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VIXIA HF R70

VIXIA

MSRP: $399.99

Receive $200 off the Connect Station CS100 when purchased with select EOS, PowerShot or VIXIA products.

Features

57x Advanced Zoom

You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R70 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 R70 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.

The VIXIA HF R70 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.

The VIXIA HF R70 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 R70 camcorder's Dual Recording. It also enables built-in transcoding from AVCHD to MP4.

The camcorder's internal 16GB Flash Drive holds up to 6 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. With no moving parts, flash memory technology is able to withstand most 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 80GB or 30 hours. For added flexibility, you can even backup your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter.

VIXIA Recording Time Chart*1
AVCHD Recording Mode
1920 x 1080 Recording 1440 x 1080 Recording
Memory Capacity NTSC: 60P (Approx. 28 Mbps)*1 MXP (Approx. 24 Mbps)*1 FXP (Approx. 17 Mbps)*1 LP (Approx. 5 Mbps)*1
8GB 35 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 3 hrs.
16GB 1 hr. 15 min. 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hrs. 5 min. 6 hrs. 5 min.
32GB 2 hrs. 30 min. 2 hrs. 55 min. 4 hrs. 10 min. 12 hrs. 15 min.
64GB 5 hrs. 5 min. 5 hrs. 55 min. 8 hrs. 20 min. 24 hrs. 30 min.
128GB 10 hrs. 10 min. 11 hrs. 55 min. 16 hrs. 45 min. 49 hrs.
 
MP4 Recording Mode
1920 x 1080 Recording 1280 x 720 Recording
35 Mbps*1 24 Mbps*1 17 Mbps*1 4 Mbps*1
8GB 30 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 4 hrs. 20 min.
16GB 1 hr. 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hrs. 5 min. 8 hrs. 40 min.
32GB 2 hrs. 2 hrs. 55 min. 4 hrs. 10 min. 17 hrs. 20 min.
64GB 4 hrs. 5 hrs. 55 min. 8 hrs. 20 min. 34 hrs. 45 min.
128GB 8 hrs. 11 hrs. 55 min. 16 hrs. 45 min. 69 hrs. 30 min.
*1 Variable Bit Rate
When AVCHD/MP4 recording has continued for approximately 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.

The VIXIA HF R70 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.

Built in Wi-Fi®

Built-in Wi-Fi® technology on the VIXIA HF R70 camcorder lets you share your HD video with friends and family virtually when you want, virtually where you want. 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 CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# – a free 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.

Canon Movie Uploader app*

Operating Systems Supported*1

Compatible
Device

MP4

Photo

YouTube
Facebook®
Upload

35 Mbps

24 Mbps

17 Mbps

4 Mbps

L

PB

DL

PB

DL

PB

DL

PB

DL

PB

DL

iOS7, iOS7.1, iOS8, iOS9

iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PB = Playback | DL = Download
*1 No guarantees are given that Movie Uploader will operate with all the versions of the operating systems supported.

* This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6/7 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.
# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 or later for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.
†† Compatible with Android devices versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4.



NFC (Near Field Communication) Support

Wireless connection between the VIXIA HF R70 camcorder and your NFC-equipped smartphone can be seamless with Canon's free CameraAccess plus app. With the app installed, you can simply touch the camcorder to your compatible 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.

The VIXIA HF R70 camcorder is compatible with an exciting optional accessory that you can control with your compatible 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 compatible smart device**. Using the Live Streaming of the VIXIA HF R70 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 don't need to worry about wasting or running out of power too quickly. 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.

* There is no guarantee that the operations will work with all Wi-Fi® environments.
** Compatible with iOS version 7/8/9 or Android version 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1 for select devices. Operations not guaranteed with all versions of the supported OS. MP4 35 Mbps and AVCHD 28 Mbps recordings are not supported for this function.

Dual Recording helps ensure that you'll have the right format available for the video you want to record. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R70 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 compatible tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world. AVCHD is ideal for watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs.

^ Simultaneous recording is not supported when using MP4 (35 Mbps), AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps), Baby Mode or Cinema-Look Filters.

Main Media (Built-in Memory/SD Card) Sub Media (SD Card/Built-in Memory)
Format Bit Rate Size Frame Rate
AVCHD 60P: 28 Mbps NOT POSSIBLE
MXP: 24 Mbps (60i/PF30) MP4 4 Mbps 1280 x 720 30P
FXP: 17 Mbps (60i/PF30)
LP: 5 Mbps (60i/PF30)
MP4 35 Mbps (60P) NOT POSSIBLE
24 Mbps (30P/24P) MP4 4 Mbps 1280 x 720 30P/24P
17 Mbps (30P/24P)
4 Mbps (30P/24P)

The VIXIA HF R70 camcorder has a built-in downconversion function that helps make it easy to share your video online. For example, if the file happens to be too big to send, you can reduce the resolution of your videos while minimizing distortion to help ensure your family and friends will be able to watch them with virtually no loss in quality. The VIXIA HF R70 also features a built-in transcoding function that converts AVCHD files to MP4s, making them easy to upload to the Web or save to an SD card for expanded sharing options.

The VIXIA HF R70 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.

The versatile 57x zoom on the VIXIA HF R70 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.

A convenient solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious moment of your baby's development, Baby Mode on the VIXIA HF R70 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 R70, 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.

The VIXIA HF R70 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.

The VIXIA HF R70 camcorder is fully compatible with Canon's photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. By simply tapping with NFC, photos and videos are wirelessly transferred to the Connect Station CS100 device where 1TB of hard drive space (has the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content)* and simple menus make them easy to store, manage and sort by albums, date or device name. From there, images and videos can be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV (via an HDMI cable), sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded on compatible smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Connect Station CS100 devices.

* Calculated with approx. 6.6MB for each photo and with average 32 Mbps Full HD video.

Stream video from your camcorder where you like – at home, at the office or away on vacation – with Live Streaming on the VIXIA HF R70 camcorder. It is possible to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your compatible 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 beautiful 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.

Canon CameraAccess plus app

OS*1

Device

AVCHD

MP4

iOS 7/8/9

iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2

MXP/FXP/LP

24 Mbps / 17 Mbps / 4 Mbps

Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS)” Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 “Jelly Bean”
Android 4.4, “KitKat”
Android 5.0, 5.1 “Lollipop”

(Mobile Device)*2

*1 No guarantees are given that CameraAccess plus will operate with all the versions of the operating systems supported.
*2 CameraAccess plus does not work with some models.

Compatible with iOS version 7/8/9 or Android version 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1 for select devices. Operations not guaranteed with all versions of the supported OS. MP4 35 Mbps and AVCHD 28 Mbps recordings are not supported for this function.

With one simple setting, you can keep your videos safe from 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.

You'll have fun using the VIXIA HF R70 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.

CameraWindow software is 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.

To capture highly saturated, realistic colors and to convey gradation characteristics as perceived by the eye, the VIXIA HF R70 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.

Specifications

Standard Definition or High Definition

High Definition

Television System

NTSC

Video Recording system

AVCHD/MPEG-4

Image Sensor

1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

Approx. 3.28 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Video:
Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)

Photo:
Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)

Maximum recording Time

16GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD*:
LP (1440 x 1080)**: 6 hrs. 5 min.
FXP (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 5 min.
MXP (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr. 25 min.
NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr. 15 min.

16GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4*:
4 Mbps (1280 x 720)**: 8 hrs. 40 min.
17 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 5 min.
24 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr. 25 min.
35 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr.

* Variable bit rate.
** When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
16GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD*:
LP (1440 x 1080)**: 6 hrs. 5 min.
FXP (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 5 min.
MXP (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr. 25 min.
NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr. 15 min.

16GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4*:
4 Mbps (1280 x 720)**: 8 hrs. 40 min.
17 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 5 min.
24 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr. 25 min.
35 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 1 hr.

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

Lens

Zoom Ratio:
57x Advanced* / 32x Optical / 1140x Digital
*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only

Focal Length:
2.8–89.6mm

35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: Approx. 38.5–1232mm
Advanced Zoom Off: Approx. 38.5–1232mm
Advanced Zoom On: Approx. 32.5–1853mm

Zoom Speed:
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8–4.5

Focusing System

TTL (Through The Lens)

Manual Exposure

Available

Programmed AE

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)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Custom WB

Frame Rate

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

Minimum Illumination

P mode: Approx. 5 lux
Low Light mode: Approx. 0.4 lux

Image Stabilization

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*1/ Cinema Mode:

Standard IS IS Off
Angular velocity detection (using piezoelectric vibration sensor) and hybrid by sensor based movement vector detection supported.
*1 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks

Filter Diameter

43mm diameter

Viewfinder

Not Available

LCD Screen

3.0-inch capacitive touch panel widescreen color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)

Recording Media

Built-in 16GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot

USB Terminal

mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported

Video Terminal

Composite (output)

Audio

AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2ch)
Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz

Accessory Shoe

Not Available

Supplied Video Editing Software

Not Available

HDMI Terminal

Available; Mini connector (output only)

Microphone Terminal

3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

3.5mm diameter 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Operating Temperature range

23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation)
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)

Dimensions

Approx. 2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6 in. / 53 x 58 x 116mm (Not including grip belt)

Weight

Approx. 8.5 oz. / 240g (Body, not including grip belt)
Approx. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Including Battery BP-727, memory card, grip belt)

Recommended Cards

60P (NTSC)/50P (PAL) recording: Memory cards of class 6 or higherFor 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 higherAny class of card may be used for photo shooting.

VIXIA HF R70

VIXIA HF R70 VIXIA HF R70 Battery Pack BP-727 Compact Power Adapter CA-110 Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100 USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S
VIXIA HF R70

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