Canon Legria HF R38 specifications

Canon Legria HF R38
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Canon Legria HF R38 specifications, prices, product images and videos.

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Legria HF R38 | 5975B019
8714574581224, 8714574581248, 8714574581262
EN - 96 Manual (PDF), EN - 222 (PDF)
Image sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Total megapixels3.28 MP
Optical sensor size1/4.85 "
Effective megapixels (image)2.07 MP
Effective megapixels (movie)2.07 MP
Lens system
Optical zoom32 x
Digital zoom1020 x
Image stabilizer
Interchangeable lens
Focal length range2.8 - 89.6 mm
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)38.5 - 1232 mm
Image stabilizer typeOptical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Minimum aperture number1.8
Maximum aperture number4.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)38.5 mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)1232 mm
Camcorder media typeMemory card
Compatible memory cardsSD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size64 GB
Memory slots1
Internal storage capacity32 GB
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Closest focusing distance0.1 m
Face detection
Light exposure modesAuto
Scene modesBeach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset
White balance
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Tungsten
Built-in flash
Built-in light
Camera shutter speed0.001 - 0.5 s
Display diagonal3 "
Built-in display
Display resolution (numeric)230000 pixels
Viewfinder type-
Camcorder typeHandheld camcorder
Self-timer delay10 s
Minimum illumination4 lx
Back Light Compensation (BLC)
Image processorDIGIC DV III
Progressive scan
Photo effectsFader
Product colourBlack
Tripod mounting supported
Maximum video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supportedAVCHD, MP4, MPEG4
Capture modesFXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
Bitrate at maximum video resolution24 Mbit/s
HD typeFull HD
Still image
Maximum image resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio systemDolby Digital 2.0
Built-in microphone
Built-in speaker(s)
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out1
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
DC-in jack
Headphone outputs1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity0
Battery technologyLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Video recording time1 h
Battery life (max)1 h
Battery capacity- mAh
Weight & dimensions
Width54 mm
Depth115 mm
Height55 mm
Weight250 g
Packaging content
Cables includedUSB
Quick start guide


The freedom to create and connect: a small camcorder with a big zoom and Wi-Fi

The compact and lightweight LEGRIA HF R38 gives you the freedom to share with in-built Wi-Fi. Get closer in Full HD with the 51x Advanced zoom while optical Intelligent IS ensures steady footage.

Wi-Fi with MP4 support

In-built Wi-Fi lets you effortlessly share your creations to social networking sites and view your videos on DNLA certified TVs and iOS devices. Support for MP4 format ensures quick transfer times of HD movies.

51x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS

A genuine Canon HD video lens with 51x Advanced Zoom lets you capture all the detail in even far away subjects. The Full HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality and excellent colour reproduction even in low light, so your movies will look great on your HDTV.

Optical Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from 4 modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation - leaving you free to concentrate on shooting.

Story Creator

Use Story Creator to effortlessly create memorable movies and help develop your video skills. Choose a theme for your movie and Story Creator gives you on screen suggestions and shooting tips, so you can make captivating videos.

Cinema-look filters; Touch Decoration

Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters. Select from 8 adjustable colour-grading filters to capture the perfect movie scene. Adding fun effects to your movies without a PC is easy using Touch Decoration.

Store direct to external HDD

Copy movies direct from the inbuilt memory or SDXC card slot to an external hard drive. Just follow the simple on-screen menus for quick and easy storage.

Fingertip control

Operation is easy with a high-resolution 7.5cm (3.0”) gesture-based Touch-screen LCD, which gives you intuitive fingertip control of settings and simplifies playback.

Smart Auto, Face Detection

Effortlessly shoot high quality video with Smart Auto. Intelligent Scene Detection Technology selects the perfect settings from 38 scene modes – all you have to do is point and shoot, whilst Face Detection optimises the settings for great people shots.

HD-SD conversion

Convert movies from HD to SD in camera for really easy sharing and web uploading.

32GB Dual Flash memory, SDXC card slot

A 32GB Dual Flash memory lets you store over 12 hours of movies to the built-in memory. Record even longer with the SDXC card slot.