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Canon Legria HF R26

We have collected and analysed 11 expert reviews and 80 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is 08-02-2012. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R26 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the color and price are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, price, color

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R26 High Definition Camcorder - Black (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R26 High Definition Camcorder - Black (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Dec, 2018

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Canon's LEGRIA HF R26 offers decent features and image quality for the money.

Decent image quality, 8GB Flash memory, Keen price

No independent shutter and iris control, Auto white balance gives variable results in low light, Electronic image stabilisation

Feb, 2012

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The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is a budget full HD camcorder. It has a 3.28 megapixel CMOS sensor, 20x optical zoom, AVCHD recording, 8GB of flash memory and a 3-inch LCD screen to preview videos. It also offers twin memory card slots that can house up to...

The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is a great budget full HD camcorder that does all the basics very well, but before investing be sure to look around for a bargain. Canon LEGRIA HF R26 is tagged with Canon, LEGRIA HF R26, camcorder, full HD and 10280p. Select a...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Juha Saarinen (



What is a 'Legria'? Canon must know, as it gave that moniker to its HF R26 HD video camera that features a 20x optical zoom and dual SD card slots as the highlights.

Dec, 2011

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Canon Legria HF-R26


Size, ease of use. features. image quality.

Apr, 2012

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Canon Legria HF-R26


Size, ease of use. features. image quality


Apr, 2012

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Canon Legria HF-R26


The Editing software is terrible.

Oct, 2011

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Canon Legria HF-R26


The Editing software is terrible

Oct, 2011

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Canon Legria HF-R26


Great image quality, perfect size,

Battery life not that great Shaky Zoom

Aug, 2011

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Canon Legria HF-R26


Great image quality, perfect size

Battery life not that great ; Shaky Zoom

Jul, 2011

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Canon Legria HF-R26


as this is my 1st camcorder i'm still learning about the gadget.It seems quite straightforward to use, even for a novice like myself.i simply love the machine for its weight and size, also its design and functionality. Allround its a brilliant buy for...

absolutely none

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):1.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-110
Video recording time:1.5


Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:4
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes


Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):3.05
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.2 - 1154
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

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

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.6
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:f1.8 - f3.6
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:No / Yes
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: No
Histogram: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2016 x 1512
Still image resolution(s):1792 x 1344,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:No / Yes
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1 / 6.2
Height :12.1 / 6.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight / Auto, Daylight, Manual