Zoom Freely, Shoot Creatively
Zooming in on distant subjects without disturbing the action has never been easier! With the huge 57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom on the compact VIXIA HF R60 camcorder, you can even shoot while walking with no fear of blur: the camcorder's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer keeps video clear and steady, while Framing Assistance makes it easy to keep your long-distance subjects in the frame.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC let you share what you've captured right away, transfer videos and images to other devices, live stream video, control the camcorder remotely, and connect to Canon's image management solution: the optional Connect Station CS100. The 8GB internal flash drive holds up to 3 hours of video, and you can also record directly to a removable SD memory card. Image quality is superb with the camcorder's Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor that capture 1920 x 1080 resolution, and with 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps), movement and detail are beautifully rendered. Dual Recording lets you record in MP4 and AVCHD simultaneously, while built-in down conversion creates MP4 files for easy online sharing.
Find exciting new ways to express yourself with the revved up new Slow & Fast Motion functions. And you can register up to 3 children in Advanced Baby Mode - the parental must-have that makes it easy to document a child's daily development. Shooting is fun and easy with the camcorder's big 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD, and with a quick touch of the new File Lock Function, you'll never have to worry about children or other users accidentally erasing your videos.
57x Advanced Zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder and its impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range. Long-range shooting allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. It's perfect for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Advanced Zoom, available in manual mode, has been achieved with more efficient use of the effective imaging area. It takes the camcorder's telephoto power from 32.5mm all the way to 1,853mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting. For more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings, with 15 levels available.
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 the VIXIA HF R60 stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake ? horizontal, vertical and roll axis - helps ensure smooth, distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light. On-chip noise reduction brings bright clarity to every frame. Video is rich, clear and amazingly detailed anywhere you view it, even when played back on a large HDTV.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, for outstanding imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy-to-share MP4 formats simultaneously with the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder's Dual Recording. It also enables the built-in transcoding from AVCHD to MP4.
Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card
The camcorder's internal 8GB Flash Drive holds up to 3 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. With no moving parts, flash memory technology is perfectly able to withstand camcorder jolts or drops. You can also record to a removable SD memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family. Conveniently sized and readily available, SD cards give you up to 64GB (24 hours) of recording capacity for a combined capacity of 72GB or 27 hours. For added flexibility, you can even backup your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) Recording
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 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 crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. AVCHD Progressive records at a bit rate of 28 Mbps, which is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.
Built-in Wi-Fi technology on the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the internet with a free registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. And now you can use your PC to browse remotely through the previously shot videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.
Compatibility with Camera Pan Table CT-V1
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder is compatible with an exciting optional accessory that you can control with your mobile device - Camera Pan Table CT-V1. With your Wi-Fi enabled camcorder mounted on the Camera Pan Table CT-V1, you can remotely monitor a viewing range of approximately 200 degrees with your smart device. Using the Live Streaming of the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder, panning and recording can be powered by the pan table, or controlled remotely over the internet and the CameraAccess plus app. Flexibly designed to plug into an outlet or run on AA batteries, it also powers your camcorder. An energy-efficient stand-by mode awaits your command so you never need to worry about wasting or running out of power. With enough range to span two rooms, it's easy to check on pets or children while you're away for the day, monitor your home while you're on vacation and more.
The Right Format for Any Use
Dual Recording and built-in transcoding ensure that no matter how you decide to use the video you've recorded, you'll have the right format available. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder can simultaneously record video to internal memory in AVCHD format, and to an SD card in MP4 format. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world. AVCHD is perfect for watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs. The camcorder also has a built-in transcoding function that converts AVCHD files to MP4s, or from MP4 to MP4 across memory media, making them easy to upload to the Web or save to an SD card.
3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder features a 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD screen, making shooting and other operations easy. Simply open the panel and the power is on. The display is clear and vivid, and just as with your smartphone or tablet, a gentle touch activates intuitive functions. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas, and operate camcorder controls from the screen, all with a simple touch. In addition, the easy-to-use user interface makes your shooting experience simpler and more fun. 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.
A complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious moment of your baby's development, Baby Mode on the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder allows you to follow the growth of up to three children. 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. Simply pick up the camcorder and start recording, knowing capture will be of the highest quality. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved into a dedicated Baby Album so they'll never get lost among your other videos. You can then view the Baby Album chronologically for a seamless way to relive and share your baby's growth with friends and relatives.
When you're 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 it's easier than ever to capture the baby's "firsts" and every special moment.
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 number of decorations has been vastly increased on the VIXIA HF R60 so it's even easier to make a fun video commemorating your baby's special moments. The camcorder's other Touch Decoration options, including your own drawings, captions, animations and more, are fully available in Baby Mode, and all can easily be appended to previously shot video as well.
More Shooting Time with Every Charge
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder is powered by a high capacity Battery Pack BP-718. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for long periods, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute, for extra insurance that you'll never miss an important shooting opportunity.
The versatile 57x zoom on the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder is indispensible for shooting long distance subjects without intruding onto the scene or interrupting the action. But sometimes it can be tricky to keep such a distant subject in the frame. That's where Framing Assistance comes in. When you're shooting at the long end of the zoom and you've lost your subject, simply press an 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.
NFC (Near Field Communication) Support
Wireless connection between the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder and your NFC-equipped smartphone is seamless with Canon's free CameraAccess plus app. With the app installed, you'll simply touch the camcorder to your smartphone to transfer video and images or live stream events as they happen. You can even control the camcorder remotely, monitoring infants while they sleep, or keeping an eye on pets or home security from the office. NFC support also provides a wireless connection with Canon's image management solution: Canon Connect Station CS100. The Connect Station CS100 provides 1TB storage for images and videos, where they are easy to organize with simple menus. From there, they can be sent wirelessly to compatible devices, and viewed in full resolution on your HDTV via an HDMI cable.
Stream video from your camcorder wherever you are - at home, at the office or away on vacation ? with the improved Live Streaming on the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder. It is possible to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS or Android device not only when you're on the same wireless network but over the internet too! With the new CameraAccess plus app, you can use your smartphone or tablet to monitor babies and pets, capture wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, create perfect self-videos and lots more, anywhere you're wirelessly connected. You can also remotely control camcorder functions including start/stop and zoom, and even access information about remaining battery charge, recordable time, zoom position and more.
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.
Slow & Fast Motion
You'll have fun using the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder's new Slow & Fast Motion capabilities. You can record slow motion images at speeds down to 1/2x - a great feature for checking out your tennis swing, or creating videos with cinema-like expression. Fast motion now tops out at an amazing 1200x (recording 20 hours of action as a 1-minute scene), for eye- popping action movie-like effects.
Camera Window Software
Camera Window software is now available as a downloadable application. The software can make it easy to import MP4 and JPEG files from your VIXIA camcorder to a PC or Mac, where they can be shared and edited.
Audio Scene Select
Audio Scene Select offers five modes that automatically optimize settings based on the recording situation, making it easy to record realistic, immersive audio in a range of situations.
Smart AUTO and Auto Tele Macro
Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.
Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon high definition camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time. In fact, the system is so intelligent that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature is convenient in searching for clips that feature the specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display those frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. Your selected face can also be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing your subject.
Cinema-Look Filter Effects
Cinema-Look Filters offers a choice of seven varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting, and also applied post-capture for additional convenience and versatility.
Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips ? or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention. Video Snapshot on the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds). Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the Snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source.
24p Cinema and 30p Progressive Shooting Modes
The VIXIA HF R60 camcorder's sophisticated shooting mode options offer superior creativity and functionality. 24p Cinema Mode gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film, with a frame capture rate of 24p recorded at 60i. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive Mode, which is ideal for clips you intend to post online.
Now when you're away from home you can easily access the camcorder's manual for helpful information about settings or operations. Simply register your camcorder at CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for 24/7 online access to the manual.