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Canon Legria FS406 Camcorder

0.8MP 1/6 220g Dec 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Quite big digital zoom
Does not support HDMI
11 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Video camera expert review website tecnozoom.it scored this video camera 70%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this camcorder on average 87 out of 100. 4 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 1,849 owner and expert reviews (including 392 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was December 2011 when Canon released the Legria FS406.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x. At 2,000 times zoom factor, the Legria FS406 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the HC-V500 (2,500x and higher rated), or the HC-V160 (£129.98) (2,500x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Sharp HC-V130 (2,500x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria FS406 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon or the Sharp HC-V130 which all of have better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 37 times zoom factor, the Legria FS406 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the HC-V500 (38x and higher rated), the HC-V110 (38x and higher rated), or the HC-V160 (£129.98) (38x and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 3.45 hours, the Legria FS406 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the GZ-RX110 (4.5h and higher rated), or the GZ-R310 (£267.99) (5h and higher rated) both from JVC or the Sony HXR-NX3/1 (6.8h and higher rated).

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria FS406 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including because of their better review scores, the HF-M46, or the Legria HF R36 both from Canon.

Camcorders with a larger maximum memory card size that might be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-E105BEU (128GB and higher rated), or the Canon XF105 (£1,999) (128GB and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Legria FS406 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

Other video cameras which also support HDMI that you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250, or the JVC GZ-E100.

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Supports PictBridge

The Legria FS406 supports PictBridge, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder which do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria FS406 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Vixia HF M40, and the XF200 (£2,099) both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V110 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Canon Legria FS406 features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Canon Legria FS406 features pre-record function, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 220 grams, the Legria FS406 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/6" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Legria FS406 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) (only 0.54 megapixels) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder. The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP.

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0.8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 0.8 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If you want a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the Sony HVR-Z7 (1.12MP and higher rated), the Lexibook DJ280 (£39.97) (1.3MP and higher rated), or the Coby CAM3001 (1.3MP and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Legria FS406 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the ION DashCam (2.7165369" and higher rated), the Canon Legria HF R36 (3" and higher rated), or the JVC GZ-RX110 (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Camcorders of this type and age have display resolutions (numeric) of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 123,000 pixels, the Legria FS406's display resolution (numeric) is one of the lowest amongst small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Other Features

Has a Fader

The Legria FS406 has a fader, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Supports Snapshot

The Legria FS406 supports snapshot, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has an Audio Output

The Canon Legria FS406 has an audio output. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an audio output.

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Has a Video Out

The Legria FS406 has a video out. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a video out.

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Has an Spotlight

The Legria FS406 has an spotlight, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria FS406 has a night mode, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features Auto Focus

The Legria FS406 features auto focus. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature auto focus.

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Features Manual Focus

The Canon Legria FS406 features manual focus, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Features Photo Mode

The Canon Legria FS406 features photo mode, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Still Image

Has a Histogram

The Legria FS406 has a histogram, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age which do not have a histogram.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Legria FS406 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1024 x 768. That's 84% less still image resolution than a 2592 x 1944 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480. The still image resolution of all video cameras of this age and type ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon Legria FS406 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 59% less maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Across all video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria FS406 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Legria FS406 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 17lx. The Legria FS406 has a quite big minimum illumination (4 lux) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574568935

Canon Legria FS406 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria FS406 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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