The Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R72 records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to 32GB 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 R72 features a 3.28MP CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor that delivers up to 1080/60p video. Video can be recording in MP4 or AVCHD formats 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 touch panel is provided. Designed with all levels of users in mind, the HF R72 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. Highlight Priority Mode helps you capture a wide range of colours and tones consistent with human vision. A high-capacity 2685mAh battery is included for longer shooting times.
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 the 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 32GB Flash Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The camcorder's internal 32GB flash memory holds up to twelve 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 1080/60p video capture. Full HD 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up clearly. This provides a greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced colour and fine tonal gradation. AVCHD Progressive records at bit rates up to 28 Mbps, while MP4 files are captured at bit rates up to 35 Mbps.
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 it 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 camcorder also has a built-in down-conversion function that 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.
Built-In Wi-Fi / NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity lets you share your HD video with friends and family any time, 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.
Compatibility with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
The camcorder is compatible with 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.
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 all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent), which provides extraordinary flexibility in shooting.
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.
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 to 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.
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.
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 touch screen and the zoom magnification will automatically decrease, making it easy for you to locate the subject and zoom in on it again.
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.
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.
Sensor 3.28 Megapixel 1/4.85" CMOS
Colour Filter RGB
Pixel Gross 3,280,000
Effective Pixels 1920 - 1080 @ Video 16:9
1920 - 1080 @ Photo 16:9
Focal Length 2.8 - 89.6 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 38.5 - 1232 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Optical Zoom/Advanced Zoom Off
32.5 - 1853 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Advanced Zoom On
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4.5
Zoom Optical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 57x
Filter Size 43 mm
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
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