Canon Legria HF R706 vs Zoom Q8

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Canon Legria HF R706
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
10% larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Zoom Q8 (2.7""). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235gg, but the Zoom Q8 is a 260gg weight camcorder (25g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

19% smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a height of 58mmmm. That's 11mm smaller than the Zoom Q8 (69mmmm).
Smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 116mmmm deep. That's 42mm smaller than the Zoom Q8 (158mmmm).
5 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 4xx (digital) camcorder. That's 3x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (4xx). 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.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 35mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 34mm longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (35mmmm).
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 60fpsfps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R706 (60fpsfps).
Smaller Edit
Zoom Q8 is 48mmmm wide, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 53mmmm wide camcorder (5mm bigger).
$250 cheaper
The Zoom Q8 costs $49.95, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is $299.99.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q8 is a 4xx (digital) camcorder (3x bigger). 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.

34x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length of 1,853mmmm, however the Zoom Q8 is a 35mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (34mm longer).
25fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum frame rate of 35fpsfps, however the Zoom Q8 is a 60fpsfps camcorder (25fps faster).
Bigger Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 53mmmm wide. That's 5mm bigger than the Zoom Q8 (48mmmm).
More expensive by $250
The Canon Legria HF R706 is $250.04 more expensive than the Zoom Q8.
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5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a screen size of 2.7"", but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

10% heavier Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 260gg weight camcorder. That's 25g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R706 (260gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

16% bigger Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a height of 69mmmm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mmmm high camcorder (11mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
Zoom Q8 is 158mmmm deep, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder (42mm smaller).
One month older
The Zoom Q8 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by one month.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP 3MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
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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
1,140x 4x
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Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm 35mm
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Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB
BEST
128GB
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 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
35fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

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

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
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

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g
BEST
260g
Height
58mm
BEST
69mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
158mm
Width
53mm 48mm
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Packaging Content

Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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