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Canon Legria HF M406

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Canon Legria HF M406. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the design and durability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M406 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M406 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the durability and design.

portability, usability, price, size, image quality

design, durability

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

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

May, 2015

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Canon Legria HF M406 review


While Canon divides its digital camera line-up into a variety of ranges - most notably EOS, PowerShot and Ixus - all of its HD camcorders bear the same Legria branding. This is a shame, as it leaves consumers without an easy shorthand to finding the...

The M-series has numerous useful features, but its video quality can't match that of Panasonic's HDC-SD800.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Canon Legria HF M406 review


Despite its fast f/1.8 lens, pro-level CMOS sensor and stabilised 10x zoom, its chunky build means the fashion conscious may be put off

Comprehensively featured yet relatively easy to use; Full HD video with stereo sound; swift button response and focus adjustment; swift and silent zooming; bright lens; stunning detail; realistic colours and expansive sound

Plasticky feel and bulkiest on test overall

Detail is stunningly clear in terms of both image and sound, with colours natural if a tad warm when left on default settings. Bluetooth wireless microphone and underwater case are optional extras for the more serious videographer.

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3