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Canon Legria HF R78 Camcorder

£319.80
3.28MP 1/4 240g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon camcorders have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Very slow maximum frame rate
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Reviews

Canon Camcorders Have Good Reviews

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


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was January 2016 when this Canon video camera was released.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R78 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4n (£220) (128GB and cheaper).

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Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera is 48fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 35fps to 60fps. The Canon Legria HF R78 has a quite slow maximum frame rate (only 35 frames per second) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R78 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the HC-W580 (£259), the HC-W580EB-K, or the HC-V380 (£238.99) all from Panasonic.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF R78 features pre-record function, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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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 typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

The Legria HF R78 has a fairly typical battery life (max) (2.9 hours) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4n (£220) (3h) which is also cheaper.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R78 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the HC-W580 (£259), the HC-W580EB-K, or the HC-V380 (£238.99) all from Panasonic.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R78 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HC-V380EB-K (£238.99) (3,000x and cheaper), or the HC-W580EB-K (3,000x and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R78 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the HC-V380EB-K (£238.99) (50x and cheaper), or the HC-W580EB-K (50x and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera range from 16mm to 1,900mm. At 1,853 millimeter, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 32.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 26mm, the longest is 33mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a relatively standard weight (240 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HC-W580 (£259) (264g and cheaper), or the HC-V380 (£238.99) (252g and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Legria HF R78 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

Alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) which has better reviews; or the HC-W580 (£259), or the HC-V380 (£238.99) both from Panasonic and both of which are cheaper.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria HF R78 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Legria HF R78 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think cheaper video cameras such as the HC-W580 (£259), the HC-W580EB-K, and the HC-V380 (£238.99) all from Panasonic are also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R78 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R78 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a self-timer. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than a year ago also have a self-timer.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R78 features wi-Fi. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon Legria HF R78 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R78 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF R78 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R78 has a face detection, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R78 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Canon Legria HF R78 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder. Across all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera the effective megapixels (movie) range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.3MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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3.28 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.28 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Camera

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 0.1lx to 4lx. At 4 lux, the Legria HF R78 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1237c002
Barcodes 04549292060690, 08714574635071

Canon Legria HF R78 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF R78 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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