Canon Legria HF M506 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 Camcorder Reviews 2012

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Canon Legria HF M506 review



If you need a high quality Full HD consumer camcorder packed with features, the Canon Legria HF M506 may be a low cost option for you as it has no internal memory, recording only to one SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.


The improved specifications are listed below but briefly include a better Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor for 20% improvement in low light situations, choice of Full HD AVCHD or MP4 recording, a new Intelligent Optical Image Stabilizer, extra control with added manual and auto settings, an on screen help system and an improved Story Creator.

Main features are MP4 support, the new Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor, one SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, a 10x HD Video lens with iris diaphragm, Optical Intelligent Image Stabilizer, 7.5cm touch screen viewfinder, Smart Auto, Face Detection, Instant AF, Audio Scene Select and the option to store direct to external HDD.

Canon Legria HF M506 HD Video lens
A high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring.

Canon Legria HF M506 with SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The Canon Legria HF M506 has no internal flash memory but 1 card slot recording to MP4 or AVCHD backed by a 1/3 type HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor for low light recording. Insert a 32GB card and in MP4 mode at 4Mbps record 16 hours of video, or nearly 8 hours if recording at 9Mbps.

Canon Legria HF M506 HD CMOS PRO sensor
The professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is designed and made by Canon for its professional camcorders. The light gathering area of the pixels is 160% bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, delivering a wider dynamic range and advanced low-light performance and giving a 20% improved low-light performance over the Canon HF M4 models of last year.

Canon Legria HF M506 HD Video lens
A high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring.

Canon Legria HF M506 with Optical Intelligent IS
Intelligent Image Stability is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical image stabilizer settings from 4 modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation leaving you free to concentrate on shooting.

Canon Legria HF M506

Canon Legria HF M506


Canon Legria HF M506 Fingertip control
Operation is easy with a high-resolution 7.5cm gesture-based Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface which gives you intuitive fingertip control of shooting and playback functions.

Canon Legria HF M506 for Effortless shooting
Creating high-quality movies is effortless with Smart Auto. Fully automatic, it intelligently selects shooting settings from 38 scenes. Face Detection optimises the settings for great people shots and Instant AF ensures fast and accurate focusing.

Canon Legria HF M506 Audio Scene Select
It’s simple to make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select and a high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone. Just select from 5 scene modes and audio settings are optimised automatically.

Canon Legria HF M506 Creative Cinematic Features


Use Story Creator to develop your video skills and effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story – just choose a theme and follow the in-built scene suggestions. Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters and add fun effects to your movies without a PC using Touch Decoration.

5 AVCHD recording quality modes and 2 MP4 quality recording modes gives you total control over the quality of your recordings with a microphone terminal and manual audio level control with headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility and a mini advanced accessory shoe is available. AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

In the Box
Canon Legria HF M506 Full HD AVCHD or MP4 Camcorder
BP-718 Battery Pack
Compact Power Adapter
Stylus Pen
USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Canon Legria HF M506 Bundled CD ROMs:
Video Browser Editing Disc
Image Browser Disc
Network Utility Disc
Mini connector HDMI Terminal

Canon Legria HF M506 Review Summary


If you need top quality MP4 or AVCHD recordings but are on a restricted budget the Canon Legria HF M506 may well be your choice of Full HD camcorder for 2012.

Check out the long list of advanced features which the Canon Legria HF M506 offers and have Pro Image Quality at a low cost with this special discount for the Canon Legria HF M506

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Product Specifications

Brand:Canon
Model : Canon LEGRIA HF M506
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Records only to one SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.

HD CMOS PRO sensor for superb low-light shooting and wide dynamic range

Optical Intelligent IS automatically switches between four modes to combat shake

High quality built-in zoom microphone

7.5cm touch screen viewfinder, Smart Auto, Face Detection, Instant AF and Audio Scene Select

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