Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R42 Full HD Camcorder

Model #8152B005

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Still image resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Recording time Internal Flash Memory
AVCHD 32GB LP 1440 x 1080 (5Mbps): 12.3 hours
AVCHD 32GB FXP 1920 x 1080 (17Mbps): 4.2 hours
AVCHD 32GB MXP 1920 x 1080 (24Mbps): 2.9 hours
AVCHD 32GB NTSC 60P 1920 x 1080 (28Mbps): 2.5 hours
Internal Flash Memory
MP4 32GB 1280 x 720 (4Mbps): 17.3 hours
MP4 32GB 1920 x 1080 (17Mbps): 4.2 hours
MP4 32GB 1920 x 1080 (24Mbps): 2.9 hours
MP4 32GB 1920 x 1080 (35Mbps): 2 hours
System NTSC
Recording media Internal Flash Memory 32GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 128GB Video/Image
Audio format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital AC3
Channels 2-Channel Stereo
Sampling frequency 48 kHz
Video format High Definition
AVCHD Progressive
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (17Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD Progressive
1440 x 1080 (5Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (35Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17Mbps)
High Definition
1280 x 720 (4Mbps)


Lens 2.8 - 89.6 mm / 35mm Equivalent: 38.5 - 1232 mm Optical Zoom32.5 - 1723 mm Advanced Zoom
f/1.8 - 4.5
Zoom Optical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 53x
Digital: 1060x
Focusing distance 0.4" / 1 cm

Input/output connectors

Headphone jack Yes
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini) (output only)
1x USB 2.0 mini-AB
1x Composite Video (out)
1x A/V Mini Terminal / Headphone Terminal (4 pole mini-jack)
Microphone input Yes


Operating temperature 23 - 113 °F (-5 - 45 °C) 60% Relative Humidity
32 - 104 °F (0 - 40 °C) 85% Relative Humidity
System requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Hours per Charge
Charging method AC Adapter
Power adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (wxhxd) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6" / 5.3 x 5.6 x 11.7 cm not including grip belt
Weight 8.3 oz / 235 g body, not including grip belt
10.1 oz / 286 g including battery BP-718, memory card and grip belt


Image stabilization Optical & Digital
Built-in mic Yes
Shutter speed 1/2000sec
Lux 5 (NTSC)
0.4 (Low Light Mode)
Tripod mount 1/4"
Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in light/flash Light - No
Flash - No


Display type LCD
Screen size 3"
Touchscreen Yes


Color filter RGB
Effective pixels 2073600
Sensor 3.28 Megapixel 1/4.85" CMOS
User Reviews
21 August 2016

Used this as my main camera for work so it sees a lot of use, i can say this camera has by far been the best camera, works in 150 degree heat and well ad 20 degree cold, no failures and the card slot makes this so much easier to to swap media in the field on the fly between cases, and not be limited...

24 July 2016

Sent as a gift to my grandson. He and his wife say they love this camera and are always taking movies of their little boy.

8 June 2016

It was missing some non-essential items of the original "in the box", but the HD is good and I am satisfied.

20 February 2016

I wasn't too impressed with the quality of the recordings when I watched them on my computer, until I updated my computer software as recommended by Now it looks great. This is a great, small, camera, with really impressive features.

26 June 2015

Love the camera but the manual could use an overhaul. Not very clear instructions.

16 March 2015

Disclaimer: first significant encounter with camcorder tech since 1989. First impression: very small; really too small for comfortable hand-holding. Glad to be using it with a tripod. Second impression: extremely poor dedicated zoom control.

6 March 2015

The camera itself does a nice job recording my kids sporting events, but the build is poor. If you are going to use a monopod or tripod I would stay away. The tripod socket is made of plastic so the threads strip easily so after on winter basketball season the tripod socket is useless and Canon will...

5 March 2015

As described and expected.

10 January 2015

I love this camera. Canon=WIN

8 November 2014

awesome camera, love it, quality is great, very good in low light also, image stabilizing is pretty good too. recommended

Product Highlights
  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • 32GB Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Record in AVCHD or MP4 Formats
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Innovative Baby Mode
  • Capacitive 3" Touch Panel Widescreen LCD
  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens
  • 53x Advanced Zoom
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
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