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Canon Legria HF R706
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Canon Legria HF R706 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Feb 2016
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Fun and easy to use with intuitive touchscreen control, this light and compact camcorder is perfect for family movies thanks to powerful technologies that automatically ensure they always look... More
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Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Canon is one of the best camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for the last year, the Legria HF R706 has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon Legria HF R706 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for the last year also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Recently released video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 760x. At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R706.

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Very Light

The weights of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF R706 range from 170g to 4kg. At only 235 grams, the Canon Legria HF R706 is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R706.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Legria HF R76[pl_3192649_price] (240g), or the Legria HF R78[pl_3192650_price] (240g) both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price] (252g).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R706 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months. Most latest small sensor size camcorders support an SDHC memory card. This Canon camcorder also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all latest small sensor size camcorders.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF R76[plb_3192649_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of recently released small sensor size camcorders is 1,200mm. The Legria HF R706 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (1,853 millimeter) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF R706 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R706 also have a built-in display.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a greater number of scene modes than most latest small sensor size camcorders. This video camera has a Sunset scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on new small sensor size camcorders. The scene modes "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF R706 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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1080p Video Mode

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a 1080p video mode which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it have a 720p video mode.

This camcorder's video mode (1080p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R706.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R706 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF R706. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Legria HF R706 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most new small sensor size camcorders. Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all recently released video cameras.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Very Small

Similar spec camcorders that were released in the last 12 months have heights of between 58mm and 210mm, and the average height is 96mm. With a height of only 58 millimeters, the Legria HF R706 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Legria HF R706 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for the last year are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706, the Legria HF R706 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF R706 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R706 are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R706 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out in the last 12 months are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most new small sensor size camcorders do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R706 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of latest small sensor size camcorders is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 550,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other new camcorders. Camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year the minimum focal lengths range from 26mm to 33mm, and the average minimum focal length is 30mm. At 32.5 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

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Only One Memory Card Slot

Most similar spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months have one memory card slot, including the Legria HF R706 which has one memory card slot.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R706 is 0.04m. At 0.1 meters, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R706

Released Ten Months Ago

This Canon video camera was released ten months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year.

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Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF R706.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (8.8").

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R706 has a relatively typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

Camcorders with a larger maximum memory card size that might also be worth looking at include the Q8[pl_3198138_price] (128GB), or the Q4n[pl_3677236_price] (128GB) both from Zoom.

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Average Battery Life

At 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (3h), or the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (7.2h).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Direct Printing
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Night Mode
USB Connectivity
AV Output
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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