Canon Legria HF R18 specifications

Canon Legria HF R18
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Canon Legria HF R18 specifications, prices, product images and videos.

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Legria HF R18 | 4384B005
EN - 172 Manual (PDF), EN - 173 (PDF)
Lens system
Digital zoom400 x
Optical zoom20 x
Focal length range3 - 60 mm
Image stabilizer
Image sensor
Total megapixels2.59 MP
Optical sensor size1/5.5 "
Sensor typeCMOS
Effective megapixels (movie)1.56 MP
Display diagonal2.7 "
Other features
Auto focus
Manual focus
Night mode
Maximum video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Still image
Still image resolution(s)640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080
Built-in microphone
Built-in speaker(s)
Audio dubbing
Camera shutter speed1/2000 s
Minimum illumination0.4 lx
Ports & interfaces
DV port
S-Video in
S-Video out
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
DC-in jack
Microphone in
Flash memory32 GB
Weight & dimensions
Weight270 g
Width60 mm
Depth124 mm
Height64 mm
Product colourBlack
Battery technologyLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max)1.5 h

Introducing the ultra compact LEGRIA HF R18: the accessible way to start making great HD movies. Store over 12 hours of Full HD footage to 32GB internal memory or shoot to cards for easy sharing.

Dual Flash Memory

With 32GB of Dual Flash Memory, the LEGRIA HF R18 offers both internal capacity and memory card shooting. Store over 12 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 R18 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 R18 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 R18 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.