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Canon - VIXIA HF R82 32GB HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Camcorder!

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    Texan29
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    Purchased this camera before several family vacations while trying to avoid running out of storage on our phones. Battery: This camera has an awesome battery life! We haven't had to charge the battery since the initial charge 1 month ago... Note that we have only taken about 1 hour of no consecutive video clips. The camera has been turned on & off several times trying to catch candid moments which uses more battery power. I love that it shows you the total number of battery minutes left before the battery is exhausted. Camera Functions: Everything functions as it should. Image stabilization on this camera is awesome! We have not had any problems with any portion of the camera yet it has only been 1 month. Lens Cover: The lens cover seems a bit jankey. It rattles while walking when open or closed. The switch for the lens cover is in a horrible place especially for a man's hands... It is the only part of the camera that seems a bit cheap... especially when paying over $400 on a camera. I want it to open and close automatically when the power toggles. Built in memory: I purchased a 32 gb card in addition to the builtin member because I was afraid of running out of space on our trips. We didn't use but a fraction of the built-in hard drive but it is still nice to add memory to the device. Overall: We are very happy with this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Entry Level Camcorder

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    Neel
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    This is a lovely camcorder that is very lightweight and versatile. With the articulating viewfinder, it's easy to film in a number of different angles. It was primarily purchased to capture a newborn as she grows up. Leaving it sitting on the coffee table means that we can film her within a moments notice. There is also a very convenient feature that allows the camcorder to turn on simply by opening the viewfinder. This allows someone to begin filming within about 3 seconds of grabbing the camera, allowing us to quickly capture precious baby moments. My only regret is that recording on the highest quality recording means that you cannot write to the internal memory and an SD card at the same time. I am disappointed with this limitation as the reason I purchased this model specifically was to allow for duplicate recording in case either the internal memory or my SD card corrupts...I would have still had my footage. If recording in the second-highest quality, this limitation goes away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good cam but 1 issue could be a deal breaker

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    audiocamguy
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    Video quality is great! Ease of use and feature are excellent. My issue is, and this may be a limitation of the technology, that a file can only be 4GB in size (34 minutes in length) then it creates a new file. Problem is, this also creates a glitch in the audio/video if you need a continuous clip that is longer. I called Canon and they said they have no consumer models that this won't happen with. I tried to fix the glitch in post editing but it's very difficult to not notice and you have to make sure your editing program doesn't snap to frame. I would think they could come up with a fix for this. Aside from that, I love it and as long as that is not an issue for you I recommend it. It is an issue for me but I am using it for tutorial videos and have found a work around for my usage so I ended up keeping the device although I had considered returning it because of that

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

    Posted
    Cheyann

    Bought this as a spur of the moment purchase to film my daughters first School of Rock performance. I have always been a fan of Canon 35mm cameras prior to the digital age. I was not disappointed with my purchase. Picture and audio quality is fantastic. Easy to set up and use. I recommend buying a SD card to make transferring video easy. I Have not used outside so I cannot comment on the viewfinder, but it works great indoors and takes great video of subjects on stage with bright lights. Zoom feature excellent. No grain at all. Another nice feature is that you can take pictures too. Others have been disappointed it doesn’t have a pause button. Not a big deal as far as I’m concerned. It’s much easier to edit the videos using individual files. I used the Movavi video suite to make custom movies and burn DVDs. I highly recommend this product. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for travel and compact.

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    Eyerishman
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    This camera did very well for our vacation trip. The only issue I had was the glare off the flip out screen. I don't really see a way to avoid that but most of the time I was not totally sure of what I was filming and chased certain things that were far off, but once I locked in and zoomed slow it turned out really good. The idea of touch screen high res photo's is a really neat feature. The on board memory held all the HD high res videos over the course of 2 weeks along with random still shot photography, with room to spare. I never needed to use the additional SD memory card I installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Has nice features but I'm very disapointed

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    DenTekie
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    I read the specs and compared different models before purchasing this camera. I was excited when I first got it because of the nice interface and user-friendly menus and set up the camera offers. However, when we were traveling and I used if for the first time outdoors, I found that screen, that serves as the view finder, was barely usable in bright sunlight or even in normal outdoor situations. I have an older Sony that is big and clunky by comparison, but it was a dream to use outdoors compared to this new Canon. I wish I had not purchased it but since it is not a warranty issue (the camera does work) I will have to dump it on Ebay or something.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't use at Night

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    Macman
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    I bought this to replace a mini-dv tape camcorder but aside from the built-in 32GB and ability to fix a fullsize ds card the rest is mediocre at best. The startup manual furnished with the camcorder is useless! I had to shoot at a fairly well lite setting so I chose the Night setting,well video was nothing but noise! There is a Low light setting too but either way the camcorder does not seem to record any usuable video after sunset,even with light.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No night vision :(

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    Itsme90
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    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great camera! But I was disappointed that it didn’t really had night vision camera when IT said on the specifications IT had infrared light night vision. Even the worker at crystal lake checked and it said it did. I returned it the next day. It just wasn’t the camera for me. Had beautiful picture but not for me. I would recommend this to a friend who DOESNT want a night vision camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    TomR
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    Purchased this Digital Video Camera to record my children's sporting events. I couldn't be happier with the HD quality, the battery life, storage capacity and the sound quality. I recommend this product to anyone looking for something similar in the marketplace, and would purchase the same product again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    sammy
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    Like the large screen for viewing. Was easy to use because I had just purchased it on the fly to go directly to my sons graduation. I was told by sales person this was the best one to use with best quality reviews. The only negative was she had told me that the battery's are charged at least 20%. When I got to ceremony there was no charge at all so still missed the opportunity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to operate

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    largo
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    Petty simple to use. Only thing is I can't get the date and time to appear in the recording. The date shows on the memory card stamp but would like to show on screen. Thought I located the function but it only shows up on the viewer, not the actual recording. And when you apply that on screen, it overlaps other screen functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great choice of camera

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    paddjb
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    I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. He has had several in the past but when shopping I actually was going to get a Sony and ended up with the Canon. A young gentleman Sydney helped me from start to finish and is an excellent customer service person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Travel

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    Carol
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    This camera was great start since I lost my old camcorder that used tapes. I enjoyed that it was easy to use and very light weight to carry around the amusement parks. One thing that I am still trying to figure out is placing the time and the date on the recordings, but overall good camera to buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price!

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    Busymomma
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    I purchased this camera for my husband as a birthday gift to record his YouTube videos. We hated how other cameras took a while to autofocus and this one does a great job! Only thing is the microphone isn't all that high quality so we may be purchasing an extra microphone in the near future. Has tons of features!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light, easy to use

    Posted
    Marge
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    We needed a new video camera. I actually went to the store to buy a different one, but when I tried all the samples- this one stood out- light, easy to use, picture still clear with zoom... We take it everywhere and it is so compact that it fits in your regular bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good 1st camcorder

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    HookEm
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    We bought this for my son for his 17th birthday. He is taking photography classes and enjoys them, so we thought he might enjoy another toy. So far, so good. Easy to use and no issues, to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

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    Saint
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    I had high hopes for this rather inexpensive camcorder based on online reviews I had read or seen. Bad results in low light and generally bad overall. Build quality was good and if you plan to use it in daylight it may just work for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price

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    Airdog
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    I got this camera from my wife before our daughter was delivered and i was pleasantly surprised. Great battery life and besides the size of the view finder I don’t have many complaints. I haven’t figured out the remote access via the app either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hoping it was user error

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    JaxReviews
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    I had a huge event and had this camcorder set up on the tripod to film it. The battery didn’t charge enough to turn on. I kept it plugged in and it still wouldn’t turn on. I really am hoping it was user error.....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great buy

    Posted
    mike
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    camera takes video in 4k resolution for top quality video as well as UHD resolution which is still great quality that allows for increased recording time on a SD card. Zoom and stabilizer are well made. Sold purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend