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Canon Legria HF R66
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Canon Legria HF R66 Camcorder

£269.99
3.28MP 1/4 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Owner reviews are excellent
Good product quality
Good size
32 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 34 owner reviews this small total megapixels video camera has an exceptional overall owner rating. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

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


Good Quality Lens

Seven people wrote that the Canon Legria HF R66 had a good zoom. Mykeyreviews wrote “There are also a few extra which people may like are creative filters such as vivid, sepia etc.- Zoom”. Susman scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The other positive aspects of this Camcorder, such as its versatile 57x advanced zoom, low light abilities” in their review of this camcorder. Mykeyreviews also wrote “You can only activate this when you're zoomed in, pressing this button will quickly zoom out whilst keeping the original zoom area highlighted” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Mykeyreviews rated this camcorder 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Intelligent Image Stabilisation”.

Two people who bought the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Team B wrote on expert website Amazon “The focusing capabilities are very good”. They also said “Focus is pin sharp” in their review.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Ten people reckoned that the Canon Legria HF R66 was good quality. Susman said in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “This means you can capture high quality footage for personal use, while distributing lower resolution”. They also mentioned “There is very good image quality” in their review. Maryjane wrote on expert website Amazon “Picture quality is amazing”.

Easy to Use

Ten owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it was easy to use. Mykeyreviews gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “♦ Ease of Use & Features ♦ - Handling”. Two years ago Bobsta said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “The R66 can be switched just by simply opening the control panel” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in the same month “Light and easy to use” in their review of this camcorder.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mykeyreviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “This camcorder for me was extremely comfortable to hold”. Susman said in their review of this camcorder “The Legria HF R66 is easy to hold and handle, which is due in part to the hand-strap's comfortable padding”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R66 had a good interface. Two years ago Mykeyreviews mentioned on expert website Amazon “The touch screen is responsive and in my eyes has a simple interface” and gave this camcorder a score of 80 out of 100. Susman scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder “The HF R66 has a very good user interface”.

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Robust

Two customers agreed that the Canon Legria HF R66 was well made. Susman scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Amazon “What you get is built Wi-Fi adaptor and 8GB of built-in storage for your videos”. F. Thompson gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Feels sturdy and well made” in their review of this camcorder.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Mr. M. Sanders mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Nice quality camera, lots of good features, good for making youtube product reviews, only disadvantage no external mic input jack or remote” in their Canon Legria HF R66 review. They also wrote “Good quality picture even to small objects at a distance, lots of useful features such as a Scene select allowing sepia, 70's grade film, black” in their review. F. Thompson mentioned “The Wi-Fi facilities are superior to any of he photographic device I use” in their review of this camcorder.


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Reasonably Priced

Six owners who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R66 considered that it was good value for money. Two years ago Team B said on expert website Amazon “You could argue that using another battery would be cost effective”. Amazon Customer wrote “Great price” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Mr R M Frampton said in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon in April last year “The best thing I've bought for a long time and the 'deal' was excellent - got £60 refunded as a 'Winter deal”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people said in their reviews that the product was compact. Alison wrote in her review of this camcorder two years ago “Compact for carrying” and scored it 80 out of 100. Anthony Whitlock mentioned on expert website Amazon in the same month “Compact camcorder, does what it says on the tin”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Bobsta said “I come from the old school of camcorders - big bulky units that relied on physical tapes” in their Canon Legria HF R66 review and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two owners who bought it thought it was lightweight. Two years ago Mykeyreviews mentioned on expert review site Amazon “♦ Brief ♦The Canon Legria HFR66 is a compact and very lightweight camcorder” in their review of this camcorder. Also two years ago Gary B rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he said “The quality is great, its lightweight, very portable”.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Legria HF R66 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other 235g weight video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99) is also worth considering.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Bobsta mentioned “The unit itself takes up maybe 1/8 of the box size - the rest includes a HDMI cable, USB cable, battery and quick start guide” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when Canon released the Legria HF R66.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R66 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. The smallest digital zoom of small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R66 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R66 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (40x) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon Legria HF R66 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (1,853 millimeter) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera is 0.5mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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3.28 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.28 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R66 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF R66 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R66 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this age and type is 23,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 2.1 hours, the Canon Legria HF R66 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (5h and cheaper).

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 3.15 hours, the Legria HF R66 has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If this camcorder video recording time is too short for you then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (11.5h and cheaper).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R66 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also support HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R66 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera, the Legria HF R66 does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Legria HF R66 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R66 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99) which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF R66 features pre-record function, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 25 Mbit/s. The Legria HF R66 has a very big bitrate at maximum video resolution (35 megabits per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Legria HF R66 has a self-timer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a self-timer.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon Legria HF R66 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R66 features wi-Fi. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Legria HF R66 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Legria HF R66 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R66 has a face detection. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon Legria HF R66 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon Legria HF R66 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF R66 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Legria HF R66 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 17lx.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4549292034868
Barcodes 04549292034868, 08714574626765, 08714574626789

Canon Legria HF R66 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF R66 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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