Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V270

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Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-V270

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.77MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP smaller). 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.

Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a screen size of 3", however the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). 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.

£41 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £40.99 less than the Panasonic HC-V270.
Available from 38 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.2MP).
A bit higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
18x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (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.

24g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 216g weight camcorder. That's 24g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User reviews are significantly better
The Panasonic HC-V270 has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
7% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V270 (2.2MP).
0.13MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an optical zoom of 32x, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (18x 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.

Heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 24g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V270 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly Lower user review Score
The Canon Legria HF R76's average user rating is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-V270's is 100% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is only 2.51MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (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.

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a screen size of 2.7", whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3" screen size camcorder (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.

£41 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V270 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 by £40.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 7 sellers sells the Panasonic HC-V270, but 45 stores sell the Canon Legria HF R76. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One year older
The Panasonic HC-V270 is older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by one year.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 33.6 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

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

Video

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

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 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
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g 216g
BEST
Height
58mm 59mm
Depth
116mm 116mm
Width
53mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback