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Canon Legria FS406

alaTest has collected and analysed 82 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical ratings about the features.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria FS406 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria FS406

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon Legria FS406 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the image quality and durability are different.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA FS406 Camcorder - Red (37x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA FS406 Camcorder - Red (37x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen LCD)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria FS406

 

A neat camcorder with editing software included for a computer. Not HD but this was not important for me - I wanted to burn my movies to standard DVD ad the editing software lets me do this easily. A quick user guide in booklet form but the included...

Two software discs included and you do have to choose one or the other - I mistakenly chose the wrong one initially and had to do a system restore to fully remove the unwanted software. Otherwise no problems.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Neha (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria FS406

 

10

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria FS406

 

everything about this camcorder is good

no bad points

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria FS406

 

Simple to use, lightweight. Good picture quality. Steady image. Can pretty much take it out of box and use without reading manual

Cost of fast cards is high

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3.45 / 3.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:3.75

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.1 / 4
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones / Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Shooting modes:Lens priority, Shutter priority

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):123000
Touchscreen: No

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: No
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.54
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40.5 - 1676
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:37

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 5.2
Art: Yes
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Fader:Y
Focus:TTL
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB, SDXC/SDHC/SD
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Snapshot:Y
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixerTM (SD) Video Browser v1\nTransfer Utility v1 / PIXELA ImageMixerTM\nVideo Browser v1\nTransfer Utility v1
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/6 - 1/10000 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Histogram: Yes
Maximum image resolution:1024 x 768
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1024 x 768

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64

Video

Capture modes:LP, SP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2
Height :5.9
Weight:220
Width:5.3

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight