Canon Legria HF R706 vs JVC GZ-R415
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Canon Legria HF R706vsJVC GZ-R415

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A top-quality but slightly out of date 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money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
JVC GZ-R415

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

JVC GZ-R415

£229.90
Our Verdict:
A top-quality but a little out of date 40x optical zoom 3680 x 2760 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
50
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
1 Year Old
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Overall Score
Very Good
40x 3680 X 2760 Pixels 10MP 1" Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 40x
Max Video Resolution 3680 X 2760 Pixels
Total Megapixels 10MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2016
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A top-quality but slightly out of date 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money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
JVC GZ-R415

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

JVC GZ-R415

£229.90
Our Verdict:
A top-quality but a little out of date 40x optical zoom 3680 x 2760 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
50
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
1 Year Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
40x 3680 X 2760 Pixels 10MP 1" Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 40x
Max Video Resolution 3680 X 2760 Pixels
Total Megapixels 10MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2016

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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
4 Reasons For
83% Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. That's 940x bigger than the JVC GZ-R415 (200x).

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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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon Legria HF R706 is 1,853mm maximum focal length. That's 233mm longer than the JVC GZ-R415 (1,620mm).

'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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Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon Legria HF R706 is 32.5mm minimum focal length, but the JVC GZ-R415 is a 40.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (8mm 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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55g Lighter
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 235g camcorder. That's 55g lighter than the JVC GZ-R415 (290g).

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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7 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The JVC GZ-R415 has an optical zoom of 40x, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 32x optical zoom camcorder (8x 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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Vastly Bigger Total Megapixels
The JVC GZ-R415 has a total megapixels of 10MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 3.28MP camcorder (6.72MP smaller).

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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Vastly Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The JVC GZ-R415 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 10MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.93MP 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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6" Larger Display Diagonal
JVC GZ-R415 is 9" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (6" smaller).

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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43% Longer Maximum Battery Life
The JVC GZ-R415 is a 5h battery life camcorder. That's 2.1h longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.9h).

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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£19 Cheaper
The JVC GZ-R415 costs £229.90, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is £249.00.
Better Brand
JVC camcorders have an average rating of 72.1%, however Canon has an average rating of 60.7%.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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1 star
0 reviews
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Average User Rating

Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Best
5 stars
23 reviews
4 stars
10 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

JVC has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for JVC is 72.13% based on 75 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 60.73% based on 3,526 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Canon

61

61

Based on 3,526 reviews
JVC

72

72

Based on 75 reviews

Date Released

Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
21 months old Best 23 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.

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Optical Zoom 32x 40x
BEST
Digital Zoom 1,140x 200x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,853mm
BEST
1,620mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32.5mm
BEST
40.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Max Video Resolution
3680 x 2760
 3680 x 2760
3680 x 2760
 3680 x 2760
Maximum Frame Rate 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
1440p 480p
 1080p
 720p
 1440p
 480p
1080p 720p
1440p 480p
 1080p
 720p
 1440p
 480p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
BEST
10MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP
BEST
10MP
Optical Sensor Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500,000 Pixels
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Closest Focusing Distance 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Display Diagonal 3" 9"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
 
 
 
Design Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Shock Proof Up to Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m
Waterproof Up to Unknown - Click to provide data 5m
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Image Formats Supported
JPEG XR JPEG
 JPEG XR
 JPEG
JPEG XR JPEG
 JPEG XR
 JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution
3680 x 2760
 3680 x 2760
3680 x 2760
 3680 x 2760
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Maximum Battery Life 2.9h 5h
BEST
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 5,200mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Weight 235g
BEST
290g
Height 58mm 59.5mm
Depth 116mm 127mm
Width 53mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R706 JVC GZ-R415
Cables Included
USB AV
 USB
 AV
USB AV
 USB
 AV
Included Memory Card Size 8GB Unknown - Click to provide data

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