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Canon Legria HF R68
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Canon Legria HF R68 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Jan 2015
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Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 1,357 user and expert reviews for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range.

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R68 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R68 also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price], the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], and the Vixia HF R62[pl_2905136_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R68 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price], and the Vixia HF R62[pl_2905136_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF R68 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R68 also have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF R62[pl_2905136_price], the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], and the XA30[pl_3118750_price] all from Canon is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The average weight of video cameras that came out more than a year ago is 360g, and the weights range from 180g to 1.6kg. With a weight of only 235 grams, the Legria HF R68 is fairly light compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R68.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 235g weight video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

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Optical Image Stabiliser

The Canon Legria HF R68 has an Optical image stabiliser which is better than the Hybrid image stabiliser found on most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Optical) is in fact the best image stabiliser type across all camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst image stabiliser type is Hybrid.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R68 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most camcorders of this age and spec support an SD memory card. This 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 of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R68.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R68 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price], the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], or the Vixia HF R62[pl_2905136_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R68 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 worst optical sensor size of all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R68 is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/4".

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1080p Video Mode

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

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria HF R68 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R68. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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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 the most commonly supported video resolution on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Legria HF R68 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R68. The cable included "hdmi" is also found on this video camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small

With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Legria HF R68 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R68 amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Camcorders that were released one year ago have heights of between 58mm and 600mm.

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Very Small

The Legria HF R68 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year (only 53 millimeters) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Video cameras of this spec and age have widths of between 53mm and 530mm, and the average width is 90mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the Canon Legria HF R68 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria HF R68 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R68 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Canon Legria HF R68 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at including the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R68 is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R68 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The Canon Legria HF R68 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R68 is 2MP and the highest is 3MP.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R68 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R68. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago the internal storage capacities range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The Canon Legria HF R68 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average movie megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R68 is 2.2MP.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The Legria HF R68 has one of the bigger minimum illumination (4 lux) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R68 is 1.9lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 4lx.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R68

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R68 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R68 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price], or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price].

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the XA30[pl_3118750_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Legria HF G25[pl_3118843_price] (3.5" and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R68.

There are a number of other 1,140x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the HC-V160[pl_2749040_price] (2,500x), or the HC-V270[pl_2960127_price] (3,000x) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a relatively typical optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 32x (optical) camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price] which has better reviews.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] (40x), or the GZ-R310[pl_2860334_price] (40x) both from JVC or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] (38x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life

The Legria HF R68 has a fairly average battery life (2.16 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R68.

We compared all the other 2.16h battery life camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] (5h), or the GZ-R310[pl_2860334_price] (5h) both from JVC which is also higher rated.

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CCD Sensor Type

This video camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Headphone Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Near Field Communication
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Projector
Native Resolution
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Technical Details

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Pdb123

Wow impressive camcorder. Just upgraded from a much older model. The Legria R68 blows it out of the water. I found it quite intuitive to use. Picture quality is amazing. Initially I thought the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2015 by Camcorder

I chose this model because of its long 3 h 15 min battery life (according to this website description) But when I received the camcorder it turned out the battery life is only 120 min. I am very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Swarlandman

Have only had the camera a couple of weeks, so still getting used to it. I am really pleased with the ease of operation, the quality of the pictures and those features that I have tested,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Deepdive

John Lewis delivered this item on time.Bought this for my wife, so I haven't used it. I have seen the results however and they appear and sound very good. My wife is having fun using this, not... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2015 by DDSS

We did not realise that the battery pack has to be clipped on the outside of the camera and therefore sticks out. And there is a very annoying rattle within the body of the camera. It also feels... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292034851, 08714574626666, 08714574626673, 08714574626697, 08714574626772

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