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Canon Legria HF R406
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Canon Legria HF R406 Camcorder

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3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Apr 2013
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Canon LEGRIA HF R406Get closer to the action with Full HD movies that sound as good as they look.Capture Full HD movies without ever worrying about camera shake with the LEGRIA HF R406. Get closer... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Canon video camera was given a "Recommended" award by Agdlab.pl who decided that this Canon camcorder was good.

Good Expert Reviews

This video camera has an average expert rating of 83% based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, tecnozoom.it and agdlab.pl. This means that experts think this Canon video camera is one of the better comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Good User Reviews

On average, Legria HF R406 owners rated this video camera 85%.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings as do all video cameras manufactured by Canon.

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Good Quality Lens

One person reckoned that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser.

Reasonably Priced

One Canon Legria HF R406 reviewer considered that the Canon Legria HF R406 was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “It does shoot good-looking video at a decent price, with excellent image stabilisation” in their review of this camcorder.

Nice Design

One person considered that the Canon Legria HF R406 was good looking.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R406 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R406 also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R406, the Legria HF R406 has an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Canon Legria HF R406 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R406 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this type and age. Most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R406.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria HF R406 has a better image processor than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon video camera has a DIGIC DV IV image processor, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it have a DIGIC DV II image processor.

This video camera's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is in fact the best image processor across all comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A DIGIC DV II image processor is the worst image processor amongst similar types of video camera.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Legria HF R406 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of camcorders of this spec and age is 0.16m. The Canon Legria HF R406 has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R406.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon Legria HF R406 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R406 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 35 megabits per second, the Legria HF R406's bitrate at maximum video resolution is one of the biggest amongst camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R406. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R406 is 2.5 Mbit/s, the biggest is 35 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 24 Mbit/s.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution on video cameras of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Canon Legria HF R406 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance.

Difficult to Use

One Canon Legria HF R406 reviewer said that it was not easy to use the menus. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406 on expert website Trusted Reviews “The lack of manual settings is a disappointment, although the camcorder is otherwise we”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R406 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Legria HF R406 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R406 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R406 also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria HF R406 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R406 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Legria HF R406 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R406 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R406, the Legria HF R406 is not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF R406 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R406.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Legria HF R406 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R406. Video cameras of this type and age have megapixel counts of between 1.1MP and 10MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.5MP.

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9 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R406

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this small sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R406 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (3.5").

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,060 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R406 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R406.

Other 1,060x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R48[plb_1488031_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R406 has a fairly typical optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other 32x (optical) camcorders and we think the Canon Legria HF R48[plb_1488031_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R406 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price], or the Legria HF R48[pl_1488031_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (128GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the Canon Legria HF R406 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R406.

We compared this video camera to all the other 235g weight video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R48[plb_1488031_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 1.75 hours, the Canon Legria HF R406 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R406.

We compared all the other 1.75h battery life camcorders to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF R48[plb_1488031_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF R406 has a pretty average video recording time (3 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R406.

Alternative 3h video recording time video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R48[plb_1488031_price].

Camcorders with a longer video recording time that might also be worth looking at include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (10.4h).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Warranty Card

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Expert Reviews

(4)
15 May 2013

The Canon LEGRIA HF R406 may not have the excitement of Wi-Fi connectivity, but it does shoot good-looking video at a decent price, with excellent image stabilisation. The lack of manual settings...

10 June 2013

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29 May 2014

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Good image quality
50p M 4 mode
Creative effects
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Stabilizzatore ottico
No full manual mode
Manual lens cover
2.07Mpixel still image resolution
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Autonomia non elevata
10 May 2013

La Canon LEGRIA HF R406 è una videocamera di media qualità le cui principali qualità sono i filmati in modalità progressiva, lo stabilizzatore ottico, la focale ampia, il display touchscreen,...

User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 9 May 2013 by Michael
(Verified Purchase)

I previously owned the canon legria hf r306 (previous model) but was robbed, and therefore replaced it with the new model, which at first seems almost identical, although the picture quality looks... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2013 by MyKeyReviews

? Brief ? The Canon HF-R406 is a smart looking and very lightweight camcorder that has the ability to record high-quality footage when in the right conditions. ? Box contents & recommended items... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2013 by Roy Tandy
(Verified Purchase)

First ever camcorder I have bought easy to use light what a brilliant piece of kit the shots from Italy were fantastic I took on holiday wish I had one last year, once I downloaded software on... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2013 by Mike B
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a basic model with no WIFI and gives good quality video playback in a choice of two formats. The main problem with this camera is the fold out touch screen display panel. This is... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2013 by Wils
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic results with this camera. Crystal clear picture - true full HD, not interlaced (there is a definite and marked picture quality difference). Easy to use straight out of the box. I used it... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon co97124, canon co97124e, canon co97124ea, canon 1920x1080, canon co97124ean
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