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Canon Legria HF R706
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Canon Legria HF R706 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g CMOS Feb 2016
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Fun and easy to use with intuitive touchscreen control, this light and compact camcorder is perfect for family movies thanks to powerful technologies that automatically ensure they always look... More
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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Canon has excellent average reviews for its small sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706, the Legria HF R706 has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon Legria HF R706 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other recently released video cameras.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for the last year the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,000x. The Legria HF R706 has a quite big digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R706.

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Very Light

The lightest small sensor size camcorder that came out around the same time as the Legria HF R706 is 170g weight and the heaviest is 4kg. The Legria HF R706 is one of the lighter small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for the last year (only 235 grams) amongst camcorders of this age.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Legria HF R76[pl_3192649_price] (240g), or the Legria HF R78[pl_3192650_price] (240g) both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price] (252g).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF R706 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most new similar spec video cameras. In addition, this Canon camcorder supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all recently released small sensor size camcorders.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

The Legria HF R706 has a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF R76[plb_3192649_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 1,853 millimeter, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year. The maximum focal lengths of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R706 range from 16mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,200mm.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R706, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a built-in display.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Canon Legria HF R706 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a Sunset scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on recently released small sensor size camcorders. The scene modes "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF R706 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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1080p Video Mode

The Legria HF R706 has a 1080p video mode which is better than the 720p video mode found on most small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria HF R706 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF R706. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Legria HF R706 supports a higher video resolution than most latest small sensor size camcorders. This camcorder supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most new small sensor size camcorders support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This video camera also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R706.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Small

The Canon Legria HF R706 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months (only 58 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The smallest small sensor size camcorder that has been around for the last year is 58mm high and the biggest is 210mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most video cameras that have been around for the last year are not Full HD. The Canon Legria HF R706 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF R706 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other new similar spec video cameras, the Legria HF R706 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months, the Legria HF R706 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most recently released comparable spec camcorders do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF R706 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Legria HF R706 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other new small sensor size camcorders. The lowest display resolution of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF R706 is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

At only 2.07 megapixels, the Legria HF R706 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF R706. Latest camcorders have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF R706 is 26mm, the longest is 33mm, and the average minimum focal length is 30mm. At 32.5 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec camcorders.

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Only One Memory Card Slot

The Legria HF R706 is a one memory card slot camcorder. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF R706 have one memory card slot.

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Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.1 meters, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders that were released in the last year. The average closest focusing distance of latest similar spec camcorders is 0.04m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.1m.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF R706

Released Ten Months Ago

This Canon camcorder was released ten months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Average Screen Size

The Legria HF R706 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (8.8").

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Legria HF R706 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year.

If this Canon camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Q8[pl_3198138_price] (128GB), or the Q4n[pl_3677236_price] (128GB) both from Zoom.

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Average Battery Life

At 2.9 hours, the Legria HF R706 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for the last year.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4n[plb_3677236_price] (3h), or the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (7.2h).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many latest small sensor size camcorders.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Memory Card Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon ep605, canon ep606, canon ep605n, canon ep606n, canon ep606nc, canon ep605nc, canon 1238c019, canon 1238c004, canon 1238c003, canon 1238c024, canon 1238c022, canon 1238c013, canon 1238c019a, canon 1238c013a, canon canhfr706, canon 1238c004a, canon 1238c003a, canon 1238c004aa, canon 1238c003aa, canon 1238c019aa, canon 1238c013aa, canon canhfr706b, canon canhfr706bl, canon canhfr706blk, canon 1238c013aa16, canon 1238c013aa16g, canon 1238c013aa16gb, canon 1238c013aa16gbc, canon 1238c013aa16gbca, canon 1238c013aa16gbcas
Barcodes 04549292060744, 04549292060751, 08714574636832

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