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Canon Legria HF R48

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Canon Legria HF R48. 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. Comments about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The battery and durability also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, durability, battery, portability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R48 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R48 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality and design. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery, while many are negative about the price.

usability, durability, portability, design, image quality


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R48 High Definition Camcorder (3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi Enabled with MP4 Support) 3 inch LCDCanon LEGRIA HF R48 High Definition Camcorder (3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi Enabled with MP4 Support) 3 inch LCD

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

Canon Legria HF R48 review


Great picture quality, useful Wi-Fi functions and a good price make the HF R48 a Best Buy

May, 2013

Expert review by: (

Canon Legria HF R48 review


With outstanding footage and bags of stamina, the HF R48 is a little star

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Canon Legria HF R48 review: Camcorder that seems to cover all bases


Seemingly aimed at family users as much as anyone else thanks to its child friendly features, the R48 moves with the times by featuring Wi-Fi and dual recording

Palm-sized proportions, built-in Wi-Fi, quiet and smooth zoom action when adjusting framing mid recording, easy to use, flip-out touch screen operation

Pricey, could be quicker still to determine focus if swapping subjects mid recording or simply zooming in

Factor in a family friendly mode for filming children that features a sports mode-style pre-recording function, five mode audio recording that differentiates between the likes of music and speech, and the Legria would seem to have most bases covered....

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Aiden (

Canon Legria HF R48


Built in 32 GB HDD plus you can expand the memory with a SD Card upto 32 GB You can edit all the footage whist still on the camera ; I have used this product many times and I am very very pleased with it

As yet I haven't had any

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: TP (

Canon Legria HF R48


Picture, weight, quality

Complicated (for me) to set up wireless to transfer videos across to computer

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: John (

Canon Legria HF R48


In daylight lighting conditions it works very well

I bought this for it's low light performance, and it's ability to work with my ipad. Low light is not good and to connect it to your ipad, you have to have it on a very low quality. It does connect ok with wifi though ; Even on low quality the image is...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Canon Legria HF R48


Just updated to this camera. Its really good, pictures greats, movies so sharp. Well worth the upgrade

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


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


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4


Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Closest focusing distance: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):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

Light exposure

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


Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
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


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.7
Width:5.3 / 5.4

White balance

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