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Canon Legria HF R76
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Canon Legria HF R76 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 240g CMOS Feb 2016
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This compact, easy to use, Wi-Fi and NFC enabled camcorder delivers excellent quality video thanks to powerful technologies that automatically make your videos look their best. Perfect for sharing... More
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20 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Canon has excellent average ratings for its small sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Nice Design

One Canon Legria HF R76 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good looking. In October this year Izzy gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R76 on Amazon “Really good, I know it's fashionable to use your phone these days”.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R76 had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “As a camcorder was very good good zoom and seemed easy to work.” yet they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Canon Legria HF R76 owner who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year, the Canon Legria HF R76 has an image stabiliser.

Other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price], or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF R76 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last year.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price], or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] both from Panasonic.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R76. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R76 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

Other 1,140x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper video cameras such as the Legria HF R706[pl_3903750_price], or the HF R706[pl_3935505_price] both from Canon.

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Has a Night Mode

The Legria HF R76 has a night mode. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R76 do not have a night mode.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R76 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Canon camcorder supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R76.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R76 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R76 also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a built-in display including the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price], or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] both from Panasonic.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF R76 is more than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has a Sunset scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on latest small sensor size camcorders. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R76 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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1080p Video Mode

The Legria HF R76 has a 1080p video mode which is better than the 720p video mode found on most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode across all recently released video cameras.

The worst video mode amongst similar types of video camera is 720p.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria HF R76 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on latest camcorders. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon Legria HF R76 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most similar spec camcorders that were launched in the last year. Most new video cameras support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all video cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Small

Across all the camcorders that were released in the last year the depths range from 58mm to 440mm. With a depth of only 116 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R76 is fairly small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R76.

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Small

The smallest similar spec video camera that is a comparable age to the Legria HF R76 is 58mm high and the biggest is 210mm. At only 58 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R76 is quite small compared to most of the other latest video cameras.

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Very Small

At only 53 millimeters, the Legria HF R76 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the new small sensor size camcorders the widths range from 48mm to 180mm, and the average width is 83mm.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Legria HF R76 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R76. The minimum illumination of latest small sensor size camcorders range from 0.1lx to 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.3lx.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon Legria HF R76 is 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution of 640 x 480.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all latest small sensor size camcorders.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Legria HF R76 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 35 frames per second) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R76 the maximum frame rates range from 35fps to 60fps.

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Not Full HD

Most new small sensor size camcorders are not Full HD. The Legria HF R76 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders, the Legria HF R76 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R76 the maximum memory card sizes range from 64GB to 130GB. The Legria HF R76 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 64 gigabytes) amongst camcorders of this age.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (128GB and cheaper).

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year, the Canon Legria HF R76 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R76 is not waterproof. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R76 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R76 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 550,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R76 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The Legria HF R76 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R76 have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 2.3MP.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R76

Released Ten Months Ago

This Canon camcorder has been on the market for ten months.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that were released in the last 12 months.

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Average Screen Size

The Canon Legria HF R76 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R76.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

Alternative 32x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper video cameras such as the Legria HF R706[pl_3903750_price], or the HF R706[pl_3935505_price] both from Canon.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R76 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last 12 months.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (3h and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 240 grams, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V180[plb_3191135_price] (211g) which is also cheaper.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 4.3 hours, the Canon Legria HF R76 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out in the last year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Night Mode
USB Connectivity
Program Auto Exposure (AE)
Backlight
AV Output
Technical Details
Self-Timer

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 August 2016 by William mackie
(Verified Purchase)

Very good little camcorder does every thing that l wanted it to do...

Reviewed 13 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Had this for about 4 days took one full day to work out wifi then it kept dropping out ,also the app they describe for remote is not what they said on google play it's under different heading so... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2016 by Izzy | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Really good, I know it's fashionable to use your phone these days but they are no substitute for a dedicated video recorder. Would have liked a remote though...

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