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Canon Legria HF R60
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Canon Legria HF R60 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 240g CMOS Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 1,421 expert and owner reviews, Canon has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders compared to other manufacturers.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year, the Legria HF R60 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the GZ-RX515[pl_3157691_price], or the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] both from JVC which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Canon Legria HF R60 has an HDMI.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the GZ-RX515[pl_3157691_price], or the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] both from JVC.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon Legria HF R60 supports a better memory card type than most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and type.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of exposure modes found on the Legria HF R60 is more than most small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. This camcorder has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R60. The light exposure modes "Auto" is also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R60 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R60.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider including the GZ-RX515[pl_3157691_price], or the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] both from JVC which has better reviews.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Legria HF R60 is more than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R60. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon Legria HF R60 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R60 the best optical sensor size is 1/2" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on camcorders of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R60 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. This Canon camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders that have been around for more than a year. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R60 is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R60 are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price], the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price], or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R60 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The Legria HF R60 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R60 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R60 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Canon Legria HF R60 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R60 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R60 have flash memorys of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average flash memory is 18GB. The Legria HF R60 has one of the smaller flash memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R60 is 510,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R60 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R60.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Legria HF R60 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The average effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R60 is 2.2MP, and the effective megapixels (movie)s range from 2MP to 3MP.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R60

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon Legria HF R60 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price], or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which has better reviews.

If this small total megapixels video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the XA30[pl_3118750_price] (3.5"), or the Legria HF G25[pl_3118843_price] (3.5") both from Canon or the JVC GY-HM600[plb_3153524_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R60 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R60.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras and we think the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], and the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HC-V270[pl_2960127_price] (3,000x), the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] (3,000x), or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] (3,000x) all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R60 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R60.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], or the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the HC-V270[pl_2960127_price] (50x), or the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] (50x) both from Panasonic or the JVC GZ-RX515[plb_3157691_price] (40x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 240 grams, the Canon Legria HF R60 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R60.

We compared this video camera to all the other 240g weight camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R67[pl_2882031_price], and the Vixia HF R62[pl_2905136_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many 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
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Pastor Ken
Pastor Ken would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R60 (Verified Purchase)

I use this camera every week to record sermons and Bible studies. The quality is incredible! I can hardly believe how much difference there is between this camera and the old JVC that I was using!... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Nemai

I use a camcorder for everything and this WOULD be the best in this size/price range, but for the terrible problem that you cannot shut off the microphone wind reduction, neither does setting the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Large Clear LCD
Poor Sound
Remote

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0279c001, canon 0279c0013, canon 0279c0011, canon 0279c0018, canon 0279c0012, canon 0279c0014, canon 0279c0015, canon 0279c0017, canon 0279c0016
Barcodes 00636983490479, 00636983490486, 00636983490493, 00636983490509, 00636983490516, 00636983490523, 00636983490530, 00636983490547

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