Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder Reviews

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Summary

  • Canon HD Video lens with 51x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS sensor
  • Optical Intelligent IS automatically switches between four modes to combat shake
  • Cinema-look filters and Touch Decoration let you change the look and feel of movies; PC free
  • SDXC SDXC card slot for easy sharing
  • High-resolution 7.5cm flat touch screen LCD
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Specification for Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Formats - AVCHD/MP4
Recording Medium - SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
Max Recording Time - Variable total, depending on memory card size ,64GB SDXC card (not supplied): AVCHD mode, 12hrs 15mins, MP4 mode: 16hrs 55mins1,8

CCD
Type - 1/4.85 type CMOS
Total pixels - 3.28 megapixel
Effective Pixel
Movie 2.07 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Still 2.07 megapixels
Filter - Bayer pattern filter

LENS
Advanced Zoom - 51x
Optical Zoom - 32x
Digital Zoom - 1020x
Digital Tele-converter – NO
Focal Length - 2.8mm-89.6mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length - 38.5mm-1232mm
Maximum aperture - f1.8 to 4.5
Minimum focusing distance - 10mm
Image Stabilizer - Optical Image, Stabiliser: Intelligent IS – Dynamic, Powered, Tripod, Macro
Filter diameter – None
Wide Attachment – NO
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Image Processor - DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology – YES

LCD
Screen size - 7.5cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD, 100% view
Pixels - 230,000 dots
Touchscreen LCD – YES
Manual adjustment - Brightness, backlight

Wi-Fi Function
Wi-Fi Function (wireless LAN/ DLNA supported)) – NO

External HDD storage
Direct storage to external HDD – NO

VIEWFINDER
Screen size – NO
Pixels – NO

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION
Minimum Lux. - 4 lux
Night Mode - Low Light (0.4 lux)
Super Night Mode
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment – NO

FOCUS
Auto/Manual - YES / YES
Control - AUTO: Face Detection AF / TV AF MANUAL: Touchscreen LCD, Touch Focus
Manual Focus Assist - YES (Magnification)

CINEMA FEATURESCinema Features - Cinema-Look Filters, Story Creator, Touch Decoration

AE MODE
Smart Auto - YES (38 scenes)
Program AE – AUTO M mode: P,SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks), Cinema mode: P
Zebra – NO

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION
Backlight Compensation - YES (automatic or user control)

WHITE BALANCE
Type – TTL
Auto – YES
Set/Preset - YES: Daylight, Tungsten

SHUTTER SPEED
Maximum - 1/1000th sec
Slow - 1/2 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT
Fade – Auto, Fade , Wipe
Effect – NO

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT
Image Effects – NO
Custom Functions – NO

CUSTOM CONTROL
Custom Control - YES (Touch panel operations)

STILL IMAGE
Capture image size - 1920 x 1080 (not Cinema mode)
Continuous shooting mode – NO
Auto Exposure Bracketing – NO
Simultaneous Photo Recording – YES
Selecting AF Frame Function – NO
Histogram – NO
Photo Button - Touchscreen LCD
Photo Burst – NO

SELF TIMER
Self Timer - 10 sec

REC REVIEW/REC SEARCH
REC. review/REC. search - YES/NO

RECORDING MODE
LP mode - 5 AVCHD recording quality modes, MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps, FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbs, XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps, SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps, LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps, 2 MP4 quality recording modes - 1280 x 720, 9Mbps, 1280 x 720, 4Mbps, Extended Recording mode (ELP mode), Progressive shooting mode - YES (25p)
X.v.Color – YES
Video Snapshot – YES
Pre REC – YES
Colour Bars and Test Tone – NO

SEARCH
Still image – NO
Date – YES

MEMORY CARD
Multi Media Card – NO
Secure Digital Card - SD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie Recording – YES
Internal Data Transfer - MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card), STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card)

AUDIO
System - Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
Audio Scene Select – NO
Zoom Microphone – NO
Manual Rec. level control – YES

TERMINAL
Headphone – YES
Microphone – NO
USB - YES (Mini-AB, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, out only)
DV – NO
Direct Print – NO
Analogue-in – NO
AV - YES (out only)
S-video – NO
Component - YES (out only)
HDMI - YES (HDMITM Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, CEC supported)
LANC – No
Built-in charger – Yes

QUICK START
Quick Start - Yes using the LCD screen

ACCESSORY SHOE
Accessory shoe – No

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT
Built-in Video light – No

BUILT-IN FLASH
Built-in Flash – No

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Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder

“Best Buy for the Price I found”

Written on: 17/12/2013 by SaifulHasan1 (7 reviews written)

As far as camcorders go, this one from Canon is easy to use and effective for handling whatever videographic emergencies one needs such an equipment from. Its of sturdy built and easy to use too, which are two very positive aspects regarding this type of equipment. Recommended for use specially if you are not too electronics savvy but like the good things of life… Read Full Review

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Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder

“Canon camcorder”

Written on: 18/10/2013 by JenniferWatkins (6 reviews written)

My sister has one of these and it is the best cam corder I've ever worked with. Both pictires and video are amazing. Excellent value for money… Read Full Review

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Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder

“Very good pictures but confusing instructions”

Written on: 13/03/2013 by DEREKLJ (3 reviews written)

This camera gives excellent recordings in auto mode and I have yet to try the other three modes. One thing I found very confusing was the instruction manual that comes with it on a software disc. I printed off the 222 pages of instructions only to find that the first 50 or so pages are just basically rambling on about another more expensive model, also you start reading from stage one "basic recording" and as you are going through each line of instructions for example it will tell you to read… Read Full Review

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Written on: 31/03/2014

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