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Canon Legria HF R606
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Canon Legria HF R606 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Jan 2015
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Fun For All The Family. Capture Every Magical Moment With Ease Cherish every moment in Full HD. Capture and track faraway detail with a huge 57x Advanced zoom and share wirelessly with smartphones... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

Legria HF R606 owners on average rated this video camera 84 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon Legria HF R606 owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it had a good zoom. Mr. I. A. Macpherson mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is strong and effective.” in their review. Mr. I. A. Macpherson also mentioned “As with any camera like this you need a very steady hand to keep the image stable when at full zoom”. Tinkerbellv said in their Canon Legria HF R606 review on Amazon “Awesome zoom and many features I still need to explore”.

Two Canon Legria HF R606 owners who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R606 considered that it had a good lens. One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Mr. M. Whiting mentioned “Image stabilizer works brilliantly and reduces pretty much all sign of shake” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Robust

Several Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was reliable. Martyn Davies said on Amazon “It has a useful zoom range, reliable autofocus”.

Several Canon Legria HF R606 owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was well made. This year Peterfromsandhurst scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon “I just wish the Canon case I also bought for this unit had somewhere built in to put the spare batteries” in their review of this camcorder. Tangerine said in their review “It is fairly well made”. Wabrit said in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 on Amazon “The lens cap is built into the camera itself, which avoids the problem of losing or breaking it” and gave the Canon Legria HF R606 a rating of 4 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R606 was strong and durable.

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Good Size

Seven customers who bought this camcorder considered that it was compact. Adam Kilander gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Small, compact”. Martyn Davies mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R606 review on Amazon “Also has the benefit of being very compact and easy to keep with you” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Mr. I. A. Macpherson scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “High quality compact unit” in their review of this camcorder.

A number of Canon Legria HF R606 owners who bought the product mentioned that it was lightweight. Monty mentioned in his review of the Canon Legria HF R606 on Amazon in November last year “It does warn you on screen Very lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Wabrit mentioned on Amazon “It's lightweight” and rated this camcorder 4 stars.

One person who purchased it wrote that it was a good body shape. Tangerine mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R606 review on Amazon “Has a predominately plastic body”. One Canon Legria HF R606 reviewer reckoned that it was good structurally. Wabrit gave this camcorder a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Sturdy construction and easy to handle” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Canon Legria HF R606 owners who bought the product considered that it had good features. A few weeks ago D Sillars mentioned on Amazon “Fast motion functions, these are fun and creative features”. Martyn Davies said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “It does have a great list of features”. Martyn Davies also said “I think this is a nice package for the money; useful features and very nice HD movie output”.

Good Product Quality

A few Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Adam Comiskey wrote “It is super simple to operate, quality is good enough” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Adrián Vergel Celis wrote in November this year “It's ok for travel videos, or You Tube standard high quality”. In November Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “A very reliable product with great video quality and has plenty of features”.

Easy to Use

A few Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder thought it was easy to use. C S Wood gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “Easy to use”. In November this year D Sillars wrote on Amazon “A practical and quality consumer camcorder” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606. Peterfromsandhurst said on Amazon in November “It is extremely simple to use” and rated the Canon Legria HF R606 as excellent.

Excellent Brand

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

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Martyn Davies gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The majority of controls are via the touch screen, including the ability to quickly catch a still picture of the scene”. In November last year Tangerine said in their Canon Legria HF R606 review on Amazon “Operation is really easy, open the screen (which can be flipped if you want)”.

Nice Design

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was neat. One Canon Legria HF R606 reviewer said in their reviews that it was smooth. Mr. I. A. Macpherson wrote last year “Generally the image is smooth and stable”.

One Canon Legria HF R606 owner wrote that it was good looking. Tangerine wrote “Overall, this Canon R606 is a pretty good deal given its performance quality”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. In November this year Lexi G wrote “I'm a little confused by the description stating that it has wifi and nfc” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606. In November last year Matthew Stephen Ellis mentioned on Amazon “The description on Amazon clearly states this unit has WiFi and NFC” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R606 yet he only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Two people who purchased the Canon Legria HF R606 reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Martyn Davies gave the Canon Legria HF R606 a score of 80 out of 100 and said “The camera has HDMI and mini-USB sockets to connect to TV/PC respectively”. Mr. I. A. Macpherson mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R606 review on Amazon last year “It also comes with a special HDMI adapter meaning the camera can connect”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Canon Legria HF R606 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Charlie rated it 4 stars and he said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Excellent screen and very responsive touch screen, battery lasts well also” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R606. Poppy Reed mentioned on Amazon “The whole thing is so neat! The battery life so far is around 3 hours of shooting time, which I found amazing! Definitely worth the money!” in their review. Wabrit wrote “Battery life seems good” in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606.

Good Support

A few customers said in their reviews that this camcorder had good technical guidance. Monty said on Amazon “If its a windy day, then you hear a lot of wind Its a shame that the lens cap is a manual one, as you can forget to open it.” in his Canon Legria HF R606 review. Tangerine wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF R606 on Amazon “It also has a manual lens cover that needs to be pushed down to reveal the actual lens”.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Canon Legria HF R606 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price].

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Canon Legria HF R67[plb_2882031_price], or the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF R606 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year also are Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF R67[plb_2882031_price], or the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R606 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R606 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser which you might want to look at including the Canon Legria HF R67[plb_2882031_price], or the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price].

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Very Light

The weights of camcorders that have been available for more than a year range from 180g to 1.6kg, and the average weight is 360g. The Legria HF R606 is one of the lighter camcorders that were released one year ago (only 235 grams) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price] (215g).

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Optical Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF R606 has a better image stabiliser type than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has an Optical image stabiliser, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it have a Hybrid image stabiliser. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

This camcorder's image stabiliser type (Optical) is in fact the best image stabiliser type amongst all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF R606.

The worst image stabiliser type across comparable types of camcorder is Hybrid.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF R606 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year. Most small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF R606.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF R606 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R606.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider including the Canon Legria HF R67[plb_2882031_price], or the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price].

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R606 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago the best optical sensor size is 1/4" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R606 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF R606. 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|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small

With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Legria HF R606 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R606 amongst camcorders of this age. The average height of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R606 is 110mm, and the heights range from 58mm to 600mm.

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Very Small

The average width of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF R606 is 90mm. At only 53 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R606 is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF R606.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R606 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF R606 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The Legria HF R606 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF R606 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R606 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Legria HF R606 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Legria HF R606 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R606 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R606 have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R606 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R606.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R606 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The lowest megapixel count of camcorders of this age and spec is 2MP and the highest is 3MP.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The Canon Legria HF R606 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age. Small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 2.2MP.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R606

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Canon Legria HF R606 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R606.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R606 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If this Canon video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] (2,500x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R606 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R606.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] (38x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 2.16 hours, the Legria HF R606 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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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
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details

User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful product...

(Verified Purchase)

A very reliable product with great video quality and has plenty of features. however i did find a problem with the sd card reader as it wouldn't read a 128gb sdxc I had. i dont know why, but it is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Wls22
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased for a gift for someone not techie!. Easy to use and provides great pictures.

Reviewed 27 June 2016 by Shara
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome!

Reviewed 1 June 2016 by Adam Kilander
(Verified Purchase)

An easy to learn and use camcorder. I personally use it to record my face from a static position. The footage is sharp and the 50fps really makes the video look fantastic. Both from a stand... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2016 by Poppy Reed
(Verified Purchase)

This is the perfect camcorder. It works really well in different types of light, the microphone is brilliant and the whole thing is so neat! The battery life so far is around 3 hours of shooting... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2016 by Adam Comiskey
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my two young sons to play with in the garden. they love it and are getting to grips with film making. youre not going to be making high end productions with this thing, but it is... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by D Sillars
(Verified Purchase)

Five stars because at the relatively cheap price of £119.99 new it was a good buy. The camera is small and light weight and once you've explored the settings it is easy to use. I've been happy... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Mr. N. Geddes-ward

I brought this a few weeks back as I trust the name and brand of Canon and so far, I have found it a great little video camera, with excellent quality and a variety of settings for this too. One... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2016 by Luigi
(Verified Purchase)

Very good camcorder. Neat and compact. Easy to use...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 123998, canon 123997, canon 0280c017, canon 0280c017a, canon canhfr606, canon nbsp123998, canon nbsp123997, canon canhfr606b, canon 0280c017aa, canon canhfr606bl, canon canhfr606blk
Barcodes 04549292034912, 05055189022515, 05055189022522, 08714574626826, 08714574626864, 08714574626871, 08714574626895, 08714574627236, 08714574627250, 08714574629193, 08714574629223, 08714574629278

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