Canon Legria HF R76 vs Canon Legria HF R78 vs Panasonic HC-V770
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Canon Legria HF R76

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top of the range and top-rated 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing only average value for money
83
Reviews
4 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
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
Canon Legria HF R78

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
69
Value for Money
Good
89
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 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 Jan 2016
Panasonic HC-V770

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and powerful 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing inferior value for money
95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
Canon Legria HF R76

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top of the range and top-rated 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing only average value for money
83
Reviews
4 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
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
Canon Legria HF R78

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
69
Value for Money
Good
89
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 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 Jan 2016
Panasonic HC-V770

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and powerful 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing inferior value for money
95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
9 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an optical zoom of 32x (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20x optical zoom camcorder (12x 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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60% Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 1,101mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V770 (752mm).

'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
Canon Legria HF R76 is 4.5 maximum aperture value (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.9 lower).

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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Longer Maximum Battery Life
Canon Legria HF R76 is 2.9h battery life, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 1.9h longer than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1h).

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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3.3h Longer Video Recording Time
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a video recording time of 4.3h, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 1h video recording time camcorder (3.3h shorter).

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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Lighter
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 113g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g).

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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£137 Cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £136.90 less than the Canon Legria HF R78 and costs £229.01 less than the Panasonic HC-V770.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More Popular
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
7 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 12x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (20x).

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 Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853mm (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 752mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,101mm 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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0.9 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 0.9 higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3.6).

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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Built-In Microphone
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a built-in microphone, and so does the Panasonic HC-V770, 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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1.9h Longer Maximum Battery Life
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 1h battery life camcorder (1.9h shorter).

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

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

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113g Lighter
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a weight of 240g (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g camcorder (113g 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 Canon has an average rating of 60.7% and Panasonic has an average rating of 75.1%.
9 Reasons For
Bigger Digital Zoom
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1,500x (digital), but the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both only 1,140x (digital) camcorders (360x smaller).

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

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3mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 3mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (32.5mm).

'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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15fps Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum frame rate of 50fps, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both only 35fps camcorders (15fps slower).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP camcorder. That's 9.48MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (3.28MP).

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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3.96MP Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both only 2.07MP camcorders (3.96MP 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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Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 3.96MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (2.07MP).

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-V770 has a built-in microphone, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78, 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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Vastly Better Expert Reviews
Based on 1 expert review, the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average review score of 90%, however the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average rating of 60% (based on 4 reviews).
Better User Reviews
Based on 14 user reviews, the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average review score of 89%, however the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
10 Reasons Against
32% Smaller Digital Zoom
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 1,140x (digital), and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 360x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1,500x).

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

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A Bit Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (3mm 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 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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43% Slower Maximum Frame Rate
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 35fps camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 15fps slower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (50fps).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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3x Smaller Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP camcorder (9.48MP 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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Vastly Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R78. That's 3.96MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).

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)
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R78), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.96MP higher).

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, whereas the Canon Legria HF R78 and the Panasonic HC-V770 do.

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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Vastly Lower Expert Review Score
The Canon Legria HF R76's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 90% (based on 1 review).
Lower User Review Score
The Canon Legria HF R76's average user rating is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 89% (based on 14 reviews).
Worse Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of only 60.7%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 84% and Panasonic has an average rating of 75.1%.
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (360x 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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Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 3mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V770 (29.5mm).

'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
A Lot Slower Maximum Frame Rate
The Canon Legria HF R78 has a maximum frame rate of 35fps (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fps camcorder (15fps faster).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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Three Times Smaller Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a 3.28MP camcorder, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 9.48MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (12.76MP).

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 Canon Legria HF R78 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP (as does the Canon Legria HF R76), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (3.96MP higher).

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

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

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3.96MP Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Canon Legria HF R78 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, and so does the Canon Legria HF R76. That's 3.96MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).

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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More Expensive by £137
The Canon Legria HF R78 is £137 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Not As Many Stockists
The Canon Legria HF R78 is only stocked by 1 store, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 8 sellers and the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 2 shops.
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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Older by One Month
The Canon Legria HF R78 is one month older than the Canon Legria HF R76.
Less Popular
The Canon Legria HF R78 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
10 Reasons Against
60% Smaller Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder. That's 12x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (32x).

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
Two Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 752mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both 1,853mm maximum focal length camcorders (1,101mm 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 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
Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 3.6 maximum aperture value. That's 0.9 lower than the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 (4.5).

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
Significantly Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 1h battery life, but the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both 2.9h battery life camcorders (1.9h longer).

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

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

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Shorter Video Recording Time
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1h video recording time camcorder. That's 3.3h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4.3h).

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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A Lot Heavier
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, however the Canon Legria HF R76 and the Canon Legria HF R78 are both 240g camcorders (113g lighter).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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More Expensive by £229
The Panasonic HC-V770 is £229 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R76 and £92 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF R78.
Less Retailers
The Panasonic HC-V770 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is stocked by 8 stores.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
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Older by Over One Year
The Panasonic HC-V770 is 13 months older than the Canon Legria HF R76 and one year older than the Canon Legria HF R78.
Worse Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of only 75.1%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 84%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

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1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic HC-V770 has better expert reviews than the Canon Legria HF R76. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90% 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 Panasonic HC-V770 has better user reviews than the Canon Legria HF R76. The average user reviews score for the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% based on 14 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80% based on 3 reviews.
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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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61

61

Based on 3,526 reviews
Canon

84

84

Based on 2,530 reviews
Panasonic

75

75

Based on 573 reviews

Date Released

Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
24 months old Best 25 months old 37 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.

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 R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Best
No
Yes
Yes

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.

Video Recording Time

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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 R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Optical Zoom 32x
BEST
32x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom 1,140x 1,140x 1,500x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,853mm 1,853mm 752mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32.5mm 32.5mm 29.5mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5
BEST
4.5
BEST
3.6
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
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 50fps
BEST
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
1080p 720p
540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
1080p 720p
540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
BEST
3.28MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity 16GB 16GB 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
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Closest Focusing Distance 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
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Display Diagonal 3" 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 Pixels
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Photo Effects
Fader
 Fader
Fader
 Fader
Fader
 Fader
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx
BEST
4lx 1lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Still Image 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)
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Maximum Battery Life 2.9h
BEST
2.9h
BEST
1h
Video Recording Time 4.3h
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
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 R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Weight 240g
BEST
240g
BEST
353g
Height 58mm 58mm 73mm
Depth 116mm 116mm 139mm
Width 53mm 53mm 65mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R76 Canon Legria HF R78 Panasonic HC-V770
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC

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