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54

Overall Score

Canon Legria HF R56

A classic 3.28MP 1 video camera with good features but high running costs
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Apr 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF R56 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R56 number 176 across all camcorders.
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57 Reviews
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Good Features
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Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has very good 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 video cameras 2017.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Quite slow maximum frame rate
Only 1" optical sensor size

Canon Legria HF R56 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF R56 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Quite Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of camcorders range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 60fps. The maximum frame rate of the Legria HF R56 of only 25fps is in the slowest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R56 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R56 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Canon Legria HF R56 of 64GB is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Legria HF R56 has a self-timer. 93% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R56 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Legria HF R56 of 235g is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R56's optical zoom of 32x is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon Legria HF R56 of only 1.8 is fairly low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 21% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of the Legria HF R56 of 2.17h is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Legria HF R56 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x. The digital zoom of the Legria HF R56 of 1,140x is in the biggest 11% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF R56 of 1,850mm is in the longest 5% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 0.5mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 780mm.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R56 has a face detection. 73% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R56 features wi-Fi. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Legria HF R56's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 20% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the Legria HF R56 of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 12% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.8MP, with the lowest being 1.1MP and the highest being 26MP.

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Average Video Recording Time

The video recording time of the Canon Legria HF R56 of 3.15h is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon Legria HF R56 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the Canon Legria HF R56 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Legria HF R56 supports remote operation. 95% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Tripod Mountable

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

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Legria HF R56 of 3.28MP is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Legria HF R56 has a hand strap, which is unusual. 94% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9175b023aa, 9175b003aa
Barcodes 04549292006292, 04549292006308, 05054230449592, 05054230633489, 08714574616964, 08714574616971, 08714574616988, 08714574616995, 08714574617022, 08714574617039, 08714574617046, 08714574617138, 08714574617145, 08714574617756, 08714574617817, 08714574617879, 08714574617893
129x bigger digital zoom
Two USB 2.0 ports
A lot bigger optical zoom
Two times lower effective megapixels (movie)

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