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Canon Legria HF R36 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 250g Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good product quality
Good size
31 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Canon camcorder has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, tecnozoom.it and CNET.com.au.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 28 user reviews this video camera has an average user rating of 84 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 1,806 expert and user reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its camcorders. 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.


Design

Good Product Quality

Ten customers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The Legria HF R36 has reasonable image quality.”. Goldfish mentioned “So, in summary I love the picture quality, size” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R36. Johnny gave it a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Good quality of pic and sound”.

Easy to Use

Four owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Luca Valentino mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R36 review on Amazon “At first seems a very easy to use product”. Eccleshill Billy mentioned on Amazon “It really is easy to use and gives great results straight from the box”. Amazon Customer rated it 7 stars and mentioned “Handy, simple, user friendly”.

Two customers who bought it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Goldfish gave this camcorder a score of 6 stars and mentioned “You may suffer trying to hold the thing steady” in their review of this camcorder. G. J. Buckley mentioned on Amazon “Camera is fine, quite easy to hold & use”.

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Robust

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Eccleshill Billy mentioned on Amazon “I am absolutely delighted with the build quality of the camera”.

Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF R36 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are tripod mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner considered that this camcorder was compact.

One owner who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R36 reckoned that it was lightweight. Goldfish rated the product 7 stars and said “I did spend some time hunting around for a small, lightweight HD camcorder” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R36.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 250 grams, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Price

Well Priced

Eight customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Well priced”. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for” in their review of this camcorder. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “Given the reasonable price of the HFR36” in their review.

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was expensive. Eccleshill Billy gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R36 review on Amazon “Canon batteries are insultingly expensive so I will probably go 3rd Party”.

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Smart TV

Inclusion of Wi-Fi Connectivity

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Expert Reviews mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R36 review “Inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity”. Goldfish mentioned “A recognised brand (I've always liked Canon photo stuff), good selection of basic functionality as well as just auto modes, optical stability, good connectivity, expandable storage” in their review of this camcorder.


Display LCD Touchscreen Da 3 Pollici

One person who bought the product wrote that it had a good screen. Five years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “Display LCD touchscreen da 3 pollici”.

Advanced Zoom 51x

Three customers agreed that it had a good zoom. Expert Reviews mentioned “Advanced Zoom 51x”. Johnny said “It's small and very light and the zoom is amazing”. Three years ago Eccleshill Billy wrote in their review of this camcorder “The zoom seems a little fast”.

Two owners who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good lens. Goldfish mentioned “I wanted a good lens” and rated the Canon Legria HF R36 8 stars.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R36 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Legria HF R36 features dual shot (video & photo). Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also feature dual shot (video & photo).

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF R36 features pre-record function, as do most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R36 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

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

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R36 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R36 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera, the Canon Legria HF R36 does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R36 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have 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 Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R36 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R36 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R46 (1,060x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R36 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

If you want a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon 800 (£1,100.00) (35x), or the Panasonic HC-V500 (38x) which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Snapshot

The Legria HF R36 supports snapshot. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also support snapshot.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a night mode, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative video cameras with a night mode currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V500.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The Canon Legria HF R36 features progressive scan. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature progressive scan.

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Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF R36 features back light compensation. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also feature back light compensation.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder range from 0.05lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.8lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R36 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst camcorders of this age.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R36 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R36 has a face detection, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R36 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HVR-Z7 (3.2" and higher rated).

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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 similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seven customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Rabbit9 scored it 6 stars and said in their review of the Canon Legria HF R36 two years ago “Yes good camcorder, great for price, wish battery life was longer, have now purchased extra battery”. Goldfish wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Downside is battery life and connectivity”. G. J. Buckley gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Only time will tell if the battery life is any good”.


Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.083h and the longest is 150h. The Legria HF R36 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 1 hour) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R46 (1.45h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Video Recording Time

Small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have video recording times of between 1h and 95h. With a video recording time of only 1 hour, the Legria HF R36 has a very short video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

If you are looking for a video camera with a longer video recording time then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R46 (1.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF R36 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R36 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Storage

Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacities of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera range from 2GB to 120GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R36 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a pretty standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105 (£1,999.00) (128GB), or the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4960999819266
Barcodes 02724270127424, 03610170844303, 03610170846291, 04960999819266, 04960999819303, 05053973868738, 08714574581293, 08714574581309, 08714574581316, 08714574581330, 08714574581361, 08714574581385, 08714574581392, 08714574581408, 08714574582276, 08714574582283, 08714574582290, 08714574582313, 08714574582337, 08714574582344, 08714574582351, 08714574582375

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