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Canon LEGRIA FS406

LEGRIA SD Camcorders

    Canon LEGRIA FS406

    Effortless fun, simple sharing - wherever you go

    The LEGRIA FS406 packs a host of features into a stylish, pocket-sized design. With a 41x Advanced zoom and Video Snapshot, it’s easy to shoot and share top-quality movies. Choice of three chic colours.

    • Single SDXC and Eye-Fi card slot
    • Canon’s smallest digital camcorder
    • 41x Advanced Zoom and Dynamic EIS
    • Dual Shot mode
    • 6.7cm Widescreen LCD
    • Video Snapshot
    • Night Scene mode
    • Intelligent Li-ion battery
    • Pre Record Feature
    • PIXELA software supplied

    Single SDXC and Eye-Fi card slot

    The LEGRIA FS406 records movies straight to SDXC or Eye-Fi cards- easy to carry and ideal for sharing.


    Compact and lightweight the LEGRIA FS406 is Canon’s smallest digital camcorder - so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go.

    Smooth zoom, shake-free shots

    A genuine Canon video lens with 41x Advanced zoom lets you get closer to the action. The DIGIC DVII processor ensures the image quality is high throughout the zoom range. The Dynamic Image Stabiliser combats the shake from walking, so your movies have a smoother, professional look.

    Dual Shot

    Convenient Dual Shot mode simplifies operation: press one button to shoot video and another to capture still photos, without having to switch the Control Dial. Instant one button access to Auto mode sets all controls to automatic, so it’s easy to shoot high quality videos.

    6.7cm (2.7″) widescreen LCD

    Record stunning, panoramic widescreen movies in true 16:9. Monitor your video footage the way it appears on a widescreen TV via the 6.7cm (2.7") 16:9 LCD.

    Fun, short movies with music

    With Video Snapshot it’s easy to create fun movies with music to share with friends – and you don’t need a PC. Capture short 2, 4 or 8 second clips with just one touch of the record button. These clip times mirror the length of ‘one cut’ in a TV show to give your movie an expert feel. Then simply add your favourite clips to a playlist, choose a soundtrack of your own, or from the supplied CD, and your movie is ready to share.

    Beautiful night shots

    Capture the natural beauty of the night with Night Scene Mode. It automatically provides the optimum settings so you can enjoy finely detailed night shots, with faithful dark tones and reduced flaring from bright lights.

    Intelligent battery

    Shoot for up to 3.7 hours on a single charge. Quick recharge takes just 20 minutes to replenish the battery for an hour’s recording. Remaining charge is accurately displayed in minutes.

    Never miss a shot

    The LEGRIA FS406 features Pre Record so it starts recording three seconds before you press the record button. These are added to the beginning of each clip so you never miss that crucial shot.

    PIXELA software

    Supplied PIXELA™ software makes it easy to organize, edit and share your videos. A simplified user interface gives you quick and easy access to editing and web upload functions.

    Product Specification


    Recording Medium Removeable memory card
    SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
    Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
    64GB SDXC card: 41hrs 40mins²,³ (not supplied)
    Type 1/6 type interlaced CCD
    Total pixels 800,000 pixels
    Effective Pixels: Movie 540,000 pixels¹,²
    Effective Pixels: Still 530,000 pixels (4:3)
    Filter Complementary Colour Filter
    Advanced Zoom 41x
    Optical Zoom 37x
    Digital Zoom 2000x
    Digital Tele-converter NO
    Focal length 2.6 - 96.2mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 40.5 - 1676mm¹
    Maximum aperture f2.0 to f5.2
    Minimum focusing distance 10mm
    Image Stabilizer Electronic Image Stabiliser:
    2 modes: Dynamic, Standard
    Filter diameter N/A
    Wide Attachment NO


    Image Processor DIGIC DV II
    Face Detection Technology NO
    Screen size 6.7cm (2.7") widescreen colour LCD
    Pixels Approx. 123,000 pixels
    Touchscreen LCD NO
    Manual adjustment Brightness, backlight
    Temporary underscan NO


    Screen size NO
    Pixels NO


    Minimum Lux. 4 lux
    Night Mode Low Light (1.1 lux)
    Auto Gain Control limit adjustment NO


    Auto/Manual YES / YES
    Control Joystick operation (manual mode)
    Manual Focus Assist NO


    Cinema Features N/A


    Smart AUTO NO
    Program AE AUTO;
    M mode: P, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Night Scene, Spotlight, Fireworks
    Zebra NO


    Backlight Compensation YES


    Type TTL
    Auto YES
    Set/Preset YES: Set, Daylight, Artificial Light


    Maximum 1/2000th sec.
    Slow 1/6 sec.


    Fade Auto Fade, Wipe
    Effect Black & White, Sepia, Art, Mosaic


    Image Effects Vivid, Neutral, Soft Skin Detail
    Custom Functions NO


    Custom Key NO


    Capture image size 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
    Continuous shooting mode NO
    Auto Exposure Bracketing NO
    Simultaneous Photo Recording NO
    Selecting AF Frame Function YES
    Histogram YES
    Photo Button YES
    Photo Burst NO


    Self timer 10 sec


    REC. review/REC. search NO/NO


    LP mode 3 recording quality modes (XP, SP, LP)
    Extended Recording mode (ELP mode) -
    Progressive shooting mode NO
    CINE image mode NO
    x.v.Color NO
    Video Snapshot YES
    Dual Shot YES
    Pre REC YES
    Colour Bars and Test Tone NO


    Still image NO
    Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline)


    Multi Media Card NO
    Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
    Movie Recording YES
    Internal Data Transfer NO


    System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
    Zoom Microphone NO
    Manual Rec. level control NO


    Headphone NO
    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 NO
    Built-in charger YES


    Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)


    Accessory shoe NO


    Built-in Video light YES


    Built-in Flash NO


    Digital Video Solution Disk NO
    DV Network Solution Disk NO
    Application software YES (PIXELA ImageMixerTM (SD) Video Browser v1 and Transfer Utility v1)
    USB cable YES
    Easy Web Upload YES
    HD->SD conversion N/A


    Wireless controller NO


    Type Lithium Ion
    Intelligent Battery System YES
    Battery included in the kit BP-808
    Max recording time (included battery) Approx 3hrs 45mins (normal LCD, LP mode)
    Quick Charge YES
    Long life Battery N/A
    Longer recording time* N/A


    W x H x D 53 x 59 x 122mm
    Weight 220g
    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
    ³ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible
    Effective Pixels: Movie ¹ Advanced Zoom ON, 16:9 recording mode, wide end
    ² Image Stabiliser mode set to Standard or Off
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length ¹ Image Stabiliser mode set to Standard or Off
    • * using EVF (normal LCD brightness if no EVF) and optional long life BP
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