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Canon HF R205
Canon HF R205
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Canon HF R205 Camcorder

2.07MP 1/4 270g CMOS Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Decent image quality with HD movie capture
Poor expert reviews
Poor battery life
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Canon Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,806 expert and user reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including techmagnifier.com, firstpost.com and techtree.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 57%. This means that experts really don't rate this small total megapixels camcorder very highly.


Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The HF R205 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon HF R205 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Canon HF R205 does not have a built-in flash.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One customer thought it did not have a good battery life. Firstpost.com wrote six years ago “Poor battery life” in their review of the Canon HF R205.


Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 2016 X 1512 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Canon HF R205 is 2016 x 1512 pixels. That's 70% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. The best maximum image resolution of all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 6784 x 3816 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 10MP. The Canon HF R205 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (3.28 megapixels) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon HF R205 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HF R205 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The Canon HF R205 features photo mode. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature photo mode.

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Design

Decent Image Quality With HD Movie Capture

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Firstpost.com said “Decent image quality with HD movie capture”. Expert review site Techtree.com mentioned “The image quality is decent whe” in their Canon HF R205 review. Techtree.com also said “It is a good camcorder mainly because the optics and sensor along with the image processor are of decent quality” in their review.

Good Build and Ergonomics

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Firstpost.com wrote “Good build and ergonomics”.

18x Smooth and Silent Optical Zoom

One owner wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was smooth. Firstpost.com mentioned “18x smooth and silent optical zoom” in their Canon HF R205 review. One customer wrote that this camcorder was ergonomic.


Storage

Two Memory Slots

The HF R205 is a two memory slots video camera.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon HF R205 has a fairly average maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HF R205 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon HF R205 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HF R205 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 30x. With an optical zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the HF R205 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 360 times zoom factor, the Canon HF R205 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon HF R205 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HF R205 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HF R205 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not support PictBridge.

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Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom.


Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact, Light

One customer who reviewed it said that it was compact. Firstpost.com mentioned “Very compact, light” in their review of this camcorder.

Average Weight

At 270 grams, the HF R205 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was quiet.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon HF R205 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the HF R205.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574567457, 08714574568676
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