Canon Updates VIXIA HF R-Series Of Camcorders

Canon updated its VIXIA HF R-series lineup of camcorders at CES today with three new models: the VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60 and the VIXIA HF R600.

These new camcorders all feature HD video, a 57x (32.5-1853mm) advanced zoom lens, a DIGIC DV 4 image processor, a 3-inch touch panel LCD, SuperRange optical image stabilization, long battery life and a Canon 3.28 Megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor. The VIXIA HF R62 and the VIXIA HF R60 models also feature Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities for sharing images and video on compatible mobile devices (including compatible Android devices), as well as by using the new Canon Connect Station CS100 (a device for easy and safe image/video storage and access).

These new VIXIA R-series camcorders provide users with the ability to capture crisp, virtually blur-free 1920x1080 resolution full HD video. The Full HD video works together with the 57x advanced zoom lens and the SuperRange optical image stabilization for smooth, steady video. These camcorders also feature Intelligent IS which automatically chooses from four modes to help reduce camera shake when capturing video or photos.

Users have several options for storing images, the VIXIA HF R62 camcorder can record up to 12 hours of video to a 32GB internal memory and the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder can record up-to 3 hours of video to an 8GB internal memory. In addition, all three of the camcorders allow users to record to a removable SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card. Shooters can capture high-quality, sharp, 1080/60p imagery of moving subjects when recording in either MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps). When using the Dual Recording mode, users can record movies simultaneously in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive, while the built-in down conversion feature creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web to social networking sites.

Featuring built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, the VIXIA HF R62 and VIXIA HF R60 camcorders expand shooting options for filming important moments while simultaneously providing remote monitoring capabilities. Utilizing Wi-Fi and the free Canon CameraAccess Plus app users can share recorded video or live stream remotely from a compatible Android or iOS device that allows the user to control certain camera functions like record and zooming. The built-in microphone/headphone jack gives users with the flexibility to record using an auxiliary microphone or listen to what they’re recording with headphones.

The VIXIA HF R-series camcorders also feature a longer battery life, providing users with more than one hour of recording time on a full battery charge. The VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60, and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders will be available in March 2015 for a retail price of $449, $399, and $299, respectively.

More info on these Canon camcorders here.