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Canon VIXIA HF R400 (8155B004) Black 1/4.85" CMOS 3.0" 230K Touch LCD 32X Optical Zoom High Definition Camcorder

  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • Record Directly to SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
  • Record in AVCHD or MP4 Formats
  • Capacitive 3" Touch Panel LCD
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Overview


Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD Camcorder

Experience the excitement of ultra zooming power! Compact and easy-to-use, the Canon VIXIA HF R400 Camcorder is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom for incredible range and reach. You'll not only shoot more, but your video will be clear and steady even at the wide end of the zoom, and even when you're walking while shooting, thanks to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic IS. Canon's exclusive 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and all new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor bring your video to life with more light, depth and detail than ever before. Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card that is widely available and easy to use. New 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28Mbps) captures even the fastest moving action with smooth, clear detail. The VIXIA HF R400 has a bright, beautifully clear 3.0-inch capacitive Touch Panel LCD that makes operation feel familiar right away. New Baby Mode has everything parents need to shoot, organize and share chronological video of their baby's development, with a dedicated Baby Album, age, height and weight stamps and more. Audio Scene Select makes it easy to capture realistic, immersive audio in a wide range of common situations, and Smart AUTO automatically recognizes and sets the camcorder to capture the best possible quality effortlessly.

Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53X Advanced Zoom

You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R400 camcorder. The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 38.5mm (35mm equivalent), making it easier than ever before to catch all the action in the frame. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R400 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. Canon's high definition video lenses use aspherical lens technology to achieve low chromatic aberration with high resolution while maintaining compact dimensions. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The big news about the VIXIA HF R400 is the camcorder's impressive 53x Advanced Zoom. 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 all the way to 1,723mm (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.

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SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Improved Dynamic 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. Now for the VIXIA HF R400, the power of Canon's new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor has made possible a significantly improved new Dynamic Image Stabilization mode. In addition to 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 system now stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – ensures smooth, distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.

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3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor

The VIXIA HF R400 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28-Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor for 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. Original 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 R400 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, which is a significant upgrade on several fronts. 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. Improved image stabilization means you'll capture smooth, blur-free video even if you're shooting while walking.

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Record to Removable SD Memory Cards

The VIXIA HF R400 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 R400 lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2048GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.

MP4 (35Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28Mbps) Recording

The VIXIA HF R400 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing AVCHD or MP4 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 high image quality has to offer. 1080/60p recording means that the still images you extract are extremely high quality as well. A new bit rate of 28Mbps is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.

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3.0-Inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD

The VIXIA HF R400 features a new 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD screen, making shooting and other operations easier than ever. Simply open the panel and the power is on. The improved 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 user interface has been updated to make your shooting experience easier and more fun. The Home button is now 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.

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Baby Mode

The VIXIA HF R400 features the new Baby Mode – a complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious 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. Simply pick up the camera 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 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.

Higher Capacity Battery

The VIXIA HF R400 is powered by a new, higher capacity battery pack. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot longer, 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.

Intelligent IS

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 best able to produce 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 perfectly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the camcorder's powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.

Increased Clarity & Adjustability

The VIXIA HF R400 camcorder's audio is an excellent match for its pristine image quality. The microphone has updated elements that increase clarity at medium and low frequencies, so even faint sounds are recorded clearly. Three microphone positions let you adjust recording to suit the position of the zoom or your subjects: front for monaural recording; regular for normal stereo effect, and rear for a wider, more enhanced stereo effect. Frequency response characteristics can be adjusted for the scene with several options. You can balance all frequencies for normal recording, emphasize low frequencies for impactful live music recording, attenuate low frequencies to reduce ambient noise, emphasize mid-frequencies to focus on voices, or emphasize low and high frequencies to record live music with balanced lows and highs.

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Learn more about the Canon USA VIXIA HF R400 (8155B004)

General

Brand
Canon
Series
VIXIA Series
Model
VIXIA HF R400 (8155B004)
Type
High Definition Camcorder
Color
Black

SPEC

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6-inch
Approx. 8.3 oz. (Body, not including grip belt)
Approx. 10.1 oz. (Including Battery BP-718, memory card, and grip belt)

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/4.85" CMOS

SPEC

Still Image Size
Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)

Lens

Optical Zoom
32X
Digital Zoom
1060X

SPEC

Image Stabilization
Optical System (Lens-shift system)
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 Manual/Cinema Mode:
- Standard IS
- IS Off
LCD
3.0" 230K Touch
Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Focusing System
TTL (through the lens)
Focal Length: 2.8-89.6mm
Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
35mm Film Equivalent:
- Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm
- Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm
- Advanced Zoom On: 32.5-1723mm
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)
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, Manual Mode, Cinema Mode, Baby Mode
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Minimum Illumination
NTSC: 5 lux
Low Light mode: 0.4 lux
Video Signal Type
NTSC

Recording Media

Recording Media
Memory Card
Memory Card Support
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card

SPEC

Video Recording
AVCHD/MPEG-4

Frame Rate:
AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
MP4: 24P/30P/60P

Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Audio Recording
AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)
Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Connectors
USB, HDMI, Composite, AV Ports

Features

Features
Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization) deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video.

Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide exceptional imaging performance.

Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible) for fast and easy sharing of your memories.

1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.

3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD offers fast, easy intuitive control right at your fingertips.

Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings for capturing your baby's daily growth with ease.

Higher capacity battery pack ensures extended shooting time so you never miss an important moment.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio that complements the pristine image quality.

Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations, including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field.

Packaging

Package Contents
VIXIA HF R400 Camcorder
Battery Pack BP-718
Compact Power Adapter CA-110
USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
Mini HDMI Cable HTC-100
Bundled CD ROM:
- ImageBrowser EX/Image Mix/Music Data

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Michael G.
  • 12/27/2013 5:24:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: - Low price.
- Excellent image quality after switching to highest bitrate for MP4 video and 60 fps.
- Rotate and swivel display is nice feature.
- Image Stabilization (IS) is great.
- Nice zoom amount. Digital zoom isn't overbearing and is subtle.
- Battery life indicator seems to be very accurate.

Cons: - Lens cover is not electronically controlled, wish it was because I sometimes forget to close it.
- Viewing angle on display isn't that great. It's a TN panel, wish they had used an IPS or OLED display.
- The rotating and swivel display feels a bit low quality, like it could break with little force.
- Doesn't auto power off when plugged into computer, even when there is no file copy operations and the camera is idle. I hope they add this capability in a firmware update.

Other Thoughts: I decided to buy another Canon camera because they treated me well on a previous camera of theirs. After three years said camera started having CCD problems and took bad pictures. I sent it into them for warranty repair and they fixed that plus another issue I didn't ask them to and had it back to me in less than a week. I can only hope I will get this level of service again should something go wrong with this camera.

So far i'm really happy with the camera. I am still learning all its features and functions. I'll post another review in a couple months after I get more acquainted.

It is my opinion that touchscreens for these cameras are a bit of an annoyance. Sure some things its nice, but I would just prefer an old fashioned dial to switch between shooting modes. I find trying to find the desired mode and setting to be at times cumbersome and slow with the touchscreen.

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