Canon Legria HF R76 vs Canon Legria HF R78 vs Panasonic HC-V770

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Canon Legria HF R76
Canon Legria HF R78
Panasonic HC-V770

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an optical zoom of 32x (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20x (optical) camcorder (12x 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.

Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 4.5 maximum aperture value (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.9 lower).
9x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, however the Canon Legria HF R78 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx bigger).
Longer battery life (max) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 2.9h battery life, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 1.9h longer than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1h). 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.

3.3h longer video recording time Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a video recording time of 4.3h, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 1h video recording time camcorder (3.3h shorter).
Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 113g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£11 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £10.99 less than the Canon Legria HF R78 and costs £165.99 less than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Available from 25 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.
4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R78 is 32x (optical), and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 12x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (20x). 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.

0.9 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.9 higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3.6).
1.9h longer battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 1h battery life camcorder (1.9h shorter). 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.

113g lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a weight of 240g (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (113g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

8 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder. That's 9.48MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (12.76MP). 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.

3.96MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both only 2.07MP camcorders (3.96MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 3.96MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (6.03MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1,500x (digital), but the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both only 1,140x (digital) camcorders (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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

15fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum frame rate of 50fps, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 35fps camcorder (15fps slower).
Better selling
The Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 9752 by number of sales, however the Canon Legria HF R76 ranks No. 12772 and the Canon Legria HF R78 ranks No. 116377.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% based on 14 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
3x smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (9.48MP 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.

Vastly lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 3.96MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.96MP higher).
32% smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 1,140x (digital), and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 360x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1,500x). 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.

Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

43% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 35fps camcorder. That's 15fps slower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (50fps).
Worse selling
The Canon Legria HF R76 ranks No. 12772 by sales volume, however the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 9752.
Lower user review Score
The Canon Legria HF R76's average user rating is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 89% (based on 14 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Three times smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 9.48MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (12.76MP). 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.

Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (3.96MP higher).
3.96MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 3.96MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).
A lot smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (360x 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.

90% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1lx) and 3lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1lx).
More expensive by £11
The Canon Legria HF R78 is £10.99 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R78 is only stocked by 4 shops, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 29 stores and the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 18 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by one month
The Canon Legria HF R78 is one month older than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Less popular
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 116377 by number of sales in our camcorders, but the Canon Legria HF R76 ranks No. 12772 and the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 9752.
9 Reasons Against
60% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an optical zoom of 20x. That's 12x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (20x). 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.

Lower maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 3.6 maximum aperture value. That's 0.9 lower than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (3.6).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1lx) and 3lx smaller than the Canon Legria HF R78 (1lx).
Significantly shorter battery life (max) Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 1h battery life, but the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both 2.9h battery life camcorders (1.9h 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.

Shorter video recording time Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1h video recording time camcorder. That's 3.3h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1h).
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, however the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both 240g weight camcorders (113g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £166
The Panasonic HC-V770 is £165.99 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 and £155 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R78.
Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-V770 is only stocked by 18 sellers, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 29 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic HC-V770 is 13 months older than the Canon Legria HF R76 and one year older than the Canon Legria HF R78.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP 3.28MP 12.76MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
32x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
1,140x 1,140x 1,500x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm 1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm 32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5
BEST
4.5
BEST
3.6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 32.5 - 1853 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.8 - 89.6 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 1/2 - 1/2000 1/2 - 1/8000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Photo Effects
 Fader
 Fader
 Fader
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx 1lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

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

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
BEST
Pre-Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 6528 x 3672
 1920 x 1080
 6528 x 3672
 1920 x 1080
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
240g
BEST
353g
Height
58mm 58mm 73mm
Depth
116mm 116mm 139mm
Width
53mm 53mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.2
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Projector

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

Technical Details

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