At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R68 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders of this age and spec is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.
We compared this video camera to all the other 1,140x (digital) video cameras and we think the Legria HF R606, the Vixia HF R500, and the Legria HF R56 all from Canon which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.
If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the HC-V160 (£129.98) (2,500x and higher rated), or the HC-V270EB (£179.99) (3,000x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.
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