Canon Legria HF R706 vs Canon Legria HF R76 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
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-W580

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W580

£233.70
£25.30
Our Verdict:
A very popular and giant optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with very good features but representing only average value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good
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
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-W580

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W580

£233.70
£25.30
Our Verdict:
A very popular and giant optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with very good features but representing only average value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good
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

Top Prices

Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
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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
£174.90
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£249.99
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£329.00
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£329.00
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Panasonic HC-W580 Camcorder (2.51 MP, 50 x Zoom, FHD, Wi-Fi, 3inch LCD) - Black
£233.70
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£312.24
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£238.00
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£239.00
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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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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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£299.99
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Panasonic HC-W580 Twin Wi-Fi HD Video Camera Camcorder
£347.99
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Home Essentials
£379.00
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Marisota
£379.00
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Julipa
£379.00
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J D Williams
Panasonic HC-W580 Black FHD 50xZoom WiFi
£379.00
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Panasonic Hc-W580Eb-K Camcorder
£379.99
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Reasons For

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6 Reasons For
1,750mm 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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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-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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Higher 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-W580 is only 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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Built-In Microphone
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a built-in microphone, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580, 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.

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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) 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 75.1%.
5 Reasons For
Hugely 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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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-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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0.4MP Higher 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-W580 is only 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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Cheaper by £64
The Canon Legria HF R76 is £79.01 cheaper than the Canon Legria HF R706 and £63.71 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-W580.
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 84%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 75.1%.
8 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an optical zoom of 50x, 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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62% 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).

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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0.13MP Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP, 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Built-In Microphone
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a built-in microphone (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), 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, but the Canon Legria HF R706 does not.

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 retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers 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-W580
7 Reasons Against
57% 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-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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Significantly 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-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
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.

Read more Read less | Edit
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-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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
The Canon Legria HF R706 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 does.

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 Expensive by £79
The Canon Legria HF R706 is £79 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 and £15 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W580.
Not As Many Stockists
The Canon Legria HF R706 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 8 retailers and the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 16 retailers.
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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9 Reasons Against
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-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.

Read more Read less | Edit
2x 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-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
7% 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-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.

Read more Read less | Edit
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 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
5g Heavier
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a weight of 240g, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g camcorder (5g lighter) 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 8 sellers, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 16 sellers.
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers 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.
7 Reasons Against
17 Times 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
0.77MP Smaller Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
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).

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) and 24g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (240g).

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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£64 More Expensive
The Panasonic HC-W580 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 by £64.
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 75.1%, however Canon has an average rating of 84%.

Reviews & Awards

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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 75.12% based on 573 reviews.
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Canon

84

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Based on 2,530 reviews
Canon

84

84

Based on 2,530 reviews
Panasonic

75

75

Based on 573 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.

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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-W580
Optical Zoom 32x 32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom 1,140x 1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,853mm 1,853mm 103mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32.5mm 32.5mm 28mm
BEST
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 R706 Canon Legria HF R76 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)
Maximum Frame Rate 35fps 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
Supported Video Modes
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
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP
BEST
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 1 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
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
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Closest Focusing Distance 0.1m 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 R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Display Diagonal 3" 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels 230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 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
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx
BEST
0.4lx
BEST
1lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Still Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
Image Formats Supported
JPEG
 JPEG
JPEG
 JPEG
JPEG
 JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution
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-W580
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1 1
Mini USB Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Maximum Battery Life 2.9h 2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type 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)
Battery Supported 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Weight 235g
BEST
240g 264g
Height 58mm 58mm 62mm
Depth 116mm 116mm 129mm
Width 53mm 53mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Bundled Software 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
 
 
 
Other Features Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Control Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon Legria HF R706 Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-W580
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

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