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Canon VIXIA HF R42

Mfg Part #: 8152B005

Canon VIXIA HF R42

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Our Price$459.57
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

Genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x advanced zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R42 camcorder. The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 38.5 mm (35 mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot and adding more image to all your footage. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R42 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 about the VIXIA HF R42 is the camcorder's impressive 53x 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.

SuperRange optical image stabilization with improved dynamic image stabilization
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange optical image stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady. Now for the VIXIA HF R42, the power of Canon's DIGIC DV 4 image processer has made possible a significantly improved dynamic image stabilization mode. In addition to 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 system now stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake - horizontal, vertical and roll axis - ensures smooth, distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.

3.28-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor
The VIXIA HF R42 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 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.

MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD progressive (28 Mbps) recording
The VIXIA HF R42 gives you the highest 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 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is 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, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. A new bit rate of 28 Mbps is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.

Focus assist
To enhance focusing capability, the VIXIA HF R42 also features focus assist. Normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras, this feature helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording.

Open and shoot
Advanced quick start is convenience that allows you to start shooting immediately whenever the action starts. Just open the LCD screen and the power is on. Shut down is just as easy: simply close the screen.

Audio scene select
Audio scene select offers five modes that automatically optimize settings based on the recording situation, making it easy to record realistic, immersive audio in a range of situations.

Connect directly to external drives
When it comes to saving your memories, the VIXIA HF R42 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. Now when you're on vacation or at other times when you'll be shooting a lot of video, you can back up data directly to an external hard disk and even play video on a TV through your camcorder. An external hard disk is more economical than multiple SD cards, and connects simply to the camcorder with the optional USB cable.

Cinema-look filters
Other cinematic looks can be had through the use of cinema-look filters. This feature offers a choice of seven varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting, and also applied post-capture for additional convenience and versatility.

Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon high definition camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time.

Ultra clear viewing
The display quality of the camcorder's LCD screen has been significantly boosted with powerful technology. Vivid clear view is just that: a sharp, bright, beautifully detailed display that helps you creates your best videos.

24p cinema and 30p progressive shooting modes
The VIXIA HF R42 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.

Product Highlights
  • Genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x advanced zoom and SuperRange optical image stabilization (with improved dynamic image stabilization) deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video
  • Canon 3.28-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor and DIGIC DV 4 image processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolutions and provide exceptional imaging performance
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share your images and video
  • Dual recording allows you to simultaneously record movies in MP4 and AVCHD format
  • Built-in downconversion creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web
  • 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD offers fast, easy intuitive control right at your fingertips
  • Baby mode selects the optimal camcorder settings for capturing your baby's daily growth with ease
  • Higher capacity battery pack ensures extended shooting time so you never miss an important moment

In The Box
  • Canon VIXIA HF R42
  • Canon BP-718 Battery
  • AC power adapter, USB cable, HDMI cable

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #8152B005
Manufacturer UPC #0013803211733
Cost Central Item #11879343
Product DescriptionCanon VIXIA HF R42 - Camcorder - High Definition - 3.28 Mpix - 32 x optical zoom - flash 32 GB - flash card - Wi-Fi
Product TypeCamcorder - 1080p - widescreen
Media TypeFlash card
Memory Card SlotSD card
Image ProcessorDIGIC DV 4
Internal Storage32 GB flash
Wireless ConnectionWireless LAN
Sensor Resolution3.28 Mpix
Effective Sensor ResolutionVideo: 2.07 Mpix - Photo: 2.07 Mpix
Lens System32 x zoom lens - 2.8 - 89.6 mm - f/1.8-4.5
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Min Focus Distance0.4 in
Digital Zoom1060 x
Image StabilizerOptical (Dynamic SuperRange)
DisplayLCD display - 3"
Supported Battery1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)2.1 in x 4.6 in x 2.2 in
Approximate Weight8.3 oz

Extended Specifications

Product TypeCamcorder - 1080p
Camcorder Sensor Resolution3.28 Mpix
Effective Video Resolution2.07 Mpix
Effective Photo Resolution2.07 Mpix
Widescreen Video CaptureYes
Camcorder Media TypeFlash card
Optical Sensor TypeCMOS
Optical Sensor Size1/4.85"
Wireless ConnectionWireless LAN
Optical Zoom32 x
Digital Zoom1060 x
Image ProcessorDIGIC DV 4
Image StabilizerOptical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Auto FocusTTL contrast detection
AE/AF ControlFace-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF, Touch Area AF
Face DetectionAutomatic Face Tracking technology, face index, Face Recognition, face-priority AF function
Digital Video FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD
Image Recording FormatJPEG
Audio Signal FormatDolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel), AAC
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI
Exposure & White Balance
Min Illumination0.4 lux
Exposure ModesProgram, automatic, manual
Shooting ProgramsSpotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, low light, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow, baby
Special EffectsCool, Sepia, Cinema, Old Movie, Vivid, Nostalgic, Dramatic B&W
White BalanceCustom, automatic, presets
White Balance PresetsTungsten light, daylight
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Lens System
Type32 x zoom lens - 2.8 - 89.6 mm - f/1.8-4.5
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera38.5 - 1232mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Min Focus Distance0.4 in
Zoom AdjustmentMotorized drive
FeaturesBuilt-in lens shield, aspherical lens
Additional Features
Low Lux / Night ModeYes
Additional FeaturesUSB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, Pre-Rec function, Video Snapshot mode, Manual Focus Check Live View, 24p Cinema Mode, YouTube capture mode, Touch Decoration, Smart AUTO, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Audio Scene Select function, remote control via Android devices, dual video stream, remote control via iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch, Live Streaming
Type3" LCD display
Resolution230,000 pixels
Display FeaturesRotating
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Connector Type1 x composite video/audio output
1 x HDMI output
1 x Hi-Speed USB
1 x microphone ( mini-phone 3.5 mm )
1 x headphones ( mini-phone 3.5 mm )
Memory Card SlotSD card
SoftwareDrivers & Utilities, Pixela Video Browser
Included AccessoriesAC power adapter, USB cable, HDMI cable
Battery TypeCanon BP-718
Details1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Memory / Storage
Memory Card SlotSD card
Supported Memory CardsSD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Internal Storage32 GB flash
Image StorageJPEG 1920 x 1080
Video CaptureAVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24Mbps
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 17Mbps
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 5Mbps
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 35Mbps
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 - 24Mbps
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 - 17Mbps
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 - 4Mbps
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width2.1 in
Approximate Depth4.6 in
Approximate Height2.2 in
Approximate Weight8.3 oz
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature23 °F
Max Operating Temperature113 °F

Available Accessories & Related Products

Accessories - Cables
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Canon IFC 400PCUCanon IFC 400PCU
Data cable - USB - 4 pin USB Type A (M) - 4 pin USB Type B (M) - 5 ft - for IXUS 145, 155, 265; PowerShot D30, N100, SX600, SX700; PowerShot ELPH 340; VIXIA HF R52
9370A001 No $16.84

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