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Canon Legria HF R506
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Canon Legria HF R506 Camcorder

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3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Jan 2014
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Capture The Key Moments In Life - Superb Quality Movies With Ease Compact, lightweight and easy to use the LEGRIA HF R506 gets you closer in Full HD with a big 57x Advanced zoom while optical... More
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Vido.com.ua recommend this video camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good User Reviews

Based on 194 user reviews the average user rating of this small sensor size camcorder is 88%.

Good Size

A few customers who purchased the Canon Legria HF R506 reckoned that it was compact. Ash rated it 4 stars and wrote in their Canon Legria HF R506 review on Amazon “This come packaged in a relatively small, compact box, with enough padding”. Coincidence vs Fate mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF R506 on Amazon two years ago “Overall, this is a great little camera, good built quality, compact, with superb recording quality”. Mr. Roy Foreman wrote “The R506 is light and compact” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R506.

A few people who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was lightweight. Two years ago Benjamin Reed said on Amazon “People who want to practice filming with a lightweight, portable camera or people who want to have a video camera just because” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R506. Mutantkeyboard mentioned “They're small, lightweight and they have a fair recording time given the size of the battery”.

One Canon Legria HF R506 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good size. Last year Gary-P scored the product very highly and mentioned “Small enough to fit in a good size pocket and very light” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R506.

One Canon Legria HF R506 owner concluded that it was thin. Inspector Gadget mentioned on Amazon “The sound is pretty thin though”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R506 was heavy and bulky. Matt mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Not too heavy, just reassuringly so”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon Legria HF R506 owners thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The image quality is great as long as the scene is well lit” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Ash mentioned “The audio quality was decent.” in their Canon Legria HF R506 review. Coincidence vs Fate said on Amazon two years ago “The picture quality was pretty stunning too” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R506.

Easy to Use

Several Canon Legria HF R506 owners thought it was easy to use. Arthur Marriott wrote two years ago “Easy to use superb picture quality for my requirements” in his review. Coincidence vs Fate mentioned on Amazon “Everything is fairly intuitive and once I'd put a spare SD in I was shooting within minutes” in their review of this camcorder. Coincidence vs Fate also mentioned “It really is that simple to use”.

Several Canon Legria HF R506 owners reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Ash gave the Canon Legria HF R506 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Personally I'm very pleased with the lack of bloatware Canon have including and even the on-camera menus are relatively easy to navigate”. Coincidence vs Fate mentioned “The menus are easy enough to follow” and rated the Canon Legria HF R506 5 stars. Matt he said in his review of the Canon Legria HF R506 on Amazon “There are four settings for quality”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R506 was comfortable and easy to hold. Matt he wrote in his review on Amazon “The camera feels very comfortable in my hand”. One person thought it was easy to handle. Two years ago Mr. Roy Foreman mentioned in his Canon Legria HF R506 review on Amazon “This movement is also picked up by the internal microphone, as is other handling noise”.

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Good Quality Lens

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Ash wrote on Amazon “There is a very good zoom, which is helped by the inbuilt image stabilisation”. Also two years ago Eyre121 mentioned on Amazon “Little camera just the right size The zoom is perfect even from a long distance” and rated the product as very good. Matt mentioned on Amazon “I also have the Sony CX220 Full HD-Camcorder (27 Optical Zoom) Black which is in the same price bracket so I can offer something of a comparison between the two” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Canon Legria HF R506 reviewer who bought it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. The Lambanana wrote “STABILISATION=============It has an image stabilisation that prevented some blur when I was filming whilst cycling” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

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Nice Design

A number of Canon Legria HF R506 owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good looking. Coincidence vs Fate wrote in their Canon Legria HF R506 review on Amazon “The Legria captured her at the end of the garden quite beautifully even on a long zoom”. Hongxiang Zhao gave the Canon Legria HF R506 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “I like its SCENE mode, which can take very beautiful video with accurate white balance” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Canon Legria HF R506 reviewers thought this camcorder was quiet. Coincidence vs Fate mentioned “I would note also that the zoom is whisper quiet so didn't distract on playback though our tele” in their Canon Legria HF R506 review and rated this camcorder 5 stars. Matt mentioned “The one really good thing about the zoom is how quiet it is” in his review.

One Canon Legria HF R506 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “In poor light, you get plenty of noise.”.

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Good Technical Features

Three customers who bought it thought it had good features. Ash rated the Canon Legria HF R506 80 out of 100 and said “This is a good camera, with some excellent features and very nice performance for the most part” in their review. Coincidence vs Fate wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R506 on Amazon “There are some good features here such as the image stabilisation which will come in handy”. Two years ago Colin Neale mentioned in his Canon Legria HF R506 review on Amazon “It has all the features you would need” and scored the Canon Legria HF R506 very highly.

Robust

A number of people who purchased the product wrote that it was well made. Ash said on Amazon “Personally I would've preferred a slightly bettet build quality to give me more confidence that it would'nt break if put into a bag or rucksack” in their review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a score of 80 out of 100. Inspector Gadget wrote on Amazon “Has great build quality” in their review of this camcorder nonetheless they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mr. S. M. Kennedy mentioned in their review “It is fantastic as a camera for a solid all round film making perspective” .

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Inspector Gadget said “The is waterproof, shockproof, is far, far sturdier”. Inspector Gadget also said “The Canon Powershot D20 is waterproof, shockproof, is far, far sturdier”.

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Good Connectivity

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. Roy Foreman said on Amazon “The R56, which has WI-FI and an internal memory.” in his review.

Good Support

One Canon Legria HF R506 owner who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R506 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Inspector Gadget said two years ago “All you get inside are multi-language instructions/warranty” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R506.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R506 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R506 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1,140x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF R56 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF R506 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R506 also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Legria HF R56, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Zoom Q4 ($149.00) which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R506 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic AG-HCK10 ($1,244.95), the Canon Legria HF R56, or the JVC GZ-RX110.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R506, the Legria HF R506 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R56, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Panasonic AG-HCK10 ($1,244.95).

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria HF R506 has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than the DIGIC DV II image processor found on most small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

This camcorder's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is actually the best image processor amongst all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R506.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst image processor is DIGIC DV II.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R506 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R506.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R506 range from 22mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm. With a maximum focal length of 1,853 millimeter, the Canon Legria HF R506 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Canon Legria HF R506 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R506. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF R506 is 0.16m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 1m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon Legria HF R506 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF R506.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R506 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R506 optical sensor sizes range from 1/8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Legria HF R506 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF R56, and the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Zoom Q4 ($149.00) is also worth considering.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Legria HF R506 is more than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R506. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Small

Across all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R506 the widths range from 30mm to 570mm. The Canon Legria HF R506 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R506 (only 53 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R506 have minimum illumination of between 0.1lx and 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 2.1lx. The Legria HF R506 has one of the smaller minimum illumination (only 0.4 lux) amongst camcorders of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Some people who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Benjamin Reed mentioned in his Canon Legria HF R506 review “It is surprisingly light (when the battery is not attached)” . Inspector Gadget mentioned on Amazon “And don't get me started on that ridiculous battery pack! What were they thinking? Canon are capable of better than this” in their review of this camcorder.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R506 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R506 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R506, the Canon Legria HF R506 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria HF R506 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R506 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R506 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R506 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R506 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R506 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Included Memory Card Size

Small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years have included memory card sizes of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Legria HF R506 has a fairly small included memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R506.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 2.1 hours, the Canon Legria HF R506 has one of the shorter video recording times amongst video cameras of this age. The video recording times of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 1h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

If you want a camcorder with a longer video recording time then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56 (3.15h) which also has a higher rating.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R506

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the Legria HF R506.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Legria HF R506 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R506.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF R56 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R506 has a pretty average optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R56.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-RX110 (40x and higher rated).

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF R506 has a pretty standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available including the Canon Legria HF R56 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4 ($149.00) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 3.15 hours, the Legria HF R506 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Legria HF R56 (3.25h), or the Legria HF R56 (145h) both from Canon or the JVC GZ-RX110 (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Legria HF R506 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF R506.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic AG-HCK10 ($1,244.95) (275g and higher rated).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Shooting Mode
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Memory Card Size

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 June 2014 by Kaplan Dani
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very simple camera.It has almost no other functionality. It does the job though, but: a. Quality is very low in bad light conditions (room light is not enough most of the time !) - I've... Read more…

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by RockLo
RockLo would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R506 (Verified Purchase)

Very good picture for a consumer camcorder. Nice Wifi feature transfer files to your computer. Has no slots for lights or mics even though it has a mic jack. Had to purchase an attachment to... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2014 by Charlie-BRM
Charlie-BRM would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R506

Often used for impromptu recordings of public events and company functions. A few times for planned days in the field recording video for later production. Starts up quickly; built in lens shield... Read more…

Reviewed 6 October 2014 by Mike D
Mike D would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R506 (Verified Purchase)

This is a solid performing camcorder that takes great steady video and allows me to zoom in to the action without the very shaky video I used to get. If you spend a third of the price of the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Heather
Heather would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R506 (Verified Purchase)

The camera is easy to use and meets the primary objective for purchasing the camera which is to capture home videos. The small camera size is great, making it easy to carry the camera to events or... Read more…

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