Canon 16GB VIXIA HF R70 Full HD Camcorder

Canon 16GB VIXIA HF R70 Full HD Camcorder

Canon 16GB VIXIA HF R70 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 16GB 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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The Canon 16GB VIXIA HF R70 records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to 16GB 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 R70 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 R70 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. A high-capacity 1840mAh battery is included for longer shooting times. The Highlight Priority Mode allows you to record a range of colors and tones consistent with human vision.

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 16GB Flash Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The 16GB of internal flash memory holds up to three 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. Images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second provide 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.
Highlight Priority Mode
The VIXIA HF R70 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 prevent loss of detail in high-brightness areas.
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.
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.
Image Stabilization
The camcorder incorporates optical image stabilization as well as electronic stabilization selections, allowing you to fine-tune the amount of stabilization to match the shooting conditions.
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.
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.
Live Streaming
You can live stream over Wi-Fi or the internet to a compatible iOS or Android device. You can also use this functionality to remotely control your camera's start/stop and zoom, and access information on remaining batty power, remaining record time, and zoom position.
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.
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.
Compatibility with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
The camcorder is compatible with the 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.
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: 013803271683
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Canon HF R70 specs

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip 1/4.85" CMOS
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 Optical Zoom (Advanced Zoom Off)
32.5 - 1853 Advanced Zoom On
Angle of View Not Specified by Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 57x
Filter Size 43 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory (16 GB Maximum)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
1920 x 1080 75 min, 60p, AVCHD
1920 x 1080 85 min, MXP, AVCHD
1920 x 1080 125 min, FXP, AVCHD
1440 x 1080 365 MIN, LP, AVCHD
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
1920 x 1080 60 min, 35 Mb/s MP4
1920 x 1080 85 min, 24 Mb/s, MP4
1920 x 1080 125 min, 17 Mb/s, MP4
1280 x 720 520 min, 4 Mb/s, MP4
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
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Channels 2.0-ChannelStereo
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
Features
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 5 (P mode)
.4 (Low Light Mode)
White Balance Modes Auto
Custom
Daylight
Tungsten
Creative Effects Yes
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
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
10.23 oz / 290 g including BP-727 battery, memory card, and grip belt
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.6 x 5.1"

Canon HF R70 reviews

16GB VIXIA HF R70 Full HD Camcorder is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic recorder/camera I bought this recorder as a back up to the go pro. I could not figure out the go pro so I used this canon. It was the easiest thing I have ever used and the image quality was absolutely stunning. the zoom brought the images right up to my nose and was perfectly clear no matter how far away it was. it recorded in almost zero lighting. and the photos it took was far better that any small hand held camera I have ever owned. I highly recomend this VIXIA HF R70 to anyone looking for simple better all in one.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Happy with Camera I bought this camera because I film in an environment where light values are constantly changing. I have found the HFR70 to be quite good at handling such changes. Admittedly, from the beginning I was put off by its small size and flimsy feel but have really changed my mind. The camera is excellent, and extremely easy to operate. I have two young children and they take great pleasure in the simplicity of operation. I take comfort in knowing they can't easily erase film already taken. The price is fair for the value. I would recommend this camera to anyone wishing to capture family events in or out of doors.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much needed upgrade I run a Media Ministry operation at church and for a while we were using GoPros to capture the Masses and special events undercover. As soon as I saw this camera I knew this would be a huge upgrade for us. This camera has really good quality and I love the built-in wifi without spending $$$$$. I have always trusted canon for all of my video needs. Thank you B&H for making this purchase so easy. Came really quick and packaged very well. This camera also replaces the need for SD cards when it's not needed thanks to the internal memory.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple HD Just bought this camera before me and my wife's oldest son graduates and always wanted a camera again since my Sony 8mm's died and this is my first canon ever, and I have no complaints, still haven't read instructions bit already figured out a lot of things like a new iPhone. Great quality, light, and love I can control from an app when recording, even from another room. No nightlight or night vision but hay, I haven't read manual yet so that can be an add on. My cell phone has a light anyway so no big deal!
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great YouTube Camera 1080p looks great on youtube. I use this to record DIY tutorials on cars & trucks! Also is pretty durable. I've dropped it from 5 feet and the screen has yet to snap off!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good basic consumer camescope Another excellent Canon product. Only few basic white balance settings. I have to use custom WB most of the time if I want getting good color and tone.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vixia HF R62 Miss my HF M31.I had it for 6yrs and It died suddenly after left in a freezing car. Canon said they no longer service this model and suggested the HF series. I purchased an HR 62 and what a letdown. Unable to take still photos with flash assist, no remote activate(need smart phone) It feels chintzy and protruding battery hinders operation,no photo button on top The screen navigation is cumbersome .I now need to take my still camera on projects when the M31 did both satisfactorily . Don't know of any flash assist in any other models. Canon took a step backwards with this series.
Date published: 2016-02-19
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