Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
24% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a sensor size of 3.28MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

87% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 990x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

A little higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum aperture value of 4.5, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.3 lower).
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 26g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£20 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £229.00, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £249.00.
Available from 26 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 20024 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 50044.
4 Reasons For
0.13MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a megapixel count of 2.2MP, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 2.2MP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.2MP).
36% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder. That's 18x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (50x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
7% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).
0.13MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 32x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (18x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

9 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.51MP sensor. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.51MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (990x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

8% lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.3 lower than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4.2).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4lx).
A little heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder (26g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

More expensive by £20
The Panasonic HC-W570 is £20 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-W570 is only stocked by 8 stores, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 34 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one year
The Panasonic HC-W570 is one year older than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Less popular
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 50044 by number of sales in our camcorders, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 ranks No. 20024.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5
BEST
4.2
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
266g
Height
58mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Program Auto Exposure (AE)
 Program Auto Exposure (AE)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
 Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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