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Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder with Media Card Slot (PAL, Silver)

Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder with Media Card Slot (PAL, Silver)

Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder with Media Card Slot (PAL, Silver)

B&H # CAHFR306SE MFR # 5978B005E
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Product Highlights

  • Canon 1/4.85" CMOS 3.28MP Image Sensor
  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Record AVCHD or MP4
  • Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards Up to 64GB
  • 32x Optical, 51x Advanced Zoom
  • Backlit 3" (7.6 cm) LCD Touch Display
  • Smart Auto & Face Detection
  • Optical Intelligent IS
  • Cinema-Look Filters
  • Touch Decoration & Story Creator
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The silver Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder with Media Card Slot records up to 1920 x 1080 HD video onto an available removable media card. The camcorder also takes 1920 x 1080 still photos as JPEGs. It is designed to be compatible with the European/PAL broadcasting standard. The camcorder supports SD/SDHC/SDXC media cards with up to 64GB capacity. It features a 1/4.85" CMOS image sensor and Canon's DIGIC DVIII image processor to provide detailed, life-like images. The HF R306 also employs a 32x optical zoom lens with a 2.8 to 89.6mm focal length range, and image stabilization. The 3" LCD touch screen display, allows you to select and adjust the cameras settings.

The camcorder features include Optical Intelligent IS (image stabilization), Cinema-Look Filters for adding a cinematic feel to your footage while shooting, and several scene mode selections that help you cope with difficult shooting situations. Smart Auto lets the camcorder choose the best settings for your situation and Face Detection optimizes your settings for recording people. The camcorder also features a headphone output so you can clearly hear what you are recording.

Main Features

PAL Standard
The HF R306 camcorder is designed for use outside of North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. This camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada.
Full HD CMOS Sensor
The sensor captures 1920 x 1080 25p/50i, and records at 50i - converting 25p to 50i. It will also record still photos at 1920 x 1080 resolution as JPEGS. MP4 movies are captured at 720 25p, and recorded at 50i.
32x Optical, 51x Advanced, 1020x Digital Zoom
The lens features a 32x optical zoom that lets you get close up shots of your subject without the loss of resolution a digital zoom causes. The 51x advanced zoom allows you to extend the optical zoom with minimal lose in resolution. You can use the camera to zoom into the image 1020x, but this can lead to a significant loss of resolution.
Intelligent IS
Intelligent selects the best stabilization based on your shooting method.
Cinema Mode & Cinema-Look Filters
You can choose to shoot in cinema mode, which adjusts the frame rate and image related settings to add a cinematic look to your footage. You can add cinema-look filters to the image for further effect. The camcorder offers seven different filters such as: Cinema Standard, Vivid, Cool, Nostalgic, Sepia, Old Movie, and Dramatic B & W.
Scene Modes
    • Portrait: The camcorder uses a large iris aperture providing separation of the in focus foreground from the background.
    • Sports: Adjusts the camcorder's setting to capture the fast moving sports action.
    • Night Scene: Use when shooting nightscapes.
    • Snow: Select this when shooting scenes where snow covers the background.
    • Beach: Similar to Snow, use this setting when shooting on a beach, to prevent your foreground subjects from becoming underexposed.
    • Sunset: Adjusts the camera to record a sunset shot with vivid colors.
    • Low Light: For shooting in low light situations, such as a recording a sleeping child in a dark room.
    • Spotlight: This setting is used when shooting a situation such as a play or performance, when the subject is lit by a strong spotlight.
    • Fireworks: select this mode when recording fireworks.
LCD Touch Screen
Operation is easy with a high-resolution 3" (7.5 cm) gesture-based Touch-screen LCD display, which gives you intuitive fingertip control of settings and simplifies playback.
Smart Auto
Smart Auto selects the best settings for the scene you are shooting.
Face Detection
The camera automatically detects people's faces. You can select different settings for different people. The camcorder can track people or other subjects you select, and have the camera track and keep them in focus.
Story Creator
Story Creator allows you to create memorable movies as you 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.
Touch Decoration
Allows you to add animated graphics, stamps, and even freehand drawings. You can decorate scenes as they are being recorded or during playback. The included Stylus is a handy tool for drawing on the LCD screen to create the decorations.

Other Features

Automatic backlight compensation.
TTL white balance with Auto, as well as Daylight and Tungsten presets, and manual/custom white balance settings.
10 second self-timer.
Manual touch screen LCD control and touch focus control.
Dolby Digital 2-channel (AC-3) audio recording with internal mic.
Manual audio recording level control.
Terminals include: Mini-AB USB 2.0 port, AV composite/Headphone jack, HDMI v 1.3 and a built-in charger jack.
In the Box
Canon Legria HF R306 Full HD Camcorder with Media Card Slot (PAL, Silver)
  • BP-709 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • CA-110E Compact Power Adapter & Cord
  • USB Cable
  • HTC-100/S Mini HDMI Cable
  • Stylus Pen
  • Bundled CD-ROMs
  • Limited 90-Day B&H Warranty
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    Specifications
    Camera
    Sensor 3.28 Megapixel 1/4.85"  CMOS
    Color Filter Bayer
    Pixel Gross 3,280,000
    Effective Pixels 2,070,000 @ Video 16:9
    2,070,000 @ Photo 16:9
    Optics
    Lens 2.8 - 89.6 mm / 35mm Equivalent: 38.5 - 1232 mm
    2.8 - 89.6 mm / 35mm Equivalent: 33.9 - 1729 mm  Advanced Zoom
    f/1.8 - 4.5
    Lens Elements 10
    Zoom Optical: 32x
    Advanced (Optical): 51x
    Digital: 1020x
    Recording
    System PAL
    Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64 GB Video/Image
    Recording Time SD/SDHC/SDXC 16 GB
    1920 x 1080 85 min, MXP
    1920 x 1080 125 min, FXP
    1440 x 1080 170 min, XP+
    1440 x 1080 285 min, SP
    1440 x 1080 365 min, LP
    SD/SDHC/SDXC 16 GB
    1280 x 720 115 min, 9 Mbps
    1280 x 720 250 min, 4 Mbps
    Video Format High Definition
    AVCHD (MPEG4)
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (24 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (17 Mbps)
    1440 x 1080i / 50 fps (12 Mbps)
    High Definition
    AVCHD (MPEG4)
    1440 x 1080i / 50 fps (7 Mbps)
    1440 x 1080i / 50 fps (4 Mbps)
    High Definition
    MP4
    1280 x 720p / 25 fps (9 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p / 25 fps (4 Mbps)
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format AAC-LC
    Dolby Digital 2ch
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Pixel Count 230,000
    Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
    Turning Angle: 270°
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/2-1/1000 sec
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Lux 4 (Auto slow shutter on, shutter speed 1/2)
    .4 (Low light, shutter speed 1/2)
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Custom
    Daylight
    Tungsten
    Creative Effects Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
    1x USB 2.0 Mini-AB
    1x A/V Dual purpose - Headphone/Video & Audio
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Languages Arabic
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Finnish
    French
    German
    Greek
    Hungarian
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Norwegian
    Persian
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Romanian
    Russian
    Simplified Chinese
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Thai
    Traditional Chinese
    Turkish
    Ukrainian
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 895 mAh,
    Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge
    Charging Time 2.16 hours
    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
    Power Consumption Operating:2.6 W
    Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 5.7 x 4.7"

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