VIXIA HF R800
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.
57x Advanced Zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder and its impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range. Long-range shooting allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. It's ideal for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Available in manual mode, Advanced Zoom takes the camcorder's telephoto power from 32.5mm all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent) for amazing flexibility in shooting. For more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings with 15 levels available.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps correct camera shake quickly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths can be sharp and steady. Providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, the Dynamic Image Stabilization system on the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – helps ensure smooth, virtually distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in 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.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder incorporates the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for outstanding imaging performance. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, virtually noise-free images even in dark scenes. It also speeds up operation and enables steady image stabilization for clear images even when shooting handheld.
Record Video Directly to a Removable SD Memory Card.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder records Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily. In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R800 also lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.
MP4 1080/60p Recording.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder gives you high-quality MP4 recording. 1080/60p recording captures a large amount of information, virtually eliminating diagonal noise so even fast-moving subjects can show up crisply. This great sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, helps you take advantage of all that Full HD has to offer. Files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35 Mbps, so image quality is incredibly high.
Lightweight, Portable Body.
Keep the VIXIA HF R800 with you for life's unforgettable memories. A lightweight, compact and convenient body means you can have the camcorder ready for those extraordinary moments, with no need to worry about it taking up precious luggage room for your vacations, outings and family trips.
3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder features a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen that's bright and clearly visible, even outdoors in the sun, with rich, natural color reproduction. Its streamlined user interface makes choosing focal points, tracking moving subjects, and shooting and watching your videos easy and fun. Clear explanations pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so even new videographers can feel confident as they create impressive videos.
High-capacity BP-727 Battery Pack.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder is powered by a high capacity Battery Pack BP-727. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for long periods, but features intelligent technology can accurately indicate remaining battery time for extra insurance that you won't miss an important shooting opportunity.
Flexible Slow and Fast Motion Recording.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder delivers flexible Slow and Fast Motion capabilities for a variety of customizable recording options. You can record slow-motion images at speed settings down to 0.5x, ideal for checking out your golf swing or creating movie-like slow-mo effects. Fast motion has a top speed of 1200x, recording an incredible 20 hours of action in a single one-minute scene. You can even choose new speed settings of 300x and 600x for added flexibility.
Highlight Priority Mode with Backlight Correction.
Capture your memories exactly as you see them with the improved Highlight Priority Mode, which helps to prevent loss of detail in high brightness areas. Now featuring Backlight Correction, the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder delivers footage that's more balanced and realistic, leaving you with beautiful memories to enjoy for years to come. Designed to be displayed on bright LCD TVs, you can show your videos at a high brightness setting for accurate and pleasing results.
Zoom Framing Assist Setting.
To complement the VIXIA HF R800 camcorder's long-distance recording capability, Zoom Framing Assist helps keep distant subjects in the frame. When you're shooting at the long end of the zoom and you've lost your subject, simply press an icon on the touch screen and the zoom magnification will automatically decrease, making it easy for you to locate and zoom in on the subject. Available in Auto or Manual mode, Zoom Framing Assist helps you accurately track and capture your subject.
File Lock Function.
With one simple setting, you can keep your videos safe from accidental operational errors. The File Lock function disables deletion, dividing, trimming, copying, MP4 conversion and thumbnail changes with a touch, giving you peace of mind when children or others use your camcorder.
Compatible with Canon Connect Station CS100 via USB.
The VIXIA HF R800 camcorder is compatible with Canon's photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. It provides up to 1TB of hard drive space, storing approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content^^. For ease of use, it features USB connectivity for quick file transfer, as well as simple menus for easy file storage, managing and sorting. Images and videos can then be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV, sent for printing and more.
CameraWindow DC Software.
CameraWindow DC software is available as a downloadable application. The software can make it easy to import MP4 and JPEG files from your VIXIA camcorder to a PC or Mac, where they can be shared and edited.
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Handheld camcorder 3.28MP CMOS Full HD Black
|NTSC, MPEG-4, 1/4.85" CMOS, 3.28 MP, f=2.8 - 89.6 mm, 7.62 cm (3 ") LCD Touch, 32GB, TTL, BP-727, 235g|
|Manufacturer part number||1960C002|
Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording time
Battery capacity (Watt hours)
Color of product
Display resolution (numeric)
Closest focusing distance
0.394" (0.0100 m)
Macro focusing range
Optical sensor size
Effective megapixels (image)
Effective megapixels (movie)
Focal length range (f-f)
0.11 - 3.53" (2.8 - 89.6 mm)
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
1.52 - 48.5" (38.5 - 1232 mm)
1.69" (4.3 cm)
Light exposure modes
Operating temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
0 - 60%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
0 - 85%
AC adapter included
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Composite video out
Mini HDMI ports quantity
Shutter speed (video)
Shutter speed (photo)
Maximum image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Compatible memory cards
Disc types supported
Camcorder tape type
Internal storage capacity
Camcorder media type
Maximum video resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported
Analog signal format system
FXP, LP, MXP
Weight & dimensions
2.09" (53 mm)
4.57" (116 mm)
2.28" (58 mm)
8.29 oz (235 g)
Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten