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Canon Legria HF R506

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews of Canon Legria HF R506. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery.

usability, price, size, portability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R506 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R506 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and price also get good views, whereas there are some negative opinions about the battery.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF R506 High Definition Camcorder - White (3.2MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi, 8GB internal memory) 3inch LCDCanon Legria HF R506 High Definition Camcorder - White (3.2MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi, 8GB internal memory) 3inch LCD

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: James (

Canon Legria HF R506


The image stabilisation system and general ease of use make it easy to produce great videos with this camera

I need videos with no audio, so although the mic sensitivity can be turned right down, it is not possible to completely switch it off, resulting in file sizes much bigger than they need to be

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery life (max):3.15 / 3.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Charging source:AC
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Video recording time:2.10


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Back light compensation:Y / Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 4
Shooting modes:Movie


Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):23000 / 230000
Touch screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:N / No


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

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1/0.191 / 25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1140
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1853
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):185.3 / 1853
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25 / 32.5
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Included memory card size:4
Memory Card Included: Yes
Pouch: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:No / Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Flash memory:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP
Dual shot (video & photo):No / Y / Yes
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:Y / Yes
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 116
Height :5.7 / 57
Weight:235 / 253
Width:5.3 / 53

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten