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Canon Legria HF R106

Canon Legria HF R106
alaScore 82

52 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Canon Legria HF R106. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and zoom. The image quality and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, design

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R106 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and design. The image quality and usability also get good reviews.

usability, image quality, design, zoom

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Parkyn (

Canon Legria HF R106 review


Cheap and mostly cheerful, the Canon Legria HF R106 is by no means perfect, but it's certainly one of the best camcorder options available in the sub-£250 price bracket.

Good value ; Well-built body ; 20x optical zoom ; Easy to use ; smart auto' makes it even easier

Poor photo quality ; Grainy video in low light ; No HDMI cable

Of all Canon's entry-level R-series camcorders, the Legria HF R106 is definitely the one to go for. Its picture quality isn't perfect, but this is reflected in its low price, which, unlike the Legria HF R18, isn't inflated by the inclusion of costly...

Nov, 2010

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: 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


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.5''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC 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
Resolution:Full HD


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


HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3