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Canon LEGRIA HF R206

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF R206. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and battery get critical views.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF R206 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF R206 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 image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R206 High Definition Camcorder - Grey (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R206 High Definition Camcorder - Grey (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Canon Legria HF R206 review


Coming in below £300, the HF R206 is right at the budget end of the HD camcorder market. But despite this, it looks pretty slick, feels well-built and has some specifications that really stand out at this low price. Its main rival to date is the £350...

A decent budget-HD camcorder with dual card slots, but it suffers badly in less than optimal conditions.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter (

Canon Legria HF-R206


image quality for the price

battery life

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Amanda (

Canon Legria HF-R206


This camera is very light in weight and i find it very easy to hold for a long period , I have arthritus in my hands and neck and i find it easy to hold. I also like the idea of having 2 memory card slots and automatically changes over without having...

I haven't yet come across any

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Ian (

Great Camcorder


Great product great price and so easy to use auto function does everything for you just point and shoot for superb results would recommend a spare battery bad news is argos does not sell them

May, 2012

Consumer review by: TonyW (

Canon LEGRIA HF R206 HD Camcorder


It's light, and easy to use. The battery life could do with some working on. All in all it's not a bad camera, the picture quality is good. I've yet to transfer my Holiday shots to my PC with the Transfer Utility which comes with the camera.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Canon Legria HF-R206


ease of use losts of features

Cost of a spare battery from Canon

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: George (

Canon Legria HF-R206


Zoom and image quality

Lack of seperate mic input

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Marcin (

Canon Legria HF-R206


Good image quality (for this money of course) ; not bad image quality in low light conditions (comparing to other cameras I was interested) ; Camcorder has few interesting futures and effects ; Very good optics ; As you can see bad points section I am...

unable to connect separate video clips on camcorder - needs uploading to pc ; I wish that after recording I could just download ready made video clips in popular format (avi, mp4) unfortunately everything needs to be done on pc through program...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Andy (

Canon Legria HF-R206


Easy to use and its stand-by function thats allows you to start shooting again within 3 secs in great. Having files instead of recorded tape allows easy deletion of unwanted shots

Its TOO light. I personally would prefer something with a bit of weight to ease the steadiness whilst shooting, especially at arms length. And i would also like a view finder, as sun light can make the screen hard to see

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeffrey (

Canon Legria HF-R206


very easy to use

battery life, quick start guide could be better

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):1.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-110
Video recording time:1.30


Back light compensation: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:4
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
LED indicators: Yes


Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


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

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.2 / 3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:28 / 400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.2 - 1154
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.6
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer Video Browser 1 \nTransfer Utility 1
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge:No / Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2016 x 1512
Still image resolution(s):1792 x 1344,1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight