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.
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 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.
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 selects the best settings for the scene you are shooting.
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 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.
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.
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)
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Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 895 mAh, Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge