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Canon Legria HF R68
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Canon Legria HF R68 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Feb 2015
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13 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

We checked 1,422 expert and user reviews for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R68, the Legria HF R68 has an image stabilizer.

Other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V180, the JVC GZ-R315, or the Canon Legria HF R60.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Canon Legria HF R68 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R68.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the GZ-R315, or the GZ-RX515 both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF R60.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R68 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The smallest digital zoom of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year is 4x and the biggest is 3,000x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras currently available including the Vixia HF R600 (£448.26), the Legria HF R606 (£139.00), or the Legria HF R60 all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the HC-V270 (£278.09) (3,000x), the HC-W580 (£249.99) (3,000x), or the HC-V380 (£249.00) (3,000x) all from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Very Light

The Canon Legria HF R68 is one of the lighter small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year (only 235 grams) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The weights of similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R68 range from 210g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 510g.

We compared all the other 235g weight video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606 (£139.00) is also worth considering.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a better image stabiliser type than most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Optical image stabilizer type, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a Hybrid image stabilizer type. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Optical) is actually the best image stabiliser type amongst all video cameras of this age and type.

The worst image stabiliser type across comparable types of video camera is Hybrid.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon Legria HF R68 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also 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 a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R68.

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 Five Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF R68 is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. This video camera has a Sunset scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night" and "Portrait" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R68 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R68 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic HC-V180, the Canon Legria HF R60, or the JVC GZ-RX515 which has better reviews.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The best optical sensor size of all video cameras that were released more than a year ago is 1/2" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria HF R68 is more than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Legria HF R68 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R68 are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R315, the Canon XA30 (£93.09), or the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R68, the Legria HF R68 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Legria HF R68 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R68 do not have a night mode. The Legria HF R68 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Legria HF R68 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R68 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R68 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R68.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago have internal storage capacitys of between 8GB and 32GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R68 has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R68. Video cameras that were released one year ago have effective megapixels (movie)s of between 2MP and 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.2MP.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago is 0.1lx, the biggest is 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx. At 4 lux, the Legria HF R68 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R68

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R68.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606 (£139.00), the Panasonic HC-W570 (£288.20), or the JVC GZ-R315.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the XA30 (£93.09) (3.5" and higher rated), or the Legria HF G25 (3.5" and higher rated) both from Canon or the JVC GY-HM600 (£417.60) (3.5" and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R68 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R68.

There are a number of other 32x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606 (£139.00).

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the GZ-R315 (40x), the GZ-R310 (£267.99) (40x), or the GZ-RX515 (40x) all from JVC which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.16 hours, the Legria HF R68 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R68.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 2.16h battery life video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606 (£139.00) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the HF R706 (2.55h), the Legria HF R78 (£239.99) (2.9h), or the Legria HF G40 (£799.00) (4.35h) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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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
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Projector
Native Resolution

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Pdb123

Wow impressive camcorder. Just upgraded from a much older model. The Legria R68 blows it out of the water. I found it quite intuitive to use. Picture quality is amazing. Initially I thought the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2015 by Camcorder

I chose this model because of its long 3 h 15 min battery life (according to this website description) But when I received the camcorder it turned out the battery life is only 120 min. I am very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Swarlandman

Have only had the camera a couple of weeks, so still getting used to it. I am really pleased with the ease of operation, the quality of the pictures and those features that I have tested,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Deepdive

John Lewis delivered this item on time.Bought this for my wife, so I haven't used it. I have seen the results however and they appear and sound very good. My wife is having fun using this, not... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2015 by DDSS

We did not realise that the battery pack has to be clipped on the outside of the camera and therefore sticks out. And there is a very annoying rattle within the body of the camera. It also feels... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0279c010
Barcodes 04549292034851, 08714574626666, 08714574626673, 08714574626697, 08714574626772

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