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Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and reliability. The memory and image quality also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the durability and zoom.

portability, image quality, memory, reliability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the reliability and image quality are generally positive. The memory and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the usability. Views are divided on the zoom.

portability, memory, image quality, reliability


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Anna Burleson (

Canon Vixia HF R72 Review


The Canon Vixia HF-R72 is a reliable camcorder that does well to balance image quality, usability and price. While it's a competitive choice for anyone, this camera is particularly suited to those who are more concerned with simplicity and ease of use....

The camcorder has 32GB of built-in storage.

There is no built-in viewfinder.

Although its image quality is only average for the cameras we tested, the Canon Vixia HF-R72 remains a fantastic camcorder for those seeking something simple, versatile and effective.

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging source:AC


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Flip-out screen:Y


Built-in Flash:Y


Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1140
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.5 - 1232
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1853
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):32.5
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual



Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:HDMI,USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y


Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Internal storage capacity:32
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Full HD:Y


Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Height :58

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Tungsten