At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R506 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The digital zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.
We compared all the other 1,140x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think because of its better review score, the Canon Legria HF R56 is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the HC-V130 (2,500x and higher rated), or the HC-V550 (3,000x and higher rated) both from Sharp or the Panasonic HC-V160 (£145.95) (2,500x and higher rated).
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