Panasonic HC-V160 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Panasonic HC-V160
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,350x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). 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.

47% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 85g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a height of 60mm, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 62mm high camcorder (2mm bigger).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 114mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 129mm deep camcorder (15mm bigger).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 53mm wide, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 60mm wide camcorder (7mm bigger).
£120 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs £129.98, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £249.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 29448 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 56815.
5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 50x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 38x (optical) camcorder (12x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a screen size of 3", but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). 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.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

11 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 17 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (11 Mbit/s smaller).
Higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder. That's 970mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-V160 (1,940mAh).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 38x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (12x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a screen size of 2.7", but the Panasonic HC-W570 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.

230,400 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

11 Mbit/s smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 17 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (11 Mbit/s bigger).
970mAh lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 970mAh battery camcorder. That's 970mAh lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (1,940mAh).
Four months older
The Panasonic HC-V160 is older than the Panasonic HC-W570 by four months.
8 Reasons Against
16x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,350x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (150x). 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.

32% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 85g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a height of 62mm, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 60mm high camcorder (2mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 129mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder (15mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 60mm wide, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 53mm wide camcorder (7mm smaller).
£120 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £120.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 9 stores sells the Panasonic HC-W570, however 11 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V160. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 56815 by sales volume, but the Panasonic HC-V160 ranks No. 29448.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
2.2MP 2.2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2,500x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,646mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 4.2
Focal Length
32.3 - 1646 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.35 - 89.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 0.04 - 0.000125
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx
On Screen Display Language
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s 28 Mbit/s
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Life
0.67h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
970mAh 1,940mAh
BEST
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
266g
Height
60mm
BEST
62mm
Depth
114mm
BEST
129mm
Width
53mm
BEST
60mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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