Canon Legria HF R76 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Legria HF R76
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder. 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 R76 has an optical zoom of 32x. 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 R76 is 1,140x (digital), 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 R76 has a display diagonal of 3". 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.

Seven times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.6lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
18 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.
7 Reasons For
10% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.29MP).
0.22MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower).
400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 230,400 pixels display resolution, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

12% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder. That's 25g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (215g). 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 Sony HDR-CX405 costs £30 less than the Canon Legria HF R76.
More popular
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6208 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the Canon Legria HF R76 ranks No. 12216.
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 192 reviews, the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user review score of 83%, however the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
11% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
0.22MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

11% heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a weight of 240g, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (25g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £30
The Canon Legria HF R76 is £30 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Less popular
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 12216 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Sony HDR-CX405 ranks No. 6208.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Canon Legria HF R76's average user score is 80%, however the Sony HDR-CX405's is 83% (based on 192 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
0.99MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (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.

A little smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32x (optical) camcorder (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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 350x (digital). That's 790x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 (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.

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3" screen size camcorder (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.

2.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx smaller).
Less retailers
Only 11 stores sells the Sony HDR-CX405, whereas 29 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF R76. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by 13 months.

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

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

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

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
1/2000 - 1/2 1/25 - 1/10000

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
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
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 NP-BX1
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm 595mm
Depth
116mm 128mm
Width
53mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Program Auto Exposure (AE)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
 Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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