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Canon Legria HF R46
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Canon Legria HF R46 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 235g Mar 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
11 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and tecnozoom.it.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 8 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon camcorder is outstanding. 7 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other brands. 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.


Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R46 features wi-Fi. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R46 in April 2017.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon Legria HF R46 does not have a built-in light, although it is worth noting that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R46 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Legria HF R46 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 1.45 hours) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The average battery life (max) of small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder is 12h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 150h.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R406 (1.75h and higher rated).

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The video recording times of video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera range from 1h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 18h. The Legria HF R46 has a quite short video recording time (only 1.75 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

If you would prefer a longer video recording time then you might also want to consider the Legria HF R406 (3h and higher rated), or the Legria HF G30 (3.1h and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution(s) on video cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Legria HF R46 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria HF R46 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R46 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R46 has a face detection. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have a face detection.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF R46 features back light compensation. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also feature back light compensation.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of video cameras of this age and spec range from 0.05lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.8lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Seven people agreed that the Canon Legria HF R46 was good quality. Four years ago Nick C mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It won't stop shake when a 10yo runs with it! It will also take still pictures too and they're fine quality too”. Also four years ago Paolo Sammut said on Amazon.co.uk “This is a lovely quality product which is a joy to hold”. Nick C also said “Picture quality is excellent really sharp HD - the difference when watching on TV compared to my old Digital 8 camera was unbelievable - great dynamic colour” in his review.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well designed. Four years ago Runeweaver wrote “The Camcorder is well designed and very light” and gave the Canon Legria HF R46 a score of 8 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. M. J. Hunter said in their review of this camcorder “Slide your hand into the support strap and your thumb falls neatly onto the start stop switch”.

One person who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was smooth. M. J. Hunter said “The list of features the camcorder offers is extensive from dynamic image stabilisation to smooth out camera shake to a 32x optical zoom” in their review of this camcorder.

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was good looking.

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Easy to Use

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Paolo Sammut mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “The Canon Legria HF R46 is a pleasure to use” in their review of this camcorder. Paolo Sammut also wrote “It takes a few minutes to sort through everything however it is fairly intuitive and all you need to do is plug in the power, charge” in their review. Runeweaver said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “Overall i cannot fault this Camcorder, its easy to use, looks good”.

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Paolo Sammut mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Very very nice on full resolution settings although without additional memory there are only around around 50 minutes of recording possible” in their review of this camcorder. Nick C mentioned “As mentioned the bulk of the camera functions are driven from the menus on the fold out screen” in his review of this camcorder and scored it 6 stars.

One person thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Paolo Sammut mentioned in their review of this camcorder “It feels robust and fits the hand comfortably”. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF R46 is tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Other Features

Supports Snapshot

The Legria HF R46 supports snapshot, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Has a Fader

The Legria HF R46 has a fader. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a fader.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R46 has a night mode, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with a night mode currently available including the Panasonic HC-V500 which has better reviews.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R46 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-TM900 is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 4.5, the Legria HF R46 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.6.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 38.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 30mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,060 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1,060x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R40 which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R46 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

There are a number of alternative 32x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R40.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon 800 (35x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R46 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R46 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R46 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Legria HF R46 is HD-Ready. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also are HD-Ready.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF R46 features pre-record function. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also feature pre-record function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 megabits per second, the Legria HF R46 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 26 Mbit/s, and the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Canon Legria HF R46 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 40fps.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

At only 25 frames per second, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a quite low video capturing speed compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the video capturing speeds range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 36fps.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon Legria HF R46 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If this small total megapixels camcorder display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF R46 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon Legria HF R46 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder have display resolutions (numeric) of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who bought this camcorder said that it was compact.

Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the Canon Legria HF R46 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R46 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Nick C scored the product 6 stars and he mentioned in his review of this camcorder “The battery life seems reasonable fully charged it shows up at 93 minutes”.


Good Quality Lens

One owner who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good image stabiliser. One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people said that the product had good features. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Trusted Reviews “What is the Canon LEGRIA HF R46? The Canon LEGRIA HF R46 is a mid-range camcorder with a reasonable range of features, including Wi-Fi”.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Legria HF R46 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

We compared all the other 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF M52 is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a larger maximum memory card size that might also be worth considering include the Canon XF105 ($8,499.00) (128GB and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 853498R19GD, 8153b004aa, 8153b018aa, 8153b017aa
Barcodes 00960999971056, 00960999971063, 04960999971049, 04960999971056, 04960999971063, 04960999971193, 05052916748267, 08714574601069, 08714574601076, 08714574601083, 08714574601090, 08714574601106, 08714574601113, 08714574601120, 08714574601137, 08714574601144, 08714574601151, 08714574601168, 08714574601434, 08714574601458, 08714574603070, 08714574603100, 08714574603124, 08714574603179, 08714574603186, 08714574603247, 08714574603391

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