Canon Legria HF R706 vs Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-W570 vs Panasonic HC-W580
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Canon Legria HF R706

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and positively reviewed 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
86
Reviews
5 Reviews
92
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
77
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
Canon Legria HF R76

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Canon Legria HF R76

£169.99
£39.93
Our Verdict:
An extremely good value for money and powerful 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with user reviews
81
Reviews
4 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
87
Overall Score
Excellent
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 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 Feb 2016
Panasonic HC-W570

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W570

£1,000.00
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder, with great user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015
Panasonic HC-W580

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W580

£239.00
£21.00
Our Verdict:
A giant optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Canon Legria HF R706

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and positively reviewed 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
86
Reviews
5 Reviews
92
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
77
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
Canon Legria HF R76

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Canon Legria HF R76

£169.99
£39.93
Our Verdict:
An extremely good value for money and powerful 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with user reviews
81
Reviews
4 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
87
Overall Score
Excellent
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 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 Feb 2016
Panasonic HC-W570

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W570

£1,000.00
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder, with great user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015
Panasonic HC-W580

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W580

£239.00
£21.00
Our Verdict:
A giant optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016

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MirageTek
Out of stock
£241.88
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£249.00
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Canon - LEGRIA HFR76 WiFi&NFC 16GB Camcorder
£169.99
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Canon LEGRIA HF R76 High Definition Camcorder (32x Optical Zoom, 1140x Digital Zoom, 3inch OLED Touchscreen) - Black
£174.99
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£249.99
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£301.43
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£329.00
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£329.00
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£329.00
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Out of stock
£329.00
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Panasonic HC-W570EG-K Camcorder
£1,000.00
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1 Price from 1 Store | £1,000.00
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PANASONIC HC-W580EB-K Traditional Camcorder - Black, Black
Out of stock
£238.00
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Clifton Cameras
£239.00
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Amazon UK
Panasonic HC-W580 Camcorder (2.51 MP, 50 x Zoom, FHD, Wi-Fi, 3inch LCD) - Black
£254.70
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£326.31
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£269.00
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Panasonic HC-W580 Camcorder Black FHD 2.51MP 50xZoom 3.0LCD WiFi SD/SDHC/SDXC
£283.85
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BT Shop
Panasonic Camcorder Black FHD 2.51MP 50xZoom 3.0LCD WiFi SD/SDHC/SDXC
£288.81
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Panasonic Camcorder Black FHD 2.51MP 50xZoom 3.0LCD WiFi SD/SDHC/SDXC
£288.81
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Microglobe
£296.00
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Argos
Panasonic - HC-W580 Full HD Camcorder
£299.95
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Cameta Camera
Panasonic HC-W580 Twin Wi-Fi HD Video Camera Camcorder
£347.99
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Home Essentials
Out of stock
£379.00
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Marisota
Out of stock
£379.00
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Julipa
Out of stock
£379.00
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Panasonic HC-W580 Black FHD 50xZoom WiFi
£379.00
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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
6 Reasons For
Vastly Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853mm (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), however the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,750mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.3 higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4.2).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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24% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.51MP).

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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Built-In Microphone
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a built-in microphone, and so do the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

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Lighter
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g camcorder (5g heavier), the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g camcorder (31g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g camcorder (29g heavier).

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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Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 84%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.
5 Reasons For
1,750mm Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon Legria HF R76 is 1,853mm maximum focal length (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), but the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,750mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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7% Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum aperture number of 4.5, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.3 higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4.2).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.51MP).

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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Cheaper by £69
The Canon Legria HF R76 is £830.01 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-W570 and £69.01 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-W580.
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 84%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.
6 Reasons For
18x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an optical zoom of 50x (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 32x optical zoom camcorders (18x smaller).

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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25% Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.07MP) and 0.53MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1.67MP).

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 Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.13MP 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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Built-In Microphone
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a built-in microphone (as do the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Panasonic HC-W580), but the Canon Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in microphone.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

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Wi-Fi
The Panasonic HC-W570 features wi-Fi, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580, however the Canon Legria HF R706 does not feature wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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Expert Reviews Are Vastly Better
The average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 60% (based on 4 reviews).
8 Reasons For
18x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an optical zoom of 50x (as does the Panasonic HC-W570), but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 32x optical zoom camcorders (18x smaller).

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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Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,860x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (1,140x) and 2,850x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x).

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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17% Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorders (4.5mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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A Little Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP (as does the Panasonic HC-W570), however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both only 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorders (0.13MP 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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Built-In Microphone
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a built-in microphone (as do the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Panasonic HC-W570), whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in microphone.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Read more Read less | Edit
Wi-Fi
The Panasonic HC-W580 features wi-Fi, and so does the Panasonic HC-W570, but the Canon Legria HF R706 does not feature wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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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 Panasonic HC-W580 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Reasons Against

Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (50x).

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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1,860x Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder (990x smaller) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,860x bigger).

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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14% Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 4.5mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (28mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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A Bit Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.13MP higher) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder (0.4MP lower).

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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7% Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).

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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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
The Canon Legria HF R706 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 feature wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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Not As Many Stockists
The Canon Legria HF R706 is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 7 retailers and the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 14 stores.
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
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11 Reasons Against
57% Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (50x).

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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Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a digital zoom of 1,140x (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder (990x smaller) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,860x bigger).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon Legria HF R76 is 32.5mm minimum focal length, and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 4.5mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (28mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
0.13MP Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.13MP higher) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder (0.4MP lower).

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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Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), and so does the Canon Legria HF R706. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).

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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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone
The Canon Legria HF R76 does not have a built-in microphone, but the Canon Legria HF R706, the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Panasonic HC-W580 have a built-in microphone.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

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A Little Heavier
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a weight of 240g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g camcorder (5g lighter), the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g camcorder (26g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g camcorder (24g heavier).

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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Fewer Sellers
The Canon Legria HF R76 is only stocked by 7 stores, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 14 shops.
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
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Older by Three Months
The Canon Legria HF R76 is three months older than the Canon Legria HF R706.
Less Popular
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
Expert Review Rating is Significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon Legria HF R76 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons Against
Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 150x (digital). That's 990x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (1,140x) and 2,850x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (3,000x).

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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0.3 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 4.2 maximum aperture value, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorders (0.3 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 3.28MP camcorders (0.77MP 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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12% Heavier
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g camcorder. That's 31g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (235g), 26g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (240g) and 2g heavier than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264g).

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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£830 More Expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 by £830 and more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W580 by £761.
Less Retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic HC-W570, whereas 2 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF R706, 7 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF R76 and 14 stores sell the Panasonic HC-W580.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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One Year Older
The Panasonic HC-W570 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by one year, older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by nine months and older than the Panasonic HC-W580 by eight months.
Less Popular
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
Worse Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of only 73.2%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 84%.
7 Reasons Against
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103mm. That's 1,750mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (1,853mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP (as does the Panasonic HC-W570), however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 are both 3.28MP camcorders (0.77MP 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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Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Canon Legria HF R76 (2.07MP) and 0.53MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).

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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Heavier
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g camcorder. That's 29g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (235g), 24g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (240g) and 2g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g).

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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£69 More Expensive
The Panasonic HC-W580 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 by £69.
Four Months Older
The Panasonic HC-W580 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by four months and older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by one month.
Worse Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of only 73.2%, however Canon has an average rating of 84%.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic HC-W570 has better expert reviews than the Canon Legria HF R76. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF R76 is 60% based on 4 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Canon Legria HF R76 and the Panasonic HC-W570 have identical average user review scores. For both camcorders the average user review score is 80%.
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Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Canon is 84.01% based on 2,530 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 592 reviews.
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84

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Based on 2,530 reviews
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73

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73

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Based on 592 reviews

Date Released

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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.

Built-in Microphone

This denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Best
Yes
No
Best
Yes
Best
Yes

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Optical Zoom 32x 32x 50x
BEST
50x
BEST
Digital Zoom 1,140x 1,140x 150x 3,000x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,853mm 1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data 103mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32.5mm 32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5
BEST
4.5
BEST
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
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)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 35fps 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
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
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 R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
2.2MP
BEST
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 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
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
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Closest Focusing Distance 0.1m 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Display Diagonal 3" 3" 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels 230,000 Pixels 460,800 Pixels
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Photo Effects
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx
BEST
0.4lx
BEST
4lx 1lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Still Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
Image Formats Supported
JPG JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG
JPG JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG
JPG JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG
JPG JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1 1 1
Mini USB Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Maximum Battery Life 2.9h 2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Weight 235g
BEST
240g 266g 264g
Height 58mm 58mm 62mm 62mm
Depth 116mm 116mm 129mm 129mm
Width 53mm 53mm 60mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Memory Card Size 8GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Control Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

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More popular
User reviews
are appreciably
better
Longer maximum
battery life
Lighter
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
More popular
VS
Panasonic HC-V380EB-K
Panasonic
HC-V380EB-K
£208.00
£31 Cheaper
1,637mm longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
Slightly
lighter
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
More popular
69% bigger total megapixels
A lot bigger digital zoom
Larger display diagonal
HDMI
VS
Sony DCR-PJ5
Sony
DCR-PJ5
£198.90
£40 Cheaper
Better brand
Lighter
Bigger optical
zoom
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
2,650x bigger digital zoom
40% bigger optical zoom
Better brand
Touchscreen
VS
Sony HDR-PJ340
Sony
HDR-PJ340
£279.99
Vastly bigger
total
megapixels
Lighter
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
Bigger digital zoom
20x bigger optical zoom
0.3" larger display diagonal
A bit bigger total megapixels
VS
Sony HDR-CX405
Sony
HDR-CX405
£198.00
£41 Cheaper
More popular
Better brand
28% higher
effective
megapixels
(image)
49g lighter
0.09MP higher
effective
megapixels
(movie)
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
Bigger digital zoom
20x bigger optical zoom
Better brand
VS
Sony HDR-CX405
Sony
HDR-CX405
£189.99
£49 Cheaper
Shorter minimum
focal length
(35mm film
equiv)
Significantly
bigger total
megapixels
39% lighter
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
Better brand
Bigger optical zoom
Larger display diagonal
Image stabilizer
Wi-Fi
VS
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
£52 Cheaper
59% lighter
0.49MP bigger
total
megapixels
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
1,860x bigger digital zoom
36% bigger optical zoom
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Higher effective megapixels (movie)
Wi-Fi
More popular
VS
Canon HF R706
Canon
HF R706
£179.97
£59 Cheaper
Better brand
95% longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
Bigger total
megapixels
0.4MP higher
effective
megapixels
(image)
29g lighter
Panasonic HC-W580
Panasonic
HC-W580
£239.00
More popular
1,860x bigger digital zoom
36% bigger optical zoom
17% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Higher effective megapixels (movie)
VS
Canon LEGRIA HF R86
Canon
LEGRIA HF R86
£238.00
£1 Cheaper
Better brand
1,750mm longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
0.77MP bigger
total
megapixels
20% higher
effective
megapixels
(image)
A little
lighter
Canon Legria HF R76
Canon
Legria HF R76
£169.99
Bigger digital zoom
Vastly bigger optical zoom
97% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
3.22h longer video recording time
Larger maximum memory card size
A lot larger display diagonal
5fps faster maximum frame rate
VS
Olympus LS-20M
Olympus
LS-20M
£199.00
60% higher
effective
megapixels
(movie)
86g lighter
37% bigger
total
megapixels
Built-in
microphone
Canon Legria HF R76
Canon
Legria HF R76
£169.99
Hugely higher maximum aperture number
A lot larger display diagonal
5fps faster maximum frame rate
0.28MP bigger total megapixels
VS
Zoom Q2N
Zoom
Q2N
£136.21
£34 Cheaper
150g lighter
64GB larger
maximum memory
card size
0.1h longer
maximum battery
life