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Canon Legria HF R76 vs JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-CX330

Canon Legria HF R76 vs JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-CX330

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Canon Legria HF R76
JVC GZ-R315
Sony HDR-CX330

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
83% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. That's 940x bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (350x) and 790x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (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.

47% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 1,853mm maximum focal length. That's 869mm longer than the Sony HDR-CX330 (984mm).
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3" screen size camcorder (as does the JVC GZ-R315), whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx bigger).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
25% bigger optical zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has an optical zoom of 40x. That's 8x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (30x) and 10x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (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.

Higher maximum aperture number Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 6.3 maximum aperture value. That's 1.8 higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4) and 2.3 higher than the Sony HDR-CX330 (4).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a display diagonal of 3", and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (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.

2.45h longer battery life (max) Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 5h battery life, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.55h battery life camcorder (2.45h 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.

6 Reasons For
6.7MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a total megapixels of 9.2MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (5.92MP smaller) and the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 2.5MP sensor camcorder (6.7MP 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.

0.22MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower).
22% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26.8mm, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (5.7mm longer).
30% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 15fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R76 (50fps).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 190g weight camcorder. That's 50g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (190g) and 98g lighter than the JVC GZ-R315 (190g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User reviews are better
Based on 943 reviews, the Sony HDR-CX330 has an average user review score of 88%, but the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews) and the JVC GZ-R315 has an average rating of 80% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 3.28MP sensor, but the JVC GZ-R315 is a 2.5MP sensor camcorder (0.78MP smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 9.2MP sensor camcorder (5.92MP 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.

Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
8x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R315 is a 40x (optical) camcorder (8x bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 32.5mm minimum focal length, but the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (5.7mm shorter).
A lot lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum aperture number of 4.5, however the JVC GZ-R315 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.8 higher) and the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.5 lower).
43% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 35fps camcorder. That's 15fps slower than the Sony HDR-CX330 (50fps).
Shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a battery life (max) of 2.55h. That's 2.45h shorter than the JVC GZ-R315 (). 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.

50g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 48g lighter than the JVC GZ-R315 (190g) and 50g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX330 (190g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Five months older
The Canon Legria HF R76 is older than the JVC GZ-R315 by five months.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX330 is 88% (based on 943 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
3x smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 2.5MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.78MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 (9.2MP) and 6.7MP smaller than the Sony HDR-CX330 (9.2MP). 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.

Five times smaller digital zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is only 200x (digital), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (940x bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (150x 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.

98g heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a weight of 288g, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder (48g lighter) and the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 190g weight camcorder (98g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less retailers
The JVC GZ-R315 is only stocked by 3 sellers, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 5 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
User review Rating is Worse
The JVC GZ-R315's average user score is 80%, however the Sony HDR-CX330's is 88% (based on 943 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is only 30x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32x (optical) camcorder (2x bigger) and the JVC GZ-R315 is a 40x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

3x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 (350x) and 150x bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (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.

89% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 984mm. That's 869mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (984mm).
Significantly lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.5 higher) and the JVC GZ-R315 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.3 higher).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R76 and the JVC GZ-R315 are both 3" screen size camcorders (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.

2.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx smaller).
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Over two years older
The Sony HDR-CX330 is older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by 21 months and older than the JVC GZ-R315 by two years.

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Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 11 months Ago 37 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP 2.5MP 9.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 9.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 40x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
200x 350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 6.3
BEST
4
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 40.5 - 1620 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.9 - 116 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Shock Proof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Features
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
International Protection (IP) Code
 IPX8
 IPX8
 IPX8

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.55h 5h
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in NP-FV50
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 1,030mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7Wh
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 USB
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g 288g 190g
BEST
Height
58mm 122mm 59.5mm
Depth
116mm 59.5mm 119mm
Width
53mm 60mm 57mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 (Win) Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2 W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cover Included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cover included
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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