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Canon Legria HF R68
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Canon Legria HF R68 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon has good reviews for its camcorders
Good product quality
Not good in terms of size
5 Reviews

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Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 1,806 owner and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

One owner who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Pdb123 wrote “Picture quality is amazing” in their review of this camcorder.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner mentioned that the product had a good battery life. Pdb123 gave the Canon Legria HF R68 a score of 7 stars and said on Johnlewis.com “Long life battery is 3 hours 15, so I guess there is a different battery that you can buy” in their review of this camcorder.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R68 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst camcorders of this age.

There are a number of alternative 1,140x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R606, the Vixia HF R500 ($179.99), or the Legria HF R56 all from Canon.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) (2,500x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R68 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250 ($480.99), or the Sony HDR-PJ230/B ($191.90) which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R68 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32x (optical) camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R606, the Vixia HF R500 ($179.99), and the Legria HF R406 all from Canon is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) (38x), or the JVC GZ-R310 (40x) which also has a higher rating.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R68 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

There are a number of alternative Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Sharp HC-V550, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder is 2.5 Mbit/s and the biggest is 50 Mbit/s. At 35 megabits per second, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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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 the most frequently supported video resolutions on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R68 supports HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, the Legria HF R56, or the Vixia HF R40 all from Canon.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R68 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R68 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a self-timer, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon Legria HF R68 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R68 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a face detection. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF R68 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 360,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R68 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) 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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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF R68 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R42 ($449) both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V550.

If this Canon video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-NX3/1 ($2,899.99) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person thought the Canon Legria HF R68 was not a good body shape. Two years ago Ddss said on Johnlewis.com “And there is a very annoying rattle within the body of the camera”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the Legria HF R68 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 235g weight camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R606, or the Vixia HF R500 ($179.99) both from Canon or the JVC GZ-VX715SEU.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon Legria HF R68 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Legria HF R68 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder. Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.8lx.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.16 hours, the Canon Legria HF R68 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.16h battery life camcorders currently available including the Legria HF R606, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 all from Canon which has better reviews.

Video cameras with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Zoom Q4 ($199) (3h), the JVC GZ-R310 (5h), or the Sony HXR-NX3/1 ($2,899.99) (6.8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292034851, 08714574626666, 08714574626673, 08714574626697, 08714574626772

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