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Overall Score

Canon Legria HF R36

A classic 3.28MP 1 video camera with good features but high running costs
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 250g Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF R36 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R36 number 223 across all camcorders.
83
15 Reviews
63
Good Features
27
5 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 15 reviews. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, excellent product quality and a good quality lens. However they also report poor battery life.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Quite big digital zoom
Fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Does not support PictBridge

Canon Legria HF R36 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF R36 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Canon video camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from Expert Reviews.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 14 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon camcorder is 86%. 7 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Four customers considered that this camcorder did not have a good battery life.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 916 expert and owner reviews (including 212 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

  • Value for money - excellent quality for more than reasonable cost…
  • Yes good camcorder, great for price, wish battery life was longer, have now purchased extra battery…
    Rabbit9 (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Come on! 1 Hour! This means you have to buy a bigger battery (maybe most people will do that anyway) - and they are very expensive and currently not that easy to buy…
  • Then the ridiculous price for a genuine Canon spare battery, about a third the cost of the actual camera…
    G. J. Buckley (Amazon) - September 2012

Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R36 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 450x. The Legria HF R36's digital zoom of 1,020x is fairly big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Legria HF R36's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 75% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF R36 is tripod mountable. 86% of video cameras are not tripod mountable.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R36 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Legria HF R36 of 64GB is quite large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 23% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest maximum memory card size of video cameras is 2GB, the largest is 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 63GB.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R36 has a face detection. 72% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R36 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R36 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF R36 of 38.5mm is fairly long compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 12% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Legria HF R36 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R36's weight of 250g is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 56% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the camcorders the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 52h. The battery life (max) of the Legria HF R36 of only 1h is quite short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 14% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Night Mode

The Legria HF R36 has a night mode, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have a night mode.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R36's optical zoom of 32x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 73% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R36 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of video cameras is 0.016h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h. The Legria HF R36's video recording time of only 1h is in the shortest 10% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Legria HF R36's total megapixels of 3.28MP is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 36% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in June 2012.


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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Vastly bigger digital zoom
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Bigger optical zoom
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