VIXIA HF R42

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VIXIA HF R42
Item Code: 8152B005
Estimated Retail Price: $449.99

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/4.85-inch, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 3.28 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: 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 hours 15 minutes**
FXP (1920 x 1080) 4 hours 10 minutes**
MXP (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 55 minutes**
NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 30 minutes**

32GB SD Memory Card in MP4:
4Mbps (1280 x 720): 17 hrs. 20 min.
17Mbps (1920 x 1080): 4 hr. 10 min.
24Mbps (1920 x 1080): 2 hr. 55 min.
35Mbps (1920 x 1080): 2 hr. 20 min.

* When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
** Variable bit rate

LensZoom Ratio: 53x Advanced*/32x Optical/1060x Digital (*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only)
Focal Length: 2.8-89.6mm
35mm Film Equivalent:: Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm / Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm / Advanced Zoom On: 32.5-1723mm
Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
Focusing SystemTTL (through the lens)
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AE

Smart Auto, Manual Mode1, Cinema Mode2, Baby Mode

1 P, SCN3
2 P only

3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing DistanceAuto 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)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame RateNTSC:
AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
MP4: 24P/30P/60P
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 5 lux
Low Light mode: 0.4 lux
Image StabilizationOptical 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 Manual1/Cinema Mode:

Standard IS
IS Off

*Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)
1 P, SCN2
2 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Filter DiameterNot Supported
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot

*Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeNot Available
Supplied Video Editing SoftwarePixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm diameter 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6-inch (53 x 57 x 116mm). Excluding grip belt.
WeightApprox. 8.3 oz. / 235g (Body, not including grip belt)
Approx. 10.1 oz. /285g (Including Battery BP-718, memory card, and grip belt)