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The VIXIA HF R72 camcorder makes it easy to capture high-quality, creative Full HD video with amazing zoom power for up to 12 hours! Record subjects near and far with a remarkable 57x Advanced Zoom that lets you capture the shot you want without interrupting the scene, and a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer that helps keep your video smooth, clear and steady even if you shoot while walking. You can record to the 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card for flexibility and convenience. Zoom Framing Assist keeps it simple by helping to prevent you from losing a distant subject while shooting, and now features both Auto and Manual modes for expanded versatility. Newly added features include a Highlight Priority mode which helps recreate the rich range of colour seen by the naked eye, as well as a redesigned LCD screen that stays bright and clear even outdoors. What's more, it also has a new user interface with a layout that makes shooting, navigating menus and viewing your video simple and fun, right from the start. Ideal for families to take on trips, sports games, school performances and more, the VIXIA HF R72 can help you record fantastic videos you'll treasure for years.

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  • What's in the Box
    • VIXIA HF R72
    • 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 Time32GB internal flash drive in AVCHD:*
    LP (1440 x 1080)**: 12 hrs. 15 min.
    FXP (1920 x 1080)**: 4 hrs. 10 min.
    MXP (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 55 min.
    NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 30 min. 32GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4*: 
    4 Mbps (1280 x 720)**: 17 hrs. 20 min.
    17 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 4 hrs. 10 min.
    24 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. 55 min.
    35 Mbps (1920 x 1080)**: 2 hrs. * 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.