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Canon Legria HF R66

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Canon Legria HF R66. 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. Reviews about the price and durability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery.

portability, usability, image quality, durability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R66 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R66 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The durability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the battery.

portability, usability, durability, image quality, price


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF R66 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.28 MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC) 3-Inch LCDCanon Legria HF R66 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.28 MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC) 3-Inch LCD

Mar, 2019

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Canon R66


" Only just taken it out of the box, charged the battery and had a quick play with it. Done a little bit of filming from on the doorstep, then connected to the HDTV and the picture is fantastic, there's a tree about 300 Metres away which I zoomed in...

Apr, 2016

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" I returned the Cannon cam Corder as there was a wide angle lens attachment missing. Alison the lady I went to at Argos Cockhedge store she was great and sorted my return out with no fuss and she was very friendly. "

Mar, 2016

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Product quality was very good


" Value for the money. "

Feb, 2016

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Great little camera.


" First time I have ventured into the camcorder market & I am very pleased that I chose this one. The picture quality is extremely good as is the stability control (what ever it is called!). Bought it to record our new puppy & the hairs in his coat are...

Jan, 2016

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Canon Legria HF R66


Excellent product!

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):2.1 / 2.16
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Video recording time:3.15


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:4
Photo effects:Fader
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Flip-out screen:N
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total megapixels:3.28

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.28 - 73
Digital Zoom:1140
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.28 - 73
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 3.53
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):73
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.28
Optical Zoom:32

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Candlelight, Fireworks, Night, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Spotlight, Sunset


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8

Technical Details

Date imprinting: Yes
Display brightness control:Y
Full HD: Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD, MP43
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4 / AVCHD,MP43
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder:Not available
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten