Canon Legria HF R706 vs Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W580

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Canon Legria HF R706
Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
24% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a sensor size of 3.28MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (0.4MP lower).
1,750mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length of 1,853mm (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), however the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,750mm shorter).
Two times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lx).
Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder (5g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder (29g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7% smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a height of 58mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 4mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (62mm).
Smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 116mm deep, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 13mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (129mm).
Smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 53mm wide, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 7mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (60mm).
8 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 3.28MP sensor, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

0.4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (0.4MP lower).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum focal length of 1,853mm (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,750mm shorter).
0.6lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lx).
Smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 58mm high, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 4mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (62mm).
13mm smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 116mm deep camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 13mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (129mm).
7mm smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 53mm wide camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 7mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (60mm).
44 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
5 Reasons For
0.13MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a movie megapixel count of 2.2MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.13MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 50x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 32x (optical) camcorders (18x 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.

62% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,860x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (3,000x). 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.

17% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorders (4.5mm longer).
More popular
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5103 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Canon Legria HF R76 ranks No. 12401.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).
57% smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 32x (optical), and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,860x 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.

14% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 4.5mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (28mm).
Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R706 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 45 shops and the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 29 shops. 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.
6 Reasons Against
7% lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a digital zoom of 1,140x (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), however the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,860x 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.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 4.5mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (28mm).
5g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a weight of 240g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g weight camcorder (5g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder (24g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less popular
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 12401 by number of sales in our camcorders, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 ranks No. 5103.
10 Reasons Against
0.77MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a sensor size of 2.51MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 3.28MP sensor camcorders (0.77MP 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.

Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (1.67MP).
Seventeen times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,750mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (103mm).
0.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorders (0.6lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder. That's 29g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (264g) and 24g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A little bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a height of 62mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 58mm high camcorders (4mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 129mm deep, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 116mm deep camcorders (13mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 60mm wide, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 53mm wide camcorders (7mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 29 shops sells the Panasonic HC-W580, however 45 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF R76. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month older
The Panasonic HC-W580 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by one month and older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by one month.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP
BEST
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm
BEST
1,853mm
BEST
103mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm 32.5mm 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 32.5 - 1853 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

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

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 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
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

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

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
0.4lx
BEST
1lx
Self-Timer
10 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
35fps 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

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
 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
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g
BEST
240g 264g
Height
58mm
BEST
58mm
BEST
62mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
116mm
BEST
129mm
Width
53mm
BEST
53mm
BEST
60mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Program Auto Exposure (AE)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 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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