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Canon LEGRIA HF M306

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF M306. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and size also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the battery.

usability, size, image quality, price, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF M306 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Gordon (

Canon Legria HF M306


Fantastic picture quality, good sound reproduction and terrific easy handling. So simple to get started from a standing start, fits in a small space and looks really neat.

Short battery life

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Mainak (

Canon Legria HF M306


The image quality is good. The video quality is good.

The manual needs to be improved specially the video format and its size details need to be provided. The software given for video mixing does not have a good manual and it not good. It should provide more details and should be more user friendly for...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike (

Canon Legria HF M306


Great price, Canon quality, Once you have worked out what buttons do, quite simple to use.

I want a proper owners manual!!! Not a bloody PDF

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Leonard (

Canon Legria HF M306


Great to use the automatic mode when the software shooses the right settings for you. Still getting use to it

None yet

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Ron (

Canon Legria HF M306


I bought this camera to video hockey matches which I previously did with a canon ixus 210. With the legria I can now stand at the halfway line and zoom into each goal with no problem. I only use the software supplied to download the videos to a pc and...

I would suggest an extra battery is bought as the one supplied just about lasts a full match (70 minutes). Apart from that it was a very good buy.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Werner (

Canon Legria HF M306


Brilliant camera for the price. Cannot fault it in any way except maybe for the battery life but it's always good to have a spare with you. Very easy to use.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Wai (

Canon Legria HF M306


The picture quality is excellect and it's really easy to use.

The battery does not last for more than an hour.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808


Minimum illumination:0.4


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:15

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2304 x 1296


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6