Canon Legria HF R67 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Legria HF R67
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R67 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP). 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.

7% bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R67 is 32x (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (30x). 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.

10% larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria HF R67 is 3" screen size. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

Seven times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R67 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.6lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
Cheaper by £40
The Canon Legria HF R67 costs £158.95, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is £199.00.
5 Reasons For
Slightly higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 2.29MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF R67 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a digital zoom of 350x. That's 293x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R67 (350x). 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.

Marginally higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels, however the Canon Legria HF R67 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

25g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder. That's 25g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R67 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 10 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
11% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R67 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R67 is a 57x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (293x 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R67 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R67 has a weight of 240g, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (25g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R67 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 11 sellers. 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
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.29MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R67 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.99MP 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 30x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R67 is a 32x (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R67 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.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, whereas the Canon Legria HF R67 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx smaller).
£40 more expensive
The Sony HDR-CX405 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R67 by £40.05.
Four months older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Canon Legria HF R67 by four months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
57x 350x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
35 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,840mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
6.5Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm 595mm
Depth
116mm 128mm
Width
53mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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