Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V380

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Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-V380

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
24% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a sensor size of 3.28MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is only a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.77MP smaller). Read more

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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder. That's 0.4MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1.67MPMP).
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
Longer battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.9hh battery life camcorder. That's 1.65h longer than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1.25hh). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

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

Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240gg weight camcorder. That's 12g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V380 (252gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6 Reasons For
0.13MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a movie megapixel count of 2.2MPMP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is 50xx (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 32xx (optical) camcorder (18x smaller). Read more

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.

67% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000xx (digital) camcorder. That's 2x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (3,000xx). Read more

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.

17% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32.5mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (4.5mm longer).
$165 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V380 costs $297.99, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is $463.00.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.13MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 32xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder (18x bigger). Read more

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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 (3,000xx). Read more

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.

14% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum focal length of 32.5mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (4.5mm shorter).
$165 more expensive
The Canon Legria HF R76 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V380 by $165.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Canon Legria HF R76, however 5 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-V380. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons Against
0.77MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a sensor size of 2.51MPMP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MPMP sensor camcorder (0.77MP bigger). Read more

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.

Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 1.67MPMP camcorder. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1.67MPMP).
3.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a minimum illumination of 4lxlx, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx smaller).
2x shorter battery life Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 1.25hh battery life camcorder. That's 1.65h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1.25hh). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

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

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252gg weight camcorder. That's 12g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (252gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

One month older
The Panasonic HC-V380 is older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by one month.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm
BEST
1,740mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h
BEST
1.25h
Video Recording Time
4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
252g
Height
58mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
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