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Canon Legria HF R26

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Canon Legria HF R26. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the memory and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability and zoom.

usability, price, image quality, size, memory

battery, color, reliability, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R26 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R26 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the color and price are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, price, color

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R26 High Definition Camcorder - Black (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R26 High Definition Camcorder - Black (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

May, 2016

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Canon's LEGRIA HF R26 offers decent features and image quality for the money.

Decent image quality, 8GB Flash memory, Keen price

No independent shutter and iris control, Auto white balance gives variable results in low light, Electronic image stabilisation

Feb, 2012

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The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is a budget full HD camcorder. It has a 3.28 megapixel CMOS sensor, 20x optical zoom, AVCHD recording, 8GB of flash memory and a 3-inch LCD screen to preview videos. It also offers twin memory card slots that can house up to...

The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is a great budget full HD camcorder that does all the basics very well, but before investing be sure to look around for a bargain. Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is tagged with Canon, LEGRIA HF R26, camcorder, full HD and 10280p. Select a...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Juha Saarinen (



What is a 'Legria'? Canon must know, as it gave that moniker to its HF R26 HD video camera that features a 20x optical zoom and dual SD card slots as the highlights.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Roger (

Canon Legria HF-R26


Size, ease of use. features. image quality


Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: stephenp (

What you pay for is what you get


Will never believe the hype from Canon and store reviews again. An never rely on a retailer to guide you. I expected more from Camera House, but this camera was a total waste of money. Performs OK so long as the lighting is near perfect. OK performance...

Reasonable performance in mid focal lengths and near perfect lighting

Over-hyped, poor ergonomics, poor stabilization, poor performance in less than ideal lighthing

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Rhianydd (

Canon Legria HF-R26


The Editing software is terrible

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Pragati (

Canon Legria HF-R26


Great image quality, perfect size

Battery life not that great ; Shaky Zoom

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC 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 / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


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


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3