Canon Legria HF R706 vs Zoom Q4n

Canon Legria HF R706
Zoom Q4n

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
9% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP. That's 0.28MP bigger than the Zoom Q4n (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.

1,138.5x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4n is only a 1.5x (digital) camcorder (1,138.5x 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.

Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853mm, however the Zoom Q4n is only a 16.6mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,836.4mm shorter).
Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is 3" screen size. That's 1" larger than the Zoom Q4n (2"). 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.

4 Reasons For
50% larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 64GB larger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (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 Q4n is a 60fps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF R706 (60fps).
4% longer battery life (max) Edit
The Zoom Q4n has a battery life (max) of 3h. That's 0.1h longer than the Canon Legria HF R706 (3h). 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.

32% lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 178.6g weight camcorder. That's 56.4g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (178.6g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum memory card size of 64GB, however the Zoom Q4n 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.

Vastly slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum frame rate of 35fps, however the Zoom Q4n is a 60fps camcorder (25fps faster).
0.1h shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.9h battery life camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4n is a 3h battery life camcorder (0.1h longer). 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 Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g, but the Zoom Q4n is a 178.6g weight camcorder (56.4g lighter). 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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4 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q4n is only 3MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R706 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q4n has a digital zoom of 1.5x. That's 1,138.5x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (1.5x). 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.

1,836.4mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Zoom Q4n is only 16.6mm maximum focal length. That's 1,836.4mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (16.6mm).
1" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 2" screen size camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 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.

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
1.5x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,853mm
BEST
16.6mm
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
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 128GB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.36 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Party (indoor)
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Party (indoor)

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"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Webcam Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Webcam capability
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 Mbit/s
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
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 2304 x 1296
 2304 x 1296
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 2304 x 1296
 1920 x 1080
 2304 x 1296
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 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
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.9h 3h
BEST
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
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 1,050mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 DC
 USB
 DC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 178.6g
BEST
Height
58mm 86mm
Depth
116mm 119mm
Width
53mm 49mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 Mini-USB
 USB
 Mini-USB
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood
Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod included

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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