Canon LEGRIA FS406

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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.

Benefits

  • 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

Detailed Features

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.

Pocket-size

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

VIDEO SYSTEM

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

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

VIEWFINDER

Screen size NO
Pixels NO

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

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

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

Backlight Compensation YES

WHITE BALANCE

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

SHUTTER SPEED

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

DIGITAL EFFECT

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

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

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

CUSTOM KEY

Custom Key NO

STILL IMAGE

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

Self timer 10 sec

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. review/REC. search NO/NO

RECORDING MODE

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)

MEMORY CARD

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

TERMINAL

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
HDMI NO
LANC NO
Built-in charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory shoe NO

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video light YES

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash NO

PC CONNECTION KIT

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

Wireless controller NO

BATTERY PACK

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

DIMENSIONS

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