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Canon Legria HF R806

90

Kagoo Score

90

Kagoo Score

Canon Legria HF R806

£149.00
£198.99
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring camcorder under £500, with an affordable price and an outstanding spec. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Our review analysis indicates that it has a very great audio quality, really great picture quality and it's very easy to use.
3.28MP
32x
OPTICAL ZOOM
235g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
3.25h
BATTERY LIFE
3"
SCREEN SIZE
1,140x
(DIGITAL)
94
Reviews
59 Reviews + 1 Award
92
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
3 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Sony HDR-CX240

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score

Sony HDR-CX240

£149.90
Our Verdict:
A classic and fully featured 27x optical zoom, 190g camcorder, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and features smile detection. Customers report that it has a really great audio quality, very great picture quality and it's really easy to use.
9.2MP
27x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
190g
4032 X 2272
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
320x
(DIGITAL)
94
Reviews
360 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
6 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Canon Legria HF R806

90

Kagoo Score

90

Kagoo Score

Canon Legria HF R806

£149.00
£198.99
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring camcorder under £500, with an affordable price and an outstanding spec. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Our review analysis indicates that it has a very great audio quality, really great picture quality and it's very easy to use.
3.28MP
32x
OPTICAL ZOOM
235g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
3.25h
BATTERY LIFE
3"
SCREEN SIZE
1,140x
(DIGITAL)
94
Reviews
59 Reviews + 1 Award
92
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
3 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Sony HDR-CX240

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score

Sony HDR-CX240

£149.90
Our Verdict:
A classic and fully featured 27x optical zoom, 190g camcorder, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and features smile detection. Customers report that it has a really great audio quality, very great picture quality and it's really easy to use.
9.2MP
27x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
190g
4032 X 2272
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
320x
(DIGITAL)
94
Reviews
360 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
6 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
14 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF R806 has an optical zoom of 32, but the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 27x optical zoom camcorder (5x 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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Built-in Flash
The Canon Legria HF R806 has a built-in flash, but the Sony HDR-CX240 does not.

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

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0.3" Larger Display Diagonal
Canon Legria HF R806 is 3 screen size, but the Sony HDR-CX240 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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Remote Operation
The Canon Legria HF R806 supports remote operation, however the Sony HDR-CX240 does not support this feature.

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

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Night Mode
The Canon Legria HF R806 has a night mode, however the Sony HDR-CX240 does not have this feature.

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Canon Legria HF R806 has received a Kagoo Score of 90, but the Sony HDR-CX240 scored 85.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three Years Newer
The Canon Legria HF R806 was released three years ago, but the Sony HDR-CX240 was released six years ago
More Popular
The Canon Legria HF R806 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
One More Award
The Canon Legria HF R806 has received 1 award, however the Sony HDR-CX240 has received no awards.
Has a Better Price
The Canon Legria HF R806 reviewers thought the Canon Legria HF R806 has a better price.
Better in Terms of Size
Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon Legria HF R806 was better in terms of size. Several people thought that it was really lightweight and was compact.
Easier to Use
Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon Legria HF R806 was easier to use. Over 40 people thought that it was very easy to use and two people thought that it was also easy to setup.
Has Better Technical Features
On average reviewers thought the Canon Legria HF R806 has better technical features. More than 10 people thought that it had outstanding features.
11 Reasons For
Lighter
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190 camcorder. That's 45g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R806 (235g).

'Weight' 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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5.92MP Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a total megapixels of 9.2, however the Canon Legria HF R806 is only a 3.28MP camcorder (5.92MP 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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44% Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2 camcorder. That's 7.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R806 (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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Smile Detection
The Sony HDR-CX240 features smile detection, but the Canon Legria HF R806 does not.

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

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4032 X 2272 Still Image Resolution
The Sony HDR-CX240 supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 2272, which is 4 times higher still image resolution as the Canon Legria HF R806 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD)).

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

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User Reviews Are Marginally Better
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 89% based on 359 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R806 is 87% (based on 58 reviews).
Overall Reviews Are Better
The average overall review score of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 89% based on 360 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon Legria HF R806 is 83% (based on 59 reviews).
More Customers Recommend it
62.1% of 449 customers recommend the Sony HDR-CX240, however only 32.5% of 83 customers recommend the Canon Legria HF R806.
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 95%, however Canon only has an average rating of 94.9%.
Better Great Video Quality
Our analysis of the Sony HDR-CX240 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was better great video quality. More than 300 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 had a very great picture quality and over 20 people thought that it also had a good video quality.
Better Great Audio Quality
Our analysis of the Sony HDR-CX240 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was better great audio quality. More than 200 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 had a very great audio quality.

Awards

Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-CX240 has better user reviews than the Canon Legria HF R806. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-CX240 is 89% based on 359 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF R806 is 87% based on 58 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
5 stars
37 reviews
4 stars
13 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
2 reviews
Best
5 stars
213 reviews
4 stars
115 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
11 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Sony is 95% based on over 5,600 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 94.9% based on over 1,600 reviews.
Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
Canon

95

95

Based on over 1,600 reviews
Sony

95

95

Based on over 5,600 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

A greater percentage of owner recommended the Sony HDR-CX240 than the Canon Legria HF R806. Out of 449 reviews, 62.1% recommend the Sony HDR-CX240, however, out of 83 reviews, only 32.5% recommend the Canon Legria HF R806.

Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
36 months old Best 72 months old

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.

Weight

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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.

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.

Built-in Flash

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
Best
Yes
No

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.

Still Image Resolution

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Night Mode

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

Canon Legria HF R806 Sony HDR-CX240
Best
Yes