Close

Loading image...
Canon Legria HF R706
11 Images

Canon Legria HF R706 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Feb 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Fun and easy to use with intuitive touchscreen control, this light and compact camcorder is perfect for family movies thanks to powerful technologies that automatically ensure they always look... More
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
UK Digital Cameras
£192.50
Checked 10 hours ago
Out of stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

14 Reasons For

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

On average Canon small total megapixels video cameras have excellent ratings as do all video cameras manufactured by Canon.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R706 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the AG-AC130A[pl_3224631_price], or the HC-V180EB-K[pl_3986507_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last year, the Legria HF R706 has an HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI which you might also want to consider including the AG-AC130A[pl_3224631_price], or the HC-V180EB-K[pl_3986507_price] both from Panasonic.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Light

The lightest video camera that has been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 is 170g weight and the heaviest is 4kg. The Canon Legria HF R706 is fairly light (only 235 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R76[plb_3192649_price] (240g).

Read more Less Chart Edit

SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Legria HF R706 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most latest camcorders. Most newly released small total megapixels video cameras support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this Canon video camera supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all latest similar spec camcorders.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

Read more Less Chart Edit

DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than most comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most recently released video cameras have a BIONZ image processor.

This video camera's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is actually the best image processor across all similar spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

Across similar types of video camera the worst image processor is FALCONBRID.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Night Mode

The Legria HF R706 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other new video cameras do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF R76[plb_3192649_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for the last year.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the AG-AC130A[pl_3224631_price], or the HC-V180EB-K[pl_3986507_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

Chart Edit

1080p Supported Video Modes

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a better video mode than most recently released small total megapixels video cameras. This Canon camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, whereas most recently released small total megapixels video cameras have a 720p supported video modes.

This camcorder's video mode (1080p) is actually the best video mode across all camcorders that have been available for the last year.

A 720p supported video modes is the worst video mode across similar types of camcorder.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Legria HF R706 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. Most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This video camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R706.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has Nine Scene Modess

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a greater number of scene modes than most similar spec camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months. This video camera has a Sunset scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on new small total megapixels video cameras. The scene modess "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this Canon video camera.

Chart Edit

Has Three White Balances

The Legria HF R706 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on new small total megapixels video cameras. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

Chart Edit

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of recently released small total megapixels video cameras range from 0.4lx to 4lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Legria HF R706 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

8 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a quite slow maximum frame rate (only 35 frames per second) compared to most of the other new comparable spec camcorders. Across all the newly released comparable spec video cameras the maximum frame rates range from 35fps to 60fps.

Chart Edit

Not Full HD

The Legria HF R706 is not Full HD. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out in the last year are also not Full HD.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria HF R706 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last year also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Chart Edit

Not 3D

The Legria HF R706 is not 3D. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 are also not 3D.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

The Legria HF R706 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for the last year are also not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R706 also do not have a built-in projector.

Chart Edit

Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R706 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s amongst camcorders of this age. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of recently released small total megapixels video cameras is 2MP and the highest is 2.3MP.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

The Legria HF R706 has one of the bigger closest focusing distances (0.1 meters) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last 12 months the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.049m.

Chart Edit

8 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R706

Released Eleven Months Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R706 eleven months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months.

Chart Edit

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Legria HF R706 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for the last year.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic AG-AC130A[plb_3224631_price] (3.45"), or the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (8.8").

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the HC-V380EB-K[pl_3986508_price] (3,000x), or the HC-W580EB-K[pl_3986509_price] (3,000x) both from Panasonic.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released camcorders.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the HC-V180EB-K[pl_3986507_price] (50x), the HC-V380EB-K[pl_3986508_price] (50x), or the HC-W580EB-K[pl_3986509_price] (50x) all from Panasonic.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (128GB).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R706 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec camcorders.

If this video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (3h), or the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (7.2h).

Read more Less Chart Edit

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

Chart Edit

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Direct Printing
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Night Mode
USB Connectivity
AV Output
Technical Details
Self-Timer

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1238c011, canon 1238c003, canon 1238c011a, canon 1238c011aa
Barcodes 04549292060744, 04549292060751, 08714574634913, 08714574636832

Save Money with These Great Camcorder Vouchers & Offers

£20 Off
Voucher
£20 OFF A £100 SPEND
Valid 3 Jan 17 - 3 Jan 18
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
£10 Off
Voucher
£10 Off when you spend £100
Valid 23 Sep 16 - 31 Dec 17
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £100
Valid 11 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Camcorders Compare to the Canon Legria HF R706

Canon XA30 vs Canon Legria HF R706

Canon XA30 vs Canon Legria HF R706
Canon XA30 Canon Legria HF R706
£ 94.78
3.9lx Smaller Minimum Illumination
Better Display
Twice the Optical Sensor Size
One More Memory Card Slot
2x Smaller Digital Zoom
Three Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length

Sony HXR-NX5R vs Canon Legria HF R706

Sony HXR-NX5R vs Canon Legria HF R706
Sony HXR-NX5R Canon Legria HF R706
£ 2,995.00
9x Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
Vastly Larger Screen Size
Longer Battery Life
One More Memory Card Slot
28x Smaller Digital Zoom
Heavier

Sony FDR-AX53 vs Canon Legria HF R706

Sony FDR-AX53 vs Canon Legria HF R706
Sony FDR-AX53 Canon Legria HF R706
£ 729.00
Significantly Smaller Minimum Illumination
76% Higher Movie Megapixel Count
Significantly Higher Megapixel Count
Hugely Faster Maximum Frame Rate
Smaller Digital Zoom
1,197mm Shorter Maximum Focal Length
Feedback