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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF R28. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The size and memory are also mentioned favorably, but the price and color get mixed views.

portability, memory, size, image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF R28 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Canon Legria HF R28


A compact camcorder with a huge zoom and Full HD capability, but what's the quality like?

A long zoom and good specifications, but image quality doesn't quite cut the mustard

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Canon Legria HF R28


A compact camcorder with a huge zoom and Full HD capability, but what's the quality like?

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Canon Legria HF-R28


You can pretty much get going straight away, really light and excellent picture quality, very easy to plug into tv using the Hdmi and of course a refund from canon as well would definately recommend ,built in memory seems really good using it all over...

The only bad point is the battery life does not seem so good had to. Charge a lot for the time of use a bit shocked about that

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Greg (

Canon Legria HF-R28


Great touch screen, very light, battery lasts for 1hr 30mins when fully charged which id say is pretty good. Overall all great value for money

Being a bit picky, I expected the image when on a large screen (40" plasma) to be a little crisper as it films in HD. However I am being picky with that comment and the quality is good. Put it this way, I would definitely buy it again if spending that...

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):1.30 / 1.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-110
Video recording time:1.30 / 1.5


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


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


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


Built-in Flash: No


Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.10

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):3.05
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.07 / 3.2 / 3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:28 / 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, Sunset

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.6
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer Video Browser 1\nTransfer Utility 1 / PIXELA ImageMixer, Video Browser v1, Transfer Utility v1
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video 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 / 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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Memory slots:2


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+ / FXP, LP, MXP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1440 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.2

White balance

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