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Canon Legria HF R48

A 4 year old 3.28 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Dec 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF R48 Review

With good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R48 number 296 across all camcorders.
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Good Features
42
3 Years Old
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports HDMI
Has a wireless connection
Quite slow maximum frame rate
Does not support PictBridge

Canon Legria HF R48 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF R48 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Canon Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 1,283 owner and expert reviews (including 285 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has very good reviews specifically for its camcorders. 97% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Legria HF R48's maximum frame rate of only 25fps is in the slowest 4% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum frame rate of all video cameras is 60fps, with the slowest being 25fps and the fastest being 960fps.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R48 supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R48's optical zoom of 32x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the Canon Legria HF R48 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R48 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind 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 camcorders is 0.016h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 13h. The Legria HF R48's video recording time of only 1.45h is fairly short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 21% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Legria HF R48 has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the camcorders the internal storage capacities range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 25GB. The Legria HF R48's internal storage capacity of 32GB is fairly large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 15% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Legria HF R48 of 64GB is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF R48's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of the Canon Legria HF R48 of 1.75h is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R48 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF R48 is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of camcorders which are not tripod mountable.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R48 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Average Weight

The Canon Legria HF R48's weight of 235g is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x. The Canon Legria HF R48's digital zoom of 1,060x is quite big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 18% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF R48 of 38.5mm is quite long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 14% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R48 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Legria HF R48's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is quite low compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 12% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Canon Legria HF R48's total megapixels of 3.28MP is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon Legria HF R48 has a face detection. 73% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R48 in December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04960999970950, 08714574601021, 08714574601038, 08714574601045, 08714574601052, 08714574601427, 08714574603322, 08714574603346
17% higher video capturing speed
0.4m bigger closest focusing distance
50% bigger digital zoom
Lighter
20% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
3.6lx bigger minimum illumination
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Faster maximum frame rate
42% longer battery life (max)
1" smaller display diagonal
Hugely smaller closest focusing distance
1.5h longer battery life (max)
59% smaller total megapixels
Vastly bigger digital zoom
230 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
A lot bigger optical zoom
3.6lx bigger minimum illumination

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