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”.