Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder (Black)

BH #CAHFR800B • MFR #1960C002
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder (Black)
Key Features
  • Record up to 1920 x 1080p60 Video
  • Canon 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange O.I.S.
Compact yet capable, Canon's black VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder is ready to shoot in nearly any scenario. Whether you're recording home videos, events, or recitals, the 57x Advanced Zoom ensures you can get the shot from the back rows of an auditorium if need be, while the Super Range O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) keeps the image steady at longer focal lengths. HD videos are recorded to separately available SD cards in the MP4 format for easy playback on most devices. MP4 files are also highly compatible with video hosting services and social media websites without format conversion.
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Canon HF R800 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 23.28MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • 4Powerful 57x Advanced Zoom
  • 5SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • 6SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 7Capacitive 3" Touch Panel LCD
  • 8Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording
  • 9Highlight Priority Mode
  • 10Framing Assistance Function
  • 11File Lock Function
  • 12Camera Window Software

Compact yet capable, Canon's black VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder is ready to shoot in nearly any scenario. Whether you're recording home videos, events, or recitals, the 57x Advanced Zoom ensures you can get the shot from the back rows of an auditorium if need be, while the Super Range O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) keeps the image steady at longer focal lengths. HD videos are recorded to separately available SD cards in the MP4 format for easy playback on most devices. MP4 files are also highly compatible with video hosting services and social media websites without format conversion.

Introduced with the HF R800 is backlight correction within the Highlight Priority mode for brighter images. The backlight correction analyzes the incoming video signal and recognizes your subject within the frame, and will expose for the subject, rather than an overexposed backlit background. This way if the sun is behind your subject, you can still get a vibrant image.

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, clear, even when played back on a large HDTV.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

This camcorder incorporates an advanced Canon HD DIGIC DV 4 image processor for enhanced imaging performance. The increased performance allows for better noise reduction and leads to brighter, more noise-free images, even in dark scenes.

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 you'll 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 to 1853mm (35mm equivalent), which provides extraordinary flexibility in shooting. Plus, for more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable zoom speed settings with three fixed zoom speeds and 15 levels available.

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.

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot

The camcorder records Full HD video directly to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily. In addition to SD memory cards, this model also lets you use high-capacity SDHC cards and super-high capacity SDXC cards.

Capacitive 3" Touch Panel LCD

A capacitive 3" touch panel LCD screen that 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 the decisions you make.

Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording

Record fast motion at up to 1200x and slow motion at 1/2x for increased creative possibilities.

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 an accurate portrayal of the effect. Highlight Priority mode in the HF R800 is bolstered by backlight correction which delivers a correctly exposed image, even with a bright background.

Framing Assistance Function

Reduces the zoom magnification when you lose sight of a subject during zooming, making it easier for you to find re-locate your subject and zoom in again.

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 PC or Mac, where they can be shared and edited.
UPC: 013803288520

Canon HF R800 Specs

Camera
Sensor Type1/4.85"-Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionActual: 3.28 Megapixel
Effective: 2.07 Megapixel
Optics
Focal Length2.8 to 89.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length38.5 to 1232mm at 16:9 Optical Zoom (Advanced Zoom Off)
32.5 to 1853mm Advanced Zoom On
Minimum Focus Distance0.4" / 10.0 mm
Fixed FocusNo
ZoomOptical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 57x
Filter Size43 mm
Recording
SystemNTSC
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format1920 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 at 30 fps (4 Mb/s MP4)
Variable Recording Speed0.5x to 1200x
Still Image SupportJPEG
2.07 MP (1920 x 1080)
Channels2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio FormatAAC-LC
Display
Size3.0"
Resolution230,000 Dot
Exposure Control
Exposure ModesModes: Auto, Manual, Program, SCN, Smart Auto
Shooting ModesBeach
Fireworks
Low Light
Night
Portrait
Snow
Sports
Spotlight
Sunset
Self-Timer10 Sec
Remote ControlNone
Features
Image StabilizationOptical & Digital
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
White Balance ModesAuto
Custom
Daylight
Tungsten
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Accessory ShoeNone
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
General
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 2760 mAh
Charging MethodAC Adapter
Power Adapter100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz
Operating Temperature23 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
Weight8.47 oz / 240 g (Body Only)
10.94 oz / 310 g (Body with Battery and Memory Card)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.55 x 5.15"

Canon HF R800 Reviews

Sensor Failed

By DontBuyThis2
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

This camera failed on me 2 weeks after the one-year warranty expired. I think something on the sensor failed because everything was washed in a bright yellow.

Small size, great resolution and low-light video

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

Purchased this to record student presentations for a class I teach. So far the quality and performance has not let me down. The video quality is great (for HD - which is what I needed). The audio quality is reasonable - I will be moving the camera closer to the presenters for the next round to improve the audio side of the recordings. I may look into a remote microphone setup.

Good for sports

By Tracy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

Bought this camcorder to film my son's soccer games. Great quality films.

Great Camera

By Heather
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

I only just received this camera as a gift from the Hubbs, and so far, it is super user friendly! We use it around the house for the pets so far, and a FriendsGiving Party we attended, and the fact that you can edit right on the screen is amazing!!

Easy to use

By Diane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-30

Easy to use with great quality image. I use this to film for my YouTube channel

Good High Quality easy to use camcorder

By Peter J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-20

The Camcorder meets all of our expections as a good mid-range camcorder replacing our old tape version. It fits great in my hand and is easy to use. The zoom is very powerful. The only complaint is it doesn't have a shoe for an external mic.

Does well

By Rex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

It does everything I bought it for. The next one I get, I will get one with a remote control. I record me playing music, then post. I do so many retakes, and, getting up and down, and laying down my instrument to go over and restart the camera is a drag. But, not the fault of this model.

X-Ma's gift

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son so, he has not used it yet. At this point my only commentary is about the physical size of the camcorder. I was very surprised how tiny it is. I'm talking TINY here people. Definitely not what I expected. But, we will see how he likes it before I give it more than a few stars.

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