Canon Legria HF R56 vs Canon Legria HF R66
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Canon Legria HF R56vsCanon Legria HF R66

Canon Legria HF R56

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
95
Reviews
57 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.2MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Canon Legria HF R66

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
96
Reviews
35 Reviews
89
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
Canon Legria HF R56

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
95
Reviews
57 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.2MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Canon Legria HF R66

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
96
Reviews
35 Reviews
89
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
No data 3 Reasons For
Significantly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is only a 57x (digital) camcorder (1,083x smaller).

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.

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3% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R66 is a 3.28MP camcorder. That's 0.08MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF R56 (3.2MP).

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.

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Slightly Better User Reviews
The Canon Legria HF R66 has an average user review score of 91%, but the Canon Legria HF R56 has an average rating of 90% (based on 36 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Canon Legria HF R66 has better user reviews than the Canon Legria HF R56. The average user reviews score for the Canon Legria HF R66 is 91% based on 30 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90% based on 36 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
5 stars
21 reviews
4 stars
12 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
21 reviews
4 stars
7 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review

Date Released

Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
41 months old 37 months old Best

Key Features

Digital Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Optical Zoom 32x 32x
Digital Zoom 57x
BEST
1,140x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 1,853mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 32.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5 4.5
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Total Megapixels 3.2MP
BEST
3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 2.07MP
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Internal Storage Capacity 8GB 8GB
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
NAND Memory card
 NAND
 Memory card
NAND Memory card
 NAND
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Light Exposure Modes
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Custom modes
Custom
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Custom
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Custom modes
Custom
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Custom
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Photo Effects
Fader
 Fader
Fader
 Fader
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx
BEST
4lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
Mini USB Port 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 2.1h
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3.15h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Weight 235g 235g
Height 57mm 58mm
Depth 116mm 116mm
Width 53mm 53mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R56 Canon Legria HF R66
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

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