Canon Legria HFR706 inc extra battery £139.99 @ Argos
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Canon Legria HFR706 inc extra battery £139.99 @ Argos

£139.99Argos Deals
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Found 27th May 2017
A great buy. Includes extra battery.

Fun and easy to use with intuitive touchscreen control, this light and compact camcorder is perfect for family movies thanks to powerful technologies that automatically ensure they always look their best.

Full hd.

Extra battery.

Camcorder model number hf r706.

HD camcorder.32 x optical zoom.1140 x digital zoom.3in LCD touch wide screen.1080p hD recording.Accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC, .2.07MP digital stills.

Features:

1/4in CMOS sensor.Intelligent scene mode.Optical image stabilisation.Face detection.Built-in lens cover.

General information:

Rechargeable battery requires 1 x rechargeable batteries (included).Includes USB cable, hDMI cable, .Weight 235g.Size H5.8, W5.3, D11.6cm.EAN: 8714574643700.

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Why should you buy this if you already have a decent smartphone? Well you'd buy this if you want to or can make use of the optical zoom.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 29th May 2017
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fishmaster

Why should you buy this if you already have a decent smartphone? Well … Why should you buy this if you already have a decent smartphone? Well you'd buy this if you want to or can make use of the optical zoom.


even the very best most expensive phone would give a crap picture compared to the lowest quality proper video camcorder, it is not only about the zoom
bobo53

even the very best most expensive phone would give a crap picture … even the very best most expensive phone would give a crap picture compared to the lowest quality proper video camcorder, it is not only about the zoom



Define proper camcorder? Is this a proper one? Please give links to credible sources for your information.
fishmaster

Define proper camcorder? Is this a proper one? Please give links to … Define proper camcorder? Is this a proper one? Please give links to credible sources for your information.


you never possessed a camcorder I think and therefore there is no way you know about quality of an ordinary proper camcorder, this particular one would definitely be 100 times better picture quality than the best smart phone. Definetely I would not buy one for the greater range of the optical zoom which usually does deteriorate the picture unless necessarily needed. I do not need to make anything credible to you because I owned camcorders since they exist and also owned the best smartphones money can buy.

Edited by: "bobo53" 29th May 2017
What's this?
Are all camcorders pretty much the same? I need one (because phone video not good enough) but there is such a massive range to choose from and I don't know how to choose. Need something pocket sized with decent ish optical zoom, is this Canon one a good choice for some technical reason or did OP just think it was a good price.
bobo53

you never possessed a camcorder I think and therefore there is no way you … you never possessed a camcorder I think and therefore there is no way you know about quality of an ordinary proper camcorder, this particular one would definitely be 100 times better picture quality than the best smart phone. Definetely I would not buy one for the greater range of the optical zoom which usually does deteriorate the picture unless necessarily needed. I do not need to make anything credible to you because I owned camcorders since they exist and also owned the best smartphones money can buy.



Assumption makes a fool out of you then.
fishmaster

Assumption makes a fool out of you then.


no, it is the ignorance of others that fools the others
i am waiting for someone ask ' why don't they use smart phones to movies '. lol
Most half decent cameras will now record movies up to 30 minutes in quality at least as good as a video camera, and the DSLRs are capable of studio quality. It probably explains why the prices are falling to attract buyers.
fishmaster

Assumption makes a fool out of you then.


Depends what you assume he is assuming!
Never Assume! as it makes an Ass of U & Me! ASS/U/ME
bobo53

no, it is the ignorance of others that fools the others



The time has come for you to back up your statements or start packing your bags sonny.
fishmaster

The time has come for you to back up your statements or start packing … The time has come for you to back up your statements or start packing your bags sonny.


thinking about, you might possibly be right. I read somewhere that some of these most recent films were edited live at the cinema by holding a smartphone in the hand and not just that, it also by chance gave an hdr effect which then they decided to implement to all the 4k hdr films

Edited by: "bobo53" 29th May 2017
bobo53

thinking about, you might possibly be right. I read somewhere that some … thinking about, you might possibly be right. I read somewhere that some of these most recent films were edited live at the cinema by holding a smartphone in the hand and not just that, it also by chance gave an hdr effect which then they decided to implement on to the 4k hdr films



reddit.com/r/s…sm/
you can get good photos from a piece of paper with a pin hole in it
fishmaster

Why should you buy this if you already have a decent smartphone? Well … Why should you buy this if you already have a decent smartphone? Well you'd buy this if you want to or can make use of the optical zoom.



Because people hold their phones vertically when recording?
fishmaster

https://www.reddit.com/r/sarcasm/


Sumerians, had everything figured out because they're so old. That's the way it works, older info means it's more correct
The majority of spartphones do not have the pixel or definition or resolution of this camcorder. This camcordor has 1080p, which is the standard HD tv broadcast and BLU-RAY. Therefore this camcorder records in BLU-RAY quality camera. It may not be a professional production camera. But what are you expecting for £139.99?
Can you attach an external mic to this camera?
cam10

The majority of spartphones do not have the pixel or definition or … The majority of spartphones do not have the pixel or definition or resolution of this camcorder. This camcordor has 1080p, which is the standard HD tv broadcast and BLU-RAY. Therefore this camcorder records in BLU-RAY quality camera. It may not be a professional production camera. But what are you expecting for £139.99?



So you're saying that smartphones can't record video in 1080P what about all the ones that actually record in 4K resolution? What about those ones smarty? Are you saying my Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't record in 4K @ 30fps and it doesn't record in 1080P @ 60fps? And are you saying that the CMOS sensor size of 1/2.6" is better than the smaller 1/4" sensor size in this camcorder? No because actually you don't have a clue what you're talking about obviously.

http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/buying/unravelling-sensor-sizes

photoseek.com/201…pe/



Edited by: "fishmaster" 29th May 2017
bobo53

even the very best most expensive phone would give a crap picture … even the very best most expensive phone would give a crap picture compared to the lowest quality proper video camcorder, it is not only about the zoom



My iPhone 6s records in 4K, this records up to 1080p...
ajowen81

Can you attach an external mic to this camera?



After just reading the Argos Q&A section on this camcorder (looking for an answer to a question I had) the answer is "NO" you can't connect an external mic to this camcorder.
kristoff1875

My iPhone 6s records in 4K, this records up to 1080p...



it is the quality of the pixel that counts together with other factors like the quality and size of the lens and the CCd (cmos in this case). If the quality is rubbish, any resolution will be rubbish and even if this camera was an SD resolution it would be far better than your 4k smartphone even so I never tried this camera which sounds like an average non expensive one and therefore same as the many others that can give nearly broadcast quality. The difference between this one and the most expensive one is minor in terms of quality but obviously they charge for all the extras and better colour/sharpness which is not much proportionate to the extra price we pay for the top models. If I need to film something important I want to use something decent and not a rubbish smart phone. Obviously the smart phone can also be more appreciable for the pocketability to video these rare moments when the police does abuse us motorists in the streets (not all fortunately). Also, there are small cheap photo camera priced at less than £100 that can give far better photo rendition and video recording at a far better quality than the best smart phone.
I think that many of you are very confused about this, to see the huge difference you must use a large tv screen and not a small window in a pc monitor.

Edited by: "neroneuk" 29th May 2017
Heat for the deal - thanks OP!
This is HotUKdeals, not "camera review", take everything you read on here with a pinch of salt. If you can find a better deal, post it. I am sure everyone on here knows how Google works...
lmfao. expensive phones are pointless and always will be.
Trueogre

Because people hold their phones vertically when recording?



​good point
in my view camcorder or even action cam are better at video recording specially due to their longer battery life while smartphoned have rubbish battery life and you end up draining your phone battery on recording videos left without contact! want to record an important long occassion use proper video device
This is my personal experience, so;

For those who are interested in this deal. I bought one of these camcorders, and regretted it the moment I switched it on and saw the quality of the picture. It was poor, and to be honest I get a far better picture on my Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

Also a word of warning to those thinking of purchasing this from Argos. They were selling this under their no returns policy, which you will only realise when checking the receipt. This means even of you do not believe it does not produce acceptable quality they will not accept it back.

You may also find it will not record at any quality on your SD card without an error, and saying the card is too slow. And for those who think it may be my SD card, the same ones work fine on my phone recording video in 4K.

I am currently in the process of speaking to trading standards as I do not believe the camcorder is fit for its purpose, which is why not many are sold, and it is selling at that price.

My advice, either get a better camcorder with the money which has onboard memory. Alternatively, you can add that money to a phone which is capable of recording video at a higher quality.
neroneuk

it is the quality of the pixel that counts together with other factors … it is the quality of the pixel that counts together with other factors like the quality and size of the lens and the CCd (cmos in this case). If the quality is rubbish, any resolution will be rubbish and even if this camera was an SD resolution it would be far better than your 4k smartphone even so I never tried this camera which sounds like an average non expensive one and therefore same as the many others that can give nearly broadcast quality. The difference between this one and the most expensive one is minor in terms of quality but obviously they charge for all the extras and better colour/sharpness which is not much proportionate to the extra price we pay for the top models. If I need to film something important I want to use something decent and not a rubbish smart phone. Obviously the smart phone can also be more appreciable for the pocketability to video these rare moments when the police does abuse us motorists in the streets (not all fortunately). Also, there are small cheap photo camera priced at less than £100 that can give far better photo rendition and video recording at a far better quality than the best smart phone.I think that many of you are very confused about this, to see the huge difference you must use a large tv screen and not a small window in a pc monitor.



I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this camcorder and records at a higher resolution of 4K @ 30fps or 1080P @ 60fps. The one thing it doesn't have is optical zoom, which is all my initial post was about.
The video quality looks quite good on youtube reviews. Remember how much you had to pay for far lesser quality mini DVR camcorders 15-20 years ago? Your getting a good deal for this price.
fishmaster

I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this … I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this camcorder and records at a higher resolution of 4K @ 30fps or 1080P @ 60fps. The one thing it doesn't have is optical zoom, which is all my initial post was about.


could you please let me know the exact model of your smart phone? I think I need an update with myself
Seems like a lot of knowledgeable people on here might be able to recommend a camera for me

Need a camera for Live Streaming purposes

Camera -> Capture Box via hdmi -> Laptop -> Facebook Live

It is for streaming an outdoor sport (no reason to record or bothered about mic) just want good quality and a decent zoom

Any recommendations between £100-£300?
Thanks
Back up to £199 now, shame i would have got one at £139
fishmaster

I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this … I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this camcorder and records at a higher resolution of 4K @ 30fps or 1080P @ 60fps. The one thing it doesn't have is optical zoom, which is all my initial post was about.



See that pinhead sized lens on your phone?
Should be expired
fishmaster

I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this … I'm not confused at all, my phone has a larger CMOS sensor size than this camcorder and records at a higher resolution of 4K @ 30fps or 1080P @ 60fps. The one thing it doesn't have is optical zoom, which is all my initial post was about.


Image stabilisation is also something that many phones lack in video mode and optical image stabilisation is especially good.
There's also the handling and having a decent set of controls readily available which is important if you are doing something other than a quick point and shoot.
But if you are doing something that a decent smartphone struggles with the chances are you'd want a better camcorder than this as I hear the low end camcorders tend to have too many compromises which given the price is hardly surprising.
As is often the case, you get what you pay for.
why expired I can see stock at two of my local argos at 129
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