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Canon - VIXIA HF R80 16GB HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 210 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what I want it to do

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    RetiredViking
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    I bought this camera for basic video-making, so I am not exactly demanding "This is Cinerama!" results. I take basic "home movie" type videos, and that's about it. I will not be using the built-in editing functions due to my big fingers and the small buttons. Besides, that is what iMovie, Windows Media, or Serif MoviePlus is for. So far, I am very pleased with the performance. The images are sharp; it gives very good video under low lighting conditions, and the colors seem quite accurate. My only quibble is that the built-in microphone overloads easily and the automatic level control could be a better. I record my piano practice sessions in an effort to get past camera- and audience-fright, and the recorded sound is rather distorted. To be fair, it could be the fact I have "too much piano" for the size of the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camera to get if you want to see goof quality

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    EricC
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    It's my first camera for class. And while recording and taking pictures i reconize how a good camera looks like. When i watch videos from other phones, i didn't think nothing much of a video quality till i started using my camers. I started exploring the setting, and some of it is really neat to play around. Like drawing pictures on the screen and videroing at the same time. Dropped it once, didn't break :/. Having tried the steaming thing. It has a htmi cable. And a lot of wiredls for a lot if plug in thing. The stance it cool. Has 15.5 GB without my memory card in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Camera

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    Director
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    This is a great HD camera. I just used it to shoot a feature film. It is very intuitive and shoots awesome footage. If you don't have enough light indoors it will tell you (boxes won't appear around a person's face), you can also set exposure limits, there are outdoor and indoor settings, playback mode, cinematic settings, and because the camera is so small you can mount it anywhere. It fits on any tripod and is so easy to use. You will need additional lighting sometimes indoors, but other than that this camera is perfection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Price for a Decent Camcorder

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    coolgsd
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    Tried this out a couple of times in different lighting. Outside or in a well lit room it takes very good videos at top quality. I haven't tried a compressed speed yet so can't speak to that. The audio is suffering where there may be multiple sources of noise. It will pick up everything and adjust the volume. If something in the background is distracting, it will effect the quality and level of sound from your subject. The remote access via smart phone app is pretty 'iffy'. All in all, it seems a good choice for the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video camera!

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    Melly
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    I love how easy this video camera is to use! My old video camera malfunctioned 2 days before my son's first grade program at school, so I needed a good, reliable replacement that wasn't too complicated to figure out. I already own a Canon digital camera, so I knew the quality would be excellent. I was looking for one that had internal memory in addition to using a memory card, so this camera was the perfect choice. I thought the price was very reasonable too! Great job Canon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great small camera - loaded with features!

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    JBparty
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    I originally was going to use my DSLR for video, but it was lacking in some major areas, like no auto zoom, focus and head phone monitoring. So, I needed a video camera. I didn't want a huge one, like the old days, but still needed all the functions. The VIXIA HF R80 is small, but has mic input, headphone jack, manual & auto functions. So, it does everything I need. The only thing missing is the hot shoe and that is reason for 4 stars. To use an external mic I had to get an L bracket. which I did. All working great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not get if you plan on using outside.

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    sakit
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    Bought this camera and was unable to use it for six weeks. When I did use it for the first time I could not see the view screen during a sunny day no matter what I tried. Best Buy would do nothing for me since I had it for over 4 weeks. Please do not buy this camera if you plan on using outdoors, you will be disappointed. Also, I see that the RF800 got the same review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    don't waste your money

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    Duga
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    I read the poor reviews this camera got. I thought it could not be that bad. I brought this camera for my trip to South Africa. When went to use the camera I was disappointed because sun glare. You can't see what your filming. Canon needs to do something about that. I read the other reviews and didn't believe them. Don't waist your money on this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I bought this for my sons graduation

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    Redman
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    I bought this for my sons graduation which hasn't happen yet but still for it. Every body says you could use your cell phone. I don't use my cell phone for anything but calls. About this camera, it is awesome except none of the apps work worth a fudge. If you want to use it like a 2000 yr camcorder then its for you. If you want all of the trinkets with apps and all, good luck. Love the camera because it weighs a half a pound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great little camera.

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    SuzElectronics
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    I have other cameras. This was a purchase after getting frustrated with the limitations of my Canon t3i which has a limited record time. Not so easy to use for vlogging in a studio setting. Although I do use all my cameras for various angles and views, I like this one because it has 6 hours record time. Plus you can plug it in to extend that time. It won't shut off during filming. (Well given you have a large SD card.) Yea!!! And the picture is great. I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs better instruction

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    Bobby
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    This camera takes very nice videos. It’s light and easy to use. The sound could be better. The wi-fi feature is terrible. Had to go on you tube and review videos with instructions how to use it but still didn’t work, Canon failed in this area, I have Nikon camera with wi-fi it worked right away, simple to use for photographs. If you want this feature for videos, try someone else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price

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    THines
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    I bought this camera to record a wedding reception in HD. I choose this camera because of the reviews and great price. Camera has great quality and I was really surprised how well the built in mic works! It would pic up the sounds of what I was pointing the camera at drowning out most of the background noise. Thought I would need to buy a directional mic but that was not the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good first time recorder

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    Vinny
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    This is a good first time recorder...takes great videos and photos..not a lot of bells and whistles..hardly any but it will do for now...only wish the battery lasted longer than 2 hrs and didn't take 7 hours to fully charge the first time...you the option of saving to onboarding memory or to memory stick..that I like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera, but lack of feature.

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    applecider
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    First of all, the picture quality is great. Touch screen is ok, not too great. Speaker is bad. The wifi is the problem here. I can not start or stop recording with the smart phone. Now a days, it is all about selfi and vblog. How am I supposed to use it for my online vblog? My smart phone functions better, at least I can get a blue tooth remote for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camcorder

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    abc123
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    This camcorder is good for its price. The battery pack is a bit in an awkward position and some of the setup takes a bit to navigate but overall quality is good and worth it for the price. If you're trying to do macro filming without blurry, this camcorder wouldn't be good. If you're looking for a camcorder to film memories of your family then this one would be great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camcorder

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    Zip2000
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    This camcorder is perfect for what I use it for, has awesome features like Wi-Fi, Slow and Fast motion, Green Screen built in and has Software that is downloadable for your Green Screen projects for stills and video, planning on buying another one as I prefer using two camcorders to shoot my movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beginner camera

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    Lucy
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    The audio in this camera is very poor indoors. I bought it to use for family occasions so disappointed about that. Added a lapel microphone.Better but I think I need shotgun mic for large area. After an hour usage camera was very hot to touch. Took it back for exchange.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    Racznos
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    I love that this camera is small enough to fit in a pocket but has the capability to produce quality video. You can shoot in auto or use manual settings to create mood and effects in your productions. WiFi capability makes transferring and sharing videos and still shots a breeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Canon - VIXIA HF R80 16GB HD Flash Memory Camcorde

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    ceciliat
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    I bought this to take videos of my son's band programs & concerts. Really great quality video but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get my videos to save to both the internal memory AND the SD memory card. If anyone can help with this I'd really appreciate it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a beginner

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    Goldie
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    For a small camera it is just great. It also can be used as a projector on to the tv or other device. Great for taking to sports events and recording plays for reference as a teaching tool. I would highly recommend this product to whomever asked me about it. It also works well at family events as entertainment st a later time.

    I would recommend this to a friend