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Canon Legria HF R706 Camcorder

£174.56
3.28MP 1/4 235g May 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon has good reviews for its camcorders
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Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 1,849 user and expert reviews (including 392 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Top Seller

The Legria HF R706 is one the best selling video camera currently available.

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was May 2016 when this Canon camcorder was released.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers who bought this camcorder agreed that it was smooth. Last year Neil wrote “The switches are a little sensitive, so you have to be careful to get a smooth zoom”. Bigjon said in their review of this camcorder “Its sleek, its smooth, its shiny” however they only gave the Canon Legria HF R706 a rating of 40 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Four owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was easy to use. In April last year Neil wrote in his Canon Legria HF R706 review on expert review site Amazon “Zoom control is powerful.”. He also mentioned “Brilliant camera, easy to use” in his review. Judy Openshaw she wrote on expert review site Amazon “It is lovely to use nice and light”.

Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF R706 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Good Quality Lens

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it had a good zoom. In April last year Bigjon wrote “The faster it'd zoom.”.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF R706 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic HC-V180 (£191.99), and the Canon HF R806 (£215) are also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released in the last year.

There are a number of alternative 1,140x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Canon HF R806 (£215).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF R706 has a pretty standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 32x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon HF R806 (£215).

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Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of similar spec camcorders that came out in the last 12 months range from 30fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 47fps. With a maximum frame rate of only 35 frames per second, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other new camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R706 is Full HD. Most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic HC-V180 (£191.99), the Zoom Q2N (£159.84), or the Canon HF R806 (£215).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon Legria HF R706 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all latest comparable spec video cameras.

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

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

At only 235 grams, the Canon Legria HF R706 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera have weights of between 90g and 4kg.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V180 (£191.99) (211g) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R706 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last year.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic HC-V180 (£191.99), the Zoom Q2N (£159.84), and the Canon HF R806 (£215) are also worth considering.

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Supports PictBridge

The Legria HF R706 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R706 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Legria HF R706 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Zoom Q2N (£159.84) (128GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only One Memory Slots

The Legria HF R706 is a one memory slots video camera. Most of the other recently released video cameras have one memory slots.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R706 has one of the shorter battery life (max) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for the last year have battery life (max) of between 1.2h and 57h.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Zoom Q2N (£159.84) (3h and higher rated), or the Canon HF R806 (£215) (3.25h and higher rated).

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for the last year, the Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in light.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF R706 features back light compensation, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out in the last year.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a self-timer, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria HF R706 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF R706 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a night mode, as do most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Canon Legria HF R706 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon Legria HF R706 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria HF R706 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other new video cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released in the last year also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Legria HF R706 has a quite small display diagonal (only 3 inches) compared to most of the other latest video cameras. Across all the latest small total megapixels video cameras the display diagonals range from 1.7" to 8.8", and the average display diagonal is 3.5".

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R706 has a face detection, as do most of the other latest camcorders.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera range from 0.01m to 0.36m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a quite big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other new small total megapixels video cameras.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on latest small total megapixels video cameras.

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3.28 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.28 megapixels sensor camcorder.

Other 3.28MP sensor camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Canon HF R806 (£215).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292060744, 04549292060751, 08714574634890, 08714574634951, 08714574636832

Canon Legria HF R706 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF R706 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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