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Canon Legria HF R706 vs Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W580

Canon Legria HF R706 vs Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W580

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Canon Legria HF R706
Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.51MP). 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.

Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (0.4MP lower).
1,750mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853mm (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), however the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,750mm shorter).
Two times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lx).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a built-in microphone, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in microphone.
Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder (5g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder (29g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by £56
The Canon Legria HF R706 costs £174.56, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is £230.79 and the Panasonic HC-W580 is £259.00.
22 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon Legria HF R706 ranks No. 10188 by number of sales, but the Panasonic HC-W580 ranks No. 19582.
5 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 3.28MP sensor, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.51MP). 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.

0.4MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (0.4MP lower).
Hugely longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 1,853mm maximum focal length (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,750mm shorter).
0.6lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lx).
Better user reviews
Based on 3 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R706 is 73% (based on 3 reviews).
5 Reasons For
0.13MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.13MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 50x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 32x (optical) camcorders (18x smaller). 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.

62% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,860x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (3,000x). 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.

17% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorders (4.5mm longer).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a built-in microphone (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in microphone.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).
57% smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 32x (optical), and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (50x). 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 Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,860x 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.

14% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 4.5mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (28mm).
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon Legria HF R706 only has an average user score of 73%, but the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average user rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
7% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (50x). 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.

2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a digital zoom of 1,140x (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), however the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,860x 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.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 32.5mm minimum focal length, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 4.5mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (28mm).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in microphone, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Panasonic HC-W580 have a built-in microphone.
5g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a weight of 240g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g weight camcorder (5g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder (24g heavier). 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 £56
The Canon Legria HF R76 is £56.23 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R706.
Fewer sellers
The Canon Legria HF R76 is only stocked by 6 retailers, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is stocked by 28 stores and the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 20 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by four months
The Canon Legria HF R76 is four months older than the Canon Legria HF R706. The Canon Legria HF R76 is the same age as the Panasonic HC-W580.
9 Reasons Against
0.77MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 3.28MP sensor camcorders (0.77MP 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.

Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (1.67MP).
Seventeen times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103mm. That's 1,750mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (103mm).
0.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorders (0.6lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder. That's 29g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (264g) and 24g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£84 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W580 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R706 by £84.44 and more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 by £28.21.
Not as many stockists
Only 20 stores sells the Panasonic HC-W580, however 28 retailers sell the Canon Legria HF R706. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Four months older
The Panasonic HC-W580 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by four months. The Panasonic HC-W580 is the same age as the Canon Legria HF R76.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-W580 ranks No. 19582 by sales volume, but the Canon Legria HF R706 ranks No. 10188.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP
BEST
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
1,853mm
BEST
103mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm 32.5mm 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 32.5 - 1853 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

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

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
0.4lx
BEST
1lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 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
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1 1
Mini USB Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.9h 2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g
BEST
240g 264g
Height
58mm 58mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 116mm 129mm
Width
53mm 53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 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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