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Canon LEGRIA HF R306 HD Camcorder (PAL)

B&H # CAHFR306E Mfr # 5978B001E
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Product Highlights
  • Canon 1/4.85" CMOS 3.28MP Image Sensor
  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards Up to 64GB
  • Video Snapshot & 51x Advanced Zoom
  • Backlit 3" (7.6 cm) LCD Touch Display
  • Optical Intelligent IS
  • Cinema-Look Filters
  • Touch Decoration & Story Creator
  • Smart Auto & Face Detection
  • PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia

Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America - the Canon LEGRIA HF R306 HD Camcorder (PAL) is a 1920 x 1080 high def that records directly to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. The camcorder supports up to 64GB cards, which makes it possible to record for several hours without changing cards. The HF R306's 1/4.85" CMOS image sensor and DIGIC DV III image processor work together to provide stunningly detailed, life-like images that look great on your HDTV. Of course, these two don't work alone: the HF R306 also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens, Intelligent IS optical image stabilization and a 3" LCD touch screen display, among other great features.

Designed for everyone from beginners to advanced users, the HF R306 also features a headphone jack, which makes it easier to dial in optimal audio settings to match your Full HD video. Plus, with 51x Advanced zoom, you can capture all the detail even when shooting far away subjects. The HF R306 has several shot enhancing features as well. These include Face Detection, autofocus, Story Creator, Touch Decoration and Cinema-Look Filters. Story Creator allows you to effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story. There are themes to choose from, as well as built-in scene suggestions. Cinema-Look Filters and Touch Decoration let you add fun effects to your movies without a PC. These features, combined with the Canon lens and CMOS sensor, give you the tools you need to get the shot you want.

Main Features

51x Advanced Zoom & Full HD CMOS Sensor
A genuine Canon HD video lens with 51x Advanced Zoom lets you capture all the detail even in far away subjects. The Full HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality and excellent color reproduction even in low light, so your movies will look great on your HDTV
Optical Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from four modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation - leaving you free to concentrate on shooting
Story Creator
Use Story Creator to effortlessly create memorable movies and help develop your video skills. Choose a theme for your movie and Story Creator gives you on screen suggestions and shooting tips, so you can make captivating videos
Cinema-Look Filters & Touch Decoration
Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters. Select from eight adjustable color-grading filters to capture the perfect movie scene. Adding fun effects to your movies without a PC is easy using Touch Decoration. Write messages straight on the Touch-screen with the Stylus Pen, add stamps or active animations like shooting stars and mix in still images
Fingertip Control
Operation is easy with a high-resolution 3" (7.6 cm) gesture-based Touch-screen LCD display, which gives you intuitive fingertip control of settings and simplifies playback
Smart Auto & Face Detection
Effortlessly shoot high quality video with Smart Auto. Intelligent Scene Detection Technology selects the perfect settings from 38 scene modes - all you have to do is point and shoot, while Face Detection optimizes the settings for great people shots
Video Snapshot
With Video Snapshot it's easy to create fun, short movies to share with friends - without a PC. Capture 2, 4 or 8 second clips with just one touch of the record button, create a playlist, add music and your movie is ready
SDXC Card Slot
The LEGRIA HF R306 records Full HD movies direct to an SDXC memory card and are ideal for sharing. SDXC cards are available in a range of sizes allowing you to capture hours of footage
PAL Recording Camcorder
The HF R306 camcorder is designed for use outside of North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. Phase Alternating Line or PAL recording is used in several regions around the world - including: North Africa, East Africa, Western Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America (Brazil/Argentina), Great Britain, Australia and Oceania (South Pacific Islands). PAL camcorders usually record using 25p, 50i or 50p frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means this PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada

Other Features

Cinema features include: Cinema-Look Filters, Story Creator and Touch Decoration
38 scene Smart Auto
Program AE: Auto and manual P, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) modes
Program AE (Cinema) P mode
Automatic or user-control backlight compensation
TTL white balance with Auto, as well as Daylight and Tungsten presets
1/2 - 1/1000 sec shutter speed
Auto, Fade and Wipe digital fade effects
Touch panel custom control
Simultaneous photo recording and touch screen Photo Button function
10 second self-timer
AVCHD recording modes include: MXP 1920 x 1080 (24 Mbps), FXP 1920 x 1080 (17 Mbps), XP+ 1440 x 1080 (12 Mbps), SP 1440 x 1080 ( 7 Mbps) and LP 1440 x 1080 (5 Mbps)
MP4 recording modes include 1280 x 720 (9 Mbps) and 1280 x 720 (4 Mbps)
Camera supports 25p progressive recording, x.v. color, video snapshot and Pre Record function
Search video files by date
Record review function
DIGIC DV III image processor
Auto Face Detection technology, AF/Instant control and AF/TV AF control
Manual touch screen LCD control and touch focus control
Manual focus assist magnification
Dolby Digital 2-channel (AC-3) audio recording with internal mic
Manual audio recording level control
Terminals include: headphone jack, Mini-AB USB 2.0 port, AV composite, Component video, HDMI v 1.3 (CEC supported) and a built-in charger jack
Quick Start via LCD touch screen
PIXELA Video Browser and Network Utility application software
Easy Web upload for quickly uploading to social networking sites
10 mm minimum focusing distance
Sensor 3.28 Megapixel 1/4.85"  CMOS
Color Filter Bayer
Effective Pixels 2,070,000 
Lens 2.8 - 89.6 mm
38.5 - 1232 mm
f/1.8 - 4.5
Zoom Advanced (Optical): 51x
Optical: 32x
Digital: 1020x
System PAL
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image
Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1440 x 1080p / 25 fps
1280 x 720p / 25 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
2nd Display
Image Stabilization Digital
Lux 4 (Minimum Lux)
Shutter Speed 1/2-1/1000sec
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini) V1.3, out only
1x USB 2.0 Mini-B, out only
1x Component Video (out)
1x Analog A/V Output
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack Yes
Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Charging Method AC Adapter
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.5" / 54.0 x 55.0 x 115.0 mm
Weight 8.82 oz / 250 g
Canon LEGRIA HF R306 HD Camcorder (PAL)
  • BP-709 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • CA-110 Compact AC Power Adapter & Charger
  • USB Cable
  • HTC-100/S Mini HDMI Cable
  • Bundled CD-ROMs
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    Basic camcoder

    By Bender

    from Spain

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD


    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon LEGRIA HF R306 HD Camcorder (PAL):

    Basic cam, but enough for the use i have to do, maybe is a bit darkness the screen, but absolutely enough for the prize

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