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Canon Legria HF R76 vs Zoom Q8

Canon Legria HF R76 vs Zoom Q8

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Canon Legria HF R76
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
9% bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 3.28MP sensor. That's 0.28MP bigger than the Zoom Q8 (3MP). 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.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a digital zoom of 1,140x, however the Zoom Q8 is only a 4x (digital) camcorder (1,136x smaller). 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has an image stabilizer, however the Zoom Q8 does not have an image stabilizer. 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.

Hugely longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF R76 is 1,853mm maximum focal length, but the Zoom Q8 is only a 35mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,818mm shorter).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 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.

20g lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a weight of 240g, whereas the Zoom Q8 is a 260g weight camcorder (20g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Much better user reviews
Based on 3 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon Legria HF R76 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Zoom Q8 is 69% (based on 18 reviews).
2 Reasons For
50% larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 64GB larger than the Canon Legria HF R76 (128GB). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R76 (60fps).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum memory card size of 64GB, but the Zoom Q8 is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder (64GB larger). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Hugely slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R76 has a maximum frame rate of 35fps, but the Zoom Q8 is a 60fps camcorder (25fps faster).
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6 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a total megapixels of 3MP, however the Canon Legria HF R76 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 4x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,136x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R76 (4x). 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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35mm. That's 1,818mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R76 (35mm).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Zoom Q8 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Canon Legria HF R76 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.

8% heavier Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 260g weight camcorder. That's 20g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R76 (260g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A lot Lower user review Score
The Zoom Q8 only has an average user rating of 69%, but the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average user rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
35mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 128GB
BEST
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

Focusing

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

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
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
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
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 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 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 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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)
2.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
260g
Height
58mm 69mm
Depth
116mm 158mm
Width
53mm 48mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
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