Canon Legria HF R606 vs Canon Legria HF R706 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Legria HF R606
Canon Legria HF R706
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a sensor size of 3.28MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP). 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.

7% bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is 32x (optical), and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (30x). 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.

790x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x smaller). 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.

10% larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 3" screen size camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

10x smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a height of 58mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 537mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (595mm).
Smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is 116mm deep, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 12mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (128mm).
Smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is 53mm wide, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 1mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (54mm).
Cheaper by £34
The Canon Legria HF R606 costs £164.99, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is £199.00.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon Legria HF R606 is 84%, but the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 83% (based on 192 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP). 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.

7% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an optical zoom of 32x, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (30x). 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.

790x bigger digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 1,140x (digital) (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x smaller). 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.

10% larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3" screen size camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx smaller than the Canon Legria HF R606 (3lx) and 2.6lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
A lot longer battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a battery life of 2.9h, but the Canon Legria HF R606 is only a 2.16h battery life camcorder (0.74h shorter). 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.

Significantly smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mm high camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 537mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (595mm).
11% smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a depth of 116mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 12mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (128mm).
Smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a width of 53mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 1mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (54mm).
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.29MP).
A little higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a movie megapixel count of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.22MP lower).
Slightly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels, whereas the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both only 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorders (400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

10% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder. That's 20g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 18 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5595 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Canon Legria HF R606 ranks No. 23997.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
11% lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (3lx) and 1lx bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
A lot shorter battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a battery life of 2.16h, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder (0.74h longer). 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.

Slightly heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a weight of 235g (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R606 is only stocked by 11 shops, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 19 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by over one year
The Canon Legria HF R606 is 13 months older than the Canon Legria HF R706. The Canon Legria HF R606 is the same age as the Sony HDR-CX405.
Less popular
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 23997 by number of sales in our camcorders, but the Sony HDR-CX405 ranks No. 5595.
5 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
0.22MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A bit heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less retailers
The Canon Legria HF R706 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Canon Legria HF R606 is stocked by 11 sellers and the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 19 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
11 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a sensor size of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 3.28MP sensor camcorders (0.99MP bigger). 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 30x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 32x (optical) camcorders (2x 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (350x). 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.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a screen size of 2.7", but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 3" screen size camcorders (0.3" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, but the Canon Legria HF R606 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger) and the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx smaller).
537mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a height of 595mm, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 58mm high camcorders (537mm smaller).
Slightly bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 128mm deep, but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 116mm deep camcorders (12mm smaller).
Slightly bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 54mm wide, but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 53mm wide camcorders (1mm smaller).
£34 more expensive
The Sony HDR-CX405 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R606 by £34.01.
Over one year older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by 13 months. The Sony HDR-CX405 is the same age as the Canon Legria HF R606.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user rating of 83%, but the Canon Legria HF R606 has an average user rating of 84% (based on 36 reviews).

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
1,140x
BEST
350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 32.5 - 1853 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Children
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Landscape
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Children
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Landscape
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Children
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Landscape
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 1/2000 - 1/2 1/25 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 0.4lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer
10 10 10
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

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

Still Image

Image Format
 EXIF
 EXIF
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
2.16h 2.9h
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-727 NP-BX1
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 235g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm
BEST
58mm
BEST
595mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
116mm
BEST
128mm
Width
53mm
BEST
53mm
BEST
54mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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