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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 CMOS Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Agdlab.pl concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camcorder and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, tecnozoom.it and agdlab.pl this Canon video camera has an overall expert rating of 83%. This puts this video camera in the top 11% of all the small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this video camera is 85% based on 30 owner reviews.

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 1,422 expert and owner reviews, Canon has excellent ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Quality Lens

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

Nice Design

One customer considered that this camcorder was good looking.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “It does shoot good-looking video at a decent price, with excellent image stabilisation” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF R406 has an HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R406 also have an HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI to this camcorder and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R406 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer 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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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a better image processor than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon camcorder has a DIGIC DV IV image processor, whereas most camcorders of this type and age have a DIGIC DV II image processor.

A DIGIC DV IV image processor is actually the best image processor amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R406.

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

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an Optical image stabilizer type, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer type on camcorders of this type and age. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Legria HF R406 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most video cameras of this spec and age. Most small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R406.

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

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Has Eight Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF R406 is more than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has an Spotlight scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R406. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R406 range from 0.01m to 1m. The Legria HF R406 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R406 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R406 optical sensor sizes range from 1/8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a built-in display. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R406 range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s. The Legria HF R406 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions (35 megabits per second) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R406 is more than most camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R406. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Canon Legria HF R406 reviewer who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R406 wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Trustedreviews.com mentioned four years ago “The lack of manual settings is a disappointment, although the camcorder is otherwise we” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406.

Difficult to Use

One Canon Legria HF R406 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was not easy to use the menus.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R406, the Legria HF R406 is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria HF R406 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R406 have battery life (max)s of between 1h and 150h. The Legria HF R406 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 1.75 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R406 do not have a night mode. The Legria HF R406 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras 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

The Canon Legria HF R406 is not 3D. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

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

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Legria HF R406 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R406 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R406 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on video cameras of this type and age.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Canon Legria HF R406 is more than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R406.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Legria HF R406 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image)s (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R406 have effective megapixels (image)s of between 1.1MP and 10MP.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF R406 the minimum illuminations range from 0.1lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.9lx. With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Legria HF R406 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R406

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the Legria HF R406.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R406 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders 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 video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (3.5").

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,060 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R406 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R406 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 800[plb_2494042_price] (35x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R406 has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R406.

Other 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (128GB).

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Average Weight

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a pretty typical weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R406.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a relatively standard video recording time (3 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R406.

If this camcorder video recording time is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (10.4h).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Histogram
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
DV Port
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables 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

(31)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon co97124, canon co97124e, canon co97124ea, canon co97124ean
Barcodes 04960999971247, 08714574601229, 08714574601236, 08714574601243, 08714574601250, 08714574601670, 08714574602882, 08714574602905

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