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Canon Legria HF R36

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Canon Legria HF R36

Canon Legria HF R36
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A classic and top of the range 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jun 2012
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Canon Legria HF R36 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R36 number 272 across all camcorders.
91
Reviews
15 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 15 reviews. HP camcorders 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 video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, superior product quality and a good quality lens. However they also report poor battery life.
This Canon camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Has a night mode
Supports HDMI
Canon LEGRIA HF r36
Share your stories effortlessly with wi-fi
Wi-Fi with mp4 support
51x advanced zoom; full HD CMOS
Optical intelligent IS
Story creator
Cinema-look filters; touch decoration
Store direct to external HDD
Fingertip control
Smart auto, face detection
HD-SD conversion
8GB dual flash memory, SDXC card slot

Canon Legria HF R36 Video Reviews

Canon Legria HF R36 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review site Expert Reviews scored this video camera 80 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

Legria HF R36 owners on average rated this camcorder 86 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Four customers reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,442 user and expert reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other brands. 96% 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 agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers who bought the Canon Legria HF R36 agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R36 agreed that it had a good zoom.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners who reviewed it wrote 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

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camcorder was released in June 2012.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Legria HF R36 of only 3.28MP is smaller than 66% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Canon Legria HF R36 of only 0.206" is smaller than 71% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Legria HF R36 of 250g is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 51% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the Legria HF R36 of 32x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 76% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R36 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Legria HF R36's maximum battery life of only 1h is shorter than 89% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have battery life (max) of between 0.16h and 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a night mode, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a night mode.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R36 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the Legria HF R36 of 1,020x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 80% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF R36's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 26% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the Canon Legria HF R36 of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 70% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 920mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF R36 of 1,230mm is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 32% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R36 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R36 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R36 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Shorter Than Average Video Recording Time

The video recording time of the Legria HF R36 of only 1h is shorter than 97% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the video recording times range from 0.67h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 14h.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Tripod Mountable

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

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Legria HF R36 of 64GB is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 50% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Legria HF R36 of 4.5 is in the highest 26% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 5, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon Legria HF R36 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF R36 of 38.5mm is in the longest 17% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 4960999819266, 5976b015aa, hfr36zwa

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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