Canon Legria HF R56 vs Zoom Q4

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Canon Legria HF R56
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Vastly lower minimum aperture Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, however the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 has a screen size of 3"", whereas the Zoom Q4 is only a 2"" screen size camcorder (1" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 36 user reviews, the Canon Legria HF R56 has an average review score of 90%, whereas the Zoom Q4 has an average rating of 80% (based on 24 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 60fpsfps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R56 (60fpsfps).
Lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 167gg weight camcorder. That's 68g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R56 (167gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 50fpsfps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Zoom Q4 (60fpsfps).
Heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R56 is a 235gg weight camcorder. That's 68g heavier than the Zoom Q4 (167gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Two months older
The Canon Legria HF R56 is older than the Zoom Q4 by two months.
3 Reasons Against
A lot higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a screen size of 2"", whereas the Canon Legria HF R56 is a 3"" screen size camcorder (1" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R56 is 90% (based on 36 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 26 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.2MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
57x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 NAND
 Memory card
BEST
 NAND
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 Exif

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Night
 Night

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
BEST
 DIGIC 4+
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi Type
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Battery

Battery Life
145h 3h
BEST
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
3.6V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 167g
BEST
Height
57mm 57.8mm
Depth
116mm 30.4mm
Width
53mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

Technical Details

Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
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