Canon Legria HF R56 vs Canon Legria HF R66

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Canon Legria HF R56
Canon Legria HF R66

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
9x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, whereas the Canon Legria HF R66 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
99% longer battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a battery life (max) of 145h. That's 142.9h longer than the Canon Legria HF R66 (2.1h). 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.

3 Reasons For
3% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP. That's 0.08MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (3.28MP). 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is only a 57x (digital) camcorder (1,083x 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.

Slightly better user reviews
Based on 31 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon Legria HF R66 is 92%, but the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90% (based on 36 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A bit smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF R56 is only 3.2MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R66 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.

Nineteen times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a digital zoom of 57x. That's 1,083x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R66 (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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Four months older
The Canon Legria HF R56 is older than the Canon Legria HF R66 by four months.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R66 is 92% (based on 31 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
90% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (4lx).
69x shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 2.1h battery life camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 145h battery life camcorder (142.9h 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.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 25 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
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,853mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.5mm
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 8GB
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Night
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Night
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

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

Flash

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

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

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
 MP43
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP43
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
Pre-Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record

Still Image

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 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
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
2.1h
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.15h
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

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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