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Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V270

Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V270

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Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-V270

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.77MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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.

Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). 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.

0.6lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx bigger).
£45 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £44.99 less than the Panasonic HC-V270.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
5 Reasons For
A bit higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
18x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a digital zoom of 3,000x. That's 1,860x bigger than 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.

24g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 216g weight camcorder. That's 24g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User reviews are significantly better
The Panasonic HC-V270 has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.13MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an optical zoom of 32x, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (18x 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.

2x smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 1,140x (digital). That's 1,860x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (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.

Heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 24g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V270 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly Lower user review Score
The Canon Legria HF R76's average user rating is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-V270's is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is only 2.51MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (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.

0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder, whereas 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.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx smaller).
£45 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V270 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 by £44.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Panasonic HC-V270, but 5 stores sell the Canon Legria HF R76. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Eight months older
The Panasonic HC-V270 is older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by eight months.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 25 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 33.6 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 1/25
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2000 - 1/2
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
1lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
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
BEST
 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
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g 216g
BEST
Height
58mm 59mm
Depth
116mm 116mm
Width
53mm 530mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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