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Canon Legria HF R606
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Canon Legria HF R606 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good user reviews
Good size
Easy to use
36 Reviews

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Reviews

Good User Reviews

People who bought this small total megapixels camcorder rated this camcorder 84% on average. 18 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Last year Mrs. D. Miller said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Great handheld recorder, easy to use and we have had some wonderful results from it, sound clear” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Peterfromsandhurst wrote on Amazon “It is extremely simple to use” in their review of this camcorder. Mr. I. A. Macpherson said “The screen is a decent size and easy to use”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. D Sillars wrote “The camera is small and light weight and once you've explored the settings it is easy to use” in their Canon Legria HF R606 review.

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Good Product Quality

Fourteen customers reckoned that this camcorder was good quality. Two years ago Mr. I. A. Macpherson said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “In practice the image quality is very good, with a nice colour balance” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mr. I. A. Macpherson also mentioned “Sound quality is good using the inbuilt mic” in their review. Tangerine wrote on Amazon “It is fairly well made” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Robust

Four owners who purchased this camcorder considered that it was well made. Peterfromsandhurst wrote in April last year “I just wish the Canon case I also bought for this unit had somewhere built in to put the spare batteries” . Wabrit mentioned “Sturdy construction and easy to handle”. Wabrit also mentioned “The lens cap is built into the camera itself, which avoids the problem of losing or breaking it” in their review.

Three owners who purchased the product considered that it was reliable. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A very reliable product with great video quality”. Jules said on Amazon two years ago “I was looking for a light, reliable and easy to use camera”. Martyn Davies gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on Amazon “It has a useful zoom range, reliable autofocus”.

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Nice Design

Two customers reckoned that the product was neat. In April last year Luigi mentioned “Neat and compact” in his review of this camcorder and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was smooth. Mr. I. A. Macpherson scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Brightness is fine and generally the image is smooth and stable” in their review of this camcorder.

One person reckoned that it was good looking. Tangerine mentioned “Overall, this Canon R606 is a pretty good deal given its performance quality”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven owners who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was compact. Mr. I. A. Macpherson said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon two years ago “If you do want a compact, high performance dedicated camcorder then this has to be a good option worthy of consideration”. Tangerine wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “A compact camcorder that offers good performance at a budget price”. Mr. I. A. Macpherson also said “This Canon camcorder is a compact unit, fitting comfortably into the palm of one hand” in their review.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Wabrit gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “It's lightweight”. Monty scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “It does warn you on screen Very lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand” in his review of this camcorder.

One owner reckoned that the Canon Legria HF R606 was good structurally. One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Tangerine wrote on Amazon “Has a predominately plastic body” in their review of this camcorder.

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Average Weight

The Legria HF R606 has a pretty average weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

We compared all the other 235g weight video cameras to this video camera and we think the JVC GZ-VX715SEU, and the Panasonic HC-V550 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Good Quality Lens

Five owners who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good zoom. Mr. I. A. Macpherson said “The zoom is strong and effective.” . 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” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. One person who bought this camcorder reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Mr. M. Whiting wrote in their review of this camcorder “Image stabilizer works brilliantly and reduces pretty much all sign of shake”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five customers concluded that the product had a good screen. Tangerine said in their Canon Legria HF R606 review two years ago “Operation is really easy, open the screen (which can be flipped if you want)” . Martyn Davies said on Amazon “The majority of controls are via the touch screen, including the ability to quickly catch a still picture of the scene”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Eight customers who purchased it considered that it had good features. Mr. I. A. Macpherson mentioned two years ago “It's hard to know these days if a dedicated camcorder is really of benefit to most people given that the phone in their pocket probably has HD video recording features.” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Tinkerbellv mentioned on Amazon “Awesome zoom and many features I still need to explore” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago Wabrit gave this camcorder a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “There are lots of features - slow-motion, time lapse, decoration, image effects (B&W, sepia etc.), video montages, audio options, frame rate settings, AVCHD & MP4 formats supported”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF R606 said that it had good technical guidance. Tangerine gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on Amazon “It also has a manual lens cover that needs to be pushed down to reveal the actual lens” in their review of this camcorder. Monty he said “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.”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Poppy Reed said “The microphone is brilliant and 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 of this camcorder. Two years ago Wabrit wrote on Amazon “Battery life seems good”. Charlie he wrote “Excellent screen and very responsive touch screen, battery lasts well also”.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Legria HF R606 has one of the bigger digital zooms (1,140 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 720x.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) (2,500x).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R606 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R606 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We compared this video camera to all the other 32x (optical) camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R38 is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) (38x), or the JVC GZ-R310 (40x).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R606 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF M40 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon Legria HF R606 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions (35 megabits per second) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 26 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Legria HF R606 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF R606 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R606 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R606 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Legria HF R606 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF R606 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Legria HF R606 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HC-V550.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Legria HF R606 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera is 1.8lx. With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Legria HF R606 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R606 in April 2017.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.16 hours, the Legria HF R606 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other 2.16h battery life camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, and the Legria HF M56 both from Canon is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the Zoom Q4 ($149.00) (3h and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0280c017aa, canon nbsp123997, canon 123997
Barcodes 04549292034905, 04549292034912, 05055189022515, 08714574626819, 08714574626826, 08714574626833, 08714574626840, 08714574626864, 08714574626871, 08714574626888, 08714574626895, 08714574627250, 08714574629070, 08714574629193, 08714574629223, 08714574629278

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