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Canon Legria HF R46
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Canon Legria HF R46 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Two experts from sites including Trusted Reviews and tecnozoom.it have rated this video camera on average 75 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this small total megapixels video camera as marvellous on average.

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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

Good Technical Features

One Canon Legria HF R46 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Four years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “What is the Canon LEGRIA HF R46? The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 is a mid-range camcorder with a reasonable range of features, including Wi-Fi”.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Trustedreviews.com rated the Canon Legria HF R46 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Trusted Reviews “The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 has improved Wi-Fi functions compared to the previous generation.”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders of this type and age is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". At 3 inches, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (3.2" and higher rated).

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R46 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46 are not Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF R46 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R46 also have an HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R46 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price].

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon Legria HF R46 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

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

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

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This video camera has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many small total megapixels 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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Has a Night Mode

The Legria HF R46 has a night mode, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46 which do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a night mode currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], or the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price] which has better reviews.

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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 were released around the same time as it.

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Has Eight Scene Modess

The Legria HF R46 has a greater number of scene modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camcorder has an Spotlight scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R46. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Legria HF R46 is more than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Sepia, but this photo effects is not found on this Canon video camera. The photo effectss Cinema are also found on this video camera.

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Features an Spot Light Metering

The Legria HF R46 has a greater number of light metering types than most similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly featured light metering is Evaluative (Multi-pattern), but this light metering is not featured on this Canon camcorder. The light meterings Spot are also featured on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R46 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R46 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price].

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched 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 small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R46 is 2.5 Mbit/s, the biggest is 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 25 Mbit/s. The Legria HF R46 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions (28 megabits per second) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R46 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R46 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R46 is 0.1lx, the biggest is 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.9lx.

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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 of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Legria HF R46 has a quite slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 39fps.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R46 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to consider including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Canon Legria HF R46 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46 are also not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R46 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R46 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Legria HF R46 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R46 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1.75 hours, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46. The shortest video recording time of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R46 is 1h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a longer video recording time then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R406[plb_2071911_price] (3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of this age and type is 330,000 pixels. The Legria HF R46 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The Legria HF R46 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R46. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 the internal storage capacitys range from 2GB to 120GB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R46

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this small total megapixels video camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,060 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R46.

We compared all the other 1,060x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R40[plb_1633221_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (1,140x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R46.

Other 32x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R40[plb_1633221_price].

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 800[plb_2494042_price] (35x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Legria HF R46 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the Legria HF R46 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.75 hours, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R46.

If this Canon video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (2.1h), or the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price] (3h).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to 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)
Wide Angle Lens System
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
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
Light Metering
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Shooting Modes
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Video Capturing Speed
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Pre-Record
Still Image
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
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
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
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Night Mode
Snapshot
Fader

Expert Reviews

(3)
20 June 2013

The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 has improved Wi-Fi functions compared to the previous generation, but its abilities are still not as comprehensive as some other manufacturers' wireless provisions. So...

28 May 2014

Canon LEGRIA HF R46 ???c b? sung nh?ng tính n?ng m?i khá thú v? và quan tr?ng h?n, nó cho ch?t l??ng video khá ??p trong nhi?u ?i?u ki?n khác nhau. Tuy nhiên, ?? tr? thành chi?c máy ?nh...

Good image quality
Improved WiFi functions
8GB of memory builtin
Cht lng hnh nh tt Ci thin tnh nng Wifi B nh trong 8GB
Memoria interna
Manual lens cover
No full manual mode
WiFi functions still behind competition
Khng c ch chnh tay hon ton Chc nng Wifi vn cha c hon thin so vi cc i th cnh tranh
Risoluzione display
23 February 2013

La Canon LEGRIA HF R46 è una videocamera compatta di media qualità, che si contraddistingue soprattutto per la connettività Wi-Fi, lo stabilizzatore ottico, l’elevata memoria interna e la...

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 23 August 2013 by M. J. Hunter

If, like me, you are one of the generation that bought a camcorder when they first became regarded as a consumer item, you will well remember having to take a 'Charles Atlas Body-Building Course'... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2013 by Runeweaver

Ive never used a camcorder before,so it was all new to me,but the whole thing is very easy to use,open the screen and your off,well kinda took a few seconds to find the lens cover switch,but after... Read more…

Reviewed 26 August 2013 by Nick C

From the off this is a nice looking compact video camera - nice sleek finish with precious few buttons to ruin it's lines as most of the functions are driven from the touch screen display,... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2013 by Paolo Sammut

Summary: This is a lovely quality product which is a joy to hold and use. My camcorder arrived yesterday and I have spent the day playing with it with a great deal of satisfaction. Out of the box:... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Richard C.
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this camera...

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