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Canon Legria HF R205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Canon Legria HF R205. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the memory and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria HF R205


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon Legria HF R205 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the battery.


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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Karan Shah (

Canon Legria HF R205 Review


Camcorders have more or less taken a back seat with the recent success of smartphones.

The Canon Legria HF R205 is priced at Rs. 19,395. You’ll definitely require a stand, if you want to do some serious shooting with the HF R205. The user interface is a tad boring and confusing at times and as far as performance is concerned, the...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (

Canon Legria HF R205 Review, Price in India


Canon Legria HF R205 is one of the best among the HD camcorders out there. The finishing coating resembles closely to graphite smooth luster and bits of metallic use here and there, to give a classic touch.

Canon Legria HF R20 is definably a nice camcorder with enhanced feature. The price is cool and it’s not one which will burn your pocket. Instead you'll bargain a nice piece of technology for a good price. It is also the most economical camcorders out...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (

Review: Canon Legria HF R205


Finally, an affordable HD camcorder.

Very compact, light, and stylish; Decent image quality with HD movie capture; Good build and ergonomics; Swivel LCD; Headphone jack; 18x smooth and silent optical zoom; Good price

No optical image stabilization; Poor battery life; Awkwardly placed ports; No microphone jack; No carry pouch

Sep, 2011

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Canon HF R205


Easy to master and operate

The battery life could be better

Aug, 2012

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Canon HF R205


Demo'd very well in Curry store light, good images, reasonably priced.

Bought the Canon Legria after recommendation from Curry staff member especially to take video of our son's wedding in USA. Followed instructions in charging the battery went to take video no power charged it again no power but worked when connected to...

Jul, 2012

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May, 2012

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PRICE of Spare Battery!!

Apr, 2012

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Canon HF R205


image quality is very good, as is value for money. Its not too heavy, so this makes it easier to carry around.

Battery seems to run down very quickly. I also think the instruction manual is not comprehensive enough, although I am older I have just about managed to work it out.

Apr, 2012

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Canon HF R205


Picture quality is excellent Touch screen is very useful for navigating menus Lightweight Has 2 slots for memory cards

Can't find any

Feb, 2012

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Canon HF R205


Well worth what I paid for it.

Touch screen isn't the most sensitive.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:BP-110
Battery voltage:3.7


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Grey / Silver


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):3.28
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.07 / 3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:360
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:18

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/12.5 - 1/2000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:2016 x 1512
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,2016 x 1512


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.1
Weight:0.27 / 270