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Canon Legria HF R60
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Canon Legria HF R60 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 240g CMOS Feb 2015
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Zoom Freely, Shoot CreativelyZooming in on distant subjects without disturbing the action has never been easier! With the huge 57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom on the compact VIXIA HF R60... More
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15 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Small sensor size camcorders built by Canon have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that Canon also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R60 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R60.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF R600, or the Vixia HF R62 both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R60 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including the Vixia HF R600, or the Vixia HF R62 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon Legria HF R60 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Vixia HF R62, or the XA30 (£90.27) both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R60 the digital zooms range from 6x to 3,000x. With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R60 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

Alternative 1,140x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Legria HF R606 (£164.99), or the Vixia HF R600 both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this Canon camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270 (£269.99) (3,000x) which is also higher rated.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R60 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The number of exposure modes found on the Canon Legria HF R60 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most frequently found exposure mode found on video cameras that have been available for more than a year. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R60 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R60.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF R600, and the Vixia HF R62 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Legria HF R60 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon video camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R60 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 camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R60 the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/4".

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1080p Video Mode

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

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R60 is more than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R60. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small

The heights of small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago range from 58mm to 600mm. At only 58 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R60 is fairly small compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R60.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria HF R60 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF R60 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R60 do not have a night mode. The Legria HF R60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R60, the Canon Legria HF R60 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R60, the Canon Legria HF R60 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ410 (£259.00), or the HDR-PJ620 (£567.00) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video format, 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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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R60

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R60 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon Legria HF R60 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

Other 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ620 (£567.00), or the Canon Legria HF R606 (£164.99) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to consider the XA30 (£90.27) (3.5"), or the Legria HF G25 (£537.00) (3.5") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R60 has a pretty standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R60.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R606 (£164.99), or the Vixia HF R600 both from Canon.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270 (£269.99) (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 240 grams, the Legria HF R60 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this video camera to all the other 240g weight camcorders and we think the Legria HF R67, and the Vixia HF R62 both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec 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
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Pastor Ken
Pastor Ken would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R60 (Verified Purchase)

I use this camera every week to record sermons and Bible studies. The quality is incredible! I can hardly believe how much difference there is between this camera and the old JVC that I was using!... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Nemai

I use a camcorder for everything and this WOULD be the best in this size/price range, but for the terrible problem that you cannot shut off the microphone wind reduction, neither does setting the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Large Clear LCD
Poor Sound
Remote

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0279c001, canon 0279c0013, canon 0279c0015, canon 0279c0018, canon 0279c0016, canon 0279c0011, canon 0279c0014, canon 0279c0017, canon 0279c0012
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