Canon Legria HF R606 vs Canon Legria HF R706 vs Sony HDR-CX405
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Canon Legria HF R606

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and excellently reviewed 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
90 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 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 Feb 2015
Canon Legria HF R706

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-quality but slightly out of date 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
50
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" May 2016
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 May 2016
Sony HDR-CX405

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX405

£198.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and critically acclaimed 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features but representing only average value for money
94
Reviews
1,011 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 30x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
Canon Legria HF R606

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and excellently reviewed 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
90 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 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 Feb 2015
Canon Legria HF R706

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-quality but slightly out of date 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
50
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" May 2016
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 May 2016
Sony HDR-CX405

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX405

£198.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and critically acclaimed 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features but representing only average value for money
94
Reviews
1,011 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 30x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

Top Prices

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Canon Legria HF R606 Camcorder Black
£164.99
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Canon Legria HF R606 High Definition 3inch LCD Camcorder (3.28 MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Black
£259.99
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£2,280.00
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£249.00
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder
£198.00
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£198.00
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£198.00
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SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder - Black
£198.99
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£199.00
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£199.00
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£229.35
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£229.90
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Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder Bundle
£244.90
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder
£234.00
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£234.00
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Sony Hdr-Cx405 Full Hd Handycam Camcorder - Black
£279.99
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Reasons For

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5 Reasons For
7% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (30x).

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

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790x Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x 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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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 3.28MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).

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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10% Larger Display Diagonal
Canon Legria HF R606 is 3" screen size, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7").

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Cheaper by £33
The Canon Legria HF R606 costs £164.99, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is £249.00 and the Sony HDR-CX405 is £198.00.
5 Reasons For
7% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (30x).

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

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790x Bigger Digital Zoom
Canon Legria HF R706 is 1,140x (digital) (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x 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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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).

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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10% Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a display diagonal of 3", and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7").

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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A Lot Longer Maximum Battery Life
Canon Legria HF R706 is 2.9h battery life, but the Canon Legria HF R606 is only a 2.16h battery life camcorder (0.74h shorter).

This indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

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7 Reasons For
Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.07MP).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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A Little Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.22MP lower).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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10% Lighter
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g camcorder. That's 20g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (235g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More Popular
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 88% based on 963 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R606 is 86% (based on 73 reviews).
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 82.4%, however Canon has an average rating of 60.7%.

Reasons Against

Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
9 Reasons Against
Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon Legria HF R606 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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11% Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Canon Legria HF R606 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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A Lot Shorter Maximum Battery Life
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a 2.16h battery life camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder (0.74h longer).

This indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

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Slightly Heavier
The Canon Legria HF R606 has a weight of 235g (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g camcorder (20g lighter).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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Not As Many Stockists
The Canon Legria HF R606 is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 11 sellers.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
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Older by Over One Year
The Canon Legria HF R606 is 15 months older than the Canon Legria HF R706.
Less Popular
The Canon Legria HF R606 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
The Canon Legria HF R606 has an average user score of 86%, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 963 reviews).
Worse Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of only 60.7%, however Sony has an average rating of 82.4%.
6 Reasons Against
11% Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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0.22MP Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R606. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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A Bit Heavier
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g (as does the Canon Legria HF R606), however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g camcorder (20g lighter).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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More Expensive by £84
The Canon Legria HF R706 is £84 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R606 and £51 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Less Retailers
The Canon Legria HF R706 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Canon Legria HF R606 is stocked by 3 shops and the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 11 retailers.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
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Worse Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of only 60.7%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 82.4%.
6 Reasons Against
2x Smaller Optical Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 32x optical zoom camcorders (2x bigger).

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

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Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 (1,140x).

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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A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 3.28MP camcorders (0.99MP bigger).

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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Smaller Display Diagonal
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Canon Legria HF R706 are both 3" screen size camcorders (0.3" larger).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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£33 More Expensive
The Sony HDR-CX405 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R606 by £33.
Over One Year Older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Canon Legria HF R606 by one month and older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by 16 months.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

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Best
5 stars
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0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-CX405 has better user reviews than the Canon Legria HF R606. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-CX405 is 88% based on 963 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF R606 is 86% based on 73 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
5 stars
39 reviews
4 stars
25 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
4 reviews
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
557 reviews
4 stars
287 reviews
3 stars
66 reviews
2 stars
30 reviews
1 star
23 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Sony is 82.4% based on 10,421 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 60.73% based on 3,526 reviews.
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Canon

61

61

Based on 3,526 reviews
Canon

61

61

Based on 3,526 reviews
Sony

82

82

Based on 10,421 reviews

Date Released

Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
37 months old 21 months old Best 38 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Maximum Battery Life

This indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Review Analysis

Ease of Use

For both the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Sony HDR-CX405 reviewers thought the ease of use was excellent.
Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • It is very easy to set up and use…
    Anonymous - January 2016
  • Very easy to use and very pleased with it…
  • Easy to use…
    Luigi - April 2016
  • Easy to use and provides great pictures…
    Wls22 - July 2016
  • Great handheld recorder, easy to use and we have had some wonderful results from it, sound clear…
    Mrs. D. Miller - January 2016
  • The camera is small and light weight and once you've explored the settings it is easy to use…
    D Sillars - April 2016
  • A practical and quality consumer camcorder…
    D Sillars - April 2016
  • The screen is a decent size and easy to use…
  • It is extremely simple to use…
  • No data
  • The camera is really easy to use and is user friendly…
    EvanC - September 2016
  • Its pretty easy to use…
    Esh987 - September 2017
  • Easy to use, very light, simple to transfer to a computer or storage…
    Em21 - October 2016
  • Love how easy it is to use and how light weight it is…
    Edye - August 2016
  • Great Camera and compact and easy to use, Good battery life…
    FIDA - February 2017
  • Easy to use and ready for filming right away…
    Cesar - June 2016
  • After set-up, camera was easy to use…
    Consumerphr - July 2016
  • This camera was easy to setup and use…
    Computer411 - July 2017
  • Easy to use, excellent battery Life…
    Cesarserna - May 2016
  • This is a great little camcorder; easy to use; does a great zoom…
    CatLady - July 2017
  • Size and Weight

    Reviewers of the Sony HDR-CX405 thought the size and weight was excellent, and thought the Canon Legria HF R606 size and weight was very good.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • Small, compact…
    Adam Kilander - June 2016
  • Neat and compact…
    Luigi - April 2016
  • This Canon camcorder is a compact unit, fitting comfortably into the palm of one hand…
  • High quality compact unit…
  • Sturdy construction and easy to handle…
    Wabrit - May 2015
  • It's lightweight…
    Wabrit - May 2015
  • Has a predominately plastic body…
  • A compact camcorder that offers good performance at a budget price…
  • It does warn you on screen Very lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand…
    Monty - March 2015
  • Also has the benefit of being very compact and easy to keep with you…
  • No data
  • We were really impressed with the quality of the video and loved that the small size was so easy to carry around! The price was very affordable…
    Firewife - November 2016
  • Great Camera and compact and easy to use, Good battery life…
    FIDA - February 2017
  • Compact, light…
    John - May 2017
  • Found the camcorder easy to use, very lightweight…
    Jlkah - March 2017
  • Love the fact that it is compact…
    Kjwaits - May 2016
  • It's wonderful because it's small it's easy to carry around and it is also very simple to use! Never miss a moment with this!
    KANN3 - January 2017
  • Great features great video quality! Small and compact doesn't weigh much sleek!
    Jayp360 - December 2016
  • This is very compact, lightweight and easy to use…
    Grandmar - October 2016
  • Fast, compact and convenient…
    Htrimmer - August 2017
  • Easy to use, lightweight, takes great high quality videos…
    Jamiewvabeach - June 2017
  • Price

    Reviewers thought the Canon Legria HF R606 price was excellent, and thought the Sony HDR-CX405 price was very good.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • Five stars because at the relatively cheap price of £119.99 new it was a good buy…
    D Sillars - April 2016
  • A compact camcorder that offers good performance at a budget price…
  • The combination worked out to be impressively inexpensive…
  • This is an inexpensive way to get your feet wet with a small quality camcorder…
  • Amazing Value For Money…
    Jules - June 2015
  • No data
  • Excellent camera for the price…
  • We were really impressed with the quality of the video and loved that the small size was so easy to carry around! The price was very affordable…
    Firewife - November 2016
  • Great picture quality for the price you can't beat it…
    Computer411 - July 2017
  • This is a great little camcorder; easy to use; does a great zoom and wide angle; audio is very good; really easy to attach to my dash or put on a tripod For the price it's a better option than the Go Pro…
    CatLady - July 2017
  • The video was super clear! Good camera for the price!
    Callie - July 2016
  • Great product, great price…
    Brett - June 2017
  • Great camera and great price! Very easy to operate…
    Danielle - July 2016
  • Not unusable and for the price not terrible…
    DamageInc - March 2017
  • Video quality is good for the price…
    DamageInc - March 2017
  • A great camera for the price…
    Ctl13 - September 2017
  • Viewfinder / Screen

    Reviewers thought the Canon Legria HF R606 viewfinder / screen was very good, and thought the Sony HDR-CX405 viewfinder / screen was good.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • Excellent screen and very responsive touch screen, battery lasts well also…
    Charlie - January 2016
  • Operation is really easy, open the screen (which can be flipped if you want)…
  • The screen is a decent size…
  • It does warn you on screen Very lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand…
    Monty - March 2015
  • The majority of controls are via the touch screen, including the ability to quickly catch a still picture of the scene…
  • No data
  • This has only been used a handful of times and no one has pressed down on the viewfinder enough to cause damage to it…
    Ggmgen - August 2017
  • Flat screen display was nice to use except when in a position where the sunlight washed out the display…
    HdrGuy350 - September 2017
  • Full 180 degree rotation of screen makes it easy to shoot from various positions…
  • Crisp, clear and easy to use joystick and menu functions, large enough view finder, zoom, etc…
    CurtSkeens - July 2015
  • The unit construction is kind of flimsy; especially the screen, so handle it gently…
    LeesburgDave - June 2015
  • The screen has a terrible reflection…
    Sorry - June 2016
  • The on screen menus are easy to navigate…
    Padetrois - July 2017
  • So far it looks nice and the screen looks beautiful when recording…
    Sandra Huerta - December 2015
  • My first shots, in doors with artificial light, looked very good on the small screen…
    Mr. S. P. Middleditch - February 2016
  • Picture quality is good easy to use however construction is weak not a robust bit of kit at all screen swivel is flimsy…
    Geoff Pritchard - February 2016
  • Lens System

    Reviews of both the Canon Legria HF R606 and the Sony HDR-CX405 mention that the lens system was excellent.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • Very good camcorder great Zoom facility and very good sharp images…
    John M Graham - September 2016
  • It also has a manual lens cover that needs to be pushed down to reveal the actual lens…
  • The zoom is strong and effective.
  • Image stabilizer works brilliantly and reduces pretty much all sign of shake…
    Mr. M. Whiting - May 2015
  • As with any camera like this you need a very steady hand to keep the image stable when at full zoom…
  • No data
  • The optical zoom sounds incredible.
    Driftingthrutime - June 2017
  • Works best with tripod, great zoom…
    Cbsr - October 2017
  • This is a great little camcorder; easy to use; does a great zoom and wide angle; audio is very good; really easy to attach to my dash or put on a tripod For the price it's a better option than the Go Pro…
    CatLady - July 2017
  • The camera makes files for each segment so drag and drop into your video editor is simple, great stills with some zoom…
    Driftingthrutime - June 2017
  • The optical stabilization is not very good…
    DamageInc - March 2017
  • This thing has great zoom and perfect recordings…
    Ctl13 - September 2017
  • It has no zoom…
    Ctl13 - September 2017
  • The picture is very good and for the $$ has a nice zoom…
    Cori1024 - October 2016
  • Nice zoom…
    John - May 2017
  • Zoom is good…
    JoeE - March 2017
  • Features

    People thought the features of both the Sony HDR-CX405 and the Canon Legria HF R606 were excellent.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • A very reliable product with great video quality and has plenty of features…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • It does have a great list of features…
  • No data
  • Great features great video quality! Small…
    Jayp360 - December 2016
  • This camcorder is simple to use and has great features…
    Sunny - December 2015
  • They loved the features such as still…
    Grandpa - October 2016
  • Good features and makes great videos…
    TexasRed - May 2017
  • The camera does have some very nice features, though…
    Shinji-P - May 2015
  • It has so many features that it's perplexing to a point where you need to practice with it like a musical instrument's until the technique is embedded in one's mind…
    Philip - January 2016
  • It doesn't have nearly enough features to be a "primary" camera.
    Ernie, Good Land Media - December 2015
  • This camcorder has great features…
    Mike - October 2016
  • Very good quality & feature set for such an affordable price…
    SDadTx - December 2016
  • The compact size is perfect and recordings were great! Don't let the size fool you, great features and battery life! Love it…
    Robert - June 2017
  • Robustness

    Reviewers thought the Canon Legria HF R606 robustness was very good, and thought the Sony HDR-CX405 robustness was good.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • A very reliable product with great video quality…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • The lens cap is built into the camera itself, which avoids the problem of losing or breaking it…
    Wabrit - May 2015
  • Sturdy construction and easy to handle…
    Wabrit - May 2015
  • It is fairly well made…
  • No data
  • Very reliable…
    Gaming - June 2017
  • Always reliable and seem indestructible…
    CookieW8 - March 2017
  • It's hard wired into the camera and only 6" long so if it gets damaged camera is junk…
    DamageInc - March 2017
  • This has only been used a handful of times and no one has pressed down on the viewfinder enough to cause damage to it…
    Ggmgen - August 2017
  • Beefy hands & it's not an issue for me to go through the settings it just feel better if it was bigger & more sturdy as well…
    Notorio - June 2015
  • Solid camera for a great price…
    Bobby - January 2017
  • The unit construction is kind of flimsy; especially the screen, so handle it gently…
    LeesburgDave - June 2015
  • No built in light to help in low light…
    AZE - June 2015
  • Very solid camera for a good price…
    Lucas - July 2017
  • We were looking for a simple, easy to use camera to replace a rather expensive one that broke…
    SportsTaxi - December 2016
  • Product Quality

    Reviews for the Sony HDR-CX405 mention that product quality was excellent, and reviews for the Canon Legria HF R606 mention that product quality was very good.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • A very reliable product with great video quality and has plenty of features…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • It is super simple to operate, quality is good enough…
    Adam Comiskey - May 2016
  • As a point a shoot for documenting it is overall a very efficient and good quality little recorder in it's price range…
    D Sillars - April 2016
  • Okay quality, limited controls on adjusting the settings…
    Matttttt - December 2015
  • It's ok for travel videos, or You Tube standard high quality…
    Adrián Vergel Celis - February 2016
  • High quality compact unit…
  • It is small and takes up very limited space, provides high quality video and is easily viewed on the television by the plugging in of one cable…
  • It is fairly well made…
  • In practice the image quality is very good, with a nice colour balance…
  • No data
  • Picture quality is amazing…
    Esh987 - September 2017
  • Quality of videos excellent…
  • Very happy with quality…
    Eddy - August 2016
  • The quality of the videos are not all that crisp…
    EvanC - September 2016
  • Picture quality good…
    Fred234 - March 2017
  • Best camcorder for the money in my opinion, great quality…
    Foolio12 - December 2016
  • We were really impressed with the quality of the video…
    Firewife - November 2016
  • Great picture quality for the price you can't beat it…
    Computer411 - July 2017
  • We use this to make you tube videos and the quality is perfect!
    Celticjen14 - October 2017
  • Quality overall is excellent…
    Cookieface - August 2017
  • Battery

    People thought the battery of both the Sony HDR-CX405 and the Canon Legria HF R606 was excellent.
    Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
  • Annoying that the battery has to be charged through the camera…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • Excellent screen and very responsive touch screen, battery lasts well also…
    Charlie - January 2016
  • The battery life is good too…
    Anonymous - January 2016
  • Battery life seems good…
    Wabrit - May 2015
  • No data
  • Great Camera and compact and easy to use, Good battery life…
    FIDA - February 2017
  • Resolution of picture was sharp and battery life decent…
    Fever - August 2016
  • Easy to use, excellent battery Life…
    Cesarserna - May 2016
  • Good picture quality, good zoom, very good battery life…
    Jimmy - July 2017
  • The battery life per use is not very long - approx…
    Isaiah - March 2017
  • Good battery…
    Rocdawg - August 2015
  • Good battery life…
    Funwithchloe - March 2016
  • Battery life is fantastic…
    Techfun - May 2017
  • Great battery life, fast zoom, great stabilization, easy menu navigation…
    JTendy - April 2015
  • Good battery life for being so small…
    Steve80 - September 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Lens System Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Optical Zoom 32x
    BEST
    32x
    BEST
    30x
    Digital Zoom 1,140x 1,140x 350x
    BEST
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8 1.8
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Maximum Aperture Number 4.5 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Image Stabilizer Type
    Optical
     Optical
    Optical
     Optical
    Optical
     Optical
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
     
     
     
    Video Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data
    HD Type
    Full HD HD
    HD
     Full HD
     HD
     HD
    Full HD HD
    HD
     Full HD
     HD
     HD
    Full HD HD
    HD
     Full HD
     HD
     HD
    Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 35 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Supported Video Modes
    1080p 720p
    1080i
     1080p
     720p
     1080i
    1080p 720p
    1080i
     1080p
     720p
     1080i
    1080p 720p
    1080i
     1080p
     720p
     1080i
    Video Resolutions
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 1440 x 1080
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     1440 x 1080
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 1440 x 1080
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     1440 x 1080
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 1440 x 1080
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     1440 x 1080
     
     
     
    Image Sensor Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Total Megapixels 3.28MP
    BEST
    3.28MP
    BEST
    2.29MP
    Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
    Sensor Type
    CMOS
     CMOS
    CMOS
     CMOS
    CMOS
     CMOS
    Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 2.07MP 2.29MP
    BEST
    Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 2.07MP 2.29MP
    BEST
     
     
     
    Storage Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
    Memory Slots 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
    MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
    MicroSDXC microSD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD/SDHC
     SD/SDHC/SDXC
     MicroSD (Transflash)
     MicroSDHC
     MicroSDXC
     microSD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
    MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
    MicroSDXC microSD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD/SDHC
     SD/SDHC/SDXC
     MicroSD (Transflash)
     MicroSDHC
     MicroSDXC
     microSD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
    MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
    MicroSDXC microSD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD/SDHC
     SD/SDHC/SDXC
     MicroSD (Transflash)
     MicroSDHC
     MicroSDXC
     microSD
    Camcorder Media Type
    Memory card
     Memory card
    Memory card
     Memory card
    Memory card
     Memory card
     
     
     
    Focusing Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Light Exposure Modes
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
     
     
     
    White Balance Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    White Balance
    Auto Tungsten
    Daylight Outdoor
    Indoor
     Auto
     Tungsten
     Daylight
     Outdoor
     Indoor
    Auto Tungsten
    Daylight Outdoor
    Indoor
     Auto
     Tungsten
     Daylight
     Outdoor
     Indoor
    Auto Tungsten
    Daylight Outdoor
    Indoor
     Auto
     Tungsten
     Daylight
     Outdoor
     Indoor
     
     
     
    Shutter Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Camera Shutter Speed
     
     
     
    Display Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Display Diagonal 3"
    BEST
    3"
    BEST
    2.7"
    Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels 230,000 Pixels 230,400 Pixels
    BEST
    Display
    LCD
     LCD
    LCD
     LCD
    LCD
     LCD
     
     
     
    Camera Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Shooting Modes
    Auto Scene
    Movie
     Auto
     Scene
     Movie
    Auto Scene
    Movie
     Auto
     Scene
     Movie
    Auto Scene
    Movie
     Auto
     Scene
     Movie
    Minimum Illumination 4lx 0.4lx
    BEST
    3lx
    Self-Timer Delay
     
     
     
    Still Image Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Still Image Resolution
    640 x 480
     640 x 480
    640 x 480
     640 x 480
    640 x 480
     640 x 480
    Image Formats Supported
    EXIF
     EXIF
    EXIF
     EXIF
    EXIF
     EXIF
    Maximum Image Resolution
    4032 x 2272
     4032 x 2272
    4032 x 2272
     4032 x 2272
    4032 x 2272
     4032 x 2272
     
     
     
    Audio Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Audio System
    Dolby Digital
     Dolby Digital
    Dolby Digital
     Dolby Digital
    Dolby Digital
     Dolby Digital
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    USB 2.0 Port 1 1 1
    Mini HDMI Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Mini USB Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Battery Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Maximum Battery Life 2.16h 2.9h
    BEST
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Battery Type
    Battery Technology
    Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
     Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
    Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
     Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
    Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
     Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
    Battery Recharge Time 3h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Weight 235g 235g 215g
    BEST
    Height 58mm 58mm 595mm
    Depth 116mm 116mm 128mm
    Width 53mm 53mm 54mm
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R606 Canon Legria HF R706 Sony HDR-CX405
    Cables Included
    USB
     USB
    USB
     USB
    USB
     USB
    Included Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
    BEST
    32GB

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    Legria HF R606
    £164.99
    Bigger optical zoom
    VS
    GoPro Hero 4
    GoPro
    Hero 4
    £150.00
    £15 Cheaper
    Two times
    lighter
    Better brand
    Better user
    reviews
    83% higher
    effective
    megapixels
    (movie)
    73% bigger
    total
    megapixels
    More popular
    Canon Legria HF R706
    Canon
    Legria HF R706
    £249.00
    Better brand
    790x bigger digital zoom
    7% bigger optical zoom
    VS
    Sony HDR-CX405
    Sony
    HDR-CX405
    £189.99
    £59 Cheaper
    Three times
    shorter minimum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    5.92MP bigger
    total
    megapixels
    Lighter