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Canon Legria HF R66

3.28 Megapixel 1 Video Camera
3.28MP 1/4" Yes 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF R66 Review

We have ranked the Canon Legria HF R66 number 109 across all camcorders.

Why Has it Scored This?

It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 91%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, but it has good reviews so may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.

Canon Legria HF R66 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF R66 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 6 user reviews the average user rating of this Canon camcorder is brilliant. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Excellent Product Quality

Seven people thought it was good quality.

Easy to Use

Seven people said that it was easy to use.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 1,724 expert and owner reviews (including 380 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its video cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Quality Lens

Four people considered that the product had a good zoom, two customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good image stabiliser and two customers reckoned that the product had a good autofocus.

  • There are also a few extra which people may like are creative filters such as vivid, sepia etc.- Zoom…
  • ∙ Intelligent Image Stabilization…
  • The focusing capabilities are very good…
    Team B (Amazon) - April 2015
  • Intelligent Image Stabilisation…
  • You can only activate this when you're zoomed in, pressing this button will quickly zoom out whilst keeping the original zoom area highlighted…
  • This feature would be useful when using the zoom function and your subject gets out of frame; by using this feature will allow you to quickly retrace your subject…
  • The picture quality is fantastic and the zoom is very impressive…
  • Focus is pin sharp…
    Team B (Amazon) - April 2015

Good Size

Two people who purchased this camcorder said that it was compact.

Superior Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features.

Fairly Priced

Four customers who reviewed this camcorder said that it was good value for money.


Features

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 the most commonly supported video resolutions on latest comparable spec video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF R66 does not have a built-in light, although this is within the context that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R66 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF R66 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras, the Canon Legria HF R66 does not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Legria HF R66 has a batteries included, as do most of the other new comparable spec camcorders.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF R66 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other latest comparable spec video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 3.15 hours, the Canon Legria HF R66 has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras, the Canon Legria HF R66 does not support PictBridge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera the internal storage capacities range from 2GB to 80GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 22GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Legria HF R66 has one of the smaller internal storage capacities amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon Legria HF R66 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of latest similar spec video cameras is 0.41MP and the highest is 4.5MP.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx. The Legria HF R66 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations (4 lux) amongst video cameras of this age.

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3.28 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.28 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R66 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon Legria HF R66 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other new small total megapixels video cameras.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 35 megabits per second, the Canon Legria HF R66 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other new small total megapixels video cameras. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 26 Mbit/s.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R66 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 2.1 hours, the Legria HF R66 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other new small total megapixels video cameras.

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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 recently released small total megapixels video cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Legria HF R66 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera. The closest focusing distances of camcorders of this age and spec range from 0.0005m to 20m.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R66 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the similar age video cameras the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Supports HDMI

The Legria HF R66 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Full HD

The Legria HF R66 is Full HD, as are most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R66 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other recently released small total megapixels video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon Legria HF R66 has a relatively standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R66 has a pretty average weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Legria HF R66 has a self-timer, as do most of the other recently released camcorders.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm. At 1,853 millimeter, the Canon Legria HF R66 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon Legria HF R66 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Legria HF R66 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a handheld remote control.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF R66 features pre-record function. Most of the other recently released small total megapixels video cameras also feature pre-record function.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R66 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R66 in February 2015.


Canon Legria HF R66 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF R66 review we compared this camcorder to 100 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,516 product attributes, 27,137 camcorder reviews and 1,385,600 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292034868, 08714574626765, 08714574626789

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