Summary: On a full charge, the battery life literally records 20 minutes before it starts running on low battery. I've never come across worst battery life for any electronic device. But hey, Cannon did its customers the liberty of giving you the option of buying the "Canon BP-727 Lithium-ion Rechargeable...
Summary: Pros: 1. The camera is high quality HD 2. Lightweight and Mobile 3. Swivel Screen Cons: 1. Unit Battery is only worth 23 minutes.. 2. Hard to find a replacement battery 3. No accessory attachment options Recommendation: Good camera, but overall a waste of money.
Summary: I just purchased a Canon Vixia and I have to say even though I read the reviews here first I now understand what the others were talking about but I would like to add in a bit more than wasn't discussed. The Camcorder has a terrible battery life.
Summary: Received as birthday present in November 2012. Loved it. Small and took some time getting used to akward grip. Used it off and on for several months. Took it on a family vacation to Mt Rushmore in August 2013. First day I took it out and turned it on and the entire screen died!!
Summary: I bought the Canon HF-R300 as a gift for my wife. After fully charging the battery I got about 25 mins of recording time before the battery died. I recharged and ran again with the same result.
Summary: I purchased the Vixia HF R300 as a replacement when my Vixia HF S100 was damaged. The HF S100 was a high-end camera and showed me what Canon is capable of producing. My new HF R300 is a low-end camera with a lot of shortcomings. Shortcomings: 1) Battery life is ridiculously short.
Summary: Bought this camera as it was this years version of the Vixia R200 camera. The camera is fantastic! Image quality is great for the videos. You can download and view the videos on a mac computer, on the ps3, great.