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Impressive image quality, amazing zoom power and a host of convenient features make the VIXIA HF R70 camcorder a smart choice, even for parents new to videography. You can record up to six hours of video to the 16GB internal flash drive or to a convenient removable SD memory card. Revel in the flexibility and range of the camcorder's 57x Advanced Zoom, which helps you capture distant subjects without intruding on the scene. Image quality remains smooth, clear and steady thanks to a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer. Even keeping faraway subjects in the frame is easy with Zoom Framing Assist, now available in both Auto and Manual modes. A newly added Highlight Priority Mode helps give your video the rich range of colour seen by the naked eye. The camcorder is as convenient as it is fun to use, with a new LCD screen that's brightly visible even outdoors in the sun and a redesigned user interface that makes it easy to shoot, navigate menus and view videos with large simple icons in a streamlined layout. Whether you're recording family vacations or your baby's first steps, the VIXIA HF R70 achieves image quality that's worthy of your precious memories.

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  • What's in the Box
    • VIXIA HF R70

    • Battery Pack BP-727

    • Compact Power Adapter CA-110

    • Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100

    • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S

  • Zoom Ratio57x Advanced* / 32x Optical / 1140x Digital *Manual mode/Cinema Mode only
  • Focal Length Range2.8 - 89.6mm
  • Standard Definition or High Definition

    High Definition

  • Recording/Codec


  • Image Sensor

    1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Colour Filter

  • Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
    Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 3.28 Megapixels

  • Max. Movie 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.

  • LensZoom 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)

  • Max. Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
    Still Image: 1/500 sec.
  • White Balance

    Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Custom WB

  • Frame RateAVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
    MP4: 60P/30P/24P
  • Minimum IlluminationP mode: Approx. 5 lux
    Low Light mode: Approx. 0.4 lux
  • Viewfinder

    Not Available

  • LCD Screen (Monitor Unit)

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

  • Microphone

    3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack

  • Recording Media

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

  • USB Terminal

    mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported

  • Video Terminal

    Composite (output)

  • Audio TerminalAVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
    MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2ch)
    Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
  • HDMI Terminal

    Available; Mini connector (output only)

  • AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal

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

  • Operating Temperature Range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation) 
    32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

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

  • WeightApprox. 8.5 oz. / 240g (Body, not including grip belt)
    Approx. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Including Battery BP-727, memory card, grip belt)
  • Memory60P (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.