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Canon Legria HF R506

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Canon Legria HF R506

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Canon Legria HF R506
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Canon Legria HF R506 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF R506 number 126 across all camcorders.
94
Reviews
157 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 157 reviews. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good quality lens and it is a good size. However they also report poor battery life.
This Canon camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Longer than average maximum battery life
Supports HDMI
Canon HD video lens with 57x advanced zoom; full HD CMOS sensor
Capture memories of up to three children as they grow using baby mode
Showcase and share, capture superb quality movies in AVCHD and mp4 formats
Movies that sound as good as they look with audio scene select

Canon Legria HF R506 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

This video camera has an average owner rating of 89% based on 157 owner reviews. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Two customers reckoned that the Canon Legria HF R506 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

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine owners who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use.

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,442 expert and user reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Six customers who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it had a good zoom.

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

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three people who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R506 considered that it was lightweight and two owners 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
  • Overall, this is a great little camera, good built quality, compact, with superb recording quality…
  • 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
  • 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

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R506 thought 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…

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four owners reckoned that the product was well made.

Users Report Good Product Quality

10 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good quality.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R506 in January 2014.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Canon Legria HF R506 of only 3.28MP is in the smallest 36% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Legria HF R506 of 235g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 42% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon Legria HF R506 of 32x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 82% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R506's optical sensor size of only 0.206" is smaller than 69% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average optical sensor size of all video cameras is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R506 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The Legria HF R506's maximum battery life of 3.25h is in the longest 32% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF R506's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 62% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF R506 supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The Legria HF R506's digital zoom of 1,140x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 89% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Pouch

The Canon Legria HF R506 has a pouch, which is unusual. 97% of camcorders do not have a pouch.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF R506's video recording time of 2.1h is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 39% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the camcorders the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m. The closest focusing distance of the Canon Legria HF R506 of 0.1m is in the biggest 34% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Legria HF R506 of 64GB is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 45% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Legria HF R506 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon Legria HF R506 has a vari-angle LCD display. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R506 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 0.46MP and 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The Canon Legria HF R506's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is lower than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The Legria HF R506's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,850mm is in the longest 12% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Legria HF R506's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 15% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Legria HF R506's maximum aperture number of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 71% 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, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R506 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R506 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 9176b020aa, info 9176b020aa

Barcodes:

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