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Canon Legria HF R66

We have collected and analysed 1 expert reviews and 64 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is 07-11-2015. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: 17-12-2018.

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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 really like the price and image quality. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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

Dec, 2018

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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:Y


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:N / 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


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Flip-out screen:N / No
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:N / No


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

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor resolution:2073600
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1140
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1853
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens:N / No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):185.3
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

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


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

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y


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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


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

Technical Details

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


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD, MP43
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 116
Height :5.8 / 58
Width:5.3 / 53

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten / Auto, Flash, Incandescent, Indoor, Outdoor