Canon LEGRIA HF R406 High Definition Camcorder (32x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilisation, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)
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- 53x Advanced zoom, Full HD CMOS
- Superb quality AVCHD and MP4 recording
- Audio Scene Select
- Cinema-Look filters and touch decoration
- DIGIC DV4 image processor
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Capture Full HD movies without ever worrying about camera shake with the LEGRIA HF R406. Get closer with 53x Advanced zoom and create movies that sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select.
- Shoot beautiful rock steady movies with Optical Intelligent IS featuring advanced dynamic mode
- Preserve the magical moments in your child’s growth with Baby Mode*
- Canon HD Video lens with 53x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS sensor for superb full-HD image quality at 1920x1080
- Select from 5 scene modes, audio settings are optimised automatically
- Showcase and share, capture superb quality movies in AVCHD and MP4 formats
- Experience superb image quality with DIGIC DV4 processing power
- Enjoy easy operation with the high-res 7.5 cm capacitive touchscreen LCD
- Add a different style and feel to your movies with Cinema-Look filters and touch decoration
- Extend your shooting with the SDXC card slot
every shooting environment
Combat camera shake in every shooting environment
Canon’s enhanced Optical Image Stabilizer technology with Intelligent IS, enables the camcorder to automatically switch between four image stabilisation modes to ensure your movies will always have a smooth, professional look. It automatically detects whether you need to stabilise heavy hand-shake, for example, when on the move (Dynamic), when filming at maximum telephoto range (Powered), when filming up close to correct angular and shift shake (Macro) or when you’re using a tripod to turn off the Optical Image Stabilizer to prevent blur (Tripod). The advanced dynamic mode corrects roll and tilt movements that can occur when walking, ensuring sharp steady videos in every situation.
The combination of Canon’s Intelligent IS and Smart Auto means that the LEGRIA HF R406 automatically detects the scene and the best image stabilisation mode for optimum results, whatever the situation.
Capture the magic moments in your child’s growth
Capture your child’s first steps, first words, or many other firsts with Baby Mode*. Register your child’s date of birth in-camera, and add colourful stamps for height and weight. All footage will automatically be sorted to the baby album.
53x Advanced zoom; Full HD CMOS sensor
A genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom lets you capture all the detail in even far away subjects. The Full HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality and excellent colour reproduction even in low light.
sound as good as they look
Record exceptional audio in any situation
Audio makes up more than half of your movie viewing experience. It's simple to make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select Select from 5 scene modes and audio settings are optimised automatically to match the scene you’re shooting. So whether you’re filming a speech at a wedding or music at a concert, you can enjoy immersive, realistic audio.
Superb quality recording
Bring out the best of Full HD with progressive recording at the highest rates for AVCHD (28Mbps) and MP4 (35Mbps). The compact camcorder records progressively, therefore compared with 50i recording (found in previous models), diagonal noise is eliminated and high image quality is maintained.
50p records twice the amount of information as 50i recording. Images are captured in sequence at a rate of 50 frames per second, so even fast-moving subjects show up crisp and clear.
Whether you’re showcasing or sharing, simply select the ideal format and choose from a range of recording rates.
Advanced image processing
The powerful DIGIC DV4 imaging processor ensures higher image quality in low light and a substantial reduction in image distortion as it works together with the optical image stabiliser.
high resolution screen
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Smooth operation is easy with a high-resolution 7.5 cm capacitive touchscreen LCD, giving you intuitive control of settings and simplifying playback. Opening the LCD panel quick starts the camcorder, so you’ll never miss a shot.
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Have fun with Cinema filters and Touch Decoration
Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters. Select from 7 adjustable colour-grading filters to capture the perfect movie scene. Adding fun effects to your movies without a PC is easy using Touch Decoration.
SDXC card slot
The LEGRIA HF R406 records Full HD movies direct to an SDXC memory card which are available in a wide range of sizes allowing you to capture hours of footage.
* Baby mode only works with AVCHD recording and not MP4
Canon LEGRIA HF R406
Compact power adaptor CA-110E
USB cable IFC-300PCU/S
Battery pack BP-718
High-speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S
User Manual kit + software
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Top Customer Reviews
The Canon HF-R406 is a smart looking and very lightweight camcorder that has the ability to record high-quality footage when in the right conditions.
♦ Box contents & recommended items ♦
- Included in the box are the following:
Camcorder | Power Adapter | AC Cable | Battery Pack | HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable | USB to Mini USB Cable | Software Disk.
- Things you NEED:
A memory card is a must, otherwise the camcorder is rendered useless as it has no internal memory.
I would advice one of the following depending on your needs: Sandisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card or SanDisk 64GB SDXC Memory Card, obviously you can choose a different brand or capacity, however if you're going for the highest quality, a higher capacity and faster write speed is advisable.
♦ The Good ♦
+ I personally found this camcorder to be very comfortable to hold, not only due to it being lightweight, but also the hand strap is easily adjustable and feels very snug.
+ Quality on this thing can be really good providing you're in a well lit area (inside or out). If you are in the appropriate conditions then the video at it's highest quality is very smooth & crisp.
+ The zoom is extremely quiet, it can still be picked up in the recorded video, however is so subtle you wont notice it unless your really trying to listen out for it.
+ Sound quality is pretty good and has some audio modes to enhance certain audio such as speech.Read more ›
This brings me to my first gripe; there is no battery charger included. I always carry a spare battery whatever camera I use and without a mains battery charger you need to use the camera as a battery charger. So if your using the camera and the battery goes flat, while you can change the battery you are not in a position to recharge the flat one. Incidentally, a spare battery by Canon is £60 but Amazon sell batteries by x-Pro and I order this one:- Ex-Pro® Canon BP-727 BP727 3.6v 2680mAh @ £21.97. I also ordered this battery charger:- Dot.Foto Canon BP-709, BP-718, BP-727 Travel Battery Charger which can be used as a mains charger or a car charger. At £8.49 it's a snip.
The second gripe is that there is no memory card included. Without a memory card the camera is neither use nor ornament so why not include one? Fortunately I had foreseen this problem and ordered one (£18 for 32 meg from Amazon) and it arrived in the same package.
Had the kit included a battery charger and a memory card I would have had no hesitation in awarding five stars.
The camera itself is superb and great value at £169. Autofocus is quick and accurate and the vibration reduction system works very well indeed. It is simple to set up and very easy to use.
I would thoroughly recommend this camcorder; to beat it you would have to pay an awful lot more money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't fault this camcorder. Recorded all my pictures very easily and also easy to edit.Published 4 months ago by bijouinnuendo
Significantly, this camera has NOT GOT AN EXTERNAL MIC PORT which is a big minus and makes quality videos, especially out doors, very difficult. Read morePublished 13 months ago by BextheArtist
This is a great little camera, well priced. The only thing I don't like is that by opening the screen the camera turns on, but this is me being fussy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by sarah freeman
I can't comment on the camcorder because I cannot find anyone who will replace my mains cable and chargerPublished 23 months ago by Albert Taylor
Like this. works perfectly. easy to move films to PC afterwards by using SD card. easy to use. so far worked well. no problems. Steve E.Published on 19 April 2014 by Mr. Steven P. Evans