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Canon Legria HF R406

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews of Canon Legria HF R406. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and zoom. The size and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the memory.

usability, price, size, zoom, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R406 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R406 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and battery are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the memory.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R406 High Definition Camcorder (32x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilisation, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R406 High Definition Camcorder (32x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilisation, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Oct, 2016

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Canon LEGRIA HF R406


A great, low cost camcorder with a 32x optical zoom

Good image quality, 50p MP4 mode, Creative effects

No full manual mode, Manual lens cover, 2.07Mpixel still image resolution

May, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):1.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Video recording time:1.45 / 3


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III / DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4


Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1060
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.5 - 1232
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):123.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.85
Optical Zoom:32
Wide angle lens system: No

Light exposure

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


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

x.v.Color support: No

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 0.5 - 0.0005 / 1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: No
Histogram: No
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.7
Weight:2.36 / 235
Width:5.4 / 5.6

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten / Daylight, Tungsten