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Canon Legria HF R18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and viewfinder are overall positive. The price and battery also get good views, but some have doubts about the portability and image quality.

usability, battery, price, viewfinder, size

image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria HF R18

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

battery, usability, size, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF-R18 Camcorder Value-Up Kit (Includes 4GB SD Card, Soft Case)Canon LEGRIA HF R18 High Definition Digital Camcorder -Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R18 High Definition Digital Camcorder -Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

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Canon Legria HF R18 camcorder

 

The Canon Legria HF R18 (AKA Canon Vixia HF 11) is an entry-level high-def camcorder aimed squarely at the casual end of the market. Its main selling ...

20x optical zoom, affordable price, decent performance in bright lighting

Struggled in low to mid lighting, no external audio, poor still image mode

The Canon Legria HFR 18 provides cheap HD video to those who can't afford a mid-range or high-end camcorder.

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Canon Legria HF R18

 

Can Canon face off the competition for value again?

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Canon Legria HF R18 review

 

Ease of use, built-in storage and a modest set of family-oriented features are all welcome on the Canon Legria HF R18 camcorder, but they seem to come at the expense of picture quality.

32GB built-in flash memory ; Good design ; Simple to operate ; Useful 'smart auto' mode

Disappointing photo and video performance ; Picture quality deteriorates in low and artificial light ; Doesn't represent very good value

Most families looking to make their own home movies will need a camcorder that's as convenient and cost-effective as it is competent at producing decent pictures. As such, we're happy to accept a slight quality hit compared to higher-end models,...

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Canon Legria HF R18 review

 

The Canon Legria HF R18 should prove adequate for novice users who only want to shoot occasional home movies. However, everyone else would be better off with one of its more accomplished stable mates, such as the Canon Legria HF M31 or Canon Legria...

The Canon Legria HFR 18 provides cheap HD video to those who can't afford a mid-range or high-end camcorder.

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Canon HF R18

 

Great All Round Camera. Easy to use, just point and record

Lacks the HDMI cable required for Camcorder to TV link

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.5''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

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

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

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