Canon LEGRIA HF M506 HD Camcorder (PAL)

Canon LEGRIA HF M506 HD Camcorder (PAL)

Canon LEGRIA HF M506 HD Camcorder (PAL)

B&H # CAHFM506E MFR # 6096B001E
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Product Highlights

  • Canon 1/3" HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards Up to 64GB
  • Optical 10x Zoom & Digital 200x Zoom
  • LCD 3.0" (7.6 cm) Touch Screen Display
  • Intelligent IS Optical Image Stabilizer
  • HDMI, Component, AV & USB 2.0 Outputs
  • Still Image Continuous Shooting Mode
  • PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

Canon HF-M506 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America - the Canon LEGRIA HF M506 HD Camcorder (PAL) is a 1920 x 1080 high def that records directly to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. The camcorder supports up to 64GB cards, which makes it possible to record for several hours without changing cards. The HF M506's 1/3" HD CMOS Pro Sensor and DIGIC DV III image processor work together to provide stunningly detailed, life-like images that look great on your HDTV. Of course, these two don't work alone: the HF M506 also employs a genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, optical image stabilization and a 3" LCD touch screen display, among other great features.

Designed with advanced users in mind, the HF M506 also features a headphone jack, which makes it easier to dial in optimal audio settings to match your Full HD video. Plus, the enhanced internal zoom microphone gives you the choice of four different recording directions, including monaural, stereo, wide or synced with zoom. This feature facilitates adjustment between low, mid-range and high audio frequencies. Getting back to the video, the HF M506 has several shot enhancing features that include Intelligent IS, Instant AF, Face Detection, Story Creator, Touch Decoration and Cinema-Look Filter. Story Creator allows you to effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story, while Cinema-Look Filters and Touch Decoration let you add fun effects to your movies without a PC.

Canon HD CMOS Pro Sensor
The HD CMOS Pro sensor is designed and made by Canon for its professional camcorders. The light gathering area is 160% bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, which delivers a wider dynamic range and advanced low-light performance
Optical Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from four modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation - leaving you free to concentrate on shooting
Audio Scene Select
It's simple to make your movies sound as good as they look, with Audio Scene Select and a high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone. Just select one of the five scene modes and your audio settings will be automatically optimized
Canon HD Video Lens
The camera's high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom and 200x digital zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring
You can record all your videos and still images straight to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. The card slot supports up to a 64GB memory card
Creative Cinematic Features
Use Story Creator to develop your video skills and effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story - just choose a theme and follow the built-in scene suggestions. Or, you can inspire creativity with Cinema-Look Filters and add fun effects to your movies without a PC using Touch Decoration
Fingertip Control
Operation is easy, thanks to the high-resolution 3" (7.6 cm) gesture-based touch-screen LCD panel. The touch screen delivers intuitive fingertip control of shooting and playback functions
Effortless Shooting
Creating a high-quality movie is effortless with Smart Auto. Fully automatic, Smart Auto intelligently selects shooting settings from 38 scenes. Plus, Face Detection optimizes the settings for great people shots and Instant AF ensures fast and accurate focusing
PAL Recording Camcorder
The HF M506 camcorder is designed for use outside of North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. Phase Alternating Line or PAL recording is used in several regions around the world - including: North Africa, East Africa, Western Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America (Brazil/Argentina), Great Britain, Australia and Oceania (South Pacific Islands). PAL camcorders usually record using 25p, 50i or 50p frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means this PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada

Other Features

Cinema features include: Cinema-Look Filters, Story Creator and Touch Decoration
38 scene Smart Auto
Program AE: Auto and manual P, Tv, Av, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface) modes
Program AE (Cinema): P, Tv and Av modes
Automatic or user-control backlight compensation
TTL white balance with Auto, Set, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent and Fluorescent H settings
1/2 - 1/2000 sec shutter speed
Auto, Fade and Wipe digital fade effects
Image effects with Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness and Color Depth custom functions
Touch panel custom control
Still image continuous shooting mode (during playback only) and simultaneous photo recording
10 second self-timer and 2 second self-timer (with wireless remote)
Yes/No record review and record search functions
AVCHD recording modes include: MXP 1920 x 1080 (24 Mbps), FXP 1920 x 1080 (17 Mbps), XP+ 1440 x 1080 (12 Mbps), SP 1440 x 1080 ( 7 Mbps) and LP 1440 x 1080 (5 Mbps)
MP4 recording modes include 1280 x 720 (9 Mbps) and 1280 x 720 (4 Mbps)
Camera supports 25p progressive recording, x.v. color, video snapshot and Pre Record function
Search video files by date
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment
DIGIC DV III image processor
Auto Face Detection technology, AF/Instant control and AF/TV AF control
Manual touch screen LCD control and touch focus control
Manual focus assist magnification
Dolby Digital 2-channel (AC-3) audio recording with internal mic and 5.1-channel surround with optional SM-V1 mic
Audio Scene Select and manual audio recording level control with internal/external mic mixing
Built-in zoom microphone with customizable frequency response and directionality
Terminals include: headphone jack, Mini-AB USB 2.0 port, AV output, HDMI v 1.3 (CEC supported) and a built-in charger jack
Quick Start via LCD touch screen
PIXELA Video Browser v2 and Network Utility v2 application software
Easy Web upload and HD to SD Web video conversion
Works with optional WD-H43 wide attachment
10 mm minimum focusing distance
In the Box
Canon LEGRIA HF M506 HD Camcorder (PAL)
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • CA-110 Compact AC Power Adapter & Charger
  • HDMI Cable
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM Bundle
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon HF-M506 specs

    Sensor 2.37 Megapixel 1/3" CMOS 

    HD CMOS Pro with Bayer Pattern Filter / Effective pixels: 2.07 (movie/still 16:9)

    Lens 6.1 - 61 mm
    43.6 - 436 mm
    f/1.8 - 3.0
    Zoom Optical: 10x
    Digital: 200x
    Filter Size 43 mm
    System PAL
    Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64 GB Video/Image
    Recording Time SDXC GB
    64GB Card AVCHD Mode: 24.5 hours
    64GB Card MP4 Mode: 33.9 hours
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.0"
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lux 1.0 (Regular Mode)
    .1 (Night Mode)
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Accessory Shoe Hot
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
    1x Mini-USB 2.0
    1x A/V
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Menu Languages English
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)
    • Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz Processor or greater
    • 1 GB RAM

    • OS X 10.6
    • Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Processor or greater
    • 1 GB RAM
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries, 3.6 VDC, 1840 mAh
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8" / 6.8 x 6.4 x 12.1 cm
    Weight 12.7 oz / 360.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.5 x 4.7"

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