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Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF M56

Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF M56
alaScore 91

99 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF M56. 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. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The design and image quality are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the features.

price, image quality, design, battery, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF M56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon Legria / IVIS / Vixia HF M56 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Some have doubts about the price.


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

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF M56 Full HD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, Professional CMOS sensor, Optical IS, WiFi, 8GB)Canon Legria HF M56 Camcorder-1080 pixels

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Canon's LEGRIA HF M56 makes a great mid-range camcorder at its current price.

Great image quality, Manual settings, WiFi DLNA server

Proprietary accessory shoe, No microphone input, Only 2Mpixel still images

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Add on features like audio scene selector, creative cinematic features and story creator. The rechargeable battery makes it sure you never miss any beautiful moment due to battery loss

Canon Legria HF M56 act as a show stealer with its high end technology and easy to users features. The easy sharing and smart editing features makes it stand apart from its competitors. It works great for enthusiast photographers with wide social circle.

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: Yes
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + 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