Close

Loading image...
Canon Legria HF R48
17 Images + 25 Videos

Canon Legria HF R48 Camcorder

Expert Reviews Best Buy
3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Feb 2013
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Capture Life's Unforgettable Movie Moments And Share Them Wirelessly.Everyone can easily capture and share beautiful movies wirelessly with the LEGRIA HF R48. You ll get closer in full HD with 53x... More
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
the_camera_centre
£299.99
Out of stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Canon Legria HF R48 Edited Movie
Canon Legria HF R48 Test
Canon Legria HF R48 Test Blumen
Canon Legria HF R48 unboxing and review

26 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site decided that this small sensor size camcorder was good. Expert Reviews gave this Canon camcorder a "Best Buy" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, stuff.tv, macworld.co.uk and tecnozoom.it the average expert rating of this camcorder is 83 out of 100. The video camera expert review sites think this Canon camcorder is one of the better camcorders of a similar type and age.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camcorder rated it as 88 out of 100.

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 1,357 expert and owner reviews, Canon has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its small sensor size camcorders.

Chart

Good Connectivity

Two people reckoned that the product was wifi compatible. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this camcorder “A built-in Wi-Fi adaptor and 32GB of built-in storage for your videos” .

Good Size

Two Canon Legria HF R48 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R48 was compact. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “The Canon Legria HF R48 is a fairly compact Full HD camcorder with a ¼.85in CMOS sensor”. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk wrote “Dual recording Unashamedly pitched as a step up for those shooting with smartphones or compact cameras an” in their Canon Legria HF R48 review.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good value for money. Three years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Great picture quality, useful Wi-Fi functions and a good price make the HF R48 a Best Buy”.

Good Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R48 was good quality.

Good Technical Features

One Canon Legria HF R48 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said “Seemingly aimed at family users as much as anyone else thanks to its child friendly features” but they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

Chart Edit

Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R48 the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Legria HF R48 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst camcorders of this age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Vixia HF G20[pl_1564217_price] (3.5"), or the Legria HF G30[pl_1564050_price] (3.5") both from Canon which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Legria HF R48 has an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the Legria HF R48 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R48, the Legria HF R48 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Canon Legria HF R48 has a better image processor than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This camcorder has a DIGIC DV IV image processor, whereas most similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a DIGIC DV II image processor.

A DIGIC DV IV image processor is in fact the best image processor across all video cameras of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst image processor is DIGIC DV II.

Read more Less Chart Edit

SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R48 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This Canon 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 amongst all video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R48.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF R48 is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Canon video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R48. The scene modes "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

Chart Edit

1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R48 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the worst optical sensor size is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF R48 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R48 also have a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

Chart Edit

Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R48 is more than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R48. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

Chart Edit

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 the most frequently supported video resolution on small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Legria HF R48 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution (28 megabits per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R48. Video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R48 have bitrates at maximum video resolution of between 2.5 Mbit/s and 35 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 24 Mbit/s.

Chart Edit

Small

With a width of only 53 millimeters, the Legria HF R48 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R48 have widths of between 30mm and 570mm.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R48 is 25fps and the fastest is 60fps. The Legria HF R48 has one of the slowest maximum frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the Canon Legria HF R48 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Chart Edit

Very Low Video Capturing Speed

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R48 the video capturing speeds range from 25fps to 60fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Legria HF R48 has a quite low video capturing speed compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R48, the Legria HF R48 does not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R48, the Legria HF R48 is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R48, the Legria HF R48 does not have a built-in projector.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R48, the Legria HF R48 is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R48 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R48 the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

Chart Edit

Only Has One Cable Included

The Legria HF R48 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R48.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of video cameras of this spec and age range from 0.1lx to 7lx. At 4 lux, the Legria HF R48 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R48.

Chart Edit

Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 33mm. At 38.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R48 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R48.

Chart Edit

8 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R48

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,060 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R48 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Chart Edit

Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R48 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

Chart Edit

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Legria HF R48 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R48.

Alternative 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon.

If you want a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the XF305[pl_1515882_price] (128GB), or the XF105[pl_2074823_price] (128GB) both from Canon.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Legria HF R48 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R48.

Chart Edit

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 1.75 hours, the Legria HF R48 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R48.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price] (3.1h) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

CMOS Sensor Type

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

Chart Edit

Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF R48 has a relatively standard video recording time (3 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R48.

If this video camera video recording time is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Legria HF G30[pl_1564050_price] (3.1h), or the Vixia HF G20[pl_1564217_price] (12.4h) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

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
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
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Pre-Record
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
AV Output
Wireless Connection

1 Award

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(6)
22 May 2013

Seemingly aimed at family users as much as anyone else thanks to its child friendly features, the R48 moves with the times by featuring Wi-Fi and dual recording Unashamedly pitched as a step up... Read more…

15 May 2013

Great picture quality, useful Wi-Fi functions and a good price make the HF R48 a Best Buy...

Expert Reviews

1 March 2013

With outstanding footage and bags of stamina, the HF R48 is a little star...

11 July 2013

In der HF-R48 finden sich zwar ein paar Technikkomponenten, die auch in Profimodellen zum Einsatz kommen, doch wegen der gebotenen Einschränkungen ist davon fast nichts zu merken. Die...

Palm-sized proportions, built-in Wi-Fi, quiet and smooth zoom action when adjusting framing mid recording, easy to use, flip-out touch screen operation
Display touchscreen
Porta HDMI
Filmati Full HD
Memoria interna
Pricey, could be quicker still to determine focus if swapping subjects mid recording or simply zooming in
Risoluzione sensore
No flash
Risoluzione display
8 May 2013

Ein kompakter Full HD-Camcorder, der im Automatikmodus schöne Bilder macht, dazu ein paar manuelle Einstellmöglichkeiten bietet, aber nicht mit tausend Optionen nervt - so eine Kamera wünschen... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 24 September 2013 by N. Burgess

The first thing I noticed about the LEGRIA HF R48 is how light and petit it is, it certainly won't give any arm ache when held for long periods of time. The handstrap is also padded, making it... Read more…

Reviewed 24 September 2013 by Susman

The Canon Legria HF R48 is a relatively `small' full HD camcorder. What you get is built-in 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi adaptor and 32GB of built-in storage for your videos. To supplement storage needs... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2013 by Father2

We have been using camcorders for about twenty years now and the first thing you notice when comparing camcorders from the 1990s with modern ones today is the size and weight. Back in the 1990s it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2013 by Dicko

The camcorder itself is quite small and light so it does not tire you when using it. It is so simple to use as well with all the commands accessed via the simple to use touchscreen menus. It's... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2014 by Abell
(Verified Purchase)

Replacement for a Sony hard disk camcorder which was working perfectly but wanted to update. Quality of results and ease of use made it a good decision!

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04960999970950, 08714574601021, 08714574601038, 08714574601045, 08714574601052, 08714574601427, 08714574603322, 08714574603346

Save Money with These Great Camcorder Vouchers & Offers

20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
8% Off
Voucher
GearBest Computers and Networking Coupon_ 8% OFF
Valid 6 Aug 16 - 31 Dec 16
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free next day delivery on all orders over £100
Valid 1 Dec 16 - 31 Dec 16

Similar Camcorders to the Canon Legria HF R48

Canon Legria HF R66
(32)

Canon
Legria HF R66

£ 199.99
Sony HDR-PJ420

Sony
HDR-PJ420

£ 499.99
Sony HDR-CX330
(960)

Sony
HDR-CX330

£ 249.96
Rollei S-30

Rollei
S-30

£ 78.99
Feedback