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Canon Legria HF R78
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Canon Legria HF R78 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 240g CMOS Jan 2016
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13 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon camcorders and also specifically for Canon small total megapixels camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R78, the Canon Legria HF R78 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the HC-W580EB-K[pl_3986509_price], and the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] both from Panasonic which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R78, the Legria HF R78 has an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] is also worth considering.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This video camera has an Optical image stabilizer type, which is the most frequently found image stabilizer type on camcorders that were released around the same time as it. 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.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Legria HF R78 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than a year. 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R78.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

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

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853 millimeter, the Legria HF R78 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R78 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 35mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,100mm.

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Has Eight Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Canon Legria HF R78 is more than most small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it. This camcorder has a Sunset scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of this age and spec. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R78 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price].

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R78 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Camcorders of this age and type optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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1080p Supported Video Modes

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Three White Balances

The Legria HF R78 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R78. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R78 are not Full HD. The Legria HF R78 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price], the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price], or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R78, the Legria HF R78 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The Canon Legria HF R78 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R78 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R78 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R78 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Legria HF R78 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R78 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R78, the Canon Legria HF R78 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year is 2.2MP, and the effective megapixels (movie)s range from 2MP to 3MP. At only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R78.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R78 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 26mm to 33mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R78 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of camcorders of this age and type is 1.8lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.1lx to 4lx. With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R78 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R78.

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9 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R78

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Canon released the Legria HF R78.

Full HD HD Type

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

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Legria HF R78 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R78.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size camcorders currently available including the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price], or the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF R78 has a fairly typical digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R78.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the HC-V380EB-K[pl_3986508_price] (3,000x and cheaper), or the HC-W580EB-K[pl_3986509_price] (3,000x and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R78 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R78.

If this small total megapixels video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HC-V380EB-K[pl_3986508_price] (50x), or the HC-W580EB-K[pl_3986509_price] (50x) both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R78.

If you want a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the Zoom Q8[plb_3198138_price] (128GB).

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R78 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 240 grams, the Canon Legria HF R78 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] (264g and cheaper), or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] (252g and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as 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
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Pre-Record
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1237c002, canon 4549292060690
Barcodes 04549292060690

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