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Canon Legria HF R306
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Canon Legria HF R306 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 250g CMOS Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
51x Advanced Zoom; Full HD CMOSA genuine Canon HD video lens with 51x Advanced Zoom lets you capture all the detail in even far away subjects. The Full HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality and... More
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16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review website tecnozoom.it scored this Canon camcorder 70%.

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Canon small total megapixels camcorders have excellent ratings on average and across all video cameras Canon is one of the top rated manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF R306 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI to this video camera and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price], and the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Legria HF R306 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Legria HF R56[pl_2114213_price], or the Vixia HF R400[pl_1580899_price] all from Canon.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age 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.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Legria HF R306 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. This Canon video camera also supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R306.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on camcorders of this type and age.

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Has Six Scene Modess

The Legria HF R306 has a greater number of scene modes than most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camcorder has an Spotlight scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R306. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Snow" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon Legria HF R306 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R306 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF R406[plb_2071911_price], and the JVC GZ-E100[plb_1724571_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most commonly found viewfinder type on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently found image formats supported on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Legria HF R306 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] both from Canon or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R306 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon Legria HF R306 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 1 hour, the Legria HF R306 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R306. The shortest battery life (max) of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R306 is 1h and the longest is 150h.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1h battery life camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36[plb_369699_price].

If this small total megapixels video camera battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung VP-X300[plb_2297347_price] (1.33h), the L-Link LL-CAM-123[plb_1997574_price] (1.5h), or the Coby CAM3001[plb_1789580_price] (1.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Two White Balances

The Legria HF R306 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this video camera. The white balances Daylight and Tungsten are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R306 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R306 also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Legria FS406[pl_334116_price], or the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price] both from Canon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R306, the Canon Legria HF R306 does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price], the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price], or the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Legria HF R306 is not 3D. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R306 are also not 3D.

If you want a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X909[plb_1760656_price], or the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R306 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R306 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Video Recording Time

When compared to other camcorders of this type and age that we have assessed, the video recording time of the Legria HF R306 of only 1 hour is one of the shortest. Across all the video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R306 the video recording times range from 1h to 95h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1h video recording time camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36[plb_369699_price].

If this video camera video recording time is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Legria HF G25[pl_1490851_price] (1.55h), the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] (1.75h), or the Vixia HF R42[pl_1542156_price] (3h) all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF R306 is more than most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R306.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R306. The average internal storage capacity of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 28GB.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R306 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this spec and age is 33mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R306

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R306 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the AG-AC160[pl_1827518_price] (3.45"), or the HC-X909[pl_1760656_price] (3.46") both from Panasonic or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R306.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1,020x (digital) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36[plb_369699_price].

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Vixia HF R42[pl_1542156_price] (1,060x), the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] (1,060x), or the Vixia HF R400[pl_1580899_price] (1,060x) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R306 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32x (optical) video cameras and we think the Canon Legria HF R36[plb_369699_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the HC-V110[pl_1939467_price] (38x), or the HC-V500[pl_406538_price] (38x) both from Panasonic or the Canon 800[plb_2494042_price] (35x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R306.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria FS406[pl_334116_price], or the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price] both from Canon.

If this small total megapixels video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] (128GB), or the JVC GZ-E105[plb_1876013_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 250 grams, the Legria HF R306 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R306.

There are a number of alternative 250g weight video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36[plb_369699_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Progressive Scan
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Pre-Record
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Histogram
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
DV Port
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Other Features
Snapshot
AV Output
Electrical Viewfinder
Zoom Capability
Wireless Connection

Expert Reviews

(1)
26 March 2012

La nuova Canon LEGRIA HF R306 è una delle nuove videocamere della serie LEGRIA che può essere definita entry-level (a parte il prezzo) dato che dispone di moltissime funzionalità di ultima...

Prezzo
Sensore CMOS Full HD
Display LCD touchscreen da 3 pollici
WiFi con supporto M 4
Advanced Zoom 51x
Memoria interna
Pacco Batteria

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hfr306, canon 5978b009, canon 5978b009a, canon 5978b009aa
Barcodes 04960999819471, 05053676808918, 08714574581668, 08714574581675, 08714574581682, 08714574581699, 08714574581705, 08714574582450, 08714574582481, 08714574582498, 08714574582504

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