Canon Legria HF R56 vs Zoom Q4

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Canon Legria HF R56
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
7% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a sensor size of 3.2MP. That's 0.2MP bigger than the Zoom Q4 (3MP). 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.

Lower minimum aperture Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Zoom Q4 (2.8).
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Zoom Q4 (2"). 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.

142h longer battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a battery life of 145h, whereas the Zoom Q4 is only a 3h battery life camcorder (142h 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.

Smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a height of 57mm. That's 0.8mm smaller than the Zoom Q4 (57.8mm).
2x smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R56 is 53mm wide. That's 53.4mm smaller than the Zoom Q4 (106.4mm).
Much better user reviews
Based on 36 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90%, but the average rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80% (based on 24 reviews).
5 Reasons For
17% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum frame rate of 60fps, however the Canon Legria HF R56 is only a 50fps camcorder (10fps slower).
68g lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, but the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 235g weight camcorder (68g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Hugely smaller Edit
Zoom Q4 is 30.4mm deep. That's 85.6mm smaller than the Canon Legria HF R56 (30.4mm).
Cheaper by £64
The Zoom Q4 costs £199.99, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is £264.35.
7 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
20% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a maximum frame rate of 50fps, however the Zoom Q4 is a 60fps camcorder (10fps faster).
68g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a weight of 235g, but the Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder (68g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

74% bigger Edit
Canon Legria HF R56 is 116mm deep. That's 85.6mm bigger than the Zoom Q4 (30.4mm).
More expensive by £64
The Canon Legria HF R56 is £64.36 more expensive than the Zoom Q4.
Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R56 is only stocked by 1 store, however the Zoom Q4 is stocked by 8 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by two months
The Canon Legria HF R56 is two months older than the Zoom Q4.
7 Reasons Against
7% smaller sensor size Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a sensor size of 3MP. That's 0.2MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF R56 (3MP). 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.

Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Canon Legria HF R56 (2.8).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2" screen size camcorder. That's 1" smaller than the Canon Legria HF R56 (2"). 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.

Shorter battery life Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a battery life of 3h, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 145h battery life camcorder (142h 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.

Bigger Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a height of 57.8mm. That's 0.8mm bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (57.8mm).
51% bigger Edit
Zoom Q4 is 106.4mm wide. That's 53.4mm bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (106.4mm).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Zoom Q4 has an average user score of 80%, but the Canon Legria HF R56 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 36 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.2MP
BEST
3MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
57x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Night
 Night

White Balance

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

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
BEST
 DIGIC 4+
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
3.6V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 167g
BEST
Height
57mm
BEST
57.8mm
Depth
116mm 30.4mm
BEST
Width
53mm
BEST
106.4mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 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
1 1
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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