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Canon Legria HF R36
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Canon Legria HF R36 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 250g CMOS Jun 2012
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25 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, CNET.com.au and tecnozoom.it this small sensor size camcorder has an average expert rating of 74%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this video camera rated this video camera 84 out of 100 on average.

Good Product Quality

A number of Canon Legria HF R36 owners who bought the Canon Legria HF R36 concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Videos and photos are excellent quality”. Goldfish said on Amazon “Plug the device in to a HD TV using the HDMI cable and the HD picture quality is top notch”. Goldfish also said “Playback from my laptop to the HDTV gives stunning quality”.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon video cameras and also specifically for Canon small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent reviews.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers concluded that it had a good zoom. Eccleshill Billy said on Amazon “The zoom seems a little fast” in their review of this camcorder. Johnny said in his review “It's small and very light and the zoom is amazing” and gave the Canon Legria HF R36 a score of 5 stars. Expert Reviews said in their review of the Canon Legria HF R36 “Advanced Zoom 51x”.

Several Canon Legria HF R36 owners who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R36 considered that it had a good lens. Goldfish mentioned “I wanted a good lens”.

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Easy to Use

A few Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers said in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “Handy, simple, user friendly” . Two years ago Eccleshill Billy wrote “It really is easy to use and gives great results straight from the box” in their review. Luca Valentino wrote on Amazon “At first seems a very easy to use product”.

Some Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. G. J. Buckley wrote on Amazon “Camera is fine, quite easy to hold & use” but they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Goldfish said on Amazon “You may suffer trying to hold the thing steady” in their review of this camcorder.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed the product said that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Value for money - excellent quality for more than reasonable cost”. Rabbit9 said “Yes good camcorder, great for price, wish battery life was longer, have now purchased extra battery” and rated it 5 stars. Cnet.com.au said in their review on expert website CNET.com.au four years ago “Given the reasonable price of the HFR36” and gave it a rating of 72 out of 100.

Two Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R36 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Four years ago expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote “Performs like a cheap camcorder”. Cnet.com.au also said “While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for”.

One Canon Legria HF R36 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers who purchased the Canon Legria HF R36 concluded that it was wifi compatible. Reviewser said on Amazon “The Wi-Fi integration is also brilliant which made it even better”. Expertreviews.co.uk said four years ago “Its built-in Wi-Fi and Story Creator function make it an ideal family camcorder” .

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Goldfish wrote on Amazon “A recognised brand (I've always liked Canon photo stuff), good selection of basic functionality as well as just auto modes, optical stability, good connectivity, expandable storage” in their review.

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Good Size

One customer who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Goldfish wrote on Amazon four years ago “I did spend some time hunting around for a small, lightweight HD camcorder”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.

Robust

One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was well made. Eccleshill Billy scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “I am absolutely delighted with the build quality of the camera”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Legria HF R36 has an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Legria HF R36 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R36 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R36 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and spec. In addition, this camcorder 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36.

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

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

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not have a night mode, the Legria HF R36 has a night mode.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], and the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price] is also worth considering.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Legria HF R36 has a greater number of scene modes than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras of this age and type. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this camcorder.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R36 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The best optical sensor size of all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price], or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R36. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Legria HF R36 is more than most camcorders of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AC3 are also supported by this Canon camcorder.

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Small

At only 55 millimeters, the Legria HF R36 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest camcorder of this age and spec is 19mm high and the biggest is 920mm.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several people considered that the Canon Legria HF R36 did not have a good battery life. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great video and sound, rubbish battery” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “The absolute rubbish battery they ship with the camera”. Eccleshill Billy wrote “Other reviewers have pointed out the short life of the battery supplied and I have to agree” but even so they still scored this camcorder 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R36, the Canon Legria HF R36 does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R36 is 1h and the longest is 150h. The Canon Legria HF R36 has a quite short battery life (only 1 hour) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R36.

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Quite Small Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The maximum fash memory capacities of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R36 range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 19GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a very small maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R36.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF R36 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R36 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R36 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in projector which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R36 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1 hour, the Legria HF R36 has one of the shorter video recording times amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The shortest video recording time of camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R36 is 1h and the longest is 95h.

If this camcorder video recording time is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] (1.75h), or the Legria HF R48[pl_1488031_price] (3h) both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF R36 is more than most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R36 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The average internal storage capacity of small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36 is 28GB.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36. The minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36 range from 0.1lx to 7lx.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 33mm. The Legria HF R36 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (38.5 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R36

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this small sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Legria HF R36 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36.

Other 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price].

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R36 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R36.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Legria HF R48[pl_1488031_price] (1,060x), or the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] (1,060x) both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R36 has a relatively average optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price] (38x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a relatively typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R36.

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] (128GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
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
Photo Effect
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Progressive Scan
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Pre-Record
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(4)
15 June 2012

The Legria HF R36 has reasonable image quality, but its built-in Wi-Fi and Story Creator function make it an ideal family camcorder...

Well priced
Inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity
Prezzo
Sensore CMOS Full HD
Display LCD touchscreen da 3 pollici
Flimsy build quality
Video quality not great
Frustrating interface and menus
Pacco Batteria
Memoria interna
13 June 2012

While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for...

13 June 2012

Tuy ch?a th?t n?i b?t v? ch?t l??ng hình ?nh, nh?ng Canon LEGRIA HF R36 v?n có th? làm hài lòng ng??i dùng ph? thông b?i nhi?u tính n?ng hi?n ??i, thi?t k? g?n nh? và m?c giá h?p lý...

26 March 2012

La nuova Canon LEGRIA HF R36 è una bellissima videocamera Full HD che consentirà all'utilizzatore finale di ottenere video di qualità professionale semplici da realizzare in qualsiasi...

User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 30 July 2012 by Goldfish
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to replace an old mini-DV camcorder that was about to expire. I did spend some time hunting around for a small, lightweight HD camcorder. After doing some research, its quite obvious... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2012 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I cant fault the quality of the media this device records - its fantastic! You get the option to record in 'on-line' friendly mp4 or in higher quality mode for full HD TV. The mp4 mode is still... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2013 by Reviewser

We (by which I mean myself and my father)bought this camcorder to replace a now ancient Sony DV camcorder which finally gave up the ghost. It was impressive how much choice the camcorder market... Read more…

Reviewed 8 September 2012 by G. J. Buckley
(Verified Purchase)

Camera is fine, quite easy to hold & use and with the SIM card memory seems much handier than the old DVD disk Canon camera we used to have. Bad point is the stupid 30 min (max) life battery that... Read more…

Reviewed 23 February 2013 by Neil
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my new build and it works so well! I love it! The bios is really simple and helpful I recommend this to anyone if you're building a new pc...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hfr36zwa, 5976b015aa, 5976b034aa, 5976b017aa
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