Canon Legria HF R17 specifications

Canon Legria HF R17
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Canon Legria HF R17 specifications, prices, product images and videos.

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Legria HF R17 | 4390B014
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Lens system
Optical zoom20 x
Focal length range3 - 60 mm
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)40 - 800 mm
Image stabilizer
Image sensor
Total megapixels2.39 MP
Optical sensor size1/5.5 "
Sensor typeCMOS
Optical sensor resolution2390000 pixels
Effective megapixels (movie)1.56 MP
Other features
Auto focus
Manual focus
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Night mode
Internal memory8192 MB
Video out1
Audio output1
Closest focusing distance0.01 m
Display diagonal2.7 "
Built-in flash
Photo effectsBlack&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Minimum illumination0.4 lx
Self-timer delay10 s
Photo mode
Maximum video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Still image
Image formats supportedJPG
Built-in microphone
Audio formats supportedMP3
Audio dubbing
Camera shutter speed1/2 - 1/2000 s
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out1
Flash memory8 GB
Compatible memory cardsSD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size32 GB
Weight & dimensions
Weight270 g
Width60 mm
Depth124 mm
Height64 mm
Product colourBlack
LED indicators
Battery typeBP-2L5
Battery technologyLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time1.50 h
Video recording time1.25 h


Get into HD moviemaking with the LEGRIA HF R17. Lightweight, stylish and undeniably chic, it offers 8GB internal memory and memory card recording – all you need to make your own Full HD masterpiece.

Dual Flash Memory

With 8GB of Dual Flash Memory, the LEGRIA HF R17 offers both internal capacity and memory card shooting. Store over 3 hours of movies to built-in memory – or record to SD and SDHC cards, which are great for sharing.

Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology

For effortless point-and-shoot operation, the camcorder selects the most appropriate scene mode - from a choice of 31 - to automatically obtain perfect settings. Smart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection Technology to select a scene mode based on brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue.

Video Snapshot

Video Snapshot mode makes it easy to create your own short movies. Every time the Record button is pressed a short movie clip is captured – choose from two, four or eight seconds length. To make a movie, simply arrange your clips in a playlist on the memory card, select a soundtrack, and you’re instantly ready to play your movie on a TV – no need for editing on a PC.

Steady shots throughout the range

The LEGRIA HF R17 features a genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 20x optical zoom to get you closer to the action. The Dynamic Electronic Image Stabilizer helps achieve steady shots, even when moving.

HD to SD conversion

In-camera HD to SD conversion makes sharing movies easier. By reducing the size of your movies to web-friendly Standard Definition you can upload your movies faster.

Canon HD Camera System

Capture stunning images via the Canon HD Camera System: the LEGRIA HF R17 uses a unique combination of HD CMOS sensor, a Canon HD Video Lens with 20x optical zoom, and the DIGIC DV III processor.


In Pre REC mode, the camcorder starts recording three seconds before the Record button is pressed. These three seconds are automatically added to the beginning of each clip, so you can still capture the crucial moment even if you pressed the Record button too late.

Family friendly shooting

The LEGRIA HF R17 is perfect for capturing those special moments. Instant AF achieves pin-sharp focus quickly and Face Detection Technology optimises shooting settings for perfect people shots – tracking up to 35 faces in a frame.

Continuous shooting with Relay recording

If the built-in memory becomes full during shooting, Relay recording automatically switches to continue recording on an SDHC card – so you won’t miss a thing.


- 8GB Dual Flash Memory;
- Smart Auto;
- Video Snapshot;
- 20x optical zoom lens Dynamic IS;
- HD-SD conversion in-camera;
- Canon HD Camera System;
- Family friendly: Face Detection and Instant AF;
- Pre REC;
- Relay Recording;
- Compatible with standalone DW-100 DVD burner.