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Canon Legria HF R68
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Canon Legria HF R68 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Jan 2015
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16 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras produced by Canon.

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R68, the Canon Legria HF R68 is Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], or the XA30[pl_3118750_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R68, the Legria HF R68 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], or the XA30[pl_3118750_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF R68 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R68.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], and the XA30[pl_3118750_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Light

At only 235 grams, the Legria HF R68 is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R68. The average weight of small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R68 is 360g, and the weights range from 180g to 1.6kg.

There are a number of other 235g weight camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

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Optical Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R68 has a better image stabiliser type than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. This Canon video camera has an Optical image stabiliser, whereas most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a Hybrid image stabiliser. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

An Optical image stabiliser is actually the best image stabiliser type across all camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

A Hybrid image stabiliser is the worst image stabiliser type amongst similar types of video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R68 supports a better memory card type than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. This Canon video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of a similar age and type to it support an SD memory card. 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R68, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R60[pl_2868751_price], and the XA30[pl_3118750_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] is also worth considering.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R68 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R68 optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/4" (best).

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria HF R68 is more than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and spec. 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 camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF R68 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R68. The cable included "hdmi" is also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small

The smallest comparable spec video camera that has been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R68 is 58mm high and the biggest is 600mm. With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Legria HF R68 is one of the smaller similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R68 amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Small

The average width of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R68 is 90mm, and the widths range from 53mm to 530mm. The Legria HF R68 is one of the smaller camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R68 (only 53 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R68 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R68 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria HF R68 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago, the Legria HF R68 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R68 are not waterproof. The Legria HF R68 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year, the Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68. The lowest display resolution of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R68 is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R68 is 2.2MP. With a megapixel count of only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R68 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R68 the internal storage capacities range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R68 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R68.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The movie megapixel counts of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R68 range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 2.2MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R68.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R68. The smallest minimum illumination of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R68 is 0.1lx and the biggest is 4lx.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R68

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This small sensor size camcorder has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

The Legria HF R68 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68.

We compared all the other 3" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price], the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price], and the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this video camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at 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 Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R68 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price] is also worth considering.

If this small sensor size camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HC-V160[pl_2749040_price] (2,500x and higher rated), or the HC-V270[pl_2960127_price] (3,000x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 32x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

If this Canon camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] (40x), or the GZ-R310[pl_2860334_price] (40x) both from JVC or the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] (38x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 2.16 hours, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R68.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.16h battery life camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price].

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the GZ-R315[pl_2791886_price] (5h and higher rated), or the GZ-R310[pl_2860334_price] (5h and higher rated) both from JVC.

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CCD Sensor Type

This video camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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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
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Projector
Native Resolution
Technical Details

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Pdb123

Wow impressive camcorder. Just upgraded from a much older model. The Legria R68 blows it out of the water. I found it quite intuitive to use. Picture quality is amazing. Initially I thought the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2015 by Camcorder

I chose this model because of its long 3 h 15 min battery life (according to this website description) But when I received the camcorder it turned out the battery life is only 120 min. I am very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Swarlandman

Have only had the camera a couple of weeks, so still getting used to it. I am really pleased with the ease of operation, the quality of the pictures and those features that I have tested,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Deepdive

John Lewis delivered this item on time.Bought this for my wife, so I haven't used it. I have seen the results however and they appear and sound very good. My wife is having fun using this, not... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2015 by DDSS

We did not realise that the battery pack has to be clipped on the outside of the camera and therefore sticks out. And there is a very annoying rattle within the body of the camera. It also feels... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0279c010, canon 0279c010a, canon 0279c010aa
Barcodes 04549292034851, 08714574626666, 08714574626673, 08714574626697, 08714574626772

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