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Canon Legria HF R78

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Canon Legria HF R78

$286.10
Canon Legria HF R78
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A fully featured and bargain price 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2016
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Canon Legria HF R78 Review

With excellent features and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R78 number 125 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
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Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Bigger than average digital zoom
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Canon Legria HF R78 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 60% of video cameras, it has mediocre features and at $286.10 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon Legria HF R78 and the United States price of $286.10 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £306.89 ($306.89).

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The Legria HF R78's total megapixels of only 3.28MP is smaller than 69% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the Legria HF R78 of only 0.206" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 31% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Canon Legria HF R78's weight of 240g is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 47% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all video cameras is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x. The Legria HF R78's optical zoom of 32x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 18% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The Legria HF R78's maximum battery life of 2.55h is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 48% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R78 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Legria HF R78 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 67% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R78 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The Legria HF R78's digital zoom of 1,140x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 83% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The Legria HF R78's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm is longer than 68% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Canon Legria HF R78 of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 24% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all camcorders is 4.7MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 17MP.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Legria HF R78 has a self-timer. 92% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R78 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria HF R78 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R78 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R78 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R78 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Legria HF R78's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,850mm is longer than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 93% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 930mm.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF R78's maximum memory card size of 64GB is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 43% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Legria HF R78 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the Legria HF R78 of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 66% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1237c002

Barcodes:

04549292060690, 08714574635071

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