Canon VIXIA HF R42 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 53x zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 32GB internal flash memory
  • SD memory card slot (SDHC/SDXC compatible)
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Release Date: 2013-01-07
  • Final Grade: 90 4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

4.5 Star Rating: Recommended
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Canon VIXIA HF R42
Preview of the Canon VIXIA HF R42.
By Admin, Last updated on: 11/27/2014

Canon's 2013 $500 mainstream model is easy to use, yet includes features like built-in wi-fi and 32 GB of built-in memory. A nice 53x zoom lens gets up close to the action, and the optical image stabilization should leave footage sharp. The processor on the HF R42 is quick and responsive, and should mean improved low light images over Canon's previous models. Low light footage should be right around average for the price point. With 1080/60p footage in 35 Mbps (MP4) or 28 Mbps (AVCHD), the video captured by the HF42 is smooth. Overall, a decent pick for the price.

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