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Canon Legria HF M46
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Canon Legria HF M46 Camcorder

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2.37MP 1/3 350g Nov 2011
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Canon LEGRIA HF M46 [Low Light Test] [GAIN Modus]
Canon Legria HF M46 - First video test!
Canon LEGRIA HF M46 [Zoom Test] [Mond]
Canon LEGRIA HF M46 [Autofokus Test] [Low Light]

15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera received an expert rating of 70% from tecnozoom.it.

Excellent Brand

Based on 1,357 expert and owner reviews, Canon has excellent ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its small sensor size camcorders compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF M46, the Canon Legria HF M46 is Full HD.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price], the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF M46, the Legria HF M46 has an HDMI port.

Other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price], the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Legria HF M46 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price], the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price], or the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] which has better reviews.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF M46 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF M46.

The worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of video camera is 1/8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF M46 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This camcorder also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Legria HF M46 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF M46. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF M46 range from 0.01m to 1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.16m. At only 0.01 meters, the Legria HF M46 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF M46 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF M46.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price], the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price], and the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Legria HF M46 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF M46.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF M46 the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. The Canon Legria HF M46 has a quite small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF M46.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price] (22x), the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price] (30x), or the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price] (32x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Legria HF M46 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have a night mode. The Legria HF M46 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF M46 are not 3D compatible. The Legria HF M46 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF M46 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF M46 also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF M46, the Legria HF M46 is not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Legria HF M46 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 436 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF M46 the maximum focal lengths range from 22mm to 2,700mm.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

At only 2.16 hours, the Legria HF M46 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Across all the camcorders of this age and type the video recording times range from 1h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of camcorders of this spec and age range from 10mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 33mm. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF M46 that we have checked, the minimum focal length of the Legria HF M46 of 43.6 millimeters is one of the longest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF M46

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released over five years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Legria HF M46 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF M46.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price] (3.45") which is also higher rated.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF M46 has a fairly standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 350 grams, the Canon Legria HF M46 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF M46 has a pretty standard digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price] (350x), or the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price] (1,060x) which is also higher rated.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
LED Indicator
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Manual Focus
Flash Memory
Spotlight
Interface
Aperture Range
Sports Mode

Expert Reviews

(3)
10 November 2011

Er zijn twee joekels van camera?s in deze test, en één ervan is deze Canon. Versta me niet verkeerd: de Legria is niet te groot om te hanteren. Integendeel, zijn formaat en gewicht... Read more…

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Sensore HD CMOS Pro Canon
Obiettivo video HD 10x
Funzioni cinematografiche creative
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Pacco Batteria
10 November 2011

Er zijn twee joekels van camera's in deze test, en één ervan is deze Canon. Versta me niet verkeerd: de Legria is niet te groot om te hanteren. Integendeel, zijn formaat en gewicht... Read more…

24 September 2011

La Canon LEGRIA HF M46 è una videocamera compatta dalle prestazioni performanti ad un prezzo abbastanza acccessibile. Le caratteristiche tecniche sono molto buone e considerando la possibilità...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 5090b002, canon 5117b008, canon 5117b008a, canon 5117b008aa
Barcodes 04960999688640, 05053676809427, 08714574567877, 08714574568065

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