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Canon Legria HF R16

Canon Legria HF R16
alaScore 81

80 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Canon Legria HF R16. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R16 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, durability, zoom, image quality

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R16 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R16 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Nigel (



Excellent quality with an excellent price would recommend to anyone it's small it's compact it's value for money well worth the hard earned cash.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Steven (

Very good value camcorder


This is a very simple to use camcorder and is an excellent price at Argos. Good picture quality and nice overall size.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: UKuser112 (

Canon LEGRIA HF R16 HD Flash Camcorder - Black


Pros: easy to use, good picture, good battery life

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Tash (

Good camera


This camcorder and camera is easy to use and good value for money, the picture quality is brillant

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Jayne (

So easy to use


We have now used this camcorder to record two martial arts courses. With the number of people milling around & so much going on, it could have been difficult to get a reasonable result - but we have some great footage thanks to the so-easy-to-use auto...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Mo (

Canon Legria


Excellent picture quality, ease of use, would recommend to others.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Dilon (

Canon LEGRIA HF R16 HD Flash Camcorder - Black


Good product, worth of money, picture quality good.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Prashil (

Canon Legria HF-R16


Very light and compact ; Good quality images and video ; Very good recording sound ; Good software

Not as easy to use as compared to other camcorders however you will get use to it

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Get into HD moviemaking with the LEGRIA HF R16. Lightweight, stylish and undeniably chic, it offers a huge capacity of internal memory and memory card recording - all you need to make your own Full HD masterpiece. With a huge capacity of dual flash memory, the LEGRIA HF R16 offers both internal capacity and memory card shooting. Store over 3 hours of movies to built-in memory - or record to SD and SDHC cards, which are great for sharing. For effortless point-and-shoot operation, the camcorder selects the most appropriate scene mode - from a choice of 31 - to automatically obtain perfect settings. Smart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection technology to select a scene mode based on brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The LEGRIA HF R16 is perfect for capturing those special moments. Instant AF achieves pin-sharp focus quickly and Face Detection technology optimizes shooting settings for perfect people shots - tracking up to 35 faces in a frame.


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:0.4


Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Model:HF R16
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.56
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.5
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.39

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 800
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.73Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.39Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, AV
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer utility
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2 - 1/20000


Flash memory:8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Capture modes:FXP, LP, SP, XP+
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:400
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black & white fader / Sepia fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.4