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Canon Legria HF R706 vs JVC GZ-R415

Canon Legria HF R706 vs JVC GZ-R415

Canon Legria HF R706
JVC GZ-R415

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
83% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. That's 940x bigger than the JVC GZ-R415 (200x). 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.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 1,853mm maximum focal length. That's 233mm longer than the JVC GZ-R415 (1,620mm).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 32.5mm minimum focal length, but the JVC GZ-R415 is a 40.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (8mm longer).
55g lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g weight camcorder. That's 55g lighter than the JVC GZ-R415 (290g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£30 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R706 is £30.05 cheaper than the JVC GZ-R415.
Available from 19 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.
6 Reasons For
Vastly bigger total megapixels Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 has a total megapixels of 10MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (6.72MP 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.

Vastly higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 10MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.93MP lower).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R415 is 40x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

6" larger display diagonal Edit
JVC GZ-R415 is 9" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (6" 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.

43% longer battery life (max) Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 5h battery life camcorder. That's 2.1h longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (5h). 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.

More popular
The JVC GZ-R415 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5752 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Canon Legria HF R706 ranks No. 8984.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Three times smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 3.28MP sensor, but the JVC GZ-R415 is a 10MP sensor camcorder (6.72MP 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.

7.93MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the JVC GZ-R415 is a 10MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.93MP higher).
8x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R415 is a 40x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R415 is a 9" screen size camcorder (6" 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.

Shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a battery life (max) of 2.9h. That's 2.1h shorter than the JVC GZ-R415 (5h). 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.

Worse selling
The Canon Legria HF R706 ranks No. 8984 by sales volume, whereas the JVC GZ-R415 ranks No. 5752.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 940x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (200x). 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.

15% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,620mm. That's 233mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (1,620mm).
20% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 40.5mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (8mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 290g weight camcorder. That's 55g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (290g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£30 more expensive
The JVC GZ-R415 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R706 by £30.05.
Not as many stockists
Only 8 retailers sells the JVC GZ-R415, however 27 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF R706. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two months older
The JVC GZ-R415 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by two months.

Date Released

12 months Ago 14 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP 10MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 10MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500,000 pixels

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 40x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
200x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
1,620mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm
BEST
40.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 40.5 - 1620
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 1.8 - 6.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 9"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 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
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,2+10,10
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 White
 Orange
 Black
 White
 Orange
Shock Proof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m
Protection Features
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1440p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 1440p
 480p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 3680 x 2760
 3680 x 2760
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPEG XR
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
 1920 x 1080
 3680 x 2760
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.9h 5h
BEST
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,200mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g
BEST
290g
Height
58mm 59.5mm
Depth
116mm 127mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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