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Canon LEGRIA HF R48 High Definition Camcorder (3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi Enabled with MP4 Support) 3 inch LCD

by Canon
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • 53x Advanced zoom, Full HD CMOS
  • Simultaneous recording of AVCHD and MP4
  • Baby Mode
  • DIGIC DV4 image processor
  • 32GB internal storage

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Canon LEGRIA HF R48 High Definition Camcorder (3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi Enabled with MP4 Support) 3 inch LCD + Canon Soft Case for Legria HF R and FS Digital Camcorder Series - Black + SanDisk SDSDU-064G-FFP Ultra 64 GB SDXC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 11.6 x 5.7 cm ; 236 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: 8152B014AA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Jan 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,354 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Product Description

Everyone can easily capture and share beautiful movies wirelessly with the LEGRIA HF R48. You’ll get closer in full HD with 53x Advanced zoom and keep your footage steady with Optical Intelligent IS.

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Wi-Fi for Everyone

Live streaming: enjoy live streaming of videos to android and iOS devices, ideal for remote monitoring and controlling e.g. viewing your child in another room, with the options to zoom in and out and activate recording all from your smartphone or tablet.

Remote browser: enjoy viewing the contents from your camcorder wirelessly on a larger screen, both on your PC and tablet by using the remote browser function. Your camcorder connects with your device's web browser without the need for a router and is compatible across both android and iOS platforms.

Share on the go: enjoy the freedom of sharing your creations whilst on location by downloading the free 'Movie Uploader'** application that connects your LEGRIA and iOS devices wirelessly without the need for a router. So, if you are out in the city or shooting beautiful landscapes, you don't have to wait until you are home to share your special moments with friends and family.

Big screen viewing without the cables: enjoy stunning Full HD video when you wirelessly connect your LEGRIA to a DLNA–compatible TV. Once connected, you can control your video with the television remote control, as you would normally. Alternatively, connect your LEGRIA to any Windows 7 PC or laptop and stream your footage in Windows Media Player.

Wireless sharing and storage made easy: using your home Wi–Fi network you can easily save footage from your LEGRIA onto your PC or upload your videos directly to Facebook and YouTube.

Combat camera shake in every shooting environment
Combat camera shake in every shooting environment

Combat Camera Shake in Every Shooting Environment

Canon’s enhanced Optical Image Stabilizer technology with Intelligent IS, enables the camcorder to automatically switch between four image stabilisation modes to ensure your movies will always have a smooth, professional look. It automatically detects whether you need to stabilise heavy hand-shake, for example, when on the move (Dynamic), when filming at maximum telephoto range (Powered), when filming up close to correct angular and shift shake (Macro) or when you’re using a tripod to turn off the Optical Image Stabilizer to prevent blur (Tripod). The advanced dynamic mode corrects roll and tilt movements that can occur when walking, ensuring sharp steady videos in every situation.

53x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS sensor
The HD CMOS sensor ensures stunning full HD detail is captured

The combination of Canon’s Intelligent IS and Smart Auto means that the LEGRIA HF R48 automatically detects the scene and the best image stabilisation mode for optimum results, whatever the situation.

53x Advanced Zoom; Full HD CMOS Sensor

A genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom lets you capture all the detail in even far away subjects. The Full HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality and excellent colour reproduction even in low light.

Capture the Magic Moments in your Child’s Growth

Capture your child’s first steps, first words, or many other firsts with Baby Mode*. Register your child’s date of birth in-camera, and add colourful stamps for height and weight. All footage will automatically be sorted to the baby album.

Record exceptional audio in any situation
It's simple to make your movies sound as good as they look
Simultaneous Recording
Movies can be recorded in both AVCHD and MP4 formats to the internal memory and an SD card at the same time view larger

Record Exceptional Audio in any Situation

Audio makes up more than half of your movie viewing experience. It's simple to make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select. Select from 5 scene modes, in which audio settings are optimised automatically to match the scene you’re shooting. So whether you’re filming a speech at a wedding or music at a concert, you can enjoy immersive, realistic audio.

Simultaneous Recording

Movies can be recorded in both AVCHD and MP4 simultaneously. Simply capture once and showcase exceptional quality videos to playback on TV (AVCHD) or share footage to portable devices and social networking sites with MP4. Videos in AVCHD are stored to the internal memory and videos in MP4 are stored in SD card.

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Smooth touch operation on high resolution screen
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Advanced Image Processing

The powerful DIGIC DV4 imaging processor ensures higher image quality in low light and a substantial reduction in image distortion as it works together with the optical image stabiliser. The processor handles high recording rates of MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD (28Mbps)

Fingertip Control 

Smooth operation is easy with a high-resolution 7.5 cm capacitive touchscreen LCD, giving you intuitive control of settings and simplifying playback. Opening the LCD panel quick starts the camcorder, so you’ll never miss a shot.

32GB Dual Flash Memory, SDXC Card Slot

A 32GB Dual Flash memory lets you store over 12 hours of movies to the built-in memory. Record even longer with the SDXC card slot.

* Baby mode only works with AVCHD recording and not MP4

** Download the free 'Movie Uploader' application from the App store. Supported devices include: iPhone 4/4S, iPad/iPad 2, iPod Touch (4th Gen only)

Box Contains

Compact power adaptor CA-110E
USB cable IFC-300PCU/S
Battery pack BP-718
High-speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S
User Manual kit + software

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sophisticated camcorder that's a joy to use 24 Sep 2013
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The first thing I noticed about the LEGRIA HF R48 is how light and petit it is, it certainly won't give any arm ache when held for long periods of time. The handstrap is also padded, making it very comfortable to hold, and generally the camcorder has a reassuringly sturdy and solid feel to it.

The LEGRIA HF R48 is packed full of features but the learning curve is made much easier thanks to a fantastic touchscreen interface. Just tap the desired function on the screen to access the different options. The interface is also context-sensitive, so only the options relevant to the camcorder's current mode are available. The interface is superbly implemented and is very intuitive, normally I set aside some time to sit down and read through the manual but so far I've hardly needed it, which has been a pleasant surprise.

When filming I was very impressed with the quality of the HD recordings, the videos showed an incredible amount of detail and the colours were wonderfully bright and defined. Filming darker scenes was also very good, this has also been a bug bear of mine with previous camcorders, dark scenes always became very grainy, but the LEGRIA HF R48 managed to pickup a lot of detail in low light conditions.

Videos can be recorded in AVCHD or the more PC-friendly MP4 format, but a great feature is the ability to record video to both formats simultaneously, giving you the best of both worlds. Installing the free Movie Uploader app to the iPhone/iPad allows videos recorded on the LEGRIA HF R48 to be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook.

The LEGRIA HF R48 has built-in wi-fi, enabling it to be remote controlled, or for videos to be transferred directly to an iPhone or PC.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Canon Legria HF R48 is Rather Good 24 Sep 2013
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The Canon Legria HF R48 is a relatively `small' full HD camcorder. What you get is built-in 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi adaptor and 32GB of built-in storage for your videos. To supplement storage needs there is additional storage in the form of SD card slot, which combined, means you have a fairly large volume of storage at hand. The HF R48 has a very good user interface. This interface is very responsive touchscreen and is certainly an improvement over the user interface on the Canon Legria HF R36 (released 2012). Returning to the built-in Wi-Fi there is good cross platform connectivity as you can upload videos to your smartphone, tablet and stream to your smart TV. Via your router you can access the camcorder through your Pc/Mac; however, you'll need the HDMI output if you don't have a smart TV to connect too.

At about two hours operating time, the HF R48's battery life isn't too bad, either. There is very good image quality. The HF R48 offers the following connections Mini HDMI and Mini USB ports. However, for those people who need a microphone input there is none - which is sad as cheaper camcorder models seem to have this included in one form or another, I really cannot understand this omission. The Legria HF R48 is easy to hold and handle, which is due in part to the hand-strap's comfortable padding. Although light in weight, it does not seem to be cheaply made, the hinge, which attaches screen to camcorder body, feels firm and durable.

To sum up then the lack of a microphone input is a disappointment. However, the other positive aspects of this Camcorder make this a keenly priced product compared to its nearest rivals. This then makes HF R48 a rather good Buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Dicko
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The camcorder itself is quite small and light so it does not tire you when using it. It is so simple to use as well with all the commands accessed via the simple to use touchscreen menus. It's great having 32gb of flash memory on hand as well as an SDXC card slot so you can basically record as much or as little as you want. The WiFi option for live streaming is also really useful for watching on tablets etc and works really well.

In use, the camcorder produces some really nice movies. Colours are really vivid and the image stabilizer works really well to keep shots shake free. It's not bad inside either or in darker environments, the CMOS sensor copes quite well and there is not too much grain which was quite impressive.

A few things that aren't that good though! The battery sticking out at the back doesn't look very nice. Also, the finger button to zoom in and out is too stiff for my liking. Because it's a bit stiff it sometimes makes you tilt the camera when you're using which is quite annoying. And finally, no microphone input is a bit of a bad omission.

All in all though, a really good camera that takes some really good looking movies ans that's the important part really and luckily it does this bit really well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Camcorder 27 Mar 2014
By abell
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Replacement for a Sony hard disk camcorder which was working perfectly but wanted to update.
Quality of results and ease of use made it a good decision!
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