Canon Legria HF R706 vs JVC GZ-R415

Canon Legria HF R706
JVC GZ-R415

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
83% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. That's 940x bigger than the JVC GZ-R415 (200x). 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.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 233mm longer than the JVC GZ-R415 (1,620mm).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a minimum focal length of 32.5mm, but the JVC GZ-R415 is a 40.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (8mm longer).
55g lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g weight camcorder. That's 55g lighter than the JVC GZ-R415 (290g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons For
Vastly higher movie megapixel count Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 has a movie megapixel count of 10MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.93MP lower).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R415 is 40x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (8x smaller). 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.

43% longer battery life Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 5h battery life camcorder. That's 2.1h longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (5h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Available from 7 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
7.93MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the JVC GZ-R415 is a 10MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.93MP higher).
8x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R415 is a 40x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

Shorter battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder. That's 2.1h shorter than the JVC GZ-R415 (5h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Canon Legria HF R706, but 8 stores sell the JVC GZ-R415. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Three months older
The Canon Legria HF R706 is older than the JVC GZ-R415 by three months.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 940x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (200x). 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.

15% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 1,620mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 233mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (1,620mm).
20% longer minimum focal length Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 has a minimum focal length of 40.5mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (8mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 290g weight camcorder. That's 55g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (290g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Date Released

10 months Ago 8 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 10MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500,000 pixels

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 40x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
200x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm
BEST
1,620mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm
BEST
40.5mm
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 40.5 - 1620
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 1.8 - 6.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
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
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
10 2,2+10,10
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Shock Proof Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m
Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1440p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 1440p
 480p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 3680 x 2760
 3680 x 2760
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPEG XR
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h 5h
BEST
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,200mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g
BEST
290g
Height
58mm 59.5mm
Depth
116mm 127mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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