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Canon Legria HF R26 High Definition Flash Memory/SD Card Digital Video Camera - Silver

Canon Legria HF R26 High Definition Flash Memory/SD Card Digital Video Camera - Silver

20x Optical zoom400 x Digital Zoom3" LCD screenThis camera has a Digital Image StabiliserReal Wide screenwith Night modethis camera DOES NOT HAVE an ACCESSORY SHOEconnects via USB or mini HDMIConnects via componentUses SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards8gb Internal Memory

The Canon LEGRIA HF R26 offers FULL HD 1920x1080 video recording and a 28x Advanced Zoom all in a lightweight and compact 270gms body. The camera’s 3” LCD touch screen and intuitive features means capturing magic moments is easy with features like Intelligent Auto, Touch and Track and Dynamic Image Stabiliser. The camera offers 8GB of internal flash memory and dual SDHC/SDXC* card slots to expand the memory capacity. The HF R26 is the ultimate in compact FULL HD digital video cameras: you won’t leave home without it.

* SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. We recommend class 4 or higher memory cards for recording full HD 1920x1080 high definition video




confused.JPG What are the features and how will they benefit you?

Internal Flash Memory + SDHC/SDXC Card Recording – record to its 8GB internal flash memory; or record to dual SHDC/SDXC memory card slots (up to 40mins on an 8GB card at highest resolution). Relay recording enables the camcorder to automatically switch recording from one memory card slot to the other or record to both memory card slots at once.

Canon FULL HD CMOS Sensor - Amazing Full HD image quality with a True Progressive 1/4.85” HD CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080) for fast capture and low power consumption.

28x Advanced Zoom and 20x Optical Zoom - Get closer to the action with the Canon 28x Advanced zoom lens for high magnification in crisp and vivid detail.

3.0 inch Touch LCD Screen with Touch and Track - Intuitive and easy operation with the large touch screen LCD. Plus, Touch + Track a person or object in frame to keep them in perfect focus even when they move. For playback, files can be viewed on the touch screen simply by flicking from one page to the next, while the eye-catching 3D Flip View makes it easier for users to locate the videos they want.

Dynamic Image Stabilizer - Keep your video steady, even when you shoot while walking. With the Dynamic Image Stabiliser at work, it will compensate for camera shake.

Pre Record - Never miss a moment with the Pre-record setting. It records three seconds before you press the record button, so even if you press record too late, the three seconds are added to the beginning of the clip.

Intelligent Auto – automatically detects up to 38 different scenes and adjusts camera settings accordingly for optimal video capture. Saves fiddling around in menus to get the right settings: just point and shoot.

Face Detection – identifies and sets focus and correct exposure for human faces detected in the frame (up to 35); rather than other objects. Sophisticated Face Select and Track technology – similar to that found in Canon digital compact cameras – also ensures that the chosen face remains selected for as long as possible, even if it is moving.

Touch Decoration - helps users add effects to their movies easily. Effects are added in-camera, and don’t require a PC. Allows users to add animated icons, handwriting and stamps; Still Image mix allows users to overlay simple graphics, or still images.

DiG!c DV III Image Processor –Image processor that is specifically designed for video capture and delivers high speed and quality processing of HD data.

Video Snapshot - Quickly and easily create your own home movies without editing on a computer. Simply snap together short clips captured, select a music track and it’s ready to go. 

Easy sharing - In camera HD to SD conversion makes sharing videos even faster by reducing the file of the video to a web-friendly file for easy upload to video sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook.

Still Photos – takes 3.05 megapixel still photos.


What's in the box?

Canon Legria HF R26 Digital Video Camera + 8GB internal flash memory
Battery Pack BP110
Power Adaptor CA-110
HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Stereo Video Cable STV250N
USB Cable IFC-300PCU
Stylus Pen
Software Suite CD-ROM - Photo Applications / Music Data Disc; PIXELA Transfer Utility / Video Browser Disc 
Instruction Manual
12 Month Warranty with Canon Australia




To get started, DCW recommends....


 uses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards.GIF

... extra
for photos
 DCW recommends a spare battery

... a spare


 DCW recommends a cleaning kit

... a
 DCW recommends a carry case

... a carry



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Specifications of the Canon Legria HF R26 Video Camera

LEGRIA HF R26 Technical Specifications

Video System


Format Type

Dual Flash Memory (8GB internal + SD / SDHC / SDXC Dual Card Slot)


1/4.85-inch Canon HD CMOS sensor

Image Processor


Video Data

AVCHD 1080/50i. 1080/25P (Maximum AVCHD 24Mbps)

Recording Modes

MXP 24Mbps / FXP 17Mbps / XP+ 12Mbps / SP 7Mbps  / LP 5Mbps

Image Pixels


Total Pixels

3.28 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

2.07 (Movie) / 2.41 Megapixels in 4:3 mode (Photos)



Optical / Advanced / Digital

20x / 28x / 400x

Focal Length

3.0 – 60.0 mm

Maximum Aperture

f/1.8 to f/3.6

Minimum Focusing Distance

10mm (Wide), 40cm (Tele macro)

35mm equivalent focal length

Approx 41.2-824mm (Movie) / approx 40.6-812mm (Photos)

Filter Diameter


Shutter Speed

1/12.5 - 1/2,000 sec. (Maximum) / 1/2sec (Low Light Mode)

Image Stabilizer

Electronic system (Dynamic IS provided)

Lens Cover

Built-in Automatic



Focusing Range

Auto / Manual


Auto: Face priority AF / Instant AF / TV AF Manual: Touch Panel

Face Detection

Yes and Touch & Track



Light Metering Method

Evaluative / Centre-weighted  average

Exposure Compensation

±12 steps

White Balance Mode

Auto, Set, Daylight, Tungsten



Min Illumination

0.4 Lux (Low Light Mode)

Low Light Mode

Yes (1/2 sec)



Video Light




View Screen / Pixels

Widescreen 3.0" Touch TFT / 230,000 Wide View Angle & Wide colour range

Viewfinder (Colour)


Filming Modes & Controls


AE Program Modes

Intelligent Auto (38 scenes) / P / SCN / CINE progressive 25P

Scene Modes

Portrait / Sports / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Night / Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks

Digital Effects

Auto Fade / Wipe

Easy Web Upload

Yes with HD to SD conversion

Other Features

Pre-Record / Relay Recording / Touch & Track (Face and Objects) / Video
Snapshot / Touch Decorations / Eye-Fi compatible

Photo Button




Audio Data

Dolby Digital 2-ch (AC-3 2ch)

Audio Level Metering


Wind Screen

Auto / Off

Video Recording on 8GB Card


1920 x 1080 (MXP)

40 minutes @ 24Mbps

1920 x 1080 (FXP)

1 hour @ 17Mbps

1440 x 1080 (XP+)

1 hour 25 minutes @ 12Mbps

1440 x 1080 (SP)

2 hours 20 minutes @ 7Mbps

1440 x 1080 (LP)

3 hours @ 5Mbps




Avg. 50min (Highest quality MXP recording)

Charging Time

150 min

Quick Start/Power Save

Yes, linked with LCD

Built-in Charger





USB 2.0 Hi Speed / mini HDMI / Component output / AV output

Accessory Shoe


Operating Platforms

PC:      Windows  XP SP2/SP3, Vista (including SP1/SP2), Windows 7
Mac:  OS X 10.4 to 10.6

Application Software

Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE Software (PC only:  Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1/SP2, Windows 7)



Self Timer

10 sec


Calendar / Timeline / Date / Face Timeline, Face Jump, 3D Flip)

Dimensions W x H x D

60 x 61 x 121mm

Weight exc. battery (g)

Approx. 270g

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice