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Canon Legria HF R68 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon has good camcorder reviews
Quite big digital zoom
Only 1" optical sensor size
5 Reviews

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Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 1,849 user and expert reviews (including 392 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings. 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 Two Years Ago

This Canon video camera was released in February 2015.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R68 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders of this age and spec is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras and we think the Legria HF R606, the Vixia HF R500, and the Legria HF R56 all from Canon which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the HC-V160 (£129.98) (2,500x and higher rated), or the HC-V270EB (£179.99) (3,000x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R68 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250, or the Sony HDR-PJ230/B which all of have better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R68 has a pretty average optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32x (optical) video cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Legria HF R606, the Vixia HF R500, and the Legria HF R406 all from Canon are also worth considering.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the HC-V160 (£129.98) (38x and higher rated), or the HC-V270EB (£179.99) (50x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (40x and higher rated).

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.16 hours, the Legria HF R68 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 2.16h battery life video cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606.

If this video camera battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (3h and higher rated), the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (5h and higher rated), or the Sony HXR-NX3/1 (6.8h and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Legria HF R68 has a pretty typical weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

Other 235g weight camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include the Legria HF R606, or the Vixia HF R500 both from Canon or the JVC GZ-VX715SEU which all of have better reviews.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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3.28 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.28 megapixels sensor video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3.28MP sensor video cameras currently available including the Vixia HF R62, the Vixia HF R500, or the Legria HF R38 all from Canon which all of have better reviews.

If this video camera total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to consider the Aiptek GS 200 (£79.90) (3.5MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R68 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R42 both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99).

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-NX3/1 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF R68 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 350,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R68 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also support HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Sony HDR-XR200 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R68 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R68 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R68 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Vixia HF M40, and the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-X909 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 25 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 35 megabits per second, the Legria HF R68 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions amongst video cameras of this age.

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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 small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Legria HF R68 has a self-timer, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Legria HF R68 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R68 features wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also feature wi-Fi.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R68 has a face detection, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx. The Legria HF R68 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations (4 lux) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292034851, 08714574626666, 08714574626673, 08714574626697, 08714574626772

Canon Legria HF R68 Review Sources

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