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Canon Legria HF R36
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Canon Legria HF R36 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 250g CMOS Jan 2012
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Canon LEGRIA HF R36Share your stories effortlessly with Wi-FiIt's easy to get close to the action in superb Full HD with the compact LEGRIA HF R36. Share your creations effortlessly with Wi-Fi and... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this small total megapixels video camera is 74% based on three expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, CNET.com.au and tecnozoom.it.

User Reviews Are Good

Legria HF R36 owners on average rated this camcorder 84%.

Good Product Quality

Ten people who purchased this camcorder thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Videos and photos are excellent quality”. Eccleshill Billy said three years ago “I am absolutely delighted with the build quality of the camera” and rated the product 4 stars. Goldfish mentioned on Amazon “Plug the device in to a HD TV using the HDMI cable and the HD picture quality is top notch” in their review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

We checked 1,422 user and expert reviews for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range.

Good Quality Lens

Three people said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R36 had a good zoom. Eccleshill Billy said on Amazon “The zoom seems a little fast” in their review of this camcorder. Four years ago Johnny said in his Canon Legria HF R36 review “It's small and very light and the zoom is amazing” and rated the product 5 stars. Expert Reviews mentioned five years ago “Advanced Zoom 51x” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Two Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good lens. Goldfish said in their review “I wanted a good lens” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Several people who bought the Canon Legria HF R36 considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote in their Canon Legria HF R36 review “Handy, simple, user friendly” . Eccleshill Billy mentioned “It really is easy to use and gives great results straight from the box” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Luca Valentino mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF R36 “At first seems a very easy to use product”.

Some Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. G. J. Buckley mentioned five years ago “Camera is fine, quite easy to hold & use” . Goldfish wrote also five years ago “You may suffer trying to hold the thing steady” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Canon Legria HF R36 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Value for money - excellent quality for more than reasonable cost” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product a very good review score. Two years ago Rabbit9 rated the Canon Legria HF R36 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Yes good camcorder, great for price, wish battery life was longer, have now purchased extra battery”. Cnet.com.au scored the product 72 out of 100 and said on CNET.com.au “Given the reasonable price of the HFR36”.

Several people who reviewed it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Cnet.com.au said “Performs like a cheap camcorder” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R36. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for”.

One Canon Legria HF R36 owner who purchased the Canon Legria HF R36 said that it was cheap.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Canon Legria HF R36 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was wifi compatible. Reviewser mentioned four years ago “The Wi-Fi integration is also brilliant which made it even better” . Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “Its built-in Wi-Fi and Story Creator function make it an ideal family camcorder” in their review.

One Canon Legria HF R36 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Goldfish rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “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 the Canon Legria HF R36.

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Good Size

One Canon Legria HF R36 owner who bought it considered that it was lightweight. Goldfish said on Amazon “I did spend some time hunting around for a small, lightweight HD camcorder” in their review of this camcorder. One Canon Legria HF R36 reviewer said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R36 was compact.

Robust

One person reckoned that it was well made.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF R36 has an HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R36 also have an HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R56[pl_2114213_price] both from Canon or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R36 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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 Canon Legria HF R36 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this camcorder 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R36.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a night mode. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders with a night mode to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], and the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has Eight Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF R36 is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Spotlight scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of this spec and age. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R36 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The optical sensor size of all camcorders of this spec and age ranges from 1/8" to 1/3".

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R36 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon Legria HF R36 is more than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AC3 are also supported by this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Some Canon Legria HF R36 owners concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100 and wrote “Great video and sound, rubbish battery” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The absolute rubbish battery they ship with the camera”. Three years ago Eccleshill Billy said on Amazon “Other reviewers have pointed out the short life of the battery supplied and I have to agree”.

Not Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R36 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R36 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Canon Legria HF R36 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1 hour) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R36 have battery life (max)s of between 1h and 150h, and the average battery life (max) is 16h.

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Only Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R36 is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 video camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R36, the Canon Legria HF R36 is not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R36 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Canon Legria HF R36 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] is also worth considering.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1 hour, the Legria HF R36 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R36. The shortest video recording time of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R36 is 1h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

If you want a video camera with a longer video recording time then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price] (1.75h) which is also higher rated.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a greater number of included cables than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 120GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Legria HF R36 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R36. The average minimum illumination of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R36 is 1.9lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.1lx to 7lx.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders of this age and type the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 10mm to 44mm. The Legria HF R36 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (38.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R36.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R36

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R36 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R36.

Alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This small total megapixels video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R36 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R36.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price] (1,060x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R36 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon 800[plb_2494042_price] (35x), or the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price] (38x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF R36 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R36.

Video cameras with a larger maximum memory card size that might also be worth looking at include the XF305[pl_1515882_price] (128GB), or the XF105[pl_2074823_price] (128GB) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Legria HF R36 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R36.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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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
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
Image Quality Adjustment
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
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Pre-Record
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DV Port
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
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
Warranty Card
Other Features
Night Mode
Snapshot
AV Output
Zoom Capability

Expert Reviews

(4)
15 June 2012

The Legria HF R36 has reasonable image quality, but its built-in Wi-Fi and Story Creator function make it an ideal family camcorder...

Well priced
Inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity
Prezzo
Sensore CMOS Full HD
Display LCD touchscreen da 3 pollici
Flimsy build quality
Video quality not great
Frustrating interface and menus
Pacco Batteria
Memoria interna
13 June 2012

While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for...

13 June 2012

Tuy ch?a th?t n?i b?t v? ch?t l??ng hình ?nh, nh?ng Canon LEGRIA HF R36 v?n có th? làm hài lòng ng??i dùng ph? thông b?i nhi?u tính n?ng hi?n ??i, thi?t k? g?n nh? và m?c giá h?p lý...

26 March 2012

La nuova Canon LEGRIA HF R36 è una bellissima videocamera Full HD che consentirà all'utilizzatore finale di ottenere video di qualità professionale semplici da realizzare in qualsiasi...

User Reviews

(26)
Reviewed 30 July 2012 by Goldfish
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to replace an old mini-DV camcorder that was about to expire. I did spend some time hunting around for a small, lightweight HD camcorder. After doing some research, its quite obvious... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2012 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I cant fault the quality of the media this device records - its fantastic! You get the option to record in 'on-line' friendly mp4 or in higher quality mode for full HD TV. The mp4 mode is still... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2013 by Reviewser

We (by which I mean myself and my father)bought this camcorder to replace a now ancient Sony DV camcorder which finally gave up the ghost. It was impressive how much choice the camcorder market... Read more…

Reviewed 8 September 2012 by G. J. Buckley
(Verified Purchase)

Camera is fine, quite easy to hold & use and with the SIM card memory seems much handier than the old DVD disk Canon camera we used to have. Bad point is the stupid 30 min (max) life battery that... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2014 by Eccleshill Billy

This is my first Camcorder and I must admit I didn't do as much research as I should have. Had I read a few reviews I may have been directed elsewhere, Plus points first. It really is easy to use... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hfr36zwa, 5976b017aa, 5976b015aa, 5976b034aa, canon legriahfr36
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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