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Canon Legria HF R706
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Canon Legria HF R706 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 235g May 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon has good reviews for its camcorders
Has an image stabilizer
Very slow maximum frame rate

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF R706 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

Canon released the Legria HF R706 in April 2017.


Storage

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of latest small total megapixels camcorders range from 64GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 96GB. The Canon Legria HF R706 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 64 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) (128GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only One Memory Slots

The Legria HF R706 is a one memory slots camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera, the Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF R706 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other new small total megapixels camcorders also do not have a built-in light.

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Battery

Quite Short Battery Life (max)

Video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder have battery life (max) of between 1.2h and 7.2h. The Canon Legria HF R706 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 2.9 hours) compared to most of the other recently released small total megapixels camcorders.

If this video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) (3h and cheaper).

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF R706 has a face detection, as do most of the other new small total megapixels camcorders.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of recently released camcorders is 0.01m, the biggest is 0.36m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.058m. At 0.1 meters, the Legria HF R706 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other recently released video cameras.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Legria HF R706 has a batteries included. Most of the other recently released similar spec camcorders also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Legria HF R706 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched in the last year.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria HF R706 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 3 inches, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released similar spec camcorders. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera the display diagonals range from 1.7" to 8.8", and the average display diagonal is 3.5".

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF R706 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other latest small total megapixels camcorders.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic HC-V180 ($227.99).

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to look at including the Canon HF R806.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF R706 has a pretty typical digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF R706 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF R706 features back light compensation, as do most of the other latest camcorders.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Legria HF R706 has a self-timer. Most of the other latest small total megapixels camcorders also have a self-timer.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest camcorders also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF R706 has a night mode, as do most of the other recently released video cameras.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Canon Legria HF R706 features USB connectivity. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Legria HF R706 is one of the lighter latest small total megapixels camcorders (only 235 grams) amongst video cameras of this age. Video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder have weights of between 90g and 4kg.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V180 ($227.99) (211g and cheaper).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF R706 supports HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Panasonic HC-V180 ($227.99), or the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) which is cheaper.

There are a number of other camcorders which also support HDMI that you might also want to look at including the Canon HF R806.

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Supports PictBridge

The Legria HF R706 supports PictBridge, unlike most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder which do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF R706 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF R706 is Full HD. Most of the other latest small total megapixels camcorders also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V180 ($227.99), and the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Canon HF R806.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Legria HF R706 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This video camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

Small total megapixels camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months have maximum frame rates of between 30fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 47fps. The Legria HF R706 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 35 frames per second) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292060744, 04549292060751, 08714574634890, 08714574634951, 08714574636832

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