Excerpt: In my opinion this is a good camera but there are better ones. The quality of pictures is good, it has a lot of features and it's easy to use but recording videos with it isn't as good because the camera often skips while recording and also freezes which makes the video quality not as good.
Pros: lot of features and good picture quality
Cons: isn't as good in less than optimal conditions
Summary: An extremely compact HD camcorder that gives excellent image quality with a more than acceptable sound stage considering the microphone placement. Unusually for a camera of this type it has slots for two SD cards - I fitted mine out with two 16G cards, enough for about 4 hours of HD recording!
Does the job - though poor in low-lighting conditions
22 July 2011
Summary: Canon's HF R206 camcorder doesn't look so special when it comes to looks, but it does have a nice simple look to it, that said it's the perfect size for me and is extremely lightweight, making it very comfortable to use.
Summary: I wanted to use this camcorder for a few months before writing my review as that way I'd use it in variable conditions and would get to understand the functions. Overall, I'm very pleased with it - usability is good and the images are excellent except in low light conditions.
Summary: Being a Sony camcorder user I was interested in seeing how this Canon would stack up against my much loved HDR-CX130. For all intents and purposes both camcorders have a similar design and a similar feature set.
Summary: I use small handy cam video recorders for wildlife conservation film recording, often at sea where bigger more sophisticated cameras are hard to use on a bouncing deck. My main criticism of this camera is that (like most other compact camera's and handy cam's nowadays), there is no eyepiece, just a...
Summary: This is a light portable camera. It looks good and has a good range of features and its at a good price. It is almost identical to the R26 and R28 models. The R206 doesn't come with internal memory. But the price of a 32GB SD card is £40, whereas the R28 is £100 more! Doesn't add up.
Summary: Worked more or less straight out of the box. Limited written instructions on how to get you going, the rest you have to find on the supplied CD - not always practical. I was impressed with the picture quality, but I'm less keen on the touch screen which is not very sensitive and therefore not as...
Summary: I wanted to upgrade my very basic Nikon digital camera and I have started to look into the camcorders. This camera is good for non pro (I am not a photographer). I wanted something light, with double card storage and with a good zoom.
Summary: This was my first foray into the world of `proper' camcorders - having previously only used the video functionality on my phone or camera. And it pretty much did exactly what I wanted it to do.