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Canon Legria HF R16

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Canon Legria HF R16. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and durability. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria HF R16


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R16 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 Comments about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive. The durability and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, durability, zoom, image quality

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R16 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R16 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Mar, 2019

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Excellent quality with an excellent price would recommend to anyone it's small it's compact it's value for money well worth the hard earned cash.

Oct, 2011

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Very good value camcorder


This is a very simple to use camcorder and is an excellent price at Argos. Good picture quality and nice overall size.

Sep, 2011

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Canon LEGRIA HF R16 HD Flash Camcorder - Black


Pros: easy to use, good picture, good battery life

Jul, 2011

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Good camera


This camcorder and camera is easy to use and good value for money, the picture quality is brillant

Jun, 2011

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So easy to use


We have now used this camcorder to record two martial arts courses. With the number of people milling around & so much going on, it could have been difficult to get a reasonable result - but we have some great footage thanks to the so-easy-to-use auto...

Jun, 2011

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Canon Legria


Excellent picture quality, ease of use, would recommend to others.

Jun, 2011

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Canon LEGRIA HF R16 HD Flash Camcorder - Black


Good product, worth of money, picture quality good.

Apr, 2011

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Canon Legria HF-R16


Very light and compact ; Good quality images and video ; Very good recording sound ; Good software

Not as easy to use as compared to other camcorders however you will get use to it

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0


Battery life (max):1.25 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5 / NB-2LH


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black / Red / Silver


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:112000


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.56
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.5 / 1/5.5
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total megapixels:2.39

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.57 - 31.5
Digital Zoom:400
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.57 - 31.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 2.36
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Optical Zoom:20

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Cable type:USB
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, AV
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Snap shot:Y
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer utility
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2 - 1/20000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 / 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8


Capture modes:FXP, LP, SP, XP+
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions