Panasonic HC-W570 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-W570
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a screen size of 3", but the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

46% higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder. That's 890mAh higher than the Zoom Q4 (1,050mAh).
46.4mm smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 60mm wide, but the Zoom Q4 is a 106.4mm wide camcorder (46.4mm bigger).
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
17% bigger sensor size Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a sensor size of 3MP. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (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.

99g lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder (99g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a height of 57.8mm. That's 4.2mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (57.8mm).
98.6mm smaller Edit
Zoom Q4 is 30.4mm deep. That's 98.6mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (30.4mm).
Cheaper by £49
The Zoom Q4 costs £199.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £249.00.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
20% smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a sensor size of 2.51MP, however the Zoom Q4 is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.49MP 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 99g heavier than the Zoom Q4 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A bit bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a height of 62mm, however the Zoom Q4 is a 57.8mm high camcorder (4.2mm smaller).
98.6mm bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 129mm deep, but the Zoom Q4 is a 30.4mm deep camcorder (98.6mm smaller).
£49 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Zoom Q4 by £49.01.
6 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.8).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2" screen size camcorder. That's 1" smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (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.

Significantly lower battery capacity Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 1,050mAh battery camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder (890mAh higher).
44% bigger Edit
Zoom Q4 is 106.4mm wide. That's 46.4mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (106.4mm).
Not as many stockists
The Zoom Q4 is only stocked by 7 stores, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is stocked by 9 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by three months
The Zoom Q4 is three months older than the Panasonic HC-W570.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 3MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
150x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
28 - 1740 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Night
 Night

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
0.5 - 0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
4lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
266g 167g
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Height
62mm 57.8mm
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Depth
129mm 30.4mm
BEST
Width
60mm
BEST
106.4mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 USB
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Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
Feedback