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Canon Legria HF R406
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Canon Legria HF R406 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 235g Oct 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Good size
34 Reviews + 1 Award
agdlab.pl Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Canon video camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Agdlab.pl who said that this video camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, agdlab.pl and tecnozoom.it this video camera has an overall expert rating of 83%. Video camera experts think this camcorder is one of the better video cameras of a similar age and spec.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 30 user reviews the average user rating of this small total megapixels camcorder is 85%. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R406 was easy to use. Four years ago Wils mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406 on Amazon.co.uk “Easy to use straight out of the box”. Spiros gave the product a rating of 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “A fantastic, easy to use and with amazing quality for both videos” in their review of this camcorder. Four years ago Bob Rosamond said on Amazon.co.uk “It is simple to set up and very easy to use” in his review of this camcorder.

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Mykeyreviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “+ I found the camcorders interface to be easy to navigate around”.

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Nice Design

Four customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Michael mentioned “Appearance are all good in my opinion” in his review of this camcorder. Mykeyreviews wrote “+ Sound quality is pretty good and has some audio modes to enhance certain audio such as speech”. Clever Spud mentioned “You'll still need a pretty steady hand at higher magnifications” in their review of this camcorder.

One owner concluded that the product was smooth.

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Robust

One person considered that this camcorder was well made. A Smile and a Wave wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Is more than good enough considering it has a built in microphone”. One owner said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Good Product Quality

Twelve customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Mykeyreviews gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “If you are in the appropriate conditions then the video at it's highest quality is very smooth & crisp”. Mr. John Connell gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “Easy-peasy to use, good quality recording, good zoom range, great image stabiliser”. Max Townley wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I am a YouTuber and this camera is great quality sound quality is ok”.

Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF R406 is tripod mountable. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight. Mykeyreviews said four years ago “♦ 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”. Mykeyreviews also wrote “♦ The Good ♦ + I personally found this camcorder to be very comfortable to hold, not only due to it being lightweight.” in their review.

Two customers agreed that this camcorder was compact. Wils rated it 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406 “Would recommend this camera to anyone needing a compact, full HD camcorder to use straight from the box”. A Smile and a Wave said “The first thing that struck me when I opened the box was how compact this video camera is” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406 and scored the product 7 stars.

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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 video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers mentioned that the product was quiet. Michael gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “The zoom is quieter than the previous model”. Mykeyreviews wrote on Amazon.co.uk “+ The zoom is extremely quiet”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Michael wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “One downside is that this camera isn't great for low light video as the image becomes quite noisy, you still get an ok picture”. Oliver he wrote “I guess i was wrong! The low light performance is unbelievably noisy and grainy” in his review of this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria HF R406 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Ten customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R406 review on expert website Trusted Reviews “It does shoot good-looking video at a decent price, with excellent image stabilisation”. Michael said “Another plus over the previous model is the inclusion of a longer lasting battery which is very useful considering the price of official replacements”. Michael also wrote “In conclusion I think this is a decent low budget videocamera” in his review.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought it thought it had a good screen. Four years ago Mykeyreviews mentioned “+ The touch screen is very responsive” and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Five people agreed that it had a good zoom. A Smile and a Wave wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R406 on Amazon.co.uk “I liked the fact that it has a decent optical zoom range” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Icsh scored the product 6 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “That zoom control is so good that it does NOT feature in the higher priced models”. Clever Spud scored it 6 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “A digitally enhanced 53x zoom.”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Mykeyreviews mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “+ Really impressed with the focusing, although you can manually focus on this when recording by tapping on the screen, I found the automatic focus to be just fine”. Bob Rosamond scored it 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder “Autofocus is quick and accurate”.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R406 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including the Legria HF M52, or the XM2 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 26 Mbit/s. At 35 megabits per second, the Canon Legria HF R406 has a fairly big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Legria HF R406 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to consider include the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF G10 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R406 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder, the Legria HF R406 does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R406 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, and the XM2 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,060 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R406 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R406 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon 800 (£1,100.00) (35x) which also has a higher rating.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF R406 features back light compensation. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature back light compensation.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The Legria HF R406 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.4 lux) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. The smallest minimum illumination of small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera is 0.05lx and the biggest is 7lx.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Legria HF R406 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R406 has a face detection. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have a face detection.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R406 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Legria HF R406 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Mykeyreviews wrote “The quick guide included suggests the battery will last for an hour worth of recording or 2hrs 30min worth of playback.” and gave it a score of 8 stars. A Smile and a Wave wrote “The image stabiliser has certainly been a help as the picture doesn't jerk around even when zooming in”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Mykeyreviews said in their Canon Legria HF R406 review “The battery pack actually remained cool throughout use” and scored the product 5 stars. Bob Rosamond rated it 4 stars and he mentioned “Foto Canon BP-709, BP-718, BP-727 Travel Battery Charger which can be used as a mains charger or a car charger”. Four years ago Clever Spud rated the product 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “The battery life is far better than I've become used to” in their review of this camcorder.


Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R406 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder. The average effective megapixels (image) of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.4MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 10MP.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago is 2MP. At only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R406 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF R406 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age which feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Legria HF R406 does not support bluetooth.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF R406 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF R406 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R406 in April 2017.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R406 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras to this video camera and we think the Legria HF M52, the Legria HF M56, and the Legria HF G30 (£710.99) all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.75 hours, the Canon Legria HF R406 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 3 hours, the Legria HF R406 has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04960999971247, 08714574601229, 08714574601236, 08714574601243, 08714574601250, 08714574601670, 08714574602882, 08714574602905

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