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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF R38. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, size

battery, viewfinder

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, size, durability, image quality

battery, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF R38 Full HD Camcorder (32x Optical Zoom, Optical IS, WiFi, 32GB Memory)Canon LEGRIA HF R38 Camcorder - Black (32x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD Touchscreen

Nov, 2015

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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

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


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


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