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Canon Legria HF R38

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and memory. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the features and viewfinder, and there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

usability, image quality, portability, memory, size

battery, viewfinder, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R38 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R38 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, portability, image quality, size

battery, viewfinder, features

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Legria HF R38 Full HD Camcorder (32x Optical Zoom, Optical IS, WiFi, 32GB Memory)

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The HF R38 bundles wireless media serving with decent image quality and features.

Decent image quality ; Capacious 32GB of built-in memory ; WiFi DLNA server facility

Misses some manual settings ; Limited enthusiast features ; Only slightly cheaper than Canon premium models

But there are 11 scene modes to choose from, ranging from Portrait to Snow, Beach and Fireworks. You can focus manually using a slider or by touching the screen, and white balance options include a manual mode as well as two presets and the fully...


Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4.85'' / 1/4''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1000


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3