Canon LEGRIA HF M306

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

LEGRIA HF M306

Canon LEGRIA HF M306

Shoot, edit, share in Full HD.

Canon’s unique HD technologies packaged inside a compact, stylish design – the result is the LEGRIA HF M306, a camcorder with image quality that packs a punch, but is small enough to carry anywhere.

  • SDHC memory card recording
  • Easy HD Shooting
  • 6.8cm (2.7”) touch-screen LCD
  • Video Snapshot
  • 3.3MP Canon HD Camera System
  • Dynamic OIS and Powered IS
  • Easy sharing
  • Pre REC, 25p Cinema Mode, 3.3MP stills
  • Flexible system
  • Optional Waterproof Case

Memory card recording

Record directly to high capacity SDHC memory cards – a 32GB card can store over 12 hours of HD movies at the most efficient setting. For maximum quality, shoot at 24Mbps. Cards are perfect for sharing.

Easy HD shooting

Shooting HD has never been easier. Smart Auto’s scene recognition technology optimises settings according to the situation, whether it’s a dramatic sunset or a family event. Instant AF achieves pin-sharp focus quickly and Face Detection Technology optimises shooting settings for perfect people shots.

Touch-screen technology

The LEGRIA HF M306 provides a unique way to control your camcorder. The large 6.8cm (2.7”) touch-screen enables you to control of the camcorder’s shooting and playback functions with simple on-screen gestures for a new, more intuitive way of movie-making.

Canon HD Camera System

The Canon HD Camera System combines a 3.3MP Full HD CMOS sensor, an 18x optical zoom Canon HD Video Lens and the DIGIC DV III processor to deliver superb Full HD movies.

Dynamic OIS and Powered IS

When shooting video, small shakes of the camcorder can appear magnified in playback. To counter this, the LEGRIA HF M306 uses two systems of image stabilisation – Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer reduces shake caused when shooting while walking and Powered Image Stabilizer keeps the image steady for telephoto shots.

Software

Easy-to-use PIXELA™ software is supplied for editing movies and simple upload for sharing online. Or with Canon’s DW-100 DVD Burner (available separately) burn DVDs at the touch of a button – no PC required.

Pre REC, 25p Cinema Mode – plus 3.3MP stills

The LEGRIA HF M306 has many shooting features for creating better movies. In Pre REC mode, the camcorder starts recording three seconds before the Record button is pressed, so you won’t miss any of the action. 25p cinema mode creates more cinematic-looking movies. And you can even snap 3.3MP still photos to complement your movies.

Flexible system

The LEGRIA HF M306 has a built-in HDMI connection for direct output to an HDTV. The mini Advanced Accessory Shoe and a range of accessories – including the WP-V2 Waterproof case for taking your camcorder swimming or snorkelling – allow the HF M306 to grow with your experience.

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Medium Removeable memory card (SD/SDHC)
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
32Gb SDHC card: 12hrs 15mins²
Type 1/4 type CMOS
Total pixels 3.89 megapixel
Effective Pixels: Movie 2.99 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Still 3.31 megapixels (4:3 mode)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Advanced Zoom 18x
Optical Zoom 15x
Digital Zoom 300x
Digital Tele-Converter NO
Focal Length 4.1-61.5mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length MOVIE: Approx 39.5-711 mm
STILL: Approx 39.5-592.5 mm
Maximum Aperture f1.8 to f3.2
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer;
Powered Optical Image Stabilizer mode
Filter Diameter 37mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WD-H37 II)

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen Size 6.8cm (2.7") widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD
Pixels 211,000 pixels
Touch-Screen LCD YES
Manual Adjustment Brightness, backlight
Temporary Underscan NO

VIEWFINDER

Screen Size N/A
Pixels N/A

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. Approx. 0.4 lux (Low Light Mode)
Night Mode YES
Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment YES
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Priority AF/Instant AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Touch panel
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification, Face Assist)
Smart AUTO YES (31 scene)
Program AE 16
AUTO, P, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach,
Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface
Zebra NO

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H)

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade , Wipe
Effect Black & White, Sepia

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Soft, Skin Detail, Custom
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

CUSTOM KEY

Custom Key NO

STILL IMAGE

Capture Image Size 2304 x 1296, 2100 x 1575, 1600 x 1200, 848 x 480, 640 x 480
Continuous Shooting Mode YES (Normal and High-speed)
Auto Exposure Bracketing YES
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function YES
Histogram YES
Photo Button YES
Photo Burst YES

SELF TIMER

Self Timer 10 sec
2 sec with wireless remote

RECORDING MODE

LP Mode 5 recording quality modes.¹
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Extended Recording Mode (ELP Mode) -
Progressive Shooting Mode YES (25p)
CINE Image Mode YES
x.v.Color YES
Video Snapshot YES
Dual Shot YES
Pre REC YES
Colour Bars and Test Tone NO
Still Image NO
Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline, Face Timeline, Face Jump, 3D Flip)

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer NO
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch);
5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
Manual Rec. Level Control YES
Audio Dubbing NO

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone NO
USB YES (USB 2.0 Hi Speed out only)
DV NO
Direct Print YES
Analogue-in NO
AV YES (out only)
S-video NO
Component YES (out only)
HDMI™ YES (HDMI(™) Mini Connector: v1.3, CEC supported, out only)
LANC YES (optional RA-V1 adaptor)
Built-in Charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory Shoe YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video Light YES (white LED)

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash YES

PC CONNECTION KIT

DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application Software YES (PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE, Music Transfer utility)
USB Cable YES
Easy Web Upload YES
HD->SD conversion NO

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless Controller YES

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery Included In The Kit BP-808
Max Recording Time (included battery) 1hr 40mins
Quick Charge NO
Long Life Battery BP-827
Longer Recording Time* 5hr 10mins

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 68 x 60 x 123mm
Weight Approx. 320g
Max Recording Time ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² LP recording mode
LP Mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice
  • * using EVF (normal LCD brightness if no EVF) and optional long life BP