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Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF R36

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF R36. 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. Reviews about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the reliability, while the viewfinder and durability get critical reviews.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

battery, zoom, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF R36 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF R36

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF R36 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the battery. The reliability and zoom get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, size, image quality, connectivity

price, zoom, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R36 Camcorder - Red (32x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD TouchscreenCanon LEGRIA HF R36 Camcorder - Red (32x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD Touchscreen

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF R36 review

 

The Legria HF R36 has reasonable image quality, but its built-in Wi-Fi and Story Creator function make it an ideal family camcorder

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HFR36

 

While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for.

Well priced ; Inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity

Flimsy build quality ; Video quality not great ; Frustrating interface and menus

While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for. Obviously, this is both a good thing and a bad thing; while it won't hurt your wallet too much, you may be left wanting on video quality. If you want to take your filming more...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HFR36

 

I bought this camera to shoot a wedding and overall, wasn't dissappointed. None of the build quality issues the review mentions, the body is solid, the tiny size, I think, is a bonus. Yes, the menus aren't particularly straight forward, but 15 minutes...

3.2MP chip, proper HD, good build quality, decent picture

Terrible battery life, night time shots noisy

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: ac111 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent video quality from a base HD camcorder

 

It is an excellent HD camcorder for $300. The video quality is very good (far better than my 2 year old Sony DCR-SR47E for almost doubled price). The best part is that it can record directly to mp4 format (4/9 MP, I normally set to 4 MP which is ideal...

Value for money, very sharp video image, mp4, wifi to PC / iPad directly, SD card slot, very light to carry.

Battery life, no view finder (very hard to see anything at bright spot), a bit blurry when panning fast.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-709
Video recording time:1

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4
Photo effects:Fader
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer:10

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

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

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: No

Focusing

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:1020
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

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

AV output:1
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Night mode: Yes
Snapshot:Y
Windows operating systems supported:1920x1440@100Hz; 2048x1536@75Hz / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.001 - 0.5 / 1/2 - 1/1000

Still image

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

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card / Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:4 / 8
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:198 / 24
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5
Height :5.5
Weight:250
Width:5.4

White balance

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