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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Legria HF M406 as a b-am to the G10?

I just love my g10 and I wanted to buy a b-cam that had as much of the functions and quality without spending too much

It would appear that the 406 is the cheapest to already feature the CMOS PRO sensor.

I know it lacks a few features, but they don't seem to be essential, as long as the video quality is the same as the G10. It also costs 400 versus 1100 of the g10!

Anyone has a direct experience on the 406?
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The recording modes look similar/identical


LP mode 5 recording quality modes.
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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Re: Legria HF M406 as a b-am to the G10?

Specs look pretty basic.
Different lens (not as wide, if that is important) and different filter size as well. (Do they use the same battery, I did not look?)
Check if the use the same DSP, if not the images may be a bit different, if that is an issue.
Spend some time searching for and reading reviews
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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Re: Legria HF M406 as a b-am to the G10?

I have seen a few clips on line, and image quality looks identical.

both camcorder use DIGIC DV III image processor, and the sensor is exactly the same
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