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Canon Legria FS406

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Canon Legria FS406. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, price, design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria FS406 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon Legria FS406 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but the image quality and durability get mixed comments.

portability, usability, price, design, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA FS406 Camcorder - Red (37x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA FS406 Camcorder - Red (37x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen LCD)

Feb, 2019

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Canon Legria FS406


A neat camcorder with editing software included for a computer. Not HD but this was not important for me - I wanted to burn my movies to standard DVD ad the editing software lets me do this easily. A quick user guide in booklet form but the included...

Two software discs included and you do have to choose one or the other - I mistakenly chose the wrong one initially and had to do a system restore to fully remove the unwanted software. Otherwise no problems.

Feb, 2012

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Canon Legria FS406



Jan, 2012

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Canon Legria FS406


everything about this camcorder is good

no bad points

Jul, 2011

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Canon Legria FS406


Simple to use, lightweight. Good picture quality. Steady image. Can pretty much take it out of box and use without reading manual

Cost of fast cards is high

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):3.45 / 3.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:3.75


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.1 / 4
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones / Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Self-timer delay:10
Shooting modes:Lens priority, Shutter priority


Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):123000
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: No
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.54
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40.5 - 1676
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:37

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 5.2
Art: Yes
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB, SDXC/SDHC/SD
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixerTM (SD) Video Browser v1\nTransfer Utility v1 / PIXELA ImageMixerTM\nVideo Browser v1\nTransfer Utility v1
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/6 - 1/10000 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Histogram: Yes
Maximum image resolution:1024 x 768
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1024 x 768


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64


Capture modes:LP, SP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.9

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight