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Canon Legria HF R106

Canon Legria HF R106
alaScore 80

31 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Canon Legria HF R106. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R106 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R106 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and design. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, design, zoom

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Oct, 2016

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Canon Legria HF R106 review


The HF R106 is Canon's cheapest AVCHD camera. It doesn't look like a budget model, thanks to its petite, curvy design that's in keeping with Canon's more upmarket cameras. There are various omissions that distinguish it from these pricier models, though.

No major flaws but lacking in various key areas. Plus, it's more expensive than many superior video cameras

May, 2010


Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (

Canon Legria HF R106 review


Canon makes a wide range of video cameras, from sub-£500 models like this Canon Legria HF R106 to professional recording equipment for broadcasters.

A camcorder first and foremost, the Canon Legria HF R106 is the camcorder to buy if high-definition video is your primary intention. Other models offer reasonable HD video capture and throw in still photo functions too, but the Canon is the best at...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: CTTomkinson (

Good all rounders


Not so good in dark situations and the compensation for movement of the camera can sometimes go a bit off when it's still (just switch the compensation off if that's the case) but otherwise great bit of kit. Definitely worth the money.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Edward (

Canon Legria HF R106


Great little camcorder, easy to use, easy to download to PC or TV

Shame it does not come with a case

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Canon Legria HF R106


Picture quality. Ease of use. Compact and light

The microphone recorded the noise of the autofocus motor to such an extent that it spoilt any recording made indoors or in a quiet area. It sounded like a saucepan lid rattling on a boiling saucepan

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: David (

Canon Legria HF R106


East to carry and when you have fingers like sausages its still generally easy to use

Battery life could be better but purchasing a couple of spares solves the problem

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Martin (

Canon Legria HF R106


A case of switching on the camera & pressing record...pretty simple

No HDMI lead provided but apart from that no complaints

Product Specifications

If you're new to moviemaking, the LEGRIA HF R106 might be the perfect camcorder for you. Affordable and easy to use, it

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.5''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Model:HF R106
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.73Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.39Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic


HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:400
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black & white fader / Sepia fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None