Summary: I bought this camera for short video work after my shiny Sony all singing and dancing camera died. I have not been disapointed. For profesional work it probably falls short of the mark. I hardly ever used any of the fancy controls on the Sony, so am not missing anything. This is used for web based video, YouTube and recording local events, of which their are dozens every year here.
Summary: This is my fourth video camera and second Canon one. Records to an SD card, (make sure you get the right one and type). Downloads to computer Ok, but problems start when you try to join up several scenes using Videostudio ProX3 - the productions keep stopping momentarily and then re-starting. They play well when used in isolation. Am trying to overcome this but it's annoying and I think It has to do with recording to an SD card.
Summary: Just got this as a birthday present and my first impressions are Wow! I will update on transferring and the DVD/Hard Disc quality when Ive monkeyed about and loaded the software. The Casing and the build quality is top notch. Sleek and beautiful, with such a light and small machine, yet it feels so tactile to hold. The buttons are substantial yet nimble and the great thing about it is even the missus thinks it looks sexy.
Summary: Having purchased my first Cannon videocam in 2001, this third one developed is astoundingly light, has much longer battery life and has all the desirable features at a very attractive price. Compared to one from another manufacturer recently purchased by a family member, the automatic shutter over the lens is an advantage and one less button to remember to press before filming.
Excerpt: Crear y compartir vídeos de alta calidad es la diversión sin esfuerzo con la increíblemente ligera y compacta LEGRIA FS 406. No sólo crear brillantes de definición estándar (SD), pero su pequeño tamaño significa que usted puede llevar con usted dondequiera que vaya, además de que graba directamente en una tarjeta de memoria así que usted puede de forma rápida y compartir fácilmente sus películas con amigos y familiares.
Excerpt: ...In previsione del nostro prossimo viaggio di nozze, ad agosto di quest’anno abbiamo deciso di acquistare una nuova videocamera, pratica e funzionale. Eravamo indecisi tra una Samsung ed una Canon e alla fine ci ha convinto la Canon Legria FS406. La spesa ...
Pros: comoda, pratica, ottime prestazioni per amatori