Canon Legria HF R706 vs Panasonic HC-V160

Canon Legria HF R706
Panasonic HC-V160

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.77MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 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.

207mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 207mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V160 (1,646mm).
0.3 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum aperture value of 4.5, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.3 lower).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a screen size of 3", however the Panasonic HC-V160 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.

Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 supports PictBridge, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 does not.
77% longer battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder. That's 2.23h longer than the Panasonic HC-V160 (0.67h). 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.

2mm smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 60mm high camcorder (2mm bigger).
9 Reasons For
0.13MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a megapixel count of 2.2MP, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 2.2MP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.2MP).
6x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38x (optical) camcorder. That's 6x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (38x). 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.

1,360x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a digital zoom of 2,500x, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (1,360x 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.

1% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 32.3mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.2mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (32.3mm).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon Legria HF R706 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a weight of 181g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g weight camcorder (54g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder. That's 2mm smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (114mm).
10 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.2MP).
A bit lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
19% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an optical zoom of 32x, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38x (optical) camcorder (6x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 1,140x (digital). That's 1,360x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2,500x). 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.

0.2mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a minimum focal length of 32.5mm, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 32.3mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.2mm shorter).
A little lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

23% heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g weight camcorder. That's 54g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (181g). 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 Canon Legria HF R706 has a depth of 116mm, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder (2mm smaller).
Less retailers
Only 1 store sell the Canon Legria HF R706, whereas 11 stores sell the Panasonic HC-V160. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
9 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.51MP sensor. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (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.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a maximum focal length of 1,646mm, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorder (207mm longer).
8% lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.3 lower than the Canon Legria HF R706 (4.2).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (4lx).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 supports PictBridge.
2.23h shorter battery life Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a battery life of 0.67h, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder (2.23h 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.

4% bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 60mm high. That's 2mm bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (60mm).
Older by over one year
The Panasonic HC-V160 is 13 months older than the Canon Legria HF R706.

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 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 2,500x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm
BEST
1,646mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm 32.3mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5
BEST
4.2
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 32.3 - 1646
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

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
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 0.04 - 0.000125
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

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 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 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
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
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
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
PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h
BEST
0.67h
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 970mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 181g
BEST
Height
58mm
BEST
60mm
Depth
116mm 114mm
BEST
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included
Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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