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Canon Legria HF R606 vs Canon Legria HF R706 vs Sony HDR-CX405

Canon Legria HF R606 vs Canon Legria HF R706 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Legria HF R606
Canon Legria HF R706
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP). 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% bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is 32x (optical), and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

790x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x 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.

10% larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is 3" screen size, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

7 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP). 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% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an optical zoom of 32x, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

790x bigger digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 1,140x (digital) (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x 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.

10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a display diagonal of 3", and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx smaller than the Canon Legria HF R606 (3lx) and 2.6lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
A lot longer battery life (max) Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 2.9h battery life, but the Canon Legria HF R606 is only a 2.16h battery life camcorder (0.74h 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.

8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
5 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.29MP).
A little higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.22MP lower).
Slightly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both only 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorders (400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Built-in microphone Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a built-in microphone, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in microphone.
10% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder. That's 20g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
11% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (3lx) and 1lx bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
A lot shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 2.16h battery life camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder (0.74h 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.

Slightly heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a weight of 235g (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R606 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is stocked by 9 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by over one year
The Canon Legria HF R606 is 15 months older than the Canon Legria HF R706.
5 Reasons Against
11% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
0.22MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in microphone, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 has a built-in microphone.
A bit heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 3.28MP sensor camcorders (0.99MP 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 30x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 32x (optical) camcorders (2x 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 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.

Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, but the Canon Legria HF R606 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger) and the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx smaller).
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Over one year older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Canon Legria HF R606 by one month and older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by 16 months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
1,140x
BEST
350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 32.5 - 1853 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

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

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Children
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Landscape
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Children
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Landscape
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Children
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Landscape
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 1/2000 - 1/2 1/25 - 1/10000

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)
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels 230,400 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
 3D
 3D
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 0.4lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10 10
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
35 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
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
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 EXIF
 EXIF
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
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
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.16h 2.9h
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-727 NP-BX1
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 235g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm 58mm 595mm
Depth
116mm 116mm 128mm
Width
53mm 53mm 54mm

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
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
 USB
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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