Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V270
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Canon Legria HF R76vsPanasonic HC-V270

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
Panasonic HC-V270

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V270

£234.99
£43.10
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a giant 50x optical zoom but representing only middle of the road value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
71
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
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
Panasonic HC-V270

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V270

£234.99
£43.10
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a giant 50x optical zoom but representing only middle of the road value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
71
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

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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
4 Reasons For
0.77MP Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.51MP camcorder (0.77MP 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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Moderately Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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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£65 Cheaper
The Canon Legria HF R76 costs £65 less than the Panasonic HC-V270.
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.
8 Reasons For
18x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V270 has an optical zoom of 50x, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 32x optical zoom camcorder (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-V270 has a digital zoom of 3,000x. That's 1,860x bigger than 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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Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than 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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A Bit Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (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-V270 has a built-in microphone, however 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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24g Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 216g camcorder. That's 24g lighter 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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User Reviews Are Significantly Better
The average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100% based on 1 review, whereas the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80% (based on 3 reviews).
Better Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of 75.1%, but Canon has an average rating of 60.7%.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
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3 stars
1 review
2 stars
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1 star
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Average User Rating

The Panasonic HC-V270 has better user reviews than the Canon Legria HF R76. The average user reviews score for the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80% based on 3 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Panasonic has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Panasonic is 75.12% based on 573 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 60.73% based on 3,526 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Canon

61

61

Based on 3,526 reviews
Panasonic

75

75

Based on 573 reviews

Date Released

Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
24 months old Best 34 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.

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 Panasonic HC-V270
Best
No
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 R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Optical Zoom 32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom 1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,853mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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
 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
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity 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
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
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 R76 Panasonic HC-V270
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
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Display Diagonal 3"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels 230,400 Pixels
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx
BEST
1lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Still Image Resolution
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
Maximum Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Maximum Battery Life 2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time 4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity 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)
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Weight 240g 216g
BEST
Height 58mm 59mm
Depth 116mm 116mm
Width 53mm 530mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF R76 Panasonic HC-V270
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

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