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Canon Legria HF R46

Canon Legria HF R46
alaScore 87

133 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Canon Legria HF R46. 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. Opinions about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, portability, design, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R46 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R46 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the durability and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R46 High Definition Camcorder - Red (3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi Enabled with MP4 Support, 8GB Internal Storage) 3 inch LCDCanon LEGRIA HF R46 High Definition Camcorder - Red (3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi Enabled with MP4 Support, 8GB Internal Storage) 3 inch LCD

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: James Morris (



A very attractive HD camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi for around £300

Good image quality ; Improved Wi-Fi functions ; 8GB of memory built-in

Manual lens cover ; No full manual mode ; Wi-Fi functions still behind competition

There is no fully manual option, however, just Programmed AE. This enables the option to vary brightness up and down by 1 or -1 in quarter increments, but with no direct control over shutter or iris. You can focus manually too. These facilities are...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (



Ideal for smaller hands and can slip inside most pockets. 32x zoom is very good and the zoom button allows for very slow zooming when desired. The zoom take up is smooth. External battery can be easilly removed making the camera even more pocketable....

Perhaps not bad but it will take time to understand the multitude of optional commands via the touch screen. Persevere and you have a very versatile quality video camera ; The camera comes with only one battery and takes over five hours to recharge ;...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):1.45 / 1.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718 / BP-727
Video recording time:1.45 / 1.75 / 3


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4
Photo effects:Cinema
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie, Program


Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, White / Red / White
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1060
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.5 - 1232
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 4.5 / 2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):123.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.85
Optical Zoom:32
Wide angle lens system: No

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Spot
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Fireworks, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Fireworks, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunrise / Beach, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset


Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Night mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC / USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 0.5 - 0.0005 / 1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: No
Histogram: No
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:25
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten / Daylight, Tungsten