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Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V380

Canon Legria HF R76 vs Panasonic HC-V380

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Canon Legria HF R76
Panasonic HC-V380

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is only a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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.

7% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853mm. That's 113mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1,740mm).
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
Longer battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 2.55h battery life camcorder. That's 1.3h longer than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1.25h). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 12g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V380 (252g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons For
0.13MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is 50x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R76 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (18x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

62% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,860x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (3,000x). 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.

17% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (4.5mm longer).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.13MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is only 32x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (18x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,860x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 (3,000x). 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.

14% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 28mm minimum focal length camcorder (4.5mm shorter).
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5 Reasons Against
0.77MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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.

7% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,740mm. That's 113mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1,740mm).
3.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, but the Canon Legria HF R76 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx smaller).
2x shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 1.25h battery life camcorder. That's 1.3h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (1.25h). 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 Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder. That's 12g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (252g). 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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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
1,740mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.55h
BEST
1.25h
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
252g
Height
58mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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