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Canon Legria HF R206

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Canon Legria HF R206. 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 are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF R206 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Canon Legria HF R206 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 Comments about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF R206 High Definition Camcorder - Grey (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF R206 High Definition Camcorder - Grey (20x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Canon Legria HF R206 review


Coming in below £300, the HF R206 is right at the budget end of the HD camcorder market. But despite this, it looks pretty slick, feels well-built and has some specifications that really stand out at this low price. Its main rival to date is the £350...

A decent budget-HD camcorder with dual card slots, but it suffers badly in less than optimal conditions.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter (

Canon Legria HF-R206


image quality for the price

battery life

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Amanda (

Canon Legria HF-R206


This camera is very light in weight and i find it very easy to hold for a long period , I have arthritus in my hands and neck and i find it easy to hold. I also like the idea of having 2 memory card slots and automatically changes over without having...

I haven't yet come across any

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Ian (

Great Camcorder


Great product great price and so easy to use auto function does everything for you just point and shoot for superb results would recommend a spare battery bad news is argos does not sell them

May, 2012

Consumer review by: TonyW (

Canon LEGRIA HF R206 HD Camcorder


It's light, and easy to use. The battery life could do with some working on. All in all it's not a bad camera, the picture quality is good. I've yet to transfer my Holiday shots to my PC with the Transfer Utility which comes with the camera.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Canon Legria HF-R206


ease of use losts of features

Cost of a spare battery from Canon

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: George (

Canon Legria HF-R206


Zoom and image quality

Lack of seperate mic input

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Marcin (

Canon Legria HF-R206


Good image quality (for this money of course) ; not bad image quality in low light conditions (comparing to other cameras I was interested) ; Camcorder has few interesting futures and effects ; Very good optics ; As you can see bad points section I am...

unable to connect separate video clips on camcorder - needs uploading to pc ; I wish that after recording I could just download ready made video clips in popular format (avi, mp4) unfortunately everything needs to be done on pc through program...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Andy (

Canon Legria HF-R206


Easy to use and its stand-by function thats allows you to start shooting again within 3 secs in great. Having files instead of recorded tape allows easy deletion of unwanted shots

Its TOO light. I personally would prefer something with a bit of weight to ease the steadiness whilst shooting, especially at arms length. And i would also like a view finder, as sun light can make the screen hard to see

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeffrey (

Canon Legria HF-R206


very easy to use

battery life, quick start guide could be better

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4.85'' / 1/4.85"


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