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Canon Legria HF R57
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Canon Legria HF R57 Camcorder

Dec 2012
Full HD Image Stabiliser Release Date
Recording and sharing videos is easier than ever when you use the Canon LEGRIA HF R57 Full HD Camcorder, with built-in WiFi for quick and simple connectivity. Intelligent recording Capture every... More
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6 Reasons For

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Video cameras built by Canon are some of the best video cameras according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R57 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R57 do not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the HDR-AZ1 ($129.95), or the HDR-AS200 ($249.99) both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R57 is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R57 which are not Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the GoPro Hero 3+ ($219.99) or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Sony HDR-AZ1 ($129.95), or the GoPro Hero 4 ($322.98).

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SD Memory Card

This camcorder supports an - SD memory card, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Canon Legria HF R57 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R57. Across all the camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R57 the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Legria HF R57 does not have an HDMI port, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R57 also do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port that you might want to consider including the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00); or the Sony HDR-AS200 ($249.99).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the Canon Legria HF R57 does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R57 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R57.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00), or the TomTom Bandit Action ($299.99) or the Sony HDR-AZ1 ($129.95).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R57, the Legria HF R57 is not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the HDR-AZ1 ($129.95), or the HDR-AS200 ($249.99) both from Sony; or the TomTom Bandit Action ($299.99).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R57 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R57 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Legria HF R57 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Canon Legria HF R57 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Only Has Two White Balance Modes

The Legria HF R57 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Canon camcorder. The white balance modes Daylight and Tungsten are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

At only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Legria HF R57 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Camcorders that were released more than two years ago have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 16MP.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon Legria HF R57

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released over four years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Night Mode
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Aperture Range
Dimensions
Waterproof
Projector
Built-In Projector

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon hfr57, canon 9175b006, canon 9175b006a, canon 9175b006aa
Barcodes 08714574617060
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