HD camcorders: Compare features & prices Canon Legria HF R16 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/camcorders/reviews/hd-camcorders/canon-legria-hf-r16/review/
Sleek and ultra compact, the HF-R16 is a high-definition family friendly digital camcorder from Canon. It is packed with features that include an 8GB dual flash memory, 20x optical zoom lens and relay recording. We have been impressed by previous Canon camcorders and so we were keen to see how this model fared in our rigorous tests.
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Recording time internal memory (minutes)
The amount of footage at the highest quality setting you can store on the built-in memory, in minutes.
Copy video onto memory card option
Some models allow you to copyvideo onto the memory card, from the main recording media, such as the hard disk or internal flash memory
The higher the number, the more you can zoom in. 10 means 10 times magnification. Optical zoom usually ranges from 10 times to 40 times.
Tethered means it is attached with "string", built-in slider usually means you move a lever to cover/remove the lens cover, or it opens automatically.
Lens converter possible
A lens converter fitting allows you to attach a wide angle or telephoto converter lens
Image stabilisation system
Optical stabilisers use a small mechanical adjustment to compensate for trembling motions; electronic stabilisation uses a digital adjustment, which is not always as effective.
Size (wxhxd) (cm)
Dimensions as you look at the camcorder side on.
Includes the device, the recording media, battery and hand strap.
LCD screen size
Size of the LCD screen, diagonally across in inches.
Provides additional light when the scene is dark
If parts of the scene are too dark, this will help brighten them up
This function brightens up the whole scene
External mic input
If the camcorder has an input (sometimes called a hot shoe) an external mic can be added for better sound quality
The eyepiece viewfinder. Almost always colour, they are on the odd occasion black and white.
Whether the camcorder has an setting allowing recording in 16:9 mode