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Canon Legria HF R60 Camcorder

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3.28MP 1/4.85 240g Feb 2015
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15 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Canon has excellent average reviews for its small sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Canon Legria HF R60 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price], and the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R60, the Legria HF R60 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price], and the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago, the Legria HF R60 has an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price], and the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R60 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. Video cameras of this type and age have digital zooms of between 6x and 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 770x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 1,140x (digital) camcorders and we think the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], and the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this small sensor size camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R60 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera also 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 small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R60.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The Legria HF R60 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most commonly found exposure mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R60. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R60 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price], or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon Legria HF R60 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on video cameras that were released more than a year ago. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R60 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 more than a year the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" to 1/4".

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on camcorders of this age and type.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Canon Legria HF R60 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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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 typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Small

With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R60 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. The average height of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R60 is 110mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R60 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R60 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R60, the Canon Legria HF R60 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R60 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R60, the Legria HF R60 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Legria HF R60 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R60

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Legria HF R60 has a pretty typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R60.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], or the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the XA30[pl_3118750_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Legria HF G25[pl_3118843_price] (3.5" and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R60 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R60.

We compared this video camera to all the other 32x (optical) video cameras and we think the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], and the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 240 grams, the Legria HF R60 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R60.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 240g weight camcorders currently available including the Legria HF R67[pl_2882031_price], or the Vixia HF R62[pl_2905136_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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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
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Pastor Ken
Pastor Ken would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R60 (Verified Purchase)

I use this camera every week to record sermons and Bible studies. The quality is incredible! I can hardly believe how much difference there is between this camera and the old JVC that I was using!... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Nemai

I use a camcorder for everything and this WOULD be the best in this size/price range, but for the terrible problem that you cannot shut off the microphone wind reduction, neither does setting the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Large Clear LCD
Poor Sound
Remote

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0279c001, canon 0279c0013, canon 0279c0017, canon 0279c0016, canon 0279c0015, canon 0279c0018, canon 0279c0014, canon 0279c0012, canon 0279c0011
Barcodes 00013803254785, 00636983490479, 00636983490486, 00636983490493, 00636983490509, 00636983490516, 00636983490523, 00636983490530, 00636983490547, 00852675997259

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