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Canon Legria HF R78

£306.89
Canon Legria HF R78
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A fully featured but 2 year old 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2016
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Canon Legria HF R78 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R78 number 67 in best selling camcorders and number 107 across all camcorders.
69
Value for Money
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom
Supports HDMI
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Canon Legria HF R78 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Canon Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,442 expert and owner reviews (including 492 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its video cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has very good features and is under 3 years old but at £306.89 it is in the most expensive 41% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon Legria HF R78 and the United Kingdom price of £306.89 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $286.10 (£396.79).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in January 2016.

Features

Average Total Megapixels

The Legria HF R78's total megapixels of 3.28MP is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 63% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The Canon Legria HF R78's optical sensor size of only 0.206" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 27% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R78's weight of 240g is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 47% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Legria HF R78's optical zoom of 32x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of the Legria HF R78 of 2.9h is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 46% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R78 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Legria HF R78 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 35% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The Legria HF R78's digital zoom of 1,140x is in the biggest 13% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon Legria HF R78 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The Legria HF R78's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,850mm is longer than 96% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon Legria HF R78 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon Legria HF R78 of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 34% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 5, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Canon Legria HF R78 of 64GB is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 43% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 92% of video cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R78 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R78 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria HF R78 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of camcorders which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R78 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R78 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Legria HF R78's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm is in the longest 33% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The Canon Legria HF R78's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 24% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon Legria HF R78's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 25% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1237c002

Barcodes:

04549292060690, 08714574635071

Canon Legria HF R78

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