Product Comparison: Canon VIXIA HF R800 vs Canon VIXIA HF R700


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Canon
Model
VIXIA HF R800
VIXIA HF R700
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Capture your family's most precious memories with the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder. Thanks to its powerful zoom, you can record moments near, far and in between. Exciting new features include Highlight Priority mode with backlight correction to help you get the best shots you can, and improved slow and fast recording options that let you experiment with different ways to record. The lightweight package of the VIXIA HF R800 means you can keep it on hand to record whatever you want, whenever you want, to removable SD cards that provide quick and convenient sharing. Easy to use and bring with you, pick up the VIXIA HF R800 and start making memories.
From creative video essays to fun family times and travel memories, the VIXIA HF R700 camcorder can be ideal for families, new parents and anyone looking for great-quality results, done simply. See how the camcorder's remarkable 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer free up your creativity and shooting flexibility by helping you capture distant subjects without interrupting the scene, and achieving smooth, steady video throughout the zoom range even if you shoot while walking. Record beautifully detailed Full HD video directly to a convenient removable SD card for quick and easy sharing.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
2.07 MP
2.07 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Maximum Frame Rate
60 fps
60 fps
Video Resolution
1080 p
1080 p
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder
  • 1080p on a 128 GB will give you 8 hours and reducing to 720 will give you up to16 hours of recording.
  • While it only goes up to 1080/60p, the image quality is superior to anything else I've seen thanks to the CMO sensor (which does VERY well in the low-light bar settings I often encounter).
  • No 4k resolution. Something that even $50 cameras have.
  • Not a lot of options in enhancement feature while filming.
  • It's ok for price, good camcorder with good enough focus and features. Just sensor size not good enough to have good video quality especially in the low light condition.
Canon VIXIA HF R700 SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 1080p 60FPS video is buttery smooth with no frame dips or choppy segments.
  • The lens has front threads for attaching filters and additional lenses.
  • This has all the features I require and takes great video with stabilization, which helps or a lot for spring events and action shots. Zoom is awesome and steady.
  • I was impressed by this camera. The sensor is great, it was able to handle every scene I was able to throw at it.
  • The video was not very sharp for a full 1080p camera. There was even a slight white outline around the subjects in the video, which caused added fuzziness.
  • Due to the small CMOS Image Sensor, the video quality is not as good as i had hoped for!
Size & Weight
Height
2.3 in.
2.3 in.
Width
2.1 in.
2.1 in.
Depth
4.6 in.
4.6 in.
Weight
10.8 oz.
10.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Imaging
Optical Zoom
32 x
32 x
Digital Zoom
1140 x
1140 x
Aperture
F/1.8 (W) - 4.5 (T)
F/1.8 (W) - 4.5 (T)
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
MPEG-4, MP4
AVCHD/MPEG-4, JPEG
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder
  • Its optical image stabilization is fantastic as the videos I took were not shaky or disorderly.
  • On my walking and driving test, I was getting 60 fps. Keep in mind that I was walking in a busy mall as the cam needed to adapt to numerous lighting issues (Was quite pleased with the fps over this).
  • Color, adjustment, stabilization are all automatic and yes you have the option to customize it yourself if you want to.
  • A unique mode called highlight priority prevents your videos from being blown out. This means that you will lose some detail quality but more information on what you’re filming will be preserved. I don’t use it but it’s something to note.
  • Low lighting is not the best for this one. It’s alright but you’ll see the difference in quality compare to daytime filming.
  • Complete zoom out doesn’t give you a whole 180 degree viewing as its right at the fisheye lens.
Canon VIXIA HF R700 SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Video quality is top notch in decent lighting conditions, and acceptable in low light conditions.
  • Image stabilization works great for handheld, there are 3 different types of IS for your situation.
  • Image stabilization is surprisingly good even at high zoom.
  • The face detection feature can cause more problems than it solves, often times making the entire scene uncontrollably pulse in and out of focus while shooting indoors.
  • If you don't have enough light your video will look grainy, low res, out of focus... This is true for all cameras though, keep your expectations within reason.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
What customers say about "Display"
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder
  • The video looks brighter on the video camera screen.
  • I love the touch screen and that you can flip it around to face you if you're filming a YouTube video for instance, so you can see what is being captured and frame your shot correctly.
  • Screen rotates 180 degrees +
  • The touch screen is rather fiddly. Someone with large fingers could have trouble with it.
  • Operating touch screen while filming can spoil shot by moving camera (and everything is done through the screen)
Canon VIXIA HF R700 SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
  • LCD screen is bright enough to see clearly in daylight.
  • The LCD screen rotates 180 degrees to point forward, so you are able to see the shot while standing in front of the camera.
  • The video is clear and the touch screen is responsive.
  • The tough screen is great at first but if you have big fingers it can be a pain to have to edit things quickly.
  • My biggest complaint is that in direct sunlight the LCD screen can be really hard to see, but that by no means is a deal breaker.
Features
Slow Motion Recording
Yes
Yes
HDR Mode
No
No
Action Camera
No
No
Night Recording
Yes
Yes
Wind Noise Reduction
No
Yes
Shock Resistant
No
No
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
57x Advanced Zoom, DIGIC DV 4 image processor, Zoom lens with instant autofocus, Stereo audio signal
57x Advanced Zoom, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Audio Scene Select function, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Pre-Rec function, RGB primary color filter, Touch Decoration, Video Snapshot mode
Microphone Type
3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
What customers say about "Features"
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder
  • You’re going need to get an external microphone if you’re planning to talk with it on the road.
  • Regarding with the mic issue, keep in mind that it doesn’t have a manual audio control level for an external mic input.
Canon VIXIA HF R700 SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
  • If you run out of battery power mid shot the camera will still save your video and not corrupt the file.
  • The built in microphone is pretty great, it records in stereo and does an ok job at boosting the gain to appropriate levels.
  • I love how it automatically shuts off when you close the tough screen on its side.
  • MIN/MAX button displays the last High and Low temp that you measured, so that is helpful as I am cooking as I tend to forget.
  • The tripod mounting threads are plastic and can be stripped if you're not careful.
  • No external light. That's sort of a big deal. Minus 1 star!
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Enabled
No
No
Microphone Input
No
Yes
Tripod/Monopod Mountable
Yes
Yes
Output(s)
Mini-HDMI (Type C), USB 2.0, Headphone
Mini-HDMI (Type C), USB 2.0, Composite video/audio
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder
  • You have the option for an HDMI output if you want to plug it into your TV.
  • The documentation doesn't cover this, but he camera can be used for live streaming. I use an Elgato Cam Link which goes between the HDMI output and a host computer's USB 3 input. You can then use an application such as OBS to record or stream your video.
  • This camera has an option for a clean HDMI output, so its great for streaming to Twitch using a capture card with this camera.
  • There's no WiFi capability so you can't stream to the internet.
  • The various input/output ports (mic, USB, HDMI, etc) can only be used with the screen open; it would have been great if they could have placed them so they were accessible without having to open the screen. (Not really a big deal, but worth mentioning.)
Canon VIXIA HF R700 SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Also ports for a mic, a/v out, HDMI and USB...many more choices than the Sony I had.
  • My setup is to use a video capture device to record the video directly to computer via HDMI cable (provided by Canon) which is the best way to get clean uncompressed video, and then choose exactly how it should be recorded to disk.
  • I wish I had sprung for the model with WiFi but now I know for next time.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
BP-727 Li-ion rechargeable battery
BP-727 Li-ion rechargeable battery
Charging Interface(s)
USB
USB
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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