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Canon Legria HF R57
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Canon Legria HF R57 Camcorder

Dec 2012
Full HD Image Stabiliser Release Date
Recording and sharing videos is easier than ever when you use the Canon LEGRIA HF R57 Full HD Camcorder, with built-in WiFi for quick and simple connectivity. Intelligent recording Capture every... More
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6 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Canon is one of the leading camcorder brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Legria HF R57 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], and the HDR-CX730[pl_363171_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R57 which are not Full HD, the Legria HF R57 is Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including a cheaper video camera such as the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price] or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony.

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SD Memory Card

This camcorder supports an - SD memory card, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R57 the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.2m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon Legria HF R57 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other video cameras 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 video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an HDMI port. The Canon Legria HF R57 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price]; or the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-CX730[pl_363171_price] both from Sony.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the Legria HF R57 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R57 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider include the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony; or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R57, the Canon Legria HF R57 is not waterproof.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price]; or the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R57 does not have a night mode. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R57 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price] or the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF R57 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R57 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R57 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two White Balance Modes

The Legria HF R57 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Canon camcorder. The white balance modes Daylight and Tungsten are also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The lowest movie megapixel count of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R57 is 2MP and the highest is 16MP. The Legria HF R57 has a quite low movie megapixel count (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R57.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon Legria HF R57

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the Legria HF R57.

Specification

Image Sensor
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Display
Camera
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Aperture Range
Dimensions
Projector

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon hfr57, canon 9175b006, canon 9175b006a, canon 9175b006aa
Barcodes 04549292006339, 08714574617060

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