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Canon Legria HF R57
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Canon Legria HF R57 Camcorder

Dec 2012
Full HD Image Stabilizer Release Date
Recording and sharing videos is easier than ever when you use the Canon LEGRIA HF R57 Full HD Camcorder, with built-in WiFi for quick and simple connectivity. Intelligent recording Capture every... More
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6 Reasons For

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of video cameras to determine an average rating for each video camera manufacturer. On average video cameras made by Canon have excellent reviews from experts and owners.

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R57 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (£249.99), or the Sony HDR-AS200 (£229.99) which is cheaper; or the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R57 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the Sony HDR-AS200 (£229.99) or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the HDR-AZ1 (£259.99), and the FDR-X1000 (£255.49) both from Sony are also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camcorder supports an - SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.2m. The Legria HF R57 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst camcorders of this age.

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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 commonly supported still image resolution(s) on camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R57, the Canon Legria HF R57 does not have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (£249.99), or the Sony HDR-AS200 (£229.99) or the Sony FDR-X1000 (£255.49) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R57 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Legria HF R57 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R57 is more than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this Canon video camera. The white balances Daylight and Tungsten are also found on this video camera.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R57 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R57 do have a built-in display.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to look at include the HDR-AZ1 (£259.99), or the FDR-X1000 (£255.49) both from Sony or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (£249.99).

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R57 are not waterproof. The Legria HF R57 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the HDR-AZ1 (£259.99), or the FDR-X1000 (£255.49) both from Sony; or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (£249.99).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Legria HF R57 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R57 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R57 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to look at including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (£249.99) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Legria HF R57 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R57 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Legria HF R57 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. Similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R57 have effective megapixels (movie)s of between 2MP and 16MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 8.1MP.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon Legria HF R57

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Canon camcorder was released.

Specification

Image Sensor
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
White Balance
White Balance
Camera
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Battery
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Internal Memory
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Dimensions (WxDxH)

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9175b006, canon 9175b025, canon 9175b025a, canon 9175b006a, canon 9175b006aa, canon 9175b025aa
Barcodes 04549292006339, 08714574617152

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