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Canon Legria HF R78 vs Zoom Q8

Canon Legria HF R78 vs Zoom Q8

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Canon Legria HF R78
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.28MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q8 is only a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.28MP 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R78 is 1,140x (digital). That's 1,136x bigger than the Zoom Q8 (4x). 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 has an image stabilizer, but the Zoom Q8 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

99% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,818mm longer than the Zoom Q8 (35mm).
Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Zoom Q8 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 features wi-Fi, however the Zoom Q8 does not.
Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 20g lighter than the Zoom Q8 (260g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons For
Larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 64GB larger than the Canon Legria HF R78 (128GB). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

42% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R78 (60fps).
£1 cheaper
The Zoom Q8 costs £319.00, whereas the Canon Legria HF R78 is £319.80.
Available from 13 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
64GB smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 64GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 64GB smaller than the Zoom Q8 (128GB). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

72% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 35fps camcorder. That's 25fps slower than the Zoom Q8 (60fps).
£1 more expensive
The Canon Legria HF R78 is more expensive than the Zoom Q8 by £0.80.
Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Canon Legria HF R78, whereas 14 sellers sell the Zoom Q8. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
0.28MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a total megapixels of 3MP, however the Canon Legria HF R78 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.28MP 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 4x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,136x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R78 (4x). 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.

1,818mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35mm. That's 1,818mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R78 (35mm).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Zoom Q8 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R78 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.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Zoom Q8 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Canon Legria HF R78 features wi-Fi.
Heavier Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 260g weight camcorder. That's 20g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R78 (260g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
3MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
35mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 128GB
BEST
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Effects
 Fader
 Fader
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Pre-Record Function
 Pre-record function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 WAV
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
260g
Height
58mm 69mm
Depth
116mm 158mm
Width
53mm 48mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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