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Canon Legria HF R46
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Canon Legria HF R46 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Apr 2013
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Average Expert Reviews

This small sensor size camcorder has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and tecnozoom.it.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, Legria HF R46 owners rated this camcorder as marvellous.

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon camcorders and also specifically for Canon small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R46 was wifi compatible. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 has improved Wi-Fi functions compared to the previous generation.”.

Good Technical Features

One Canon Legria HF R46 owner reckoned that the Canon Legria HF R46 had good features. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Canon Legria HF R46 review three years ago “What is the Canon LEGRIA HF R46? The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 is a mid-range camcorder with a reasonable range of features, including Wi-Fi” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Full HD HD Type

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

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Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R46. The smallest screen size of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 is 1.4", the largest is 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9".

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Panasonic AG-AC160 ($3,523.99) (3.45" and cheaper).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46, the Legria HF R46 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Panasonic AG-AC160 ($3,523.99) which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R46, the Canon Legria HF R46 is Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic AG-AC160 ($3,523.99) which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R46 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R46 also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R46 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most camcorders of this spec and age support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Night Mode

The Legria HF R46 has a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Seven Scene Modes

The Legria HF R46 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras of this spec and age. The scene modes "Beach", "Candlelight", "Fireworks", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

This video camera has a DIGIC DV III image processor, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Legria HF R46 is more than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found photo effect is Sepia, but this photo effect is not found on this video camera. The photo effects Cinema are also found on this camcorder.

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Features an Spot Light Metering Type

The Legria HF R46 has a greater number of light metering types than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly featured light metering type is Centre-weighted, but this light metering type is not featured on this camcorder. The light metering types Spot are also featured on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R46 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all camcorders of this age and spec the worst optical sensor size is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R46 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R46.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Panasonic AG-AC160 ($3,523.99) which is cheaper.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria HF R46 is more than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrates at maximum video resolution of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R46 range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 200 Mbit/s. At 28 megabits per second, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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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 frequently supported still image resolution on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 38fps. With a maximum frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Legria HF R46 has a quite slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria HF R46 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R46 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 1.45 hours, the Canon Legria HF R46 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst camcorders of this age. The average battery life of video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R46 is 16h.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The Legria HF R46 has a quite low video capturing speed (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R46. The average video capturing speed of camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46 is 36fps.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This camcorder has Auto, Manual, Movie and Program shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting mode on comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF R46 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R46 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R46 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R46 is 360,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Canon Legria HF R46 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF R46 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This Canon camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Camcorders of this age and type have internal storage capacities of between 2GB and 120GB. The Legria HF R46 has a fairly small internal storage capacity (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of camcorders of this age and spec range from 0.1lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 2.1lx. With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Video cameras of this spec and age have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 44mm. At 38.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R46

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,060 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R46 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R46.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R46 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R46.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of this age and type.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 3 hours, the Legria HF R46 has a relatively average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R46.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
Light Metering Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Shooting Mode
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(3)
20 June 2013

The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 has improved Wi-Fi functions compared to the previous generation, but its abilities are still not as comprehensive as some other manufacturers' wireless provisions. So...

28 May 2014

Canon LEGRIA HF R46 ???c b? sung nh?ng tính n?ng m?i khá thú v? và quan tr?ng h?n, nó cho ch?t l??ng video khá ??p trong nhi?u ?i?u ki?n khác nhau. Tuy nhiên, ?? tr? thành chi?c máy ?nh...

Good image quality
Improved WiFi functions
8GB of memory builtin
Cht lng hnh nh tt Ci thin tnh nng Wifi B nh trong 8GB
Memoria interna
Manual lens cover
No full manual mode
WiFi functions still behind competition
Khng c ch chnh tay hon ton Chc nng Wifi vn cha c hon thin so vi cc i th cnh tranh
Risoluzione display
23 February 2013

La Canon LEGRIA HF R46 è una videocamera compatta di media qualità, che si contraddistingue soprattutto per la connettività Wi-Fi, lo stabilizzatore ottico, l’elevata memoria interna e la...

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 23 August 2013 by M. J. Hunter

If, like me, you are one of the generation that bought a camcorder when they first became regarded as a consumer item, you will well remember having to take a 'Charles Atlas Body-Building Course'... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2013 by Runeweaver

Ive never used a camcorder before,so it was all new to me,but the whole thing is very easy to use,open the screen and your off,well kinda took a few seconds to find the lens cover switch,but after... Read more…

Reviewed 26 August 2013 by Nick C

From the off this is a nice looking compact video camera - nice sleek finish with precious few buttons to ruin it's lines as most of the functions are driven from the touch screen display,... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2013 by Paolo Sammut

Summary: This is a lovely quality product which is a joy to hold and use. My camcorder arrived yesterday and I have spent the day playing with it with a great deal of satisfaction. Out of the box:... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Richard C.
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this camera...

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