Entry-Level Canon Legria Camcorders Unveiled At CES 2012 0

At CES 2012, Canon unveiled the latest addition to their oddly named Legria entry-level camcorders series. What exactly does “legria” mean is a million dollar question and something we don’t really have an answer to. However, when it comes to the actual specs of the pocket shooters, we can certainly shed some light that.

The new set of wireless and full HD camcorders include three models, which are: the Legria HF R38, the Legria HF R36 and the Legria HF R306. All three are capable of Full HD recording, along with 51x advanced zoom and also feature an optical Image Stabilizer. While the Legria HF R38 and the Legria HF R36 include built-in Wi-Fi functionality, the R306, lacks it, which of course  makes it considerably cheaper than the other two.

The Legria HF R38 is the most advance of the lot (read expensive) and comes with a 7.5cm touchscreen and 32GB of memory. The HF R36 also has similar features, but has an internal memory of just 8GB. The Legria HF 306 on the other hands has no internal storage and as mentioned before no Wi-Fi connectivity.

Some may dismiss the addition of Wi-Fi as just a gimmick, but in this day and age of Facebook and Youtube, the ability to upload videos directly to the Internet and share it with family and friends is quite tempting and even a logical decision. The fact that there is an iOS app ,which lets one transfer videos directly to an iPad and iPhone highlights Canon’s astute marketing skills as well. No word on pricing or¬†availability, but keep watching this space for updates.

LEGRIA HF R38 features:
Wi-Fi with MP4 support
51x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS
Optical Intelligent IS
Story Creator
Cinema-look filters; Touch Decoration
Store direct to external HDD
7.5cm touch screen
Smart Auto (38 Scenes), Face Detection
HD-SD conversion
32GB memory, SDXC card slot

LEGRIA HF R36 features:
Wi-Fi with MP4 support
51x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS
Optical Intelligent IS
Story Creator
Cinema-look filters; Touch Decoration
Store direct to external HDD
7.5cm touch screen
Smart Auto (38 Scenes), Face Detection
HD-SD conversion
8GB memory, SDXC card slot

LEGRIA HF R306 features:
51x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS
Optical Intelligent IS
Story Creator
Cinema-look filters; Touch Decoration
7.5cm touch screen
Smart Auto (38 Scenes), Face Detection
Video Snapshot
SDXC card slot

 

 

 

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