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Canon Legria HF R78
Canon Legria HF R78
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Canon Legria HF R78 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 240g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon camcorders have good reviews
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Very slow maximum frame rate

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Reviews

Canon Camcorders Have Good Reviews

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


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R78 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the Panasonic HC-W580 ($347.99) or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the Panasonic HC-W570 ($313.99).

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HDR-CX625B.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 32.5 millimeters, the Legria HF R78 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 26mm to 33mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R78 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

If this Canon video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K (3,000x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K (50x) which is also cheaper.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R78 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HC-W570 ($313.99) which has better reviews; or the Zoom Q8 ($290.00) which is cheaper.

Other camcorders which also support HDMI that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX625B.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R78 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R78 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-W570 ($313.99) which has better reviews; or the Zoom Q8 ($290.00) which is cheaper.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX625B.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF R78 features pre-record function, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Legria HF R78 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 35 frames per second) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder the maximum frame rates range from 35fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 48fps.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a self-timer, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF R78 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Legria HF R78 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HC-W570 ($313.99) which has better reviews; or the HC-W580 ($347.99), or the HC-V380 ($297.99) both from Panasonic which is cheaper.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria HF R78 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R78 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R78 has a face detection, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R78 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Legria HF R78 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Legria HF R78 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R78 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera, the Legria HF R78 does not have a built-in light.

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Camera

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The smallest minimum illumination of small total megapixels camcorders that were released one year ago is 0.1lx, the biggest is 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the Legria HF R78.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF R78 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

Camcorders with a larger maximum memory card size that might be worth considering include the Zoom Q8 ($290.00) (128GB) which is also cheaper.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.9 hours, the Canon Legria HF R78 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 240 grams, the Legria HF R78 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HC-W580 ($347.99) (264g), or the HC-V380 ($297.99) (252g) both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1237c002
Barcodes 04549292060690, 08714574635071

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