The Canon Legria HF R706 is the perfect digital video camera for families young and old. Its High Definition CMOS sensor is combined with a powerful 32x optical zoom to create a versatile camcorder in a compact and lightweight form factor.
Not only useful for travel, the R 706 features a Baby Mode which makes it easy for parents and young families to keep track of their kids important milestones.
CMOS Sensor + DIGIC DV4 Image Processor
Razor sharp Full High Definition video is delivered via a 3.28 megapixel sensor. The High-Sensitivity CMOS chip is combined with a powerful DIGIC DV4 imaging processor to produce detail-rich photos and videos with vibrant, true-to-life colour reproduction.
Versatile 32x Optical Zoom Lens
The powerful lens features an impressive 32x optical zoom range which can be digitally enhanced to 57x for maximum shooting versatility. It is combined with Canon’s impressive Intelligent IS image stabilisation technology to deliver silky smooth footage even when shooting at the maximum zoom magnification.
Advanced Subject & Motion Tracking
A built-in function called Zoom Framing Assist will help ensure your subject is always the main focus of your lens. Ideal for fast moving action such as sports, it can track the movement of your subject and can automatically pan out to help you relocate your subject before zooming in again.
Face Detection Technology
Built-in Face Detection technology helps to ensure your friends and family members are always looking their best and brightest. It simplifies the shooting process, allowing you to concentrate on capturing the essence of the story rather than worry about camera settings.
Automatic Scene Detection Mode
The DV4 processor also delivers intelligent scene detection capabilities. When shooting in the Smart Auto mode, the camera can recognise one of 38 unique scenes and adjust your shooting settings automatically to give you picture perfect results, every time. Alternatively you can manually select your scene from a list of common situations including portraits, sports, snow, beach, sunset, night and more.
Slow Motion + Fast Motion Special Effects
Other features such as slow and fast motion recording allow you to shoot at half speed to slow down motion by 50% or ramp up to 1200x which condenses lengthy footage to create memorable time-lapse style effects and help keep your movies fresh and exciting.
Baby Mode - Great for Young Families or Grandparents
For new parents enabling the Baby Mode makes it quick and easy to catalogue your child’s milestones. The camera automatically stores each video recorded under a child’s profile in an exclusive baby album which can be personalised with animations and stamps along with details such as birth date, weight, height, special dates and important milestones as the child grows up. Additionally, a file lock function is activated, allowing kids to watch their favourite moments in-camera without the risk of accidental deletion. Up to three children can be registered in Baby Mode to cater for larger families and delivers simple, stress-free file management.
3-Inch Flip-Out Touchscreen
The Canon Legria HFR706 is capped off by a large 3-inch LCD touchscreen. Its articulating design allows the screen to be flipped and twisted for picture perfect self-portraits and easy high and low angle shooting, making it easy to capture memories that will last a lifetime.
Optical Image Stabiliser: Intelligent IS with Advanced Dynamic Mode
Wide Attachment Included
DIGIC DV 4
Face Detection Technology
7.5cm (3.0") Touchscreen LCD, 100% view
Yes - capacitive type touch panel
Remote Control & Streaming
No (but Flash-Air compatible)
Playback via browser
Yes - register up to 3 children
Direct storage to external HDD
Low Light (0.4 lux)
Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment
Yes / Yes
Auto: Face Detection AF TV AF Manual: Touchscreen LCD Touch focus
Manual Focus Assist
Slow Motion Recording
Fast Motion Recording
2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 60x, 120x, 1200x
Fast Motion Conversion
Yes (38 Scenes)
Auto M Mode: P, Scn, (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P Baby Mode
Yes (automatic or user control)
Standard, Highlight Priority
Secure Digital Card
SD / SDHC / SDXC
Internal Data Transfer
Yes, movie and stills (internal memory to card)
Dolby Digital 2ch AC3 2ch
Audio Scene Select
W x H x D
53 x 58 x 116
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated. Max Recording Time* For both AVCHD and MP4, class 4 or higher-speed memory cards are recommended. When AVCHD/MP4 recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start again automatically. Effective Pixels: Movie Advanced Zoom ON, 16:9 recording mode, wide end Image Stabiliser mode set to Standard or Off For both AVCHD and MP4, class 4 or higher-speed memory cards are recommended. Variable bit rate used in all recording modes*: 4Mbps MP4 recording mode**: Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice