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Canon HF R306 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 250g CMOS May 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Supports HDMI
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera received an expert rating of 70% from tecnozoom.it.

Canon Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,806 owner and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon HF R306 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Battery

Very Short Video Recording Time

At only 1 hour, the HF R306 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera. The shortest video recording time of small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder is 1h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 18h.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 1h video recording time video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36 is also worth considering.

If this video camera video recording time is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Legria HF G25 (1.55h), the Legria HF R46 (1.75h), or the Vixia HF R42 (3h) all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Canon HF R306 has a pretty average battery life (max) (3.25 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

If this video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the GZ-RX110 (4.5h and higher rated), or the GZ-R310 (£267.99) (5h and higher rated) both from JVC or the Sony HXR-NX3/1 (6.8h and higher rated).

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Storage

Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memory of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 4GB to 120GB. With a flash memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Canon HF R306 has one of the smaller flash memory amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the HF R306 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder the internal storage capacities range from 2GB to 120GB.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the HF R306 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the HF-M46, the Legria FS406, and the Legria HF R36 all from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-E105BEU (128GB), or the Canon XF105 (£1,999.00) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon HF R306 does not have a built-in light, although this is within the context that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HF R306 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HF R306 does not feature wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do feature wi-Fi.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HF R306 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon HF R306 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, the HF-M46, and the Legria HF R36 all from Canon is also worth considering.

If this Canon video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the AG-AC160 (£417.60) (3.45" and higher rated), or the HC-X909 (3.46" and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Sony HVR-Z7 (3.2" and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon HF R306 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250, and the Sony HVR-Z7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon HF R306 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon HF R306 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a headphone outputs.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon HF R306 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon HF R306 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon HF R306 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The HF R306 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon HF R306 has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder. The closest focusing distances of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m.

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Video

Features Pre-Record Function

The HF R306 features pre-record function. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature pre-record function.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The HF R306 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also are tripod mountable.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The Canon HF R306 features progressive scan, as do most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Back Light Compensation

The HF R306 features back light compensation. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature back light compensation.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 7lx. With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the HF R306 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Snapshot

The Canon HF R306 supports snapshot. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also support snapshot.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon HF R306 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon or the Sharp HC-V130.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 2.3mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. At 38.5 millimeters, the HF R306 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Canon HF R306 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 1,020x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon Legria HF R36 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Legria HF R46 (1,060x and higher rated), the Vixia HF R42 (1,060x and higher rated), or the Vixia HF R400 (1,060x and higher rated) all from Canon.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the HF R306 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other 32x (optical) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36 is also worth considering.

If this camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the HDC-TM80 (34x), or the HC-V500 (38x) both from Panasonic or the Canon 800 (£1,100.00) (35x) which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 250 grams, the HF R306 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

There are a number of other 250g weight camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon Legria HF R36 which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04960999819471, 05053676808918, 08714574581668, 08714574581675, 08714574581682, 08714574581699, 08714574581705, 08714574582450, 08714574582481, 08714574582498, 08714574582504

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