Inputs And Outputs
3.0" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen: The Canon VIXIA HF
R600 features a 3.0" Capacitive Touch Panel LCD screen (230,000
dots) to make it easy to compose and review your shots. The capacitive touch
technology is similar to that on a smartphone, and lets you activate functions
by a simple touch. The LCD screen can be rotated 270° allowing the subject to monitor the LCD screen
during shooting. The LCD's touch
screen contains zoom, playback and menu controls
for added convenience.
Note: This camcorder does not feature a separate viewfinder.
Recording Media: The Canon HF R600 camcorder captures video and still-images onto
SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards
(sold separately) with a Speed Class rating of 4 and up. Class 6 or 10 SD cards are recommended
for recording movies with a video quality of 60P or 35Mbps. There are no memory
cards included with the camcorder.
Recording Formats: The camcorder records movies in AVCHD
(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) video compression format with Dolby Digital 2-channel audio,
ideal for playback with highest picture quality, or easy-to-share MP-4 with AAC
2-channel audio. Still photos are recorded with JPEG
image compression. Recording options include:
- 60P: 1920 x 1080
- MXP: 1920 x 1080
- FXP: 1920 x 1080
- LP: 1440 x 1080
- 35 Mbps: 1920 x 1080
- 24 Mbps: 1920 x 1080
- 17 Mbps: 1920 x 1080
- 4 Mbps: 1280 x 720
- Still Photos:
- 1920 x 1080
- 1280 x 720 (MP 4 movies at 4 Mbps)
- 1920 x 1080 (photos captured from video)
Converting Movies: You can convert AVCHD movies stored in
the built-in memory into MP4 movies. MP4 movies can also be converted to smaller
MP4 movies for for uploading to the Web. After the movies are converted, they
are saved to the memory card.
Image Sensor: The HF R600 features a 1/4.85" CMOS image sensor
with approximately 3,280,000 gross pixels for excellent detail and
clarity when recording video and exceptional digital still photography performance. The effective pixel count is
approximately 2,070,000 for movies and still images.
DIGIC DV 4: The HF R600 is equipped with the DIGIC DV 4 HD image processor. It captures more light than its predecessor DV III, for
brighter, cleaner images. It also features increased processing power for better
image stabilization, even when walking.
Genuine Canon Video Lens: The HF R600 comes with a
Genuine Canon HD video lens with a 32x Optical
zoom. The 57x Advanced zoom makes more efficient use of the effective imaging
area to take the telephoto power all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent).
Zoom Speed: The zoom speed can be set to variable or one of
three fixed speeds. In the variable position, the zoom speed depends on how
far you push the lever. The purpose of the three fixed zoom speeds is a
smoother zoom transition, at your choice of speeds.
Zoom Position at Startup: You can set the camcorder to
memorize the zoom position when you turn it off, so the zoom position will be
the same the next time you turn on the camcorder.
Framing Assistance: When you're shooting at the long end of
the zoom range, it's easy to accidentally lose your subject in the frame. When
that happens, you can touch the Framing Assistance icon on the screen to quickly
decrease the zoom magnification so you can find your subject. Releasing your
finger from the screen allows the camcorder to quickly zoom back in to the
previous zoom magnification.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization: The HF R600 features
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to give you rock
steady movies, even if you're shooting while walking. The 5-axis stabilization
makes corrections for rotational camera shake--horizontal, vertical, and roll
axis--as well as up-down and left-right movements. Continuous adjustment is
provided throughout the zoom range, with extra compensation applied at
wide-angle focal lengths. Intelligent IS modes include:
- Dynamic IS: corrects minor movement and shaking caused
by walking while shooting
- Macro IS: excellent for close-ups
- Powered IS: corrects camera shake when you're zoomed in
for telephoto shots
- Tripod Mode: turns off image stabilization when the
camcorder is stationary
Video Snapshot: The camcorder's Video Snapshot mode lets you shoot a series of short video clips
of 2, 4, or 8 seconds, then combines them with a pre-recorded music track or your own favorite
music track, to create an entertaining movie.
Face Detection: The camcorder can automatically detect people's faces and use this information to adjust the focus and set the best exposure and color
control settings for beautiful videos and photos. When there are a number of people in the picture, one person will be determined to be the main subject. You can also select the main subject manually
by touching the subject on the touch screen.
Exposure Modes: The HF R600 features several auto exposure
modes, plus a manual exposure adjustment for scenes that appear underexposed or
overexposed. The available exposure modes include:
- AUTO Mode: You can take videos and photos easily, by
letting the camcorder automatically adjust settings based on the recording
situation. Some functions are not available during AUTO mode.
- Baby Mode: Baby Mode lets you record your baby's
milestone moments with settings optimized for baby's skin. You can also add
a stamp to the video to show how much time has passed since the baby was
- Programmed AE: The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject,
while you are able to adjust the other settings.
- Special Scene Recording
Modes: The Special Scene modes adjust the camera settings according to
the scene. You can select Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Snow, Beach,
Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, or Low Light.
- Cinema Mode: The camcorder
will adjust the frame rate to give your recordings a cinematic look. You can
also apply a variety of cinema-look filters to create movies with a unique
appearance: cinema standard, cool, dramatic B&W, old movies, nostalgic,
sepia, and vivid.
White Balance: The white balance system
helps you accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings. You can choose from the following modes:
Automatic, Daylight, Tungsten, and Custom WB.
Self-Timer: This feature allows the camcorder to start
recording after a 10-second countdown.
Slow & Fast Motion Recording: When recording MP4 movies, you
can use slow motion to record action at half the normal speed, or fast motion to
compress time and create time-lapse movies. You can choose from the following
|Recording Speed ||Slow motion ||Fast Motion |
|x1/2 ||x2 ||x4 ||x10 ||x20 ||x60 ||x120 ||x1200 |
|Real time elapsed |
|30 sec ||2 min ||4 min ||10 min ||20 min ||1 hr ||2 hrs ||20 hrs |
Pre-Recording: When Pre-Recording is activated, the camcorder starts recording video continuously into a temporary 3-second memory. When you press the Start/Stop button, the scene
recorded will have started 3 seconds before you started shooting. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording.
Built-in Speaker: The camcorder has a built-in speaker so
you can review the soundtrack as well as the picture when you're using the LCD
screen to playback a recording. The built-in speaker is monaural.
Playback Functions: The camera uses the following
special playback modes: Fast Playback (5x, 15x or 60x) in either direction, and Slow Playback (1/8x, 1/4x) in either direction.
During these playback modes there is no sound.
Li-ion Battery Pack: The Canon HF R600 comes supplied
with a rechargeable BP-718 Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1790 mAh, 6.5 Wh). If
you desire a spare battery, you can purchase another
BP-718, or the larger capacity
(2685 mAh). The camcorder also comes
supplied with an AC power adapter and charger (CA-110). The battery recording and playback times are as follows:
|Usage Time ||Battery ||Battery Life by Recording Format |
|AVCHD (FXP) ||MP4 (17Mbps) |
|BP-718 ||110 min ||120 min |
|BP-727 ||165 min ||180 min |
|BP-718 ||65 min ||65 min |
|BP-727 ||95 min ||100 min |
|Playback ||BP-718 ||175 min ||175 min |
|BP-727 ||260 min ||265 min |
Charging Times: The BP-718 battery charges in 5 hours 35 minutes
when charging through the camcorder with the supplied AC adapter. The charging
time is 3 hours 40 minutes when using an optional CG-700 battery charger. The optional
BP-727 battery charges in 7 hours 45 minutes in the camcorder, and in 5 hours 15 minutes in the CG-700
Auto Power Off: After 3 minutes without any operation when
powered by the battery, the camcorder automatically powers off. Approximately 30
seconds before the camcorder automatically turns itself off, a warning message
appears in the display.
Quick Start: When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder
on, the camcorder enters the standby mode. In standby mode, the camcorder
consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when you
are using the battery pack. When you open the LCD panel, the camcorder is ready
to start recording in approximately 1 second, allowing you to immediately record
Inputs And Outputs
HDMI Output: The HF R600 features a mini-HDMI (Type C) terminal that offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable. The HDMI
port is compatible with HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), allowing you in
many cases to control the camcorder with the remote control of the connected TV.
Note: An HTC-100 HDMI cable is included with the camcorder.
AV Output: The camcorder features a 3.5mm AV
output to playback audio and video on your television using the optional
composite video/stereo audio RCA cable. You can select between a 4:3 aspect ratio
or a 16:9 aspect ratio for the video out based on your television's aspect
ratio. The AV Output also doubles as a headphone output. The built-in speaker will be muted when headphones or the AV cable are plugged in.
Note: Due to variations in the configuration of the
3.5mm plug, it is recommended that you use only the
Canon STV-250N cable.
USB 2.0 Connection: The camcorder features a Mini-B USB 2.0 High Speed terminal for fast transfer of
photos and videos.
Microphone Input: In addition to the camcorder's built-in
microphone, the HF R600 features a 3.5mm microphone input for connecting an
external microphone, such as the optional
WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
Downloadable Software: The Canon HF R600
camcorder comes with no software in the box. The following software is available for
download from the Canon and Pixela websites (URLs provided in the Operating
- CameraWindow: Used for saving MP4 movies and photos to your
computer and organize them.
- Transfer Utility LE: This software is needed to save AVCHD movies. It
is not included with the camcorder, but can be downloaded from the Pixela
Note: Both programs are compatible with Windows 8/8.1 and 7 SP1
(32-bit and 64-bit versions, and Mac OS X v10.8, v10.9, v10.10.