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Canon Legria HF R76 Camcorder

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3.28MP 1/4.85 240g CMOS Feb 2016
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21 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings as do all camcorders produced by Canon.

A Top Selling Product

The Legria HF R76 is a popular choice of video camera.

Nice Design

One Canon Legria HF R76 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good looking. In October this year Izzy gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R76 on Amazon “Really good, I know it's fashionable to use your phone these days”.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R76 had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “As a camcorder was very good good zoom and seemed easy to work.” yet they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Canon Legria HF R76 owner who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF R76 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R76.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price], or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year, the Legria HF R76 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price], or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R76 have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,000x. The Legria HF R76 has one of the bigger digital zooms (1,140 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

We compared all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras to this video camera and we think the Legria HF R706[pl_3903750_price], and the HF R706[pl_3935505_price] both from Canon which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R76 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months. This camcorder also supports an SD 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R76.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

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

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other recently released video cameras which do not have a night mode, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF R76 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R76.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price], or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Legria HF R76 has a greater number of scene modes than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has a Sunset scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R76. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R76 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R76 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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1080p Video Mode

The Canon Legria HF R76 has a better video mode than most new small sensor size camcorders. This video camera has a 1080p video mode, whereas most latest comparable spec camcorders have a 720p video mode.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R76.

The worst video mode across similar types of camcorder is 720p.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R76 is more than most latest comparable spec video cameras. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R76. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Legria HF R76 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most recently released comparable spec video cameras. Most latest small sensor size camcorders support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R76.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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Very Small

At only 116 millimeters, the Legria HF R76 is fairly small compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The smallest new similar spec video camera is 58mm deep and the biggest is 440mm.

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Small

The smallest small sensor size camcorder that has been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R76 is 58mm high and the biggest is 210mm. The Canon Legria HF R76 is fairly small (only 58 millimeters) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R76.

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Very Small

The Legria HF R76 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R76 (only 53 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average width of video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R76 is 83mm, and the widths range from 48mm to 180mm.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R76 has one of the smaller minimum illumination amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average minimum illumination of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R76 is 1.3lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 4lx.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Legria HF R76 is 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution of 640 x 480.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last year.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

Similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R76 have maximum frame rates of between 35fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 47fps. With a maximum frame rate of only 35 frames per second, the Canon Legria HF R76 has one of the slower maximum frame rates amongst camcorders of this age.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders, the Canon Legria HF R76 is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R76 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released in the last 12 months also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R76 the maximum memory card sizes range from 64GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R76 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

If this small sensor size camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (128GB and cheaper).

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Not 3D Compatible

Most new small sensor size camcorders are not 3D compatible. The Canon Legria HF R76 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year, the Canon Legria HF R76 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the camcorders that came out in the last 12 months the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R76 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R76.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The Canon Legria HF R76 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the similar spec video cameras that came out in the last 12 months the movie megapixel counts range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 2.3MP.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R76

Released Ten Months Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R76 ten months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders that have been around for the last year.

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Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched in the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other new small sensor size camcorders.

There are a number of other 32x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper video cameras such as the Legria HF R706[pl_3903750_price], or the HF R706[pl_3935505_price] both from Canon.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R76 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last year.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (3h and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 240 grams, the Legria HF R76 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price] (252g), or the Canon Legria HF R78[plb_3192650_price] (240g).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 4.3 hours, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a pretty standard video recording time compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year.

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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
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
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
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Program Auto Exposure (AE)
Technical Details

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 August 2016 by William mackie
(Verified Purchase)

Very good little camcorder does every thing that l wanted it to do...

Reviewed 13 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Had this for about 4 days took one full day to work out wifi then it kept dropping out ,also the app they describe for remote is not what they said on google play it's under different heading so... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2016 by Izzy | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Really good, I know it's fashionable to use your phone these days but they are no substitute for a dedicated video recorder. Would have liked a remote though...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers mp4avc, mp4avch, 1237c010, mp4avchd, canon r76, canon mp4, 1237c010a, canon mp4a, 1237c010aa, canon ep602, canon mp4av, canon ep602n, canon mp4avc, code 1237c010, canon n157797, canon ep602ns, canon mp4avch, canon 1633116k, canon vp167687, canon mp4avchd, canon 1237c010, canon 1237c004, shops 1237c010, canon n157797w, canon 1237c010a, canon 1237c004a, shops 1237c010a
Barcodes 04549292060713, 05055189024328, 05060062266917, 08714574634814

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