You can have it all with this compact, easy-to-use camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi®. Capture your most lifelike, exciting video yet with the VIXIA HF R42 using a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom that gets the shot from almost anywhere. Your video is sharp and blur-free - even at the long end of the zoom or when you shoot while walking - thanks to the camcorder's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic IS. Preserve precious memories with the spectacular quality of the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, powered by the new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor that captures more light for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Record in 1080/60p easy-to-share MP4 format (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) with incredibly smooth capture of fast-moving subjects. With Dual Recording, you can even record in different formats to the internal memory and SD card at the same time! And now built-in Wi-Fi® is more convenient than ever: new Live Streaming lets you view and record live video from the camcorder on your smartphone or tablet with the free Canon CameraAccess app1; control camcorder functions, too! Share videos with friends, family and the whole world anywhere, anytime - even browse through previously shot videos on your PC without connecting a cable2. Control functions and settings with a gentle touch to the camcorder's 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD with its sharp, vivid display. New Baby Mode helps you track every moment of your child's development with easy settings, a dedicated Baby Album for chronological playback, stamps that chart growth and age and lots more!
The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 38.5mm (35mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot. VIXIA HF R42 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. The camcorder's impressive 53x Advanced Zoom takes the camcorder's telephoto power all the way to 1,723mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting.
High definition video demands effective image stabilization, and the VIXIA HF R42's super powerful zoom makes the need for image stabilization even more critical. Canon developed its sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to easily provide continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion.
The VIXIA HF R42 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor for true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor has been improved with extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD Video with natural color, even in low light.
The VIXIA HF R42 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, which is a significant upgrade on several fronts. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy-to-share MP4 formats simultaneously.
The camcorder's internal 32GB Flash Drive holds up to 12 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. You can also record to a removable SD memory card.
The VIXIA HF R42 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. A new bit rate of 28 Mbps is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.
Built-in Wi-Fi technology on the VIXIA HF R42 lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the internet with a free registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. And now you can use your PC to browse remotely through the previously recorded videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.