Canon Legria HF R706 vs Zoom Q4n

Canon Legria HF R706
Zoom Q4n

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Zoom Q4n (2""). 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.

6 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q4n has a digital zoom of 1.5xx. That's 0.5x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (1.5xx). 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 Q4n is a 16.6mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 15.6mm longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (16.6mmmm).
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 60fpsfps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R706 (60fpsfps).
4% longer battery life Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 3hh battery life camcorder. That's 0.1h longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (3hh). 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.

32% lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 178.6gg weight camcorder. That's 56.4g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (178.6gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$50 cheaper
The Zoom Q4n is $50 cheaper than the Canon Legria HF R706.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4n is a 1.5xx (digital) camcorder (0.5x 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.

15.6mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length of 1,853mmmm, however the Zoom Q4n is a 16.6mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (15.6mm longer).
Vastly slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum frame rate of 35fpsfps, however the Zoom Q4n is a 60fpsfps camcorder (25fps faster).
0.1h shorter battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a battery life of 2.9hh, whereas the Zoom Q4n is a 3hh battery life camcorder (0.1h longer). 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 Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235gg, but the Zoom Q4n is a 178.6gg weight camcorder (56.4g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $50
The Canon Legria HF R706 is $50 more expensive than the Zoom Q4n.
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1 Reason Against
1" smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4n has a screen size of 2"", whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 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.

Date Released

10 months Ago 11 months Ago

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 1.5x
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Image Stabiliser
 Optical
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 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm 16.6mm
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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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.36 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Party (indoor)
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Party (indoor)

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
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 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
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 Mbit/s
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
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
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 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps 60fps
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Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
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Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 2304 x 1296
 1920 x 1080
 2304 x 1296
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Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h 3h
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Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
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 1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 DC
 USB
 DC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 178.6g
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Height
58mm 86mm
Depth
116mm 119mm
Width
53mm 49mm

Packaging Content

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