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Canon Legria HF R57 Camcorder

3.2MP 236g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon video cameras have good reviews
Full HD
Has an image stabilizer

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Canon Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,849 owner and expert reviews (including 392 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when Canon released the Legria HF R57.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R57 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 which both of have better reviews.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R57 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF M40, and the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon are also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 236 grams, the Legria HF R57 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Canon Legria HF R57 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera. The smallest closest focusing distance of small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder is 0.0005m and the biggest is 20m.

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Camera

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera is 17lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx. The Legria HF R57 has a quite big minimum illumination (4 lux) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

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

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Image Sensor

3.2 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.2 megapixels sensor video camera.

Video cameras with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth considering include the Legria HF R606 (3.28MP and higher rated), the Vixia HF R600 (3.28MP and higher rated), or the Legria HF R66 (£269.99) (3.28MP and higher rated) all from Canon.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9175b025aa
Barcodes 08714574617152

Canon Legria HF R57 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF R57 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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