Canon Legria HF R56 vs Canon Legria HF R606

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Canon Legria HF R56
Canon Legria HF R606

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3.6lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Canon Legria HF R606 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 features wi-Fi, but the Canon Legria HF R606 does not feature wi-Fi.
99% longer battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 145h battery life camcorder. That's 142.84h longer than the Canon Legria HF R606 (2.16h). 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.

User reviews are better
The Canon Legria HF R56 has an average user review score of 90%, but the Canon Legria HF R606 has an average rating of 84% (based on 36 reviews).
2 Reasons For
0.08MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is only a 3.2MP sensor camcorder (0.08MP 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.

95% bigger digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is 1,140x (digital). That's 1,083x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (1,140x). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A little smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a total megapixels of 3.2MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.08MP 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.

19x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 57x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,083x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R606 (1,140x). 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.

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Five months older
The Canon Legria HF R56 is older than the Canon Legria HF R606 by five months.
4 Reasons Against
3.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, however the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx smaller).
Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Canon Legria HF R606 does not feature wi-Fi, but the Canon Legria HF R56 features wi-Fi.
Significantly shorter battery life (max) Edit
Canon Legria HF R606 is only 2.16h battery life. That's 142.84h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R56 (2.16h). 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.

Lower user review Score
The Canon Legria HF R606's average user rating is 84%, however the Canon Legria HF R56's is 90% (based on 36 reviews).

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Date Released

29 months Ago 24 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.2MP 3.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
 1/4
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

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

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 NAND
 Memory card
BEST
 NAND
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 Exif

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Shutter

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

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 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Battery

Battery Life (max)
145h
BEST
2.16h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-718
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 235g
Height
57mm 58mm
Depth
116mm 116mm
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

User Guide
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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