Canon Legria HF R66 vs Sony HDR-PJ410

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Canon Legria HF R66
Sony HDR-PJ410

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (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 R66 is 32x (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (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 R66 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ410 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.

869mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ410 is only a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (869mm shorter).
0.5 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.5 higher than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (4).
10% larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria HF R66 is 3" screen size. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (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.

Cheaper by £8
The Canon Legria HF R66 costs £250.54, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ410 is £259.00.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon Legria HF R66 is 92%, but the average rating of the Sony HDR-PJ410 is 91% (based on 57 reviews).
7 Reasons For
0.22MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29MP, whereas the Canon Legria HF R66 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ410 is 2.29MP (movie mode). That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R66 (2.29MP).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ410 is 26.8mm minimum focal length. That's 5.7mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R66 (26.8mm).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon Legria HF R66 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Canon Legria HF R66 (3lx).
7 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony HDR-PJ410 ranks No. 5628 by number of sales, whereas the Canon Legria HF R66 ranks No. 232335.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, but the Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
11% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (2.29MP).
18% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm. That's 5.7mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (26.8mm).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (3lx).
Not as many stockists
The Canon Legria HF R66 is only stocked by 3 shops, however the Sony HDR-PJ410 is stocked by 10 retailers. 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.
Less popular
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 232335 by number of sales in our camcorders, but the Sony HDR-PJ410 ranks No. 5628.
8 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-PJ410 is only 2.29MP sensor. That's 0.99MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF R66 (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% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 30x (optical) camcorder. That's 2x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R66 (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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a digital zoom of 350x, however the Canon Legria HF R66 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (790x 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.

869mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ410 is only 984mm maximum focal length, but the Canon Legria HF R66 is a 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorder (869mm longer).
13% lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a maximum aperture number of 4. That's 0.5 lower than the Canon Legria HF R66 (4).
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Legria HF R66 (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.

More expensive by £8
The Sony HDR-PJ410 is £8.46 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R66.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ410 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R66 is 92% (based on 31 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

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

Lens System

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

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
8GB 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
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Night
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Landscape
 Portrait
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
35 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP43
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP43
 MPEG
 MPEG4
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
Pre-Record
 Pre-record
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
3.15h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-718 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 235g
Height
58mm 59.5mm
Depth
116mm 128mm
Width
53mm 59mm

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
BEST
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Included Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 13 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
Date Imprinting
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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