Canon VIXIA HF R62 Review

Canon VIXIA HF R62

Canon VIXIA HF R62
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Pros

  • Great Zoom
  • Decent price
  • Wifi feature and app functionality

Cons

  • LCD screen not great in sunlight

The Canon VIXIA HF R62 features 1080p resolution for video recording. It has 32GB of internal storage which is a huge improvement from the R60 which only had 8GB of internal flash drive. Design-wise, the R62 looks simple yet quality made, it may not be the flashiest but it does not look cheap with a design similar to the HF R52. I also liked that that it is compact and very easy to carry and to shoot with.

The R62 has a built in Wi-Fi connection which made it easy to upload and share pictures and videos without having to mess with cables. The 32x optical zoom and 57x advanced zoom also made filming from far away possible while still getting a quality shot. No matter if you want to record your son playing baseball or a lion on a safari, you will enjoy the zoom!

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Specifications:

  • Three inch Touch Panel LCD
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • 28 Megapixel 1/4.85″ Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • 32 GB Internal Flash Memory
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Slot
  • 07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 Still Image Resolution
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/NFC
  • Compatible with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table accessory

Image Processor

The Canon HD DIGIC DV 4 image processor was incorporated in this camcorder for an enhanced imaging performance. It will let you record videos in both MP4 and AVCHD formats simultaneously through the use of the dual recording function of this camcorder, a feature which I found pretty amazing and useful. This image processor will also allow you to transcode files from AVCHD format to MP4.

3.28 Megapixel Image Sensor

The full high definition of this image sensor supports 1920 x 1080 resolution of video capture. Its extra sensitivity delivers very lifelike HD videos with a natural color theme even in low light situations. Another feature that comes along with this high performance image sensor is the on chip noise reduction helping you to shoot clear images with vivid colors.

Recording Media

The VIXIA HF R62 has 32GB of internal memory that can hold up to a total of twelve hours of high definition videos. Additionally to the internal storage it also has SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card slots.

Built in Wi-Fi or NFC

The reason why I like this feature so much is because it allows me to instantly share still images or videos that I captured as soon as I took them. The R62’s built in Wi-Fi will let you upload and share your pictures and videos on the internet anywhere you are. You can also connect this camcorder with your Android or iOS mobile devices using Canon’s free app allowing you to easily transfer and share whatever you capture to your social media accounts.

File Lock Feature

Don’t you just hate it when the video that you have been saving for a special occasion accidentally gets deleted? That often happens to me when other people, especially children, borrow my camcorder. This is why the File Lock function is another favorite of mine. This will disable anyone from deleting, copying or trimming files that you placed under this setting.

Overall the R62 is a great camcorder in the medium price range. If you’re looking to shoot some videos for casual use this is definitely an option to consider.

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My name is Chris and I am the owner and operator of CamcorderChris.com. For over 10 years I have worked with computers, servers, video camcorders, software editing tools, and many other areas of information technology.

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My name is Chris and I am the owner and operator of CamcorderChris.com. For over 10 years I have worked with computers, servers, video camcorders, software editing tools, and many other areas of information technology.

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