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Canon Legria HF R106

Canon Legria HF R106
alaScore 80

31 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Canon Legria HF R106. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and zoom. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the battery.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R106 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R106 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and design. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, design, zoom

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (20 X Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (

Canon Legria HF R106 review


The HF R106 is Canon's cheapest AVCHD camera. It doesn't look like a budget model, thanks to its petite, curvy design that's in keeping with Canon's more upmarket cameras. There are various omissions that distinguish it from these pricier models, though.

No major flaws but lacking in various key areas. Plus, it's more expensive than many superior video cameras

May, 2010


Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (

Canon Legria HF R106 review


Canon makes a wide range of video cameras, from sub-£500 models like this Canon Legria HF R106 to professional recording equipment for broadcasters.

A camcorder first and foremost, the Canon Legria HF R106 is the camcorder to buy if high-definition video is your primary intention. Other models offer reasonable HD video capture and throw in still photo functions too, but the Canon is the best at...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: CTTomkinson (

Good all rounders


Not so good in dark situations and the compensation for movement of the camera can sometimes go a bit off when it's still (just switch the compensation off if that's the case) but otherwise great bit of kit. Definitely worth the money.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Edward (

Canon Legria HF R106


Great little camcorder, easy to use, easy to download to PC or TV

Shame it does not come with a case

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Canon Legria HF R106


Picture quality. Ease of use. Compact and light

The microphone recorded the noise of the autofocus motor to such an extent that it spoilt any recording made indoors or in a quiet area. It sounded like a saucepan lid rattling on a boiling saucepan

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: David (

Canon Legria HF R106


East to carry and when you have fingers like sausages its still generally easy to use

Battery life could be better but purchasing a couple of spares solves the problem

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Martin (

Canon Legria HF R106


A case of switching on the camera & pressing record...pretty simple

No HDMI lead provided but apart from that no complaints

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (max):1.25
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L5


Minimum illumination:0.4
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black, Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.56
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.39

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.57 - 31.5
Digital Zoom:400
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.57 - 31.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 2.36
Optical Zoom:20

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB / HDMI
Manual focus: Yes
Sports: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE, Music Transfer utility

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions