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Canon LEGRIA HF R88

Canon LEGRIA HF R88
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Very Good
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2 Years Old
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Excellent
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A fully featured and critically acclaimed 32x optical zoom, 240g video camera, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer and a digital zoom of 1,140x, supports HDMI and features Wi-Fi. Customers report that this video camera has good features, it's really lightweight and easy to use.
32x 240g 3.28MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Jan 2017
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 number 7 across all camcorders and number 20 in best selling camcorders.

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94
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Features
83
Popularity
86
Value for Money
82
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87
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Why Has it Scored 87?

reviews indicate that it has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%. Looking across the entire Canon video camera range, the average reviews for all Canon camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Canon camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Longer than average maximum battery life
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom
Superb quality
Effortless creativity
Easily record and share
Rock steady zooming

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (4 reviews)

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What Are People Saying About the Canon LEGRIA HF R88?

Audio Quality
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Three People Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • ... very good friend. Also the bag the tripod and the card were being offered with the camcorder at a very good price. Unable to use it very much as yet but ...
    PamelaTony - Amazon.co.uk 8 Jan 2018
  • Tata scored Value for Money 100 out of 100
    Tata - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Laverne scored Value for Money 100 out of 100
    Laverne - Currys.co.uk 25 Jan 2018
  • One Person Thought it Was Solidly Made
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    Three People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Three people thought that the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 was very lightweight.

  • Very light weight built in memory is a plus. Sometimes in low level lighting is camera quality is poor.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Tata scored Weight 100 out of 100
    Tata - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Laverne scored Weight 100 out of 100
    Laverne - Currys.co.uk 25 Jan 2018
  • Two People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 was easy to use.

  • ... lot longer than I have had before. The touch screen is so easy to use once you have fathomed out what each symbol means...
    PamelaTony - Amazon.co.uk 8 Jan 2018
  • Tata scored Ease of use 90 out of 100
    Tata - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Some People Thought it Had Well Executed Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 had good features.

  • Tata scored Features 70 out of 100
    Tata - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Laverne scored Features 100 out of 100
    Laverne - Currys.co.uk 25 Jan 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder
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    Two People Thought This Camcorder Had Great Video Quality

    Two people thought that the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 had a great picture quality.

  • Tata scored Image quality 80 out of 100
    Tata - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Laverne scored Image quality 80 out of 100
    Laverne - Currys.co.uk 25 Jan 2018
  • Two People Thought it Had Great Audio Quality

    Two people thought that the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 had a great audio quality.

  • Tata scored Sound quality 100 out of 100
    Tata - Currys.co.uk 4 Feb 2018
  • Laverne scored Sound quality 80 out of 100
    Laverne - Currys.co.uk 25 Jan 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Bigger than average optical zoom
    Longer than average maximum battery life
    Has an image stabilizer
    Bigger than average digital zoom
    Supports HDMI
    Features Wi-Fi
    Has a built-in microphone
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Higher than average maximum aperture number
    Has a self-timer
    Has a face detection
    Tripod mountable
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Full HD
    Very small closest focusing distance
    Average weight
    Average display diagonal
    Very small total megapixels
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) still image resolution
    Very low effective megapixels (image)
    Very low effective megapixels (movie)
    Does not have a microphone in

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was a good size
    Two people thought it was easy to use
    Some people thought it had well executed technical features
    Two people thought this camcorder had great video quality
    Two people thought it had great audio quality
    Very Small Total Megapixels

    Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The LEGRIA HF R88's total megapixels of only 3.28MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 67% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

    What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

    This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders. §.

    What does "max video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

    The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The LEGRIA HF R88's optical zoom of 32x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 81% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Average Weight
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    The LEGRIA HF R88's weight of 240g is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 50% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life
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    The shortest maximum battery life of camcorders is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.2h. The maximum battery life of the LEGRIA HF R88 of 3.25h is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 30% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

    What does "maximum battery life" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabilizer

    The LEGRIA HF R88 has an image stabilizer. 61% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

    What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit
    Average Display Diagonal
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    The LEGRIA HF R88's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 47% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the LEGRIA HF R88 of 1,140x is in the biggest 9% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x.

    What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the LEGRIA HF R88 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). That's 61% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 3072 x 1728. The best resolution of all camcorders is 6784 x 3816 and the worst is 640 x 360.

    What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Supports HDMI
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    The LEGRIA HF R88 supports HDMI. 63% of video cameras also support HDMI.

    What is HDMI? Less Edit
    Features Wi-Fi

    The LEGRIA HF R88 features Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 78% of video cameras do not feature Wi-Fi.

    Chart Hide Chart What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Microphone
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    The Canon LEGRIA HF R88 has a built-in microphone. 51% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in microphone? Less Edit
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The LEGRIA HF R88 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 90% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

    Chart Hide Chart What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Less Edit
    Very Low Effective Megapixels (Image)

    Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 0.46MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 6MP. The LEGRIA HF R88's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 74% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "effective megapixels (image)" mean? Less Edit
    Very Low Effective Megapixels (Movie)

    The LEGRIA HF R88's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 77% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.8MP.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "effective megapixels (movie)" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Microphone in

    The Canon LEGRIA HF R88 does not have a microphone in. 77% of video cameras also do not have a microphone in.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a microphone in? Less Edit
    Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The LEGRIA HF R88's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,850mm is longer than 90% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 940mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)" mean? Less Edit
    Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 33% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Self-Timer

    The Canon LEGRIA HF R88 has a self-timer, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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    Has a Face Detection

    The LEGRIA HF R88 has a face detection, which is unusual. 74% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a face detection? Less Edit
    Tripod Mountable

    The LEGRIA HF R88 is tripod mountable, unlike 85% of camcorders which are not tripod mountable.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "tripod mountable" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The LEGRIA HF R88 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 92% of video cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a vari-angle LCD display? Less Edit
    Full HD
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    The LEGRIA HF R88 is Full HD. 57% of video cameras also are Full HD.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "Full HD" mean? Less Edit
    Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

    The closest focusing distance of the Canon LEGRIA HF R88 of only 0.01m is smaller than 85% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.41m.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Canon LEGRIA HF R88 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 7 out of 184 camcorders.
    86
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Canon LEGRIA HF R88, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This camcorder is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 044 - Handy Cam
    Canon LEGRIA HF R88
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
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    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was fairly priced
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    Age

    Canon LEGRIA HF R88 Release Date

    January 2017

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    When Are Most New Canon Video Cameras Released?

    January to February is the most common period for new Canon video cameras to be released in.

    That means that most of the latest Canon video camera technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2018 for new Canon camcorder releases was February, with one new Canon video cameras released that month. Nine new Canon camcorders were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Canon camcorder releases. In February 2016, eight new Canon video cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Canon video camera releases.

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    How Fast Do Canon Video Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Canon video cameras tend to depreciate faster than most video cameras.

    Most video cameras drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Canon camcorders drop in price by 8% on average. That means that on a typical Canon camcorder costing £1,141 you could save on average £93 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Canon LEGRIA HF R88 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Total Megapixels
    Max Video Resolution
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Image Stabilizer
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Image Stabilizer Type
    Filter Size
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Video
    Full HD
    Maximum Frame Rate
    HD Type
    Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
    Capture Modes
    Supported Video Modes
    Video Formats Supported
    Video Resolutions
    Analog Signal Format System
    Pre-Record Function
    Image Sensor
    Optical Sensor Size
    Sensor Type
    Effective Megapixels (Image)
    Effective Megapixels (Movie)
    Storage
    Internal Storage Capacity
    Compatible Memory Cards
    Camcorder Media Type
    Camera File System
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    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
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Flip-Out Screen
    Camera
    3D
    Camcorder Type
    Image Processor
    Minimum Illumination
    Self-Timer Delay
    Design
    Tripod Mountable
    Colour
    Still Image
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Audio Formats Supported
    Audio System
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    Microphone in
    Headphone Outputs
    Mini USB Port
    USB Connectivity
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Battery
    Maximum Battery Life
    Battery Type
    Battery Voltage
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Quick Start Guide
    Warranty Card
    Technical Details
    Display Brightness Control
    Lens Cover Included
    Self-Timer
    Date Imprinting
    Battery Charger Included

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    canon 1959c010aa32gbcase, canon 1809c009aa8gbcase, canon code1959c010, 8030207007528 r88, code 1959c010aa, canon 1633119t, canon cr77za00, canon cnvmzs00, canon cr77zs00, canon n194029w, canon cnvmza00, canon p248489p, canon la02901, canon 32xopt, canon hfr88, hf r88 r88, canon 57x, canon r88

    Barcodes

     0008.71457E+12,  04549292088304,  05055189025738,  08030207007528,  08714574647845,  08714574648002,  08714574648781

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