the internal memory or removable card, the camera's Full HD CMOS Sensor and image processor work together to provide stunningly detailed, life-like images that look great on your HDTV. Of course, these two don't work alone: the HF R32 also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 51x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical image stabilization, powered image stabilization and a 3.0" flat touch screen LCD display, among other great features.

Designed with advanced users in mind, the camcorder also comes with headphone and microphone jacks. These connections make it possible to capture high quality audio to go along with your movies. In addition to using an external mic for audio, the HF R32 features an enhanced internal microphone, which gives you the choice of 4 different recording directions, including monaural, stereo, wide, or synced with zoom. This feature also allows for adjustment between low, mid-range, and high frequencies.

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 color and imaging performance
Record up to 12 hours of crisp high-definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible). The Relay Recording function automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full, so you never miss a moment
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
Built-in WiFi allows you to wirelessly transfer video directly to online sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook; to a PC or upload virtually anywhere by using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and enjoy wireless viewing on your DLNA-compatible TV or through other DLNA devices
Connect directly to an external drive for easy and secure storage of your memories, without a PC
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
3.0" 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 a 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
Camera
Sensor 3.28 Megapixel 1/4.85"  CMOS
Color Filter RGB
Pixel Gross 3,280,000
Effective Pixels 2,070,000 Photo
2,070,000 Video
Optics
Focal Length 2.8 - 89.6 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 38.5 - 1232 Optical Zoom
38.5 - 1232 Advanced Zoom Off
33.9 - 1729 Advanced Zoom On
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4.5
Zoom Optical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 51x
Digital: 1020x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32 GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64 GB Video/Image
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
32GB LP (5Mbps): 12.25 hours
32GB SP (7Mbps): 9.6 hours
32GB XP+ (12Mbps): 5.75 hours
32GB FXP (17Mbps): 4.2 hours
32GB MXP (24Mbps): 2.9 hours
Internal Flash Memory GB
32GB MP4 (4Mbps): 16.9 hours
32GB MP4 (9Mbps): 7.7 hours
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD (MPEG4)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
High Definition
MPEG4
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital AC3
Sampling Frequency 48.0 kHz
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Pixel Count 230,000
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
1/500 sec
Features
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Lux 5 (NTSC)
.4 (Low Light Mode)
White Balance Modes Auto
Daylight
Manual
Tungsten
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x Mini-USB 2.0
1x A/V
1x Composite Video (out)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating Temperature 23 - 113°F (-5 - 45°C) 60% Relative Humidity
32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C) 85% Relative Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.5" / 5.4 x 5.5 x 11.5 cm
Weight 8.82 oz / 250 g with battery
9.88 oz / 280 g without battery
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 5.7 x 4.7"
Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-709
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • CD-ROM Bundle
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CanonVIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (19)
    • Great picture quality (13)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Image stabilization (9)
    • Good in low light (7)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (8)
    • HD shooting (5)
    • Movies/short films (4)
    • Low light (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (6), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

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    4.0

    Small, lightweight, and very portable

    By aj5223

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

      Good picture quality, lightweight, very portable. However, it looks cheap, non-professional. It is too bad there is no viewfinder. By using viewfinder, it could help save power, and easy to see during bright daylight.

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      4.0

      Canon VIXIA HF R32 HD Camcorder Review

      By Meadowhawk

      from New Mexico

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Zoom
      • Video Recording Formats

      Cons

      • Criminal Battery Life
      • Need Additional Accessori
      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

        When it comes to video products in general, Canon has the right idea. I like the fact that the HF R32 records in both AVCHD and Mpeg 4 formats, arguably the most up to date, and practical, consumer video formats.
        I bought th HF R32 because of the large zoom capacity of the lens, and the 32 Gigs of internal memory.
        The touchscreen capability works fine, but the user interface can be a little confusing. It takes a combination of manually exploring the menu tabs, and utilizing the user manual to become familiar with the camcorder.
        Battery life is a considerable disappointment, one might go so far as to say criminal. Buy an upgrade like the BP 718 or the 727. Expensive yes, but that's life in a capitalistic society where profit is king.
        Initially I was quite disappointed by picture quality, but I have since turned the resolution all the way up, and am continuig to evaluate that
        aspect. This does seem to have improved video quality. The old addage about recording in full resolution, and then dummying it down later for the intended purpose would apply here. Of course this will significantly reduse recording time, but nothing an additional memory card wont help offset, so plan on buying one of those, too.
        Something I don't completely understand about the product is that it says the Wi-Fi capability is built in, but it looks like it turns out you need an additional Eye-Fi card to actually utilize the wireless capabilities of the HF R32.
        Now we're up to an extra battery, addional memory, and an Eye-Fi card to fully appreciate the camera's abilities.
        Bottom line: I like the camcorder, yes I would recommend the HF R32--and Canon video equipment, in general. Reading the reviews would have alerted me to the anemic battery, and I could have better prepared for that eventuality. Work several extra accessories into the overall picture, and you're good to go.

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        4.0

        Great value for the price

        By Hockey Dad

        from Quincy, MA

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Battery Life Is Abysmal

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies

        Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

        Primary use is for taping sports games, mostly hockey. Does a great job, easy to use and produces great videos. Haven't mastered many of the features but simple to use right out of the box. One (very big) gripe is the battery life. Had to lay out more money for a decent battery. Battery that came with camera is terrible. only gets 20 mintes of videotaping on a full charge!

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        5.0

        So Simple "A Caveman Could Do It!"

        By Rizz

        from Los Lunas, NM

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

          Indoors or Outdoors, the camera performed flawlessly. I needed a camera with enough horsepower to take HD video, yet simple enough to use that my wife could handle it without technofear. This is the camera that fit the bill. It's very compact, lightweight takes great video, and is compatible with my computer and software without having to go through any conversion stages. The 32gig internal plus the ability to add additional HD-SD memory cards make it a great choice for families who what to have those "K---K MOMENTS" to show off on the Big Screens at home.

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          5.0

          Great Camcorder

          By tjbburrow

          from Greensboro, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

              I just purchased this for our church. It has been great so far. The mic input make for great sound that does away with back ground noise from the audience (i.e. crying kids). The functions are easy to get to and user friendly and the built in memory records about 9 hours of sermons. Downloading is easy. The only negative thing about it is learning all that it does.

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              4.0

              VIXIA HF R32-Great HD Recorder & Price!

              By Jacob

              from Cleveland

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

              • Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Kids
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

              I have been researching to buy an HD flash memory based camcorder for a few months. I ended up with an HF R32 in the end. The camcorder is easy to use and has a lot of great features. The touch to tap auto focus is great when there are multiple things onscreen. My only issues are battery life when shooting high quality (24fps gets you about 25min run time) and low light handling. Out side of that it is a great all around camcorder with excellent video quality. The wireless upload feature is nice to but the DLNA server function performs poorly and makes the videos hard to watch doe to constant start/stop streaming to a DLNA player.

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              4.0

              Solid Camcorder

              By NOLA71

              from New Orleans, LA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good built-in memory
              • Good picture quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Portability
              • Touch screen

              Cons

              • Low light not great
              • Wireless incompatible

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

              My wife and I bought this camera because the smaller and lighter the camera, the more we actually use it. (Our first camcorder weighed as much as a brick and only saw daylight on Christmas and birthdays.) We also wanted to do away with tapes, because those can be a hassle to use, and we wanted to upgrade to an HD camcorder because it seemed silly to own a high-def TV and have the only thing we ever watch in SD be home videos (which is the only good thing on TV anyway).

              I also used to teach a broadcast class at a public high school and among the other brands of camcorder we used (or should I say abused/trashed) the Canons held up best. (The others were JVCs and SONYs, which were so-so and decent, respectively, and Samsungs which were utter garbage.)

              The fact that you can grab a few hours of the camera's highest quality video on built-in memory is really nice. Aside from the occasional kid sporting event (which seem to go on for days), we generally only capture a few minutes here and there. When manufacturers give you built-in memory it's usually woefully inadequate, but we're actually pretty satisfied with what the R32 can store. We got a 32GB card and being able to pop the card out of the camera and into the side of our iMac is tons easier than fooling with the cables needed to upload video from a tape camera.

              The picture quality in daylight is excellent, but downgrades somewhat in interior light and is actually not that good in low light. (In reduced light settings the image becomes more grainy.) The image stabilization feature does, in fact, smooth out hand-held jerkiness but does so, in effect, by blurring the image a little while it's adjusting/adapting to the motion of the camera. Despite these limitations, however, we're still pleased overall with the picture quality, which is much better than other HD camcorders I've seen. Bottom line is you get what you pay for and there's a reason professional HD cameras cost many thousands of dollars.

              The only real disappointment is that we bought this camera, in large part, because it's supposed to wirelessly connect with an iMac to upload video. (In fact, we chose this camera from a list provided by Apple.) Turns out, it doesn't. We upgraded our system software to Mountain Lion (OS 10.8) and the R32's last listed compatibility was with 10.7. I'm hopeful that sooner or later either Apple or Canon will come up with a solution.

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              4.0

              Good but not Love

              By Young Aviator

              from Racine Wisconsin

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light

                Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                I wanted a new camera with a remote mic input. That it has and it works well. The earphones are good for a basic sound check.
                Picture quality is good, but battery life is a joke: 20 mins best. Even with extend size battery, this puppy eats power. Additional I miss my optical view finder, the LCD screen is too dim for much outside work.

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                5.0

                Very nice camcorder

                By lone hunter

                from Idaho

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                Received this camcorder two days before a wilderness backpack trip. I was very happy with it's performance. Stabilization was great audio not so much. Short life on the original battery so bought two 727 batteries. Only bummer is that there is no manual with camera, only CD. Not handy so may buy manual. As stated, had trouble hearing audio in playback but that may just be my inexperience at this point. Zoom was far better than expected. Main use will be wildlife\hunting vidios so good zoom was primary requirement. Very happy with this purchase.

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                5.0

                Excellent!

                By Soccer Mom 83

                from Fredonia, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                  I use this to record my son's games. So I'm obviously not a professional. The quality is amazing. It is very light, the features are great. I couldn't be happier. I wish the battery lasted a little longer, but that isn't a big concern for me. B&H Photo's customer service is excellent. I will definitely come back!!

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                  4.0

                  Great Camera- Easy Buy

                  By Cool Cal

                  from Severna Park, MD

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Poor In Low Light
                  • Poor Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films

                  Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                  I used this camera for filming short films and YouTube videos and everyone came out great. Picture quality and auto stabilization are fantastic. Audio could use some work but still not bad

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                  4.0

                  Nice Camera! Needs a better battery!

                  By Camera

                  from NY

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Poor Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                    I use this camera to capture family moments. It's small and fits comfortably in my hand. I wish the battery was stronger.

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                    4.0

                    Nice quality

                    By Matthew Knab

                    from Limerick, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • Low stock battery life

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                    I bought this camcorder to replace an old Sony DV unit for my mother's birthday for use on our latest trip to Disney. I must say that in its small, lightweight form, it really does produce nice movies. It's very easy to use, and it is mom-approved. The only complaint i have is its low battery life with the stock battery on the highest settings. With image stabilization and the highest HD recording quality, the battery will only last about 30 minutes. But after speaking with Canon, they actually said that's normal with the settings selected, and told me to get the higher capacity battery. Other than that, the camera is really nice and worth the price.

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                    5.0

                    Small and Great

                    By Sal

                    from Collegeville, PA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • None for my use

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Filming
                    • Home Movies
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon VIXIA HF R32 Full HD Camcorder:

                    I used this camera to record a graduation. It worked great, zoom feature, playback, image quality, image stabilization. All worked well. I purchased this for the amount of internal memory it has. I did not want to have to worry about running out of space on an external card. It is very compact. The zoom buton took alittle working for its size.

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