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Canon Vixia HF R42

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Canon Vixia HF R42 review: specs and price

Canon Vixia HF R42
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Canon Vixia HF R42

Why is Canon Vixia HF R42 better than the average?

  • Video recording (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 60fpsvs51611.25fps
  • Weight
    285gvs563.67g
  • Screen size
    ?

    3"vs2.81"
  • Thickness
    116mmvs125.69mm
  • Height
    57mmvs85.56mm
  • Width
    53mmvs83.65mm
  • Widest aperture
    ?

    f/1.80 vsf/2.11
  • Volume
    350.44cm³vs838.26cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

350.44cm³

2.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Canon Vixia HF R42
3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Canon Vixia HF R42
4.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

285g

5.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

3"

6.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon Vixia HF R42

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

1080 x 60fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Canon Vixia HF R42
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon Vixia HF R42
4.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Canon Vixia HF R42
5.movie bitrate
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The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

440Mbps

35Mbps

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
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Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.07MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Canon Vixia HF R42
3.has a CMOS sensor
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CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Canon Vixia HF R42
4.has manual white balance
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With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Canon Vixia HF R42
5.widest aperture
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

JVC Everio GZ-VX815

f/1.20

f/1.80

6.has manual gain
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This allows to manually set the gain.

Canon Vixia HF R42

Audio

1.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

1

2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon Vixia HF R42
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Canon Vixia HF R42

Battery

1.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon Vixia HF R42
2.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon Vixia HF R42
3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon Vixia HF R42
4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon Vixia HF R42
5.internal storage
?

Best

Drift Stealth 2 Action Cam

256GB

32GB

Features

1.Is compatible with Android
?

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Canon Vixia HF R42
2.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon Vixia HF R42
3.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon Vixia HF R42
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Canon Vixia HF R42
5.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Canon Vixia HF R42

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