Canon has unveiled its latest entry-level camcorders in the form of the Legria HF R-series, notable for coming with full HD recording and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The R series camcorders come with a 3.2MP full HD CMOS sensor and Canon HD video lens that offers 51x advanced zoom.
Intelligent Image Stabiliser (IS) keeps your footage steady even when you're zoomed right in – it adapts to whatever's being filmed and adjusts its settings accordingly.
Do away with wires
The handy built-in Wi-Fi means you can upload your videos directly to YouTube or Facebook et al without having to go through a computer – and if you want to edit them first, Story Creator can help you work them through.
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There's an iOS app which lets you transfer video directly to an iPad or iPhone too.
At the top of the range sits the Legria HF R38, which offers Wi-Fi, a 7.5cm touchscreen, 32GB of memory and an SDXC card slot. Next up is the HF R36, which is the same save for the memory which is a relatively paltry 8GB.
Finally, the Legria HF 306 retains the 51x zoom, full HD sensor and Intelligent IS, but doesn't feature the Wi-Fi nor any onboard storage. There is an SDXC card slot though, never fear.
The Canon Legria HF R-series UK release date is set for April, with UK pricing to be confirmed.