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Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Zoom Q4

Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Zoom Q4

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Moderately bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, however the Zoom Q4 is only a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.28MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Zoom Q4 does not. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

1" larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 3" screen size, but 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 a lot better
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user review score of 90% based on 46 reviews, but the Zoom Q4 has an average rating of 80% (based on 24 reviews).
4 Reasons For
HDMI Edit
The Zoom Q4 supports HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not.
71% lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder. That's 118g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$26 cheaper
The Zoom Q4 costs $199.00, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is $224.99.
Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not support HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI, whereas the Zoom Q4 supports HDMI.
42% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 118g heavier than the Zoom Q4 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$26 more expensive
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is more expensive than the Zoom Q4 by $25.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 6 sellers sells the Canon Vixia HF R600, however 11 retailers sell the Zoom Q4. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
4 Reasons Against
A little smaller total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a total megapixels of 3MP, however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.28MP 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.

1" smaller display diagonal Edit
Zoom Q4 is only 2" screen size, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 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.

Three months older
The Zoom Q4 is older than the Canon Vixia HF R600 by three months.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Zoom Q4 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 31 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
3MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
1,140x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Night
 Night

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 WAV
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 167g
BEST
Height
58mm 57.8mm
Depth
116mm 30.4mm
Width
53mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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