Canon LEGRIA HF R56 HD 1080p Camcorder, 3.28MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 8GB, Wi-Fi, 3” Touch Screen

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With the Canon LEGRIA HF R56 you can capture dazzling, professional quality movies on the go and share them with Wi-Fi. There’s 8GB of internal storage to play with too, so you can start shooting straight out of the box. Compact design lets you take it just about anywhere, while the large touch screen makes using its advanced functions a snap. Along with an extreme 32x zoom and a whole range of features to improve your video footage - it's a powerful choice for all your filming needs.

Effortlessly showcase your videos on social networking sites with Wi-Fi. Enjoy remote monitoring to see what's happening at home when you’re away using your smartphone or tablet via a Wi-Fi connection and the free 'CameraAccess Plus' app. The LEGRIA HF R56 is also compatible with the optional Camera Pan Table CT-V1, which enables horizontal panning in a range of 200° and can be controlled from your device over the internet.

Powerful optics
The genuine Canon HD video lens features a versatile 57x Advanced Zoom that lets you capture all the detail in even far away subjects. The 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS sensor delivers superb image quality and excellent colour reproduction even in low light.

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

Image stabilisation
Intelligent IS detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical image stabiliser settings to prevent blur. Advanced dynamic mode corrects roll and tilt movements that can occur when walking, ensuring sharp steady footage.

Baby mode
Capture the first steps, first words - and a host of other memories - of up to three children with advanced Baby Mode. Register each child’s date of birth in-camera, and add colourful stamps and animations to record height and weight. All footage is automatically saved to the relevant baby album.

Audio scene select
Make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select. Select from 5 scene modes and audio settings are optimised automatically to match the scene you’re shooting.

Accessories Included
Compact power adaptor CA-110
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
130 mins. approx
Built-in light
Camera Type
High Definition
Compatible Operating Systems
Remote & streaming: iOS5,iOS6, Android 2.3/ 4.0 / 4.1 /4.2 'Out of home' monitoring function requires UPnP WLAN router and global IP address
Wi-Fi, headphone, USB mini, AV out, HDMI mini, charger
Digital stills Information Use the camcorder to take still photos
H116 x W57 x D53mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" LCD touch screen
Eligible for International Delivery
File Formats
Frames Per Second (FPS)
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Information Lens type – please see Buying Digital Camera guide for more information
2.8mm - 89.6mm
Manual White Balance
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Minimum LUX Value
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Li-ion battery
Shooting Modes
AUTO; M mode: P,SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks); Cinema mode: P Baby Mode
Stills Mode
Type of Battery
Video Resolution
Full HD 1080p
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Rated 4 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really useless product Have owned three camcorders previously. This one was impossible to use ion even cloudy days due to reflections in the screen. Forced to exchange for another. Make. Complaint to Canon, apart from the initial automated acknowledgement, was ignored. So much for their customer care and was the reason I chose another make of Camera and will never purchase a Canon product again. 04 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by New Video Recorder This camcorder is much smaller and lighter than my 10 year old. The optical stabiliser works well in keeping the picture steady especially when panning. It has a good long zoom but if using at full stretch a tripod for which screw fittings are built in would be advisable. Pity that the camcorder is not supplied with an SD card as this is the most convenient method of recording, storing and transferring videos. Set up on the touch screen was straightforward and easy to use. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase. 20 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well engineered product from a prestigious manufacturer. Well balanced for the job, perfect HD Video and high Res stills and not to mention beautiful sound capture. 01 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent ,compact and versatile Camcorder this is VERY compact, has plenty of built in memory -excellent results in multiple conditions and can be used by novice users with ease - compact size, simple styling and lightweight, with good usability through a touch screen - wifi connection for easy uploading, though it can of course be loaded from the SD card if you're using one - MP4 format available as well as other modes - 32X optical zoom and optical stabilisation - 3 inch touch screen on small camera 20 May 2014
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