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Canon Legria HF R26

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Canon Legria HF R26. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the portability and zoom. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, memory

battery, color, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R26 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R26 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color and price. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, price, color

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R26 High Definition Camcorder - Black (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R26 High Definition Camcorder - Black (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Jun, 2017

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Canon's LEGRIA HF R26 offers decent features and image quality for the money.

Decent image quality, 8GB Flash memory, Keen price

No independent shutter and iris control, Auto white balance gives variable results in low light, Electronic image stabilisation

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (



The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is a budget full HD camcorder. It has a 3.28 megapixel CMOS sensor, 20x optical zoom, AVCHD recording, 8GB of flash memory and a 3-inch LCD screen to preview videos. It also offers twin memory card slots that can house up to...

The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is a great budget full HD camcorder that does all the basics very well, but before investing be sure to look around for a bargain. Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is tagged with Canon, LEGRIA HF R26, camcorder, full HD and 10280p. Select a...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Juha Saarinen (



What is a 'Legria'? Canon must know, as it gave that moniker to its HF R26 HD video camera that features a 20x optical zoom and dual SD card slots as the highlights.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Roger (

Canon Legria HF-R26


Size, ease of use. features. image quality


Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Rhianydd (

Canon Legria HF-R26


The Editing software is terrible

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Pragati (

Canon Legria HF-R26


Great image quality, perfect size

Battery life not that great ; Shaky Zoom

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: stephenp (

What you pay for is what you get


Will never believe the hype from Canon and store reviews again. An never rely on a retailer to guide you. I expected more from Camera House, but this camera was a total waste of money. Performs OK so long as the lighting is near perfect. OK performance...

Reasonable performance in mid focal lengths and near perfect lighting

Over-hyped, poor ergonomics, poor stabilization, poor performance in less than ideal lighthing

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):1.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-110
Video recording time:1.5


Back light compensation: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:4
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes


Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):3.05
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.2 - 1154
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.6
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:f1.8 - f3.6
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:No / Yes
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: No
Histogram: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2016 x 1512
Still image resolution(s):1792 x 1344,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:No / Yes
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1 / 6.2
Height :12.1 / 6.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight / Auto, Daylight, Manual