Review: Canon VIXIA HF R800

A great little video camera to drag with you anywhere and super easy to use.

I was skeptical of this little bugger when I first saw it, but my brother-in-law had one and once I played around with it I realized it was the perfect video camera for a trip or when you want something no fuss, no muss.  I picked up a R600 for $179, but you can get a current day model for $250 or so if you shop around.  If you are willing to go used from Amazon, you can definitely pick up a deal.

The camera has some slightly similar features to a full sized DSLR, in that you can pick  focus point on the touch screen and it does automatic face detection.  It doesn’t do so great in low light, and a room with heavy back-light will blow out your shot faster than you can saw “white balls of fire”, but if you are mindful of these things in the moment, it;s easy to work around them.

The microphone is on the tinny side, no huge shock there, but I double stick taped a nice shotgun mic to the top and plugged it in to get the quality of audio I need.  The downside to that plan is the door does not fully shut, but that’s no huge deal to me.

This is a great little camera and perfect for young vloggers starting out or people who want an incredibly simple video camera to point at things when doing other things.

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Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder (Black)

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Last update was in: November 6, 2018 5:13 pm

$219.00 $299.99

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Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder (White)

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Last update was in: November 6, 2018 5:13 pm

$219.00 $299.99

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  • This product is available in eBay, Amazon.com.
  • At ebay.com you can purchase Canon VIXIA HF R800 HD 3.28MP 1080p Camcorder - Black for only $159.99, which is 27% less than the cost in Amazon.com ($219.00).
  • The lowest price of Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder (White) was obtained on November 4, 2018 5:22 am.

 

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