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Canon Legria HF M406

alaTest has collected and analysed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and color. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the durability and features.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M406 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria HF M406


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M406 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 Comments about the zoom and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the durability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF M406 High Definition Camcorder - Silver (10x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF M406 High Definition Camcorder - Silver (10x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):2.1 / 2.10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:2.1


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Sharpness
Minimum illumination:1.3
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey


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/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200 / 40
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

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

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Interface:USB / 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
Handheld remote control: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


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

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):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:2


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.1

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten