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Canon Legria HF R56

74

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Canon Legria HF R56

Canon Legria HF R56
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A classic and good spec 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2014
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Canon Legria HF R56 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R56 number 234 across all camcorders.
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Reviews
57 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 57 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Optical intelligent IS automatically switches between four modes to combat shake
Canon HD video lens with 57x advanced zoom; full HD CMOS sensor
Capture memories of up to three children as they grow using baby mode
Simultaneous recording of AVCHD and mp4
Very small total megapixels
Very small optical sensor size

Canon Legria HF R56 Video Reviews

Canon Legria HF R56 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Canon Legria HF R56's total megapixels of only 3.28MP is in the smallest 31% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Canon Legria HF R56 of only 0.206" is smaller than 68% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R56's weight of 235g is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 58% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon Legria HF R56 of 32x is bigger than 82% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R56 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The average maximum battery life of all camcorders is 4.4h, with the shortest being 0.16h and the longest being 93h. The Canon Legria HF R56's maximum battery life of 3.25h is longer than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 66% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Legria HF R56's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 38% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF R56's digital zoom of 1,140x is bigger than 88% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R56 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF R56 is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of camcorders which are not tripod mountable.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the camcorders the internal storage capacities range from 0.1GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 27GB. The internal storage capacity of the Legria HF R56 of only 8GB is smaller than 78% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Legria HF R56's maximum aperture number of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 72% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R56 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Canon Legria HF R56 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Canon Legria HF R56 of 64GB is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 46% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Legria HF R56's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,850mm is in the longest 13% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R56 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm. The Legria HF R56's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm is longer than 69% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R56 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Legria HF R56 has a self-timer, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a self-timer.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the Canon Legria HF R56 of only 2.07MP is lower than 85% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 0.46MP and 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Canon Legria HF R56's video recording time of 3.15h is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 57% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The Legria HF R56's maximum frame rate of only 25fps is very slow compared to most other video cameras. It is in the slowest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The maximum frame rates of camcorders range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF R56 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Legria HF R56 has a hand strap. 93% of video cameras do not have a hand strap.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The Legria HF R56's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 15% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Legria HF R56 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 9175b023aa, 9175b002aa, 9175b042aa, 9175b003aa, 9175b029aa

Barcodes:

04549292006292, 04549292006308, 05054230449592, 05054230633489, 08714574616964, 08714574616971, 08714574616988, 08714574616995, 08714574617015, 08714574617022, 08714574617039, 08714574617046, 08714574617138, 08714574617145, 08714574617688, 08714574617756, 08714574617817, 08714574617879, 08714574617893

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