Canon Legria HF R76 vs Zoom Q8

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Canon Legria HF R76
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

6 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.

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.

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 71% (based on 17 reviews).
4 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).
$198 cheaper
The Zoom Q8 costs $340.00, whereas the Canon Legria HF R76 is $538.00.
Available from 15 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 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).
More expensive by $198
The Canon Legria HF R76 is $198 more expensive than the Zoom Q8.
Fewer sellers
The Canon Legria HF R76 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Zoom Q8 is stocked by 16 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
7 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.

One month older
The Zoom Q8 is older than the Canon Legria HF R76 by one month.
Lower user review Score
The Zoom Q8 only has an average user rating of 71%, but the Canon Legria HF R76 has an average user rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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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 (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
BEST
4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 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 Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 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
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
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 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.9h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
4.3h Unknown - Click to provide data
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 1,700mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Program Auto Exposure (AE)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
 Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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