Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R72 Full HD Camcorder

Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R72 Full HD Camcorder

Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R72 Full HD Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • Record up to 1920 x 1080p60 Video
  • Canon 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Internal 32GB Flash Memory
  • 57x Advanced Zoom & SuperRange OIS
  • Dual Recording in AVCHD & MP4 Formats
  • Slow & Fast Motion Recording
  • Capacitive 3" LCD Touch Panel Display
  • Highlight Priority Mode
  • Live Streaming to iOS & Android Devices
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Canon HF R72 overview

  • 1Description

The Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R72 records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to 32GB of internal flash memory or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It features a long 57x Advanced Zoom range and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization that combine to deliver sharp and steadier images, even when fully zoomed. Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support, the camcorder allows you to connect to iOS and Android devices to enable remote control, live stream monitoring and recording, and easy file transfers for uploading your videos and photos to social networking sites.

The HF R62 features a 3.28MP CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor that delivers up to 1080p60 video. The MP4 or AVCHD formats are recorded either independently or simultaneously using the Dual Recording option. Built-in down-conversion lets you create smaller-size files optimized for easy web-sharing. For easy framing, quick playback, and intuitive operation, a 3" capacitive LCD touchscreen is provided. Designed with all levels of users in mind, the HF R72 has a wide range of features to automatically adjust image stabilization, zoom magnification, and image control settings to help you get the best possible images. Highlight Priority Mode helps you capture a wide range of colors and tones consistent with human vision. A high-capacity 2685mAh battery is included for longer shooting times.

3.28MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
This model is equipped with a 3.28MP Full HD CMOS image sensor that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution video capture. Canon's high-resolution HD CMOS sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light. On-chip noise reduction supports clarity in every frame, which means your video and photos will be vivid and clear, even when played back on a large TV.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
This camcorder incorporates an advanced Canon HD DIGIC DV 4 image processor for enhanced imaging performance. The increased processing power also lets you record in both AVCHD and the web-friendly MP4 formats simultaneously when using the camcorder's Dual Recording function. It enables the built-in transcoding from AVCHD to MP4 as well.
Internal 32GB Flash Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The camcorder's internal 32GB flash memory holds up to twelve hours of HD video. With no moving parts, flash memory technology can withstand camcorder jolts and drops. You can also record to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family.
MP4 or AVCHD Progressive Recording
Whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files, this model supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p60 video capture, which captures twice the amount of information as 60i. With images captured at 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is eliminated so even fast-moving subjects show up clearly. This provides a greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation. AVCHD Progressive records at bit rates up to 28 Mb/s, while MP4 files are captured at bit rates up to 35 Mb/s.
Dual Recording
Dual Recording and built-in down-conversion ensure that no matter how you decide to use the video you've recorded, you'll have the right format available. The camcorder can simultaneously record video to internal flash memory in AVCHD format, and to a SD/SDHC/SDXC card in MP4 format. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing. AVCHD works well when watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs. The built-in down-conversion function creates smaller, web-friendly MP4 files for easier transferring and uploading.
Slow & Fast Motion Recording
Record fast motion at up to 1200x and slow motion at 1/2x for increased creative possibilities.
Built-In Wi-Fi / NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with your iOS or Android mobile devices using the free Canon Window app to easily transfer and then share your videos and photos to social networking sites. With live streaming support, you can also record and view live video on your compatible Android or iOS device and even control your camcorder from a remote location.
Compatibility with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
The camcorder is compatible with optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table accessory. With your Wi-Fi-enabled camcorder mounted on the CT-V1, you can remotely pan the camcorder up to 200° from a compatible iOS or Android device.
Powerful 57x Advanced Zoom
Thanks to an impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range, long-range shooting is not a problem. You'll be able to create videos with dynamic variety, and be less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. The Advanced Zoom works well for a variety of situations including formal ceremonies, recording animals in the wild, candid family videos, and more. The Advanced Zoom is available in manual mode and has been achieved with more efficient use of the effective imaging area. It takes the camcorder's focal length from 32.5mm all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent), which provides extraordinary flexibility in shooting.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, 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 this camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling horizontal, vertical and roll axis rotational camera shake ensures smooth, distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
Highlight Priority Mode
The Highlight Priority Mode is a gamma setting that gives an HDR-like quality to your video. By reducing the mid to high-brightness compression of the standard gamma mode, the Highlight Priority mode helps 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.
Capacitive 3" Touch Panel LCD
A capacitive 3" touch panel LCD screen makes recording and other operations easy. Open the panel and the power is on. A gentle touch activates the display's intuitive functions. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas, and operate camcorder controls from the screen, all with a touch. In addition, the easy-to-use user interface makes your shooting experience simpler. The Home button is on the menu screen, and provides quick access to all functions. Clear explanations for key settings pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so you can be confident in your decisions.
Framing Assistance Function
When you're shooting at the long end of the zoom and you've lost your subject, simply press the Framing Assistance icon on the touchscreen and the zoom magnification will automatically decrease, making it easy for you to locate the subject and zoom in on it again.
Baby Mode
The camcorder features Canon's Baby Mode, a complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing, and sharing every moment of your baby's development. A custom control button on the shooting screen activates the mode, and optimal settings for the shooting conditions, including Intelligent IS and more, are automatically selected. 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 view the Baby Album chronologically as well.

When 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 you won't miss your baby's "first" 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 an exact diary of developmental milestones for years to come. The camcorder's other Baby Mode Touch Decoration options allow you to add your own drawings, captions, animations and more. All options can be appended to previously shot video as well.

File Lock Function
With one simple setting, you can keep your videos safe from any 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.
Camera Window Software
Camera Window software is available as a downloadable application. The software makes it easy to import MP4 and JPEG files from your VIXIA camcorder to a Windows PC or Mac, where they can be shared and edited.
Additional Features
  • TTL focusing system (through the lens)
  • Manual exposure available
  • 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz power adapter included
  • 1/4"-20 tripod socket
UPC: 013803271614
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Canon HF R72 specs

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip 1/4.85" CMOS
Color Filter RGB
Sensor Resolution 3.28 MP
Effective Pixels 2.07 MP (16:9 Video)
2.07 MP (16:9 Photo)
Optics
Focal Length 2.8 - 89.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 38.5 - 1232 at 16:9 Optical Zoom/Advanced Zoom Off
32.5 - 1853 at 16:9 Advanced Zoom On
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 - f/4.5
Zoom Optical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 57x
Digital: 1140x
Filter Size 43 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory (32 GB Maximum)
x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
1920 x 1080 150 min, 60p
1920 x 1080 175 min, MXP
1920 x 1080 250 min, FXP
1440 x 1080 735 min, LP
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080p (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (35 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (24 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p (4 Mb/s MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital AC3
Sampling Frequency Dolby 2-Channel: 48.0 kHz
AAC: 48.0 kHz
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Screen Resolution 230,000 Dots
Exposure Control
Features
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
White Balance Modes Auto
Daylight
Manual
Tungsten
Creative Effects Yes
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
1 x USB 2.0 Mini-AB
1 x A/V 3.5mm mini-jack/Headphone terminal
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.8 VDC, 2685 mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Adapter 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz
Operating Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Humidity: 60%
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6" / 53.0 x 58.0 x 116.0 mm not including grip belt
Weight 8.47 oz / 240 g camera body not including grip belt
10.94 oz / 310 g including BP-727 battery, memory card, and grip belt
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.6 x 5.1"

Canon HF R72 reviews

32GB VIXIA HF R72 Full HD Camcorder is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Camera if you have perfect lighting. This is a good camera but if you are planning to use it outdoors or in tricking lighting forget it. When outside on a sunny day the viewing screen becomes totally black and you really do not see what you are recording no matter what angle you tilt the screen. The viewing screen becomes black and all you see is your reflection. You will have to aim it towards the action and hope you are getting it. Sad. I really like the video this camera produces but it is all hit and miss. I am looking if there is a screen to block out the daylight from the screen so I would know what I am recording.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good camera if in a Perfect Situation This is a good camera but if you are planning to use it outdoors or in tricking lighting forget it. When outside on a sunny day the viewing screen becomes totally black and you really do not see what you are recording no matter what angle you tilt the screen. The viewing screen becomes black and all you see is your reflection. You will have to aim it towards the action and hope you are getting it. Sad. I really like the video this camera produces but it is all hit and miss. I am looking if there is a screen to block out the daylight from the screen so I would know what I am recording.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great camera I bought this a couple of months ago and I will have to say this is one of the best investments I have ever had. Love that it has cinematic filters and It is great. It also has a headphone jack that you can monitor and even change the sensitivity of the mic if you want, which is great. They have sounds from just being in nature settings to being in a crowed at a band concert. By the way, it has pretty good bass for the music settings of the audio presets. And another thing is if you love taking pictures and video taping at the same time then this is the camera for you because you can do both. Also there are so many filters to chose from and it also has a mic input if the mic setting don't please you. So give this camera a try and you won't regret it.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great User control I make how to videos for my Business and I use multiple cameras. I use an R10 and a R72. I like the features of the R72 better than the R50 but then again it is the more expensive of the two. I plan on adding a third camera and it will be another R72. I only used it once outdoors and the viewing lenses was difficult for me to see but I handle that with a field monitor. I’ve never had good luck with an LCD screen out doors with anything so if you plan on casual outdoor stuff were a field monitor is not an option get a G20. It’s a lot more money but it has a conventional style viewer with an eye cup as well as an LCD.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this camera again and probably will. This is a great little camera. True it's not broadcast quality but it's pretty darn good. Get yourself at least a UV filter to protect lens and a Rhode microphone and you got a pretty darn good setup. I have done Youtube and DVD's and the quality is excellent.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for indoor use - LCD too reflective for outdoor shoots I have used the Canon 32gb Vixia HF R72 Full HD Camcorder for taking both videos and still images daily for a number of weeks of travel. I have 3 problems with this camcorder: 1. The LCD touch screen is impossible to see outside during daylight hours due to severe reflection. I also own a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which has a different screen that is visible in all conditions so was appalled by this LCD. The image stabilization works well but the features that require seeing the subject on the screen are of no use outdoors. 2. I purchased an Ultra 32GB Sandisk memory card with the camcorder. I saved images to it leaving the 32 GB internal memory for video. Software comes with the camcorder for transferring video files to a computer but does not transfer the images. There is a convoluted method for transferring the images from the SD card but not without disconnecting the USB cable from the computer, using multiple touch screen taps to get the camcorder to focus on the external memory card, then connecting the USB cable back to the computer and using Windows File Explorer to locate the DCIM folder containing the images. The Canon PowerShot uses different software which does transfer both video files and still images without resetting the camera. This is what I had expected from Canon. 3. I used the Vixia tools menu to delete the images on the SanDisk SD card. It reported it had done it. Then I discovered that new images were not being saved anywhere. I tried to reformat the card but the Camcorder no longer sees the SD card. Furthermore, when I put the card in my computer's SD card reader all the images and folders are still there. And no, I did not take the SD card out of the camcorder after the first time I installed, formatted and used the camcorder for about 6 weeks. I never used File Explorer to look at the SD card until after it failed in the Camcorder.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camcorder on the market Best Camcorder you can buy!! I BOUGHT this camcorder to capture my kids sporting events. It captures every play brilliantly.. I love that I can send a video to my wife before the event is even over, much faster and easier then giving a verbal play by play when it just can't wait to be shared!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great videos from a handheld Really nice unit. Only a minor drawback was no shoe to mount a shotgun microphone. An inexpensive dual mount resolves the issue though.
Date published: 2016-06-14
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