From creative video essays to fun family times and travel memories, the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder can be ideal for families, new parents and anyone looking for great-quality results, done simply. See how the camcorder's remarkable 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer free up your creativity and shooting flexibility by helping you capture distant subjects without interrupting the scene, and achieving smooth, steady video throughout the zoom range even if you shoot while walking. Record beautifully detailed Full HD video directly to a convenient removable SD card for quick and easy sharing. Zoom Framing Assist is now available in both Auto and Manual modes to help you keep faraway subjects in view, and the new Highlight Priority Mode helps give your video the same vivid colors seen by the naked eye. Even first-time videographers will find the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder fun and intuitive with a new LCD screen that's clear and bright indoors and out, and a new user interface that incorporates large, simple icons in an easy-to-understand layout. For memorable videos made easy, look to the VIXIA HF R700.
57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.
57x Advanced Zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R700 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 ideal for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Available in manual mode, Advanced Zoom takes the camcorder's telephoto power from 32.5mm all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent) for amazing 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 quickly, 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 R700 camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake - horizontal, vertical and roll axis - helps ensure smooth, virtually distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
The VIXIA HF R700 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 captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide outstanding imaging performance.
The VIXIA HF R700 camcorder incorporates the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for outstanding imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, virtually 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 R700 camcorder's Dual Recording. It also enables built-in transcoding from AVCHD to MP4.
Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card.
The VIXIA HF R700 camcorder records Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily. In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R700 also lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, a SDXC card can hold up to 2048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.
1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) helps ensure high-quality capture of moving subjects.
The VIXIA HF R700 camcorder gives you high-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 up to 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is virtually 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, helps you take advantage of all that Full HD has to offer. AVCHD Progressive records at a bit rate of up to 28 Mbps, which is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is incredibly high.
3.0" capacitive touch panel LCD with increased brightness and new User Interface for easy menu navigation and simple viewing of videos.
The VIXIA HF R700 camcorder features a new 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen that's bright and clearly visible, even outdoors in the sun, with rich, natural color reproduction. Simply open the panel and the power is on. A gentle touch activates intuitive functions via large, easy-to-use icons in a streamlined new layout. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas and operate camcorder controls from the screen, all with a simple touch. The easy new user interface makes navigating menus, shooting and watching your videos easy and fun. Clear explanations for key settings pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so even new videographers can feel confident as they create impressive videos.
Advanced Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings to help capture your baby's daily growth with ease.
A convenient solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious moment of your baby's development, Baby Mode on the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder allows you to follow the growth of up to three children. A custom control button on the shooting screen activates the mode, and suitable 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 high quality. 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 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 easy to capture the baby's "firsts" and other special 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 a diary of developmental milestones for years to come. Thanks to the number of decorations available on the VIXIA HF R700, it's easy 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.
High-capacity BP-727 battery pack helps facilitate extended shooting time so you can capture important moments.
The VIXIA HF R700 camcorder is powered by a high capacity Battery Pack BP-727. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for long periods, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time for extra insurance that you won't miss an important shooting opportunity.
Zoom Framing Assist setting is available in Auto or Manual mode, making it easier to accurately track and capture subjects while they are moving.
The versatile 57x zoom on the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder is indispensable 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 Zoom Framing Assist 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. Now available in Auto or Manual mode, Zoom Framing Assist helps keep your subject in the frame.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to help optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
Intelligent IS makes it easy to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method ideal for producing sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers incredibly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder's powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.
Audio Scene Select allows easy operation and setup for outstanding audio.
Audio Scene Select on the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder allows you to easily capture clear, high-quality audio with a choice of five audio modes to choose from based on your shooting situation: Standard, Music, Speech, Forest and Birds and Noise Suppression. Each of these modes has pre-determined optimized settings ideal for the shot you're capturing, resulting in outstanding video with realistic, immersive audio. Audio settings can also be custom set to meet your shooting needs.
Smart AUTO helps make shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camcorder.
Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of 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.
Slow & Fast Motion recording allows you to record fast motion at up to 1200x and slow motion at 0.5x.
You'll have fun using the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder's Slow & Fast Motion capabilities. You can record slow motion images at speeds down to 0.5x - 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.
Five Cinema-Look Filter effects give video a cinematic feel and can be applied during or after shooting for your convenience.
The VIXIA HF R700 camcorder allows you to create cinematic looks with the use of Cinema-Look Filters. This feature 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.
Highlight Priority Mode helps to deliver an expansive range of colors and tones virtually consistent with how they're seen by the naked eye.
To capture highly saturated, realistic colors and to convey gradation characteristics as perceived by the eye, the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder has a new Highlight Priority mode that achieves effects similar to HDR modes in other camcorders. 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.
Standard Definition or High Definition
- High Definition
Video Recording system
- 1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
- Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
- Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
- Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time
32GB SD Memory Card in AVCHD*:
- LP (1440 x 1080)**: 12 hrs. 15 min.
- FXP (1920 x 1080)**: 4 hrs. 10 min.
- MXP (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 55 min.
- NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 30 min.
32GB SD Memory Card in MP4*:
- 4 Mbps (1280 x 720)**: 17 hrs. 20 min.
- 17 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 4 hrs. 10 min.
- 24 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 55 min.
- 35 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs.
* Variable bit rate.
** When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
- 57x Advanced* / 32x Optical / 1140x Digital
*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only
35mm Film Equivalent
- Optical Zoom: Approx. 38.5-1232mm
- Advanced Zoom Off: Approx. 38.5-1232mm
- Advanced Zoom On: Approx. 32.5-1853mm
- Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
- Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
- TTL (Through The Lens)
- Smart AUTO, P, SCN*1, High-brightness priority, Cinema Mode*2, Baby Mode
*1 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
*2 Cinema Standard, Vivid, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies
Max Shutter Speed
- Movie: 1/2000 sec.
- Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
- Auto mode: 10mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
- All other modes: 10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens). However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
- Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Custom WB
- AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
- MP4: 60P/30P/24P
- P mode: Approx. 5 lux
- Low Light mode: Approx. 0.4 lux
- Optical System (lens-shift system) + electronic stabilization Intelligent IS in Auto/Baby mode Dynamic IS (default) Powered IS Macro IS Tripod Mode IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in P/High-brightness priority/SCN/ Cinema Mode: Standard IS IS Off Angular velocity detection (using piezoelectric vibration sensor) and hybrid by sensor based movement vector detection supported. Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
- 43mm diameter
- Not Available
- 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel widescreen color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
- 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC/FlashAir memory card slot
- mini-B: Hi-Speed USB supported
- Composite (output)
- AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
- MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2ch)
- Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
- Not Available
Supplied Video Editing Software
- Not Available
- Available; Mini connector (output only)
- 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
- 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range
- 23 to 113 degrees F (-5 to 45 degrees C) 60% relativehumidity (operation)
- 32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degreesC) 85% relative humidity (performance)
- Approx. 2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6 in. / 53 x 58 x 116mm (Not including grip belt)
- Approx. 8.3 oz. / 235g (Body, not including grip belt)
- Approx. 10.8 oz. / 305g (Including Battery BP-727, memory card, grip belt)
- 60P (NTSC)/50P (PAL) recording: Memory cards of class 6 or higher For both AVCHD and MP4, Class 4 or higher-speed memory cards are recommended in the high-image-quality and full-HD standard modes. Slow & Fast motion at 0.5x speed: Memory cards of class 6 or higher Any class of card may be used for photo shooting.