Summary: As a filmmaker and major requirement of mine is an external microphone input. Unfortunately many of the cameras with this input were out of my price range. This was the perfect find because I am a fan of Canon optics and it is one of the only devices in its price range with the input.
Summary: We love this camera. With the short time we've had it we have been really impressed with the quality. We did buy an extra battery and charger because the small battery it comes with run out quickly.
good versatile camera for documentary, out of doors and indoors, zoom function very useful
1 September 2013
Summary: nice quality of image without gobbling up GB, versatile. very good for long zoom in. i've use it to make about 500 hours of video at youtube under my name Jim Surkamp, also at civilwarscholars.com.
Summary: Enjoyed using this camera...had it since January and it is still working fine. I love the auto-focus, love knowing that if you move it would re-focus itself without you having to make your own adjustments.
Summary: Great camcorder, as with all camcorders you should always record in the best quality settings. It has good sound and good low light capabilities. Out door performance is great. Well worth the money. Remember to buy a better battery and portable charger.
Canon Vixia HF R300 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 51x Advanced Zoom
9 September 2012
Summary: My first camcorder! I've had it for 3 weeks now. and I have to say the functions were easy to learn, just like any new electronic devise. The battery life is a little short. "Suggestion"... Buy battery charger with two extra battery's. and a editing program, The picture quality is like WOW!!!!
Summary: As a value proposition, the Canon Vixia HF R300 succeeds. To make this nifty camcorder work in a real-life application, you must buy the the larger BP-727 Lithium Ion battery pack and it's relatively expensive charger PLUS the proper storage medium (I chose a 32MB SD card).