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Canon Legria HF R506

vido.com.ua Recommended
An award winning 3.28MP 1 camcorder with good features but high running costs
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Mar 2014
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Canon Legria HF R506 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R506 number 184 across all camcorders.
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158 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 57?

It has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Canon camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, good quality lens and it is a good size. However they also report poor battery life.
The Legria HF R506 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Fairly long battery life (max)
Very low effective megapixels (movie)
Very low effective megapixels (image)

Canon Legria HF R506 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF R506 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Website Vido.com.ua concluded that they would recommend this Canon video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Owner Reviews Are Good

This video camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100 based on 158 owner reviews. 29 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Poor Battery Life

Two owners who purchased it thought it did not have a good battery life.

  • And don't get me started on that ridiculous battery pack! What were they thinking? Canon are capable of better than this…
  • It is surprisingly light (when the battery is not attached)…
    Benjamin Reed (Amazon) - November 2014

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 916 expert and user reviews (including 212 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its camcorders. 95% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine owners who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Seven people who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom.

  • This is a lovely little camera just the right size The zoom is perfect even from a long distance…
    Eyre121 (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Little camera just the right size The zoom is perfect even from a long distance…
    Eyre121 (Amazon) - December 2014
  • It's a small one is some purple fringing when at full zoom when filming subjects with bright…
  • The one really good thing about the zoom is how quiet it is…
    Matt (Amazon) - March 2014
  • My main issue with the feel of the camera is the zoom button on the top…
    Matt (Amazon) - March 2014
  • At the long end of the zoom under certain conditions you can see some colour fringing on bright objects…
  • There is a very good zoom, which is helped by the inbuilt image stabilisation…
    Ash (Amazon) - May 2014

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight and two owners who purchased it thought it was compact.

  • The sound is pretty thin though…
  • They're small, lightweight and they have a fair recording time given the size of the battery…
  • Small enough to fit in a good size pocket and very light…
    Gary-P (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Not too heavy, just reassuringly so…
    Matt (Amazon) - March 2014
  • Aren't bothered too much about sound quality, media students and people who want to practice filming with a lightweight, portable camera or people who want to have a video camera just because…
    Benjamin Reed (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Overall, this is a great little camera, good built quality, compact, with superb recording quality…
  • This come packaged in a relatively small, compact box, with enough padding…
    Ash (Amazon) - May 2014
  • The upside to the cheap plastic feel, is that the camera is very lightweight.
    Ash (Amazon) - May 2014

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight owners who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R506 mentioned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had good features.

  • It has all the features you would need…
    Colin Neale (Amazon) - December 2014
  • This is a good camera, with some excellent features and very nice performance for the most part…
    Ash (Amazon) - May 2014
  • There are some good features here such as the image stabilisation which will come in handy…

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

10 owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good quality.


Features

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R506 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Legria HF R506's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is quite low compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 13% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all video cameras is 23,000MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 5,100,000MP.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Legria HF R506 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 41% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The Canon Legria HF R506's battery life (max) of 3.25h is in the longest 25% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 52h.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R506 has a face detection, which is unusual. 72% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon Legria HF R506 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF R506 of 1,850mm is very long compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon Legria HF R506 of 235g is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 48% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Pouch

The Canon Legria HF R506 has a pouch, unlike 97% of video cameras which do not have a pouch.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Legria HF R506 of 32x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 73% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Legria HF R506 has a hand strap, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a hand strap.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R506 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the Legria HF R506 of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 13% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The effective megapixels (image) of video cameras range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R506 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF R506's video recording time of 2.1h is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 44% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the Legria HF R506 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Legria HF R506's digital zoom of 1,140x is in the biggest 13% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all video cameras is 450x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other video cameras, the Canon Legria HF R506 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF R506's maximum memory card size of 64GB is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 53% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Canon Legria HF R506 of 3.28MP is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 29% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The Legria HF R506's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the lowest 21% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum aperture number of all video cameras is 2.2, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon video camera was released in March 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 9176b020aa, info 9176b020aa

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