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Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video.
Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 51x Advanced Zoom <br/> You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R32 camcorder. The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 33.9mm (35mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot and adding more image to all your footage. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R32 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 is the camcorder's impressive 51x 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 1,729mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting. <br/> <br/> SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization High definition video demands effective image stabilization, and the VIXIA HF R32's super powerful zoom makes the need for image stabilization even more critical. Canon developed its sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to do the job easily and automatically, providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion. Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate the unwanted shaking that is common when walking. The system corrects camera shake instantly, so even when you're shooting handheld video at the long end of the zoom, the image is sharp, steady and smooth. <br/> <br/>
Improved Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide the ultimate in color and imaging performance.
3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor<br/>The VIXIA HF R32 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 has been improved for the VIXIA HF R32, with 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. <br/> DIGIC DV III Image Processor DIGIC DV III is specifically engineered to optimize the imaging performance of the camcorder's HD CMOS Image Sensor. Images exhibit beautiful clarity with minimal noise. Gradation is richly rendered from highlight to shadow. Performance in low-light situations is superb, with natural detail and color. The advanced processing speed of DIGIC DV III powers many of the camcorder's cutting-edge technologies as well, giving you more creative freedom than ever before. <br/> <br/>
Record up to 12 hours of crisp high-definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible); Relay Recording automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full, so you never miss a moment.
Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card <br/> The camcorder's internal 32GB Flash Drive holds up to 12 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 96GB or 36 hours. For added flexibility, you can even backup your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter. <br/> <br/> VIXIA RECORDING TIME CHART AVCHD Recording Mode 1920 x 1080 Recording 1440 x 1080 Recording Memory Capacity MXP Approx. 24 Mbps&#42; FXP Approx. 17 Mbps&#42; XP&#43; Approx. 12 Mbps&#42; SP Approx. 7 Mbps&#42; LP Approx. 5 Mbps&#42; 4 GB 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes 1 hour 10 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 6 GB 30 minutes 45 minutes 1 hour 5 minutes 1 hour 45 minutes 2 hour 15 minutes 8GB 40 minutes 1 hour 1 hour 25 minutes 2 hours 20 minutes 3 hours 12 GB 1 hour 5 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 2 hours 10 minutes 3 hours 35 minutes 4 hours 35 minutes 16 GB 1 hour 25 minutes 2 hours 5 minutes 2 hours 50 minutes 4 hours 45 minutes 6 hours 5 minutes 32 GB 2 hours 55 minutes 4 hours 10 minutes 5 hours 45 minutes 9 hours 35 minutes 12 hours 15 minutes 64 GB 5 hours 55 minutes 8 hours 20 minutes 11 hours 30 minutes 19 hours 10 minutes 24 hours 30 minutes &#42; When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start automatically. MP4 1280 x 720 Recording &#42;&#42;The maximum video recording time with the MP4 format is 30 minutes, and the maximum file size is 4GB, and when either of these conditions is met, recording will stop automatically. 9 Mbps&#42;&#42; 4 Mbps&#42;&#42; 4 GB 55 minutes 2 hours 5 minutes 6 GB 1 hour 25 minutes 3 hour 10 minutes 8 GB 1 hours 55 minutes 4 hours 10 minutes 12 GB 2 hours 50 minutes 6 hours 20 minutes 16 GB 3 hours 50 minutes 8 hours 25 minutes 32 GB 7 hours 40 minutes 16 hours 55 minutes 64 GB 15 hours 25 minutes 33 hours 55 minutes <br/> SDXC Compatibility <br/> In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R32 camcorder is compatible with super-high capacity Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC) cards. The same convenient size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer. It's an excellent option for family reunions, vacations and any time you know you'll require extra memory. <br/> Relay Recording <br/> With Relay Recording, you never have to worry about whether you're reaching maximum capacity on the camcorder's internal flash drive. When the internal drive is full, the system automatically switches recording over to the SD memory card. This reassuring backup system means you'll never miss capturing an important scene again. <br/>
Choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications.
Record in AVCHD or MP4 Format <br/> The VIXIA HF R32 camcorder gives you the flexibility of dual codec recording, allowing you to record in AVCHD or MP4 format, so you can pick the format that best suits your needs. AVCHD's higher bit-rate and finer resolution will yield the highest quality video for viewing on an HDTV or archiving to Blu-ray&trade;. And for use with today's most typical video applications, the camcorder lets you record in MP4 format, too. MP4 format produces files you can share right away - with no need for conversion. Video is immediately available to upload to social networking sites like Facebook&trade; or YouTube&trade;, or view on an iPhone&trade;, iPad&trade; or iPod Touch&trade;. <br/> <br/>
Built-in Wi-Fi&reg; allows you to wirelessly share your images and video through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*; on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or send to a PC. Upload virtually anywhere on your iPhone&reg;, iPad&reg;, or iPod touch&reg; device with the free Canon Movie Uploader app, and enjoy wireless viewing on your DLNA compatible TV or through other DLNA devices. *CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album available starting February 14, 2012. One-time registration is required. To use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, a camcorder firmware update (Version and Canon CameraWindow software update (Version. 8.8) is required.
Built-in Wi-Fi&reg; <br/> Built-in Wi-Fi&reg; opens up a world of new possibilities, giving you the connectivity and immediacy you expect today. The VIXIA HF R32 camcorder is a sharing device, ready to send your video wherever you like: delight faraway relatives with video of a wedding seconds after it took place; share video of your travels as they happen; post event-documenting videos online more. If you're in an Internet hotspot, you can share videos over the Internet by signing up on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The free Canon Movie Uploader app lets you upload video from the VIXIA HF R32 camcorder to your iPhone&reg;, iPad&reg; or iPod touch&reg; device virtually anywhere. And when you send video to your smartphone or tablet, you'll find it conveniently filed where your other videos are stored. Shoot video in your living room, and save it to the PC in your home office over your home network. Wireless setup with the VIXIA HF R32 is as quick and easy as it is with your other devices, and you can register and store up to three networks for immediate retrieval any time.<br/><br/> * CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album available starting February 14, 2012. One-time registration is required. To use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, a camcorder firmware update (Version and Canon CameraWindow software update (Version. 8.8) is required. For complete information, and to download these updates, please click here. <br/> <br/> <br/> WHEN OUT File Format Application/OS/Language etc AVCHD MP4 MPEG2 (SD) JPEG Application OS Language Memo Connect to iPhone 4, iPhone 4S/ iPad, iPad 2/ iPod touch 4th Generation Pixela Movie Upload (ver.1.0) iOS 4.0, 4.3 &#38; iOS 5 English &#38; Japanese Free download from Apple App Store View on Wireless Device NO (Only Thumbnails) YES NO (Only Thumbnails) YES Wirelessly Save to Devices NO YES NO YES Wireless Upload to YouTube NO YES YES NO Wireless Upload to Facebook YES YES YES YES <br/> AT HOME File Format Application/OS/Language etc AVCHD MP4 MPEG2 (SD) JPEG Application OS Language Connect using Application Disc (Network Utility) VideoBrowser (ver. 2.0) Network Utility Windows 7, Windows Vista &#38; Windows XP 17 languages Wireless Download to PC YES YES YES YES Wireless Upload to YouTube YES (converts to WMV) YES (converts to WMV) YES NO Wireless Upload to Facebook YES (converts to WMV) YES (converts to WMV) YES YES Connect to DLNA-certified TV Wireless Upload to Facebook Watch Video Wirelessly YES (Supported by TV) NO YES NO DLNA&trade; Compliance <br/> DLNA, the Digital Living Network Alliance, is a standard designed to increase connectivity between consumer devices of all types and brands. The VIXIA HF R32 camcorder is DLNA-compliant, and now so are many HDTVs. That means that you can use your home network to access the video stored in your camcorder with the remote control of a DLNA-compliant TV. Even if your HDTV is not DLNA-compliant, the devices connected to it (including game consoles and Blu-ray&trade; players) may be, which will allow you to take advantage of this feature. <br/>
Connect directly to an external drive for easy and secure storage of your memories, without a PC.
Connect Directly to External Drives <br/> When it comes to saving your memories, the VIXIA HF R32 camcorder offers plenty of flexibility. In addition to traditional file storage methods, you can connect the camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive by using the optional UA-100 USB adapter to store video files safely and securely without a computer, an economical option for high-capacity storage on vacations or other trips. Using a USB connection, you can even play video on a TV via the camcorder. <br/>
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
Intelligent IS <br/> 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. <br/>
3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips.
3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD <br/> Big and bright, the VIXIA HF R32's 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD provides super intuitive control that feels instantly familiar. With a touch, you can assign focus to any subject, track focus on a moving subject, and control exposure for any area of the screen. "Pressable" buttons are also available for selecting settings and controlling camera operations on-screen. A new Home button on the camcorder takes you to the main LCD screen, where clear explanations of shooting modes and recording settings help you make informed choices for an exceptionally simple and enjoyable shooting experience. <br/> <br/>
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.
Smart AUTO and Auto Tele Macro <br/> 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. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
Cinema-Look Filter offers seven different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair.
Cinema-Look Filters <br/> Giving your videos more creativity is easy with new Cinema-Look Filters. Cinema Standard subdues brights and enhances darks for the feel of film. Vivid accentuates primary colors for a cheerful effect that's perfect for kids' birthday parties. Cool adds a bluish tint for a futuristic feel. Nostalgic recreates the look of 1970s TV shows. Sepia adds a distinctive fade and antique tint. Old Movies imparts the aged look of early cinema. Dynamic B&W creates dramatic high-contrast grayscale. <br/> &nbsp; Cinema Standard Recreates the warm tones and muted highlights of classic film. &nbsp; Vivid Accentuates primary colors for a bright, cheerful look. &nbsp; Cool Adds a bluish tint for cool, futuristic-looking scenes. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Nostalgic Recreates the look of old '70s TV programs. &nbsp; Sepia Applies a sepia tint for an antique, faded look. &nbsp; Old Movie Gives video the aged look of old cinema. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Dramatic B&#38;W Creates bold black-and-white movies with high contrast and grain. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <br/> Touch Decoration Using the camcorder's LCD screen and an included stylus, you can embellish your recorded video freehand: draw graphics, write words, it's completely up to you! With a choice of 27 different frame graphics, clip art and animated effects, you can give your video a whole new dimension. New, easy-to-understand icons have been incorporated that make options for animated effects clear at a glance. <br/> <br/>
Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece.
Story Creator <br/> Creating a compelling video that truly documents an important event can be challenging, so the <br/>VIXIA HF R32 camcorder steps in to help with Story Creator. The feature is even easier to use than ever, so now even beginning videographers can cover an event with confidence. Before shooting, you'll see a list of scenes you'll want to be sure to catch for several different types of occasions. And now each scene selection includes specific shooting tips that help with scene structure and composition, including suggestions for wide-shots, close-ups, even recommendations for length of shots. After shooting, you can watch your video in a coherent story order based on each scene's theme, as opposed to the order in which each scene was shot. <br/> <br/>
24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web.
24p Cinema and 30p Progressive Modes <br/> The VIXIA HF R32 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. <br/> <br/>
Microphone terminal with manual audio level control, and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility.
Microphone and Headphone Terminals <br/> The VIXIA HF R32 camcorder offers exceptional audio flexibility with microphone and headphone terminals. The microphone terminal allows you to capture professional-quality sound with an external microphone and manual audio level control ensures proper volume for any situation. In addition, you'll find a dedicated headphone terminal, ideal for remote communication with the optional <br/>Wireless Microphone WM-V1 and other applications. <br/>


VIXIA HF R32 VIXIA HF R32 Camcorder Battery Pack BP-709 Compact Power Adapter CA-110 Stylus Pen USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S HDMI Cable HTC-100/S Bundled CD ROMs: - Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc - ImageBrowser EX/ Image Mix / Music Data Disc


Standard Definition or High Definition

High Definition

Television System


Video Recording system


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

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD: LP (5Mbps):
12 hours 15 minutes SP (7Mbps):
9 hours 35 minutes XP+ (12Mbps):
5 hours 45 minutes FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
4 hours 10 minutes MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
2 hours 55 minutes 32 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 16 hours 55 minutes 9Mbps: 7 hours 40 minutes


Zoom Ratio:
51x Advanced*/32 Optical/1020x 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: 33.9-1729mm Zoom Speed:
Variable/ 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5

Focusing System

TTL (through the lens)

Manual Exposure


Programmed AE

Smart Auto, M Mode*1, Cinema Mode*2 *1 P, SCN*3,
*2 P only
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Max Shutter Speed

Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.

Minimum Focusing Distance

- Auto mode: 10 mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1 m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
- All other modes: 10 mm (WIDE end), 1 m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens) However, approx. 50 cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual

Frame Rate

AVCHD: 60i/PF24/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P

Minimum Illumination

NTSC: 5 lx
0.4 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed ½ sec.)

Image Stabilization

Optical System (Lens-shift system) - Intelligent IS in Auto 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 *Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)

Filter Diameter

Not Supported


Not Available

LCD Screen

3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)

Recording Media

Built-in 32 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot*

USB Terminal

mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported

Video Terminal

Composite (output)


AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz

Accessory Shoe

Not Available

Supplied Video Editing Software

Video Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc

HDMI Terminal

Available; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported

Microphone Terminal

3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

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

Operating Temperature range

23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity 32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)


(W x H x D) Approx. 2.1 x 2.2. x 4.5 in / 54 x 55 x 115mm (Not including grip belt)


Approx. 8.8 oz / 250g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 9.9 oz./ 280g (Including BP-709, Memory Card and Grip Belt)

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