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Canon Legria HF R46
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Canon Legria HF R46 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Jan 2013
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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and tecnozoom.it the average expert rating of this Canon video camera is 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 8 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is fantastic.

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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 brands.

Good Technical Features

One person reckoned that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “What is the Canon LEGRIA HF R46? The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 is a mid-range camcorder with a reasonable range of features, including Wi-Fi”.

Good Connectivity

One Canon Legria HF R46 reviewer concluded that this camcorder was wifi compatible. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews three years ago “The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 has improved Wi-Fi functions compared to the previous generation.” in their review of this camcorder.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

If you want a video camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price] (3.45") which is also cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46, the Legria HF R46 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R46 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Legria HF R46 has an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R46 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

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

The Legria HF R46 has a night mode, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R46 which do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The Canon Legria HF R46 has a greater number of scene modes than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46. The scene modes "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Canon Legria HF R46 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Sepia, but this photo effect is not found on this video camera. The photo effects Cinema are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Features an Spot Light Metering Type

The number of light metering types featured on the Canon Legria HF R46 is more than most video cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured light metering type is Centre-weighted, but this light metering type is not featured on this video camera. The light metering types Spot are also featured on this Canon video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R46 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. Across all comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 the worst optical sensor size is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46, the Legria HF R46 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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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 of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R46 have bitrates at maximum video resolution of between 2.5 Mbit/s and 35 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 megabits per second, the Legria HF R46 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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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 similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Legria HF R46 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The slowest maximum frame rate of small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 38fps.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria HF R46 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R46 is 1h, the longest is 150h, and the average battery life is 16h. With a battery life of only 1.75 hours, the Legria HF R46 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R46.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The video capturing speeds of video cameras of this age and spec range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 37fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Legria HF R46 has a quite low video capturing speed compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This video camera has an Auto|Manual|Movie|Program shooting mode, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF R46 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R46 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R46 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R46 are not waterproof. The Canon Legria HF R46 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 12h. With a video recording time of only 1.75 hours, the Legria HF R46 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R46 have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF R46 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this type and age.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R46 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest internal storage capacity of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the largest is 120GB.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R46 is 0.1lx, the biggest is 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 2.2lx. At 4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R46

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R46 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,060 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R46 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R46.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R46 has a relatively average optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R46 has a relatively typical weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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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
Maximum Fash Memory 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
Photo Effect
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Pre-Record
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out 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
Night Mode
Snap Shots
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(3)
20 June 2013

The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 has improved Wi-Fi functions compared to the previous generation, but its abilities are still not as comprehensive as some other manufacturers' wireless provisions. So...

28 May 2014

Canon LEGRIA HF R46 ???c b? sung nh?ng tính n?ng m?i khá thú v? và quan tr?ng h?n, nó cho ch?t l??ng video khá ??p trong nhi?u ?i?u ki?n khác nhau. Tuy nhiên, ?? tr? thành chi?c máy ?nh...

Good image quality
Improved WiFi functions
8GB of memory builtin
Cht lng hnh nh tt Ci thin tnh nng Wifi B nh trong 8GB
Memoria interna
Manual lens cover
No full manual mode
WiFi functions still behind competition
Khng c ch chnh tay hon ton Chc nng Wifi vn cha c hon thin so vi cc i th cnh tranh
Risoluzione display
23 February 2013

La Canon LEGRIA HF R46 è una videocamera compatta di media qualità, che si contraddistingue soprattutto per la connettività Wi-Fi, lo stabilizzatore ottico, l’elevata memoria interna e la...

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 23 August 2013 by M. J. Hunter

If, like me, you are one of the generation that bought a camcorder when they first became regarded as a consumer item, you will well remember having to take a 'Charles Atlas Body-Building Course'... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2013 by Runeweaver

Ive never used a camcorder before,so it was all new to me,but the whole thing is very easy to use,open the screen and your off,well kinda took a few seconds to find the lens cover switch,but after... Read more…

Reviewed 26 August 2013 by Nick C

From the off this is a nice looking compact video camera - nice sleek finish with precious few buttons to ruin it's lines as most of the functions are driven from the touch screen display,... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2013 by Paolo Sammut

Summary: This is a lovely quality product which is a joy to hold and use. My camcorder arrived yesterday and I have spent the day playing with it with a great deal of satisfaction. Out of the box:... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Richard C.
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this camera...

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