Canon Vixia HF G60 UHD 4K Camcorder

BH #CAHFG60 • MFR #3670C002
Canon Vixia HF G60 UHD 4K Camcorder
Key Features
  • 8.29MP 1" CMOS Image Sensor
  • Record up to UHD 4K30 Video
  • DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
  • 9-Blade Circular Aperture
Record high-resolution 4K video with the compact, black Canon Vixia HF G60 4K Camcorder. The G60 features a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, a 9-blade circular aperture, 5-axis image stabilization, a 15x optical zoom in 4K, and up to UHD 4K30 resolution.
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Canon HF G60 Overview

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Record high-resolution 4K video with the compact, black Canon Vixia HF G60 4K Camcorder. The G60 features a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, a 9-blade circular aperture, 5-axis image stabilization, a 15x optical zoom in 4K, and up to UHD 4K30 resolution.

Record up to UHD 4K30 and up to 1080p60 video to separately available SD cards using the built-in dual SD card slots. Recording features also include slow-motion, fast-motion, and interval recording in both HD and 4K. The camera supports Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, and the lens features a wide angle of view with a 15x optical zoom, which allows zooming in 4K. The 5-axis advanced image stabilization reduces shake and jitter, especially at longer focal lengths.

There are five assignable buttons around the camera as well as a joystick, lens ring, and custom dial for full control of your settings. The EVF tilts for convenience and comfort, and the adjustable LCD features a touchscreen which provides easy access to your settings.

Also included are an AC adapter with adapter cable, a BP-820 battery pack, a WL-D89 wireless controller, and a lens hood with lens cover.

Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
Dual Pixel CMOS AF assists not only with standard shooting, but also with UHD 4K30, Full HD 1080p60, and other high frame rate applications that require crisp frame-by-frame accuracy. Each pixel in the camcorder's CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photosite. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies
DIGIC DV 6 image processor records up to UHD 4K video
Intelligent 5-axis image stabilization
9-blade circular aperture, 15x optical zoom at 4K, and wide angle zoom
Dual SD card slots
Five assignable buttons, joystick, lens ring, and custom dial controls
Slow-motion, fast-motion, and interval recording available in both HD and 4K
3" capacitive touchscreen LCD and tiltable EVF
UPC: 013803317121

Canon HF G60 Specs

Camera
Sensor Type1"-Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionActual: 13.4 Megapixel
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel
Optics
Focal Length8.3 to 124.5mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length25.5 to 382.5mm 
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 4.5
Minimum Focus Distance0.4" / 10.0 mm
ZoomOptical: 15x
Filter Size58 mm
Built-In ND FiltersClear, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/64
Recording
SystemNTSC
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video Format3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, MPEG-4)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/30/59.94/60 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, MPEG-4)
1280 x 720p at 59.94/60 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, MPEG-4)
Channels2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio FormatAAC-LC
Bit RateAAC: 16.0-Bit
EVF
Size.24"
Exposure Control
Resolution1,560,000 Dots
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 1/2 Second in Video Mode
Minimum Illumination0.1 Lux
Shooting ModesInterval Shooting
Remote ControlWL-D89 (Included)
Features
Image StabilizationOptical
White Balance ModesDaylight
Tungsten
Built-In MicYes
Built-In Light/FlashLight - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe1 x Cold
Input/Output Connectors
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
1 x Mini-USB Output
WirelessNone
General
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack
Charging MethodAC Adapter
Power Adapter8.4 VDC
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 60 to 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.3 x 3.6 x 8.4" / 10.9 x 9.1 x 21.3 cm
Weight2.1 lb / 953 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.045 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.3 x 11.9 x 10.4"

Canon HF G60 Reviews

Great video camera, but,

By William
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

I own a g40 & a g50 both good video cameras. I thought I would take a step up when I bought the g60. I can't make the (FeelWorld) work. They moved the joy stick to the left side which makes it so you can't use your right finger to manipulate the joy stick. Usually you hold the camera in your right hand. I'm wondering why they made it only with 15X optical zoom. BUT!! I took some great videos!!!!!!

good but XA50 feels better

By Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-01

It's a good camera but I've only used it once since writing this review. We will use every weekend though. But from that first use, I'd say that the Canon XA50 is a more pleasant experience. The preview output when livestreaming looks the same compared to an XA50. Watching the video online after the actual stream looked pretty bad but the culprit could be the black magic design atem mini pro or the software vmix with different settings. Or even youtube compressing the video. All I'm trying to say is that our livestream looked better with an xa50 and cerevo livewedge switcher. But like i said, it could be that there's different settings applied. Auto focusing is fine. Seems like the xa50 is faster at auto focusing. Navigating the menu with the nipple button is a good welcome but i wish it was a bigger button. It's the same size on the xa50 as well. Zooming is quick but louder than the xa50. I don't know if the built-in mic would pic it up so have external audio capture ready. So i guess you can tell i prefer the xa50 but if your budget is tight and you don't need pro audio xlr inputs, then this camera should be fine. We're actually gonna use this as our 3rd camera at the church.

Fantastic image quality but....

By Mahesh
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-24

The stabilization could be better. And it's heavy.

Great Camera! Love the dual-pixel auto-focus!

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-23

Very pleased with my purchase. Excellent picture!

Beautiful and easy

By Blake
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Great camera being used in live-streaming. Beautiful picture

So far so good

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-18

We all read what it will do. This is what I’m giving up. I can not operate the camera remotely with my phone. The memory card has to be taken out of the camera to down load. One of the good things is that the batteries from my Vixia 30 are useable, the package doesn’t offer a camera charger. I do like the smooth molding of the camera body when holding on hand. Another thing I like is that l can record without sound.

Video Confidence

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-20

After speaking to a B&H representative and explaining my particular problems with the video I was shooting he had good sound advice. He followed my price range but then described some of the features that definitely would help with my particular video problems. I volunteer to video my daughter's plays and have found lighting to be a real problem. I found I could shoot with my iPhone but there are barriers there because of the smaller lens and automatic features that sometimes hinder more than help the problem. Anyway I watched some YouTube videos on the Canon G60 video camera and saw many features that can help my own particular problems shooting in a limited lighted auditorium. Thank you B&H for your expertise and help to get the best quality possible for my daughter's school plays and dances. I look forward to next year and giving the school some of the best video I can afford to provide. I also supply the DVDs and some flash drives the cast. I don't copyright so the video is free to the school & cast to copy and distribute to extended family that may not be able to come to the event. The drama teacher is very excited to see what we gone up with for next year as I have some sound issues. The B&H representative suggested I be on site at the school so I can describe the sound system they are using and can suggest the cables or equipment I can use to fix audio problems. I know the school have a very old sound system so the help will be appreciated. Who knows maybe with the advances in technology B&H may be able to suggest a sound system for the school and work with them to make it happen. Of course B&H would also then know exactly what I would need to have superb quality audio.

Great Camcorder!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Best camcorder I've ever had. Beautiful videos and very easy to use. Highly recommend.

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Date published: 2021-05-31

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Asked by: John
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Asked by: avi
You will get about 2.7 hours on the battery that comes with the Vixia HF G60 UHD 4K Camcorder.
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Asked by: Tav
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Date published: 2019-12-27
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