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Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W570

Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 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.

87% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 990x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). 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.

A little higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.3 lower).
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 26g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£79 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £229.36, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £308.00.
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 2.2MP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.2MP).
36% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder. That's 18x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (50x). 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.

Significantly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% based on 1 review, whereas the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 60% (based on 4 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
0.13MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 32x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (18x 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.

Hugely Lower expert review Score
The Canon Legria HF R76 only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Panasonic HC-W570 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.51MP sensor. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 (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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (990x 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.

8% lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a maximum aperture number of 4.2. That's 0.3 lower than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4.2).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4lx).
A little heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder (26g 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 £79
The Panasonic HC-W570 is £78.64 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-W570 is only stocked by 5 stores, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by eight months
The Panasonic HC-W570 is eight months older than the Canon Legria HF R76.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 24 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
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
BEST
4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
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
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
266g
Height
58mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

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
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