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Canon Legria HF R16

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 75 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 66/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Feb 18, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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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 generally positive. The durability and portability also get good feedback.

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)

Dec, 2018

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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