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Canon Legria HF R56

A very highly rated 3.2 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
3.2MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Oct 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF R56 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R56 number 196 across all camcorders.
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57 Reviews
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 57 reviews. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long battery life (max)
Full HD
Very low effective megapixels (movie)
Very low effective megapixels (image)

Canon Legria HF R56 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF R56 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this video camera is 90 out of 100 based on 57 user reviews. Over 91% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Canon Camcorders Have Very Good 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 ratings. We also found that Canon has very good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 97% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Canon Legria HF R56 of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 22% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all camcorders is 23,000MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 5,100,000MP.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The Canon Legria HF R56's battery life (max) of 145h is very long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The battery life (max) of camcorders range from 0.083h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 53h.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Canon Legria HF R56 of 3.2MP is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The Legria HF R56's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is quite low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 20% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R56's weight of 235g is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R56 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R56 supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon Legria HF R56 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders 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 camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R56 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R56 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R56's optical zoom of 32x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Legria HF R56 of 57x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R56 has a face detection, which is unusual. 73% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in October 2014.


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