THe image created is good but handling the camcorder isdifficult
Janet L, Amazon
10 March 2014
Summary: The prouct is as ordered but I am disappointed because without a viewfinder the product is not that easy to use in order to get a good starting image. The image takes a while to stabilse as well and this i part of the anti-shake - all in all it is a good product for a beginer but have used camcorders for years the product is too basic for my use
Great little unit let down by pathetic canon battery
16 July 2013
Summary: The camera itself is pretty damn awesome for the cost, good quality images and easy to use, full HD recording, touch screen controls, revealable flip screen and wifi upload when you get home. This itself is severely undermined by the fact the supplied battery lasts for about 20 mins use. The long run Canon battery costs about 1/2 the price of the camera kit! There are some cheap 3rd party batteries that I am using but the quality of them can best be described as meh.
Summary: Pro's - great camera, simple to use & transfer movies to my iMac. Very light, starts up quickly. reproduces a pretty decent film, I did think the colours were a little washed out, but that may be my settings Con's - the battery that comes with it does not hold much charge. That is deliberate to keep the cost of the camera down, £240 for this camera is very cheap - you see them on other sites for £400 If you go for this camera, then invest in a Canon BP-727 battery pack...
Summary: Recording in a good light is quite good but in low light conditions is it bad. I expected more from CANON Also battery life is very very poor!!!!!! About 30 to 40 min for fully charged battery. I need to buy couple of spare batteries!! I would not recommend this.
Summary: This is a great little camcorder. Easy to use, light, and comfortable to hold, good features. Picture quality is very good. Disappointed by the battery life which only held about 30 minutes of charge, and the cost of extra batteries, which seemed disproportionate to the cost of the camcorder.
Summary: Much as I loved using this camera, and I really did fall in love with it, the battery life is only ½ an hour. I had planned to stock up with batteries (£20 odd each), but it doesn't come with a battery charger. So, the next plan was to buy a battery charger, as the batteries have to be charged in the camcorder. The logistics are not worth the hassle. The money that I would have spent on extra batteries and a battery charger are better spent on a different camera.
The Canon Legria Hf R38 Is A Good Camera And Definitely Something To Look Out For
Mihir Belwar, Reviews42
20 August 2012
Excerpt: Before going for Panasonic X900, I tried this one for a day. However, I still chose Panasonic. The Legria HF R38 is the newest addition to Cannon's entry level range of full-HD camcorders. The HF R38 is a Wi-Fi enabled model with MP4 support, 51x “advanced” zoom, a 3” touch-sensitive screen and 32 gigabytes of internal memory in addition to an SDXC memory card slot.
Summary: I probably only have myself to blame. I rushed into buying this on the basis of the Canon name - I won't make that mistake again. The camera is OK - it comes with virtually nothing apart from a very thin 'Quick Start Guide' and if you want to refer to the full handbook you had better have your laptop with you to access the CD that contains the 'User Manual'.