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Canon Legria HF R56

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Canon Legria HF R56. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R56 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the zoom and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF R56 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.2MP, 32x Optical Zoon, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi) 3inch LCDCanon Legria HF R56 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.2MP, 32x Optical Zoon, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi) 3inch LCD

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery life (max):145 / 2.17 / 3.15 / 3.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Video recording time:3.15


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Back light compensation:Y / Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC 4+ / DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4
Remotely operated:Y / Yes
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black / Brown
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):23000 / 230000
Touch screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


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


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection:Y / 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:3.2 / 3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1140 / 57
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1853
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens:N
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):185.3 / 1853
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25 / 32.5
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset


Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

AV output: Yes
Backlight: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Included memory card size:8
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:N / No / Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge:N / No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 0.5 - 0.0005 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:N / No
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card / NAND
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Camera file system:Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Battery charger included:Y
Full HD:Y
Self-timer: Yes
User guide:Y


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP
Dual shot (video & photo):Y / Yes
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:25 / 50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:Y / Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p / 720p,1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 116
Height :5.7 / 57
Width:5.3 / 53

White balance

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