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Canon LEGRIA HF R306 Full HD

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 150 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 65/100 and users rate it 79/100. The average review date is 21-01-2013. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF R306 Full HD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF R306 Full HD from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the portability and size. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, zoom, size, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R306 Camcorder - Black (32x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD TouchscreenCanon LEGRIA HF R306 Camcorder - Black (32x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD Touchscreen

Dec, 2018

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Canon Legria HF R306


Very neat,well finished, screen very responsive

The person who took my order gave me the wrong information about getting the free battery I have written a letter about this but I have not received a reply

Jul, 2013

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Canon Legria HF R306


A good product, easy to use

none at the moent

May, 2013

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Canon Legria HF R306


Very good video in daylight. Impressed overall.

Not so good video in poor light

Jan, 2013

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Canon Legria HF R306


Very good video in daylight. Impressed overall

Not so good video in poor light

Dec, 2012

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Canon Legria HF R306


relatively easy to use and packed with great features within the price bracket

woeful battery life when recording in full HD (less than 30mins) perhaps this is a fault for all such camcorders - definately worth investing in additional higher capacity batteries if you intend to be out and about. I managed to get batteries that...

Nov, 2012

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Canon Legria HF R306


Light, fits the hand extremely well. Fulfils all my expected requirements.

Nov, 2012

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Very simple to use and hd quality in good light is excellent.

Oct, 2012

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Canon Legria HF R306


Light, fits the hand extremely well. Fulfils all my expected requirements


Oct, 2012

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Fails on Battery Life


brill picture but battery lasts about 30 minutes, even though the memory cards states that you can record 2 hours ;O(

Oct, 2012

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Canon's Reputation for quality upheld


To start with, it was not easy to look for a Camcorder which was good in my budget. And too many players like Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc competing with various products for different segments. All I wanted was a camcorder which should be really good...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):1 / 3.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-709
Video recording time:1


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4
Photo effects:Fader
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes


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


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

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1/0.191 / 25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1020
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.5 - 1232
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):123.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.85
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

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


Wi-Fi: No

Other features

AV output:1
Electrical viewfinder: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64
Wireless Connection: No
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:0.001 - 0.5 / 1/1000 / 1/1000; 1/2 / 1/2 - 1/1000
Shutter speed (video):0.001

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: No
Histogram: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Flash memory:4 / 8
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:198 / 24
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+ / FXP, MXP, SP, XP+
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1440 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5 / 115
Height :5.5 / 55
Width:5.4 / 54

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten / Daylight, Tungsten