Canon HF R17

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

LEGRIA HF R17

Canon HF R17

Everything you need to get started in HD

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.

  • 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

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.

Pre REC

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.

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Medium Dual Flash Memory (8Gb internal + SDHC card slot)
with Relay Recording (internal memory to card)
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
Internal memory: 3hrs 00mins² ³
32Gb SDHC card: 12hrs 15mins²
Type 1/5.5 type CMOS
Total pixels 2.39 megapixel
Effective Pixels: Movie 1.56 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Still 1.73 megapixels (4:3 mode)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 800x / 80x (selectable)
Digital Tele-Converter NO
Focal Length 3.0-60.0mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length MOVIE: Approx 40-800 mm
STILL: Approx 40.2-804 mm
Maximum Aperture f1.8 to f3.6
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Dynamic Electronic Image Stabilizer
Filter Diameter N/A
Wide Attachment NO

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen Size 6.7cm (2.7") widescreen colour LCD
Pixels 112,000 pixels
Touch-Screen LCD NO
Manual Adjustment Brightness, backlight
Temporary Underscan NO

VIEWFINDER

Screen Size N/A
Pixels N/A

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. Approx. 0.4 lux (Low Light Mode)
Night Mode YES
Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment NO
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Priority AF/Instant AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Joystick
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification, Face Assist)
Smart AUTO YES (31 scene)
Program AE 12
AUTO, P, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset,
Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Zebra NO

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES (Daylight, Tungsten)

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade , Wipe
Effect Black & White, Sepia

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Soft, Skin Detail
Custom Functions NO

CUSTOM KEY

Custom Key NO

STILL IMAGE

Capture Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Continuous Shooting Mode NO
Auto Exposure Bracketing NO
Simultaneous Photo Recording NO
Selecting AF Frame Function YES
Histogram YES
Photo Button YES
Photo Burst YES

SELF TIMER

Self Timer 10 sec

RECORDING MODE

LP Mode 4 recording quality modes.¹
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Extended Recording Mode (ELP Mode) -
Progressive Shooting Mode YES (25p)
CINE Image Mode YES
x.v.Color YES
Video Snapshot YES
Dual Shot YES
Pre REC YES
Colour Bars and Test Tone NO
Still Image NO
Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline, Face Timeline, Face Jump)

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card)
STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card)
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
Manual Rec. Level Control YES
Audio Dubbing NO

TERMINAL

Headphone NO
Microphone NO
USB YES (USB 2.0 Hi Speed out only)
DV NO
Direct Print YES
Analogue-in NO
AV YES (out only)
S-video NO
Component YES (out only)
HDMI™ YES (HDMI(™) Mini Connector: v1.3, CEC supported, out only)
LANC NO
Built-in Charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory Shoe NO

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video Light NO

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash NO

PC CONNECTION KIT

DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application Software YES (PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE, Music Transfer utility)
USB Cable YES
Easy Web Upload YES
HD->SD conversion YES

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless Controller NO

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System NO
Battery Included In The Kit BP-2L5
Max Recording Time (included battery) 1hr 25mins
Quick Charge NO
Long Life Battery NB-2LH
Longer Recording Time* 1hr 50mins

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 60 x 64 x 124mm
Weight Approx. 270g
Max Recording Time ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² LP recording mode
³ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible
LP Mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice
  • * using EVF (normal LCD brightness if no EVF) and optional long life BP