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Canon Legria HF R56

Canon Legria HF R56
alaScore 90

137 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Canon Legria HF R56. 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. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R56 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF R56 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.2MP, 32x Optical Zoon, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi) 3inch LCDCanon Legria HF R56 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.2MP, 32x Optical Zoon, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi) 3inch LCD

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Tom82 (

Canon LEGRIA HF R56 Full HD Camcorder


Bought this for a holiday, it was simple to use and very good camera, lightweight and easy to use. The picture quality was superb. This is a great camera in my opinion.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Harry (

Canon LEGRIA Camcorder


I've had this Canon LEGRIA Camcorder for a couple of months now, and used it several times to make videos for YouTube, I must say it is really simple to use and the picture quality is really good, the touch screen facility is very handy, all in all a...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike101 (

Overall Good Buy


Replacement for my 10 tear old sony dv handycam. Pros: Good picture quality Small compact size Internal 8Gb memory + SD slot Straightforward to operate with intuitive menu Incorporated lens cover Cons No mic input No lens bevel Pixela software for...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: sasmj (

For the Money it's hard to find anything better


I'm a novice to camcorders and wanted a camcorder to upload videos onto youtube but didn't want to spend too much money. I read many reviews and decided on the Canon R56 and I'm so glad that I did. This little camcorder is brilliant and you can...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Redman (

I am a senior male and love camera aspects


This is an excellent product to use for anyone. One use for me is to record one of my grandsons sporting activities, great clarity of fast moving images, just what I require I will recommend this camera well done Canon

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: xXx_d0_1_1nt3rn3t¿_xXx (

Alpso-lutely fernomenal


Overall phenomenal and it was relatively cheap in comparison to others. :-)

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Taketwo (

Lots of features


I have had this camera for a few weeks now and I haven't explored the full range of features yet, which is why I have given it 4/5. That said....straight out of the box, battery charged and card inserted I put the camera on auto and shot some great...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: the jeeter (

Canon LEGRIA HF R56 Wi-Fi Full HD Camcorder


the best piece of equipment i have ever purchased, to be able to watch what you've just recorded in the matter of seconds, is pretty special. how did i ever manage with HI8 tapes in the past, i will never know!

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Near Field Communication: No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

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


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