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Canon Legria HF R606 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Feb 2015
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Owner Reviews Are Good

This video camera has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100 based on 51 owner reviews.

Good Quality Lens

Some Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers agreed that this camcorder had a good zoom. Mr. I. A. Macpherson said in their review of this camcorder two years ago “The zoom is strong and effective.” and gave the product a very good review score. Mr. I. A. Macpherson also mentioned “As with any camera like this you need a very steady hand to keep the image stable when at full zoom”. Tinkerbellv wrote two years ago “Awesome zoom and many features I still need to explore” in their review.

Two customers who bought the Canon Legria HF R606 considered that it had a good lens.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Mr. M. Whiting mentioned on Amazon “Image stabilizer works brilliantly and reduces pretty much all sign of shake” in their review of this camcorder.

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Robust

Some Canon Legria HF R606 owners who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was reliable. Martyn Davies wrote on Amazon “It has a useful zoom range, reliable autofocus”.

Several people who purchased this camcorder considered that it was well made. Peterfromsandhurst scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 on Amazon “I just wish the Canon case I also bought for this unit had somewhere built in to put the spare batteries”. Tangerine mentioned on Amazon “It is fairly well made” in their Canon Legria HF R606 review. Two years ago Wabrit gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The lens cap is built into the camera itself, which avoids the problem of losing or breaking it”.

One Canon Legria HF R606 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

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Good Size

Seven Canon Legria HF R606 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was compact. Adam Kilander mentioned in January last year “Small, compact” in his review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars. Martyn Davies mentioned “Also has the benefit of being very compact and easy to keep with you”. Mr. I. A. Macpherson gave this camcorder a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “High quality compact unit”.

Several Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was lightweight. Monty mentioned “It does warn you on screen Very lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand”. Wabrit said “It's lightweight” in their review.

One Canon Legria HF R606 reviewer who bought the Canon Legria HF R606 thought it was a good body shape. Tangerine mentioned on Amazon “Has a predominately plastic body” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 and rated the Canon Legria HF R606 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good structurally. Two years ago Wabrit wrote “Sturdy construction and easy to handle” in their Canon Legria HF R606 review and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers reckoned that it had good features. D Sillars mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon last year “Fast motion functions, these are fun and creative features”. Martyn Davies wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 “It does have a great list of features” . Mr. I. A. Macpherson wrote in their Canon Legria HF R606 review on Amazon “It's hard to know these days if a dedicated camcorder is really of benefit to most people given that the phone in their pocket probably has HD video recording features.”.

Good Product Quality

A few Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Adrián Vergel Celis mentioned “It's ok for travel videos, or You Tube standard high quality” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “A very reliable product with great video quality and has plenty of features”. D Sillars wrote “As a point a shoot for documenting it is overall a very efficient and good quality little recorder in it's price range” .

Easy to Use

Eight Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. C S Wood mentioned two years ago “Easy to use”. D Sillars wrote on Amazon “A practical and quality consumer camcorder”. Last year Peterfromsandhurst said “It is extremely simple to use”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it was good value for money. Jules wrote on Amazon “Amazing Value For Money” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Martyn Davies said “Nice package for the money”. Also two years ago Mr. M. Whiting said in their review “Excellent little camera for the price! Great quality videos, lightweight, all the options”.

Five people concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. Adam Comiskey wrote on Amazon “It is super simple to operate, quality is good enough and it is cheap” in his review of this camcorder and rated this camcorder 5 stars. Adam Comiskey also wrote “I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants a camera on holiday, someone young looking for a cheap entry into film making, its a perfect first camera”. D Sillars wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Five stars because at the relatively cheap price of £119.99 new it was a good buy”.

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Adam Kilander mentioned on Amazon “People who want to increase their video quality without spending a fortune” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R606. Peterfromsandhurst mentioned in their review last year “This is an inexpensive way to get your feet wet with a small quality camcorder”. Peterfromsandhurst also wrote “The combination worked out to be impressively inexpensive”.

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Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon video cameras and also specifically for Canon small total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Canon had excellent reviews.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five Canon Legria HF R606 owners who reviewed the product said that it had a good screen. Martyn Davies said on Amazon “The majority of controls are via the touch screen, including the ability to quickly catch a still picture of the scene” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Tangerine wrote on Amazon “Operation is really easy, open the screen (which can be flipped if you want)” in their review of this camcorder.

Nice Design

Several Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was neat. One customer said in their reviews that it was smooth. Mr. I. A. Macpherson rated this camcorder as excellent and said in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 “Generally the image is smooth and stable”.

One customer who bought this camcorder said that it was good looking. Tangerine said on Amazon “Overall, this Canon R606 is a pretty good deal given its performance quality” in their Canon Legria HF R606 review.

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Good Connectivity

A few Canon Legria HF R606 owners said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Lexi G said “I'm a little confused by the description stating that it has wifi and nfc”. Matthew Stephen Ellis mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The description on Amazon clearly states this unit has WiFi and NFC”.

A number of people considered that the Canon Legria HF R606 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Martyn Davies mentioned two years ago “The camera has HDMI and mini-USB sockets to connect to TV/PC respectively” in their Canon Legria HF R606 review and scored it 80 out of 100. Mr. I. A. Macpherson gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “It also comes with a special HDMI adapter meaning the camera can connect”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good battery life. Charlie wrote “Excellent screen and very responsive touch screen, battery lasts well also” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R606 and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Poppy Reed said “The whole thing is so neat! The battery life so far is around 3 hours of shooting time, which I found amazing! Definitely worth the money!”. Wabrit said on Amazon “Battery life seems good” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606.

Good Support

A few customers who bought this camcorder reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Monty said on Amazon “If its a windy day, then you hear a lot of wind Its a shame that the lens cap is a manual one, as you can forget to open it.”. Two years ago Tangerine wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 on Amazon “It also has a manual lens cover that needs to be pushed down to reveal the actual lens”.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R606, the Legria HF R606 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the HF R706[pl_3935505_price], or the Legria HF R67[pl_2882031_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF R606 has an HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R606.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an HDMI including the Canon Legria HF R67[plb_2882031_price].

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Very Light

At only 235 grams, the Canon Legria HF R606 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R606 have weights of between 210g and 2.4kg, and the average weight is 510g.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Legria HF R606 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of this spec and age. 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R606.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

The Legria HF R606 has an Optical image stabilizer type which is better than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it have a Hybrid image stabilizer type. 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.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Optical) is in fact the best image stabiliser type across all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF R606.

The worst image stabiliser type amongst similar types of video camera is Hybrid.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF R606 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a built-in display.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display including the HF R706[pl_3935505_price], or the Legria HF R67[pl_2882031_price] both from Canon.

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Has Five Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF R606 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camcorder has a Sunset scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R606. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night" and "Portrait" are also found on this video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R606 has a maximum optical sensor size of 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. The worst optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/2".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R606 is more than most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most video cameras of this age and type are not Full HD. The Legria HF R606 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R606 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R606 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 2.16 hours, the Legria HF R606 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. Across all the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R606 the battery life (max)s range from 1.2h to 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 3.3h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Canon HF R706[plb_3935505_price] (2.55h).

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Not 3D

The Canon Legria HF R606 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R606, the Canon Legria HF R606 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R606 are not waterproof. The Canon Legria HF R606 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R606 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R606 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R606 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Legria HF R606 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image)s (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of this type and age is 1.6MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R606

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon camcorder was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R606 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R606.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R606 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R606.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R606 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R606.

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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
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Warranty Card

User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful product...

(Verified Purchase)

A very reliable product with great video quality and has plenty of features. however i did find a problem with the sd card reader as it wouldn't read a 128gb sdxc I had. i dont know why, but it is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Wls22
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased for a gift for someone not techie!. Easy to use and provides great pictures.

Reviewed 27 June 2016 by Shara
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome!

Reviewed 1 June 2016 by Adam Kilander
(Verified Purchase)

An easy to learn and use camcorder. I personally use it to record my face from a static position. The footage is sharp and the 50fps really makes the video look fantastic. Both from a stand... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2016 by Poppy Reed
(Verified Purchase)

This is the perfect camcorder. It works really well in different types of light, the microphone is brilliant and the whole thing is so neat! The battery life so far is around 3 hours of shooting... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2016 by Adam Comiskey
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my two young sons to play with in the garden. they love it and are getting to grips with film making. youre not going to be making high end productions with this thing, but it is... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by D Sillars
(Verified Purchase)

Five stars because at the relatively cheap price of £119.99 new it was a good buy. The camera is small and light weight and once you've explored the settings it is easy to use. I've been happy... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Mr. N. Geddes-ward

I brought this a few weeks back as I trust the name and brand of Canon and so far, I have found it a great little video camera, with excellent quality and a variety of settings for this too. One... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2016 by Luigi
(Verified Purchase)

Very good camcorder. Neat and compact. Easy to use...

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