Canon Legria HF R56 vs Canon Legria HF R66

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Canon Legria HF R56
Canon Legria HF R66

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
9x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, whereas the Canon Legria HF R66 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
99% longer battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 145h battery life camcorder. That's 142.84h longer than the Canon Legria HF R66 (2.16h). 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.

5 Reasons For
3% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has a sensor size of 3.28MP. That's 0.08MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (3.28MP). 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is only a 57x (digital) camcorder (1,083x 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.

Cheaper by £64
The Canon Legria HF R66 costs £199.99, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is £264.35.
4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 31 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon Legria HF R66 is 92%, but the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90% (based on 36 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A bit smaller sensor size Edit
Canon Legria HF R56 is only 3.2MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R66 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.08MP 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.

Nineteen times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a digital zoom of 57x. That's 1,083x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R66 (1,140x). 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.

£64 more expensive
The Canon Legria HF R56 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R66 by £64.36.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Canon Legria HF R56, but 5 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF R66. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Four months older
The Canon Legria HF R56 is older than the Canon Legria HF R66 by four months.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R66 is 92% (based on 31 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
90% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (4lx).
67x shorter battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has a battery life of 2.16h, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 145h battery life camcorder (142.84h 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.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 24 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.2MP 3.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
 1/4
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

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

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
8GB 8GB
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 NAND
 Memory card
BEST
 NAND
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
WiFi Type
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Battery

Battery Life
145h
BEST
2.16h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-718
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 235g
Height
57mm 58mm
Depth
116mm 116mm
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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