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Canon Legria HF R306 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 250g CMOS May 2012
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16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Canon video camera received a rating of 70 out of 100 from expert review site tecnozoom.it.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has excellent reviews for its small sensor size camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R306, the Canon Legria HF R306 is Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 ($399.00) both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V510.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF R306 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V510, or the JVC GZ-E100 ($154.99).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R306, the Legria HF R306 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, the Vixia HF R40 ($399.00), or the Vixia HF R42 all from Canon.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R306 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and type. In addition, this Canon camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Canon Legria HF R306 is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R306. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R306 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R306 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R306, the Legria HF R306 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R406, or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99).

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R306 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and type. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Small

Across all the camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R306 the heights range from 19mm to 920mm, and the average height is 82mm. The Canon Legria HF R306 is one of the smaller camcorders of this age and spec (only 55 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R306 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Legria HF R306 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Legria HF R306 has a quite short battery life (only 1 hour) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R306. The average battery life of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R306 is 16h, and the battery lifes range from 1h to 150h.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1h battery life video cameras currently available including the Canon Legria HF R36 which has better reviews.

If this small sensor size camcorder battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung VP-X300 (1.33h), the Coby CAM3001 ($36.24) (1.5h), or the L-Link LL-CAM-123 (1.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R306 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Legria FS406, or the Legria HF R36 both from Canon.

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Very Small Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The average maximum fash memory capacity of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R306 is 19GB. The Legria HF R306 has one of the smaller maximum fash memory capacities (only 4 gigabytes) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria HF R306 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R306 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-X909, or the Canon XF105 ($2,499.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R306 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ220, or the HDR-PJ320 both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R306 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R306 are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

At only 1 hour, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R306. Across all the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R306 the video recording times range from 1h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

Alternative 1h video recording time camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon Legria HF R36 which has better reviews.

If this video camera video recording time is too short for you then you might want to look at the Legria HF G25 (1.55h), the Legria HF R46 (1.75h), or the Legria HF R48 (3h) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Canon Legria HF R306 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R306.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the internal storage capacities range from 2GB to 120GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 28GB.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Legria HF R306 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. The smallest minimum illumination of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R306 is 0.1lx and the biggest is 7lx.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 38.5 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R306 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The average minimum focal length of small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R306 is 33mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 44mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R306

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon camcorder has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

The Legria HF R306 has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R306.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R36 both from Canon.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the AG-AC160 ($3,523.99) (3.45" and higher rated), or the HC-X909 (3.46" and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF R306 has a pretty standard digital zoom (1,020 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1,020x (digital) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Legria HF R48 (1,060x), the Vixia HF R42 (1,060x), or the Legria HF R46 (1,060x) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R306 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 32x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the HC-V500 (38x), or the HC-V110 ($220.39) (38x) both from Panasonic or the JVC GZ-EX515 (38x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R306 has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R306.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including the Legria FS406, or the Legria HF R36 both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the Canon XF305 ($3,999.00) (128GB), or the JVC GZ-E105 (128GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Legria HF R306 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Alternative 250g weight camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R36.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
26 March 2012

La nuova Canon LEGRIA HF R306 è una delle nuove videocamere della serie LEGRIA che può essere definita entry-level (a parte il prezzo) dato che dispone di moltissime funzionalità di ultima...

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Sensore CMOS Full HD
Display LCD touchscreen da 3 pollici
WiFi con supporto M 4
Advanced Zoom 51x
Memoria interna
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hfr306, 5978b021aa, canon 5978b009, canon 5978b009a, canon 5978b009aa
Barcodes 04960999819471, 05053676808918, 08714574581668, 08714574581675, 08714574581682, 08714574581699, 08714574581705, 08714574582450, 08714574582481, 08714574582498, 08714574582504
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