Canon XF105 vs Panasonic HC-V110

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Canon XF105
Panasonic HC-V110

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
One more memory card slot Edit
The Canon XF105 is a two memory card slot camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 only has one memory card slot.
23% larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF105 has a screen size of 3.5", however the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

Hugely higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XF105 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (689,600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3D compatible Edit
The Canon XF105 is 3D compatible, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is not 3D compatible.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9 Reasons For
Slightly bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a sensor size of 2.51MP, however the Canon XF105 is only a 2.37MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP smaller). 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.

28x bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 38x (optical), but the Canon XF105 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (28x 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.

2.4 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a maximum aperture value of 4.2, whereas the Canon XF105 is only a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.4 lower).
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Canon XF105 is a 4.5lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx bigger).
Seven times lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Canon XF105 (181g). 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 Panasonic HC-V110 has a height of 60mm, however the Canon XF105 is a 148mm high camcorder (88mm bigger).
2x smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 114mm deep, but the Canon XF105 is a 250mm deep camcorder (136mm bigger).
2x smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 53mm wide, but the Canon XF105 is a 121mm wide camcorder (68mm bigger).
£1,569 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V110 costs £229.99, whereas the Canon XF105 is £1,799.00.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A little smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 2.37MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP 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.

Three times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF105 has an optical zoom of 10x, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 38x (optical) camcorder (28x 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.

Hugely lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF105 has a maximum aperture value of 1.8, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.4 higher).
Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lx, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx smaller).
86% heavier Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder. That's 1.1kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-V110 (181g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

88mm bigger Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 148mm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 60mm high camcorder (88mm smaller).
Vastly bigger Edit
The Canon XF105 has a depth of 250mm, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 114mm deep camcorder (136mm smaller).
Vastly bigger Edit
The Canon XF105 has a width of 121mm, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 53mm wide camcorder (68mm smaller).
£1,569 more expensive
The Canon XF105 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V110 by £1,569.01.
6 Reasons Against
One less memory card slot Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has one memory card slot, however the Canon XF105 only has two memory card slots.
0.8" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a screen size of 2.7", but the Canon XF105 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

3x lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels, whereas the Canon XF105 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (689,600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Canon XF105 is 3D compatible.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic HC-V110, however 6 retailers sell the Canon XF105. 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.
Five months older
The Panasonic HC-V110 is older than the Canon XF105 by five months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
BEST
 1/1.3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 100x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,646mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 34.4mm
Maximum Aperture Value
1.8 4.2
BEST
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 34.4 - 1646
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2
BEST
1
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

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

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/50 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed
0.0005 0.016 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1lx
BEST
On Screen Display Language
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
Remote Control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Progressive Scan
 Progressive scan
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MXF
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MXF
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 3968 x 2232
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Composite Video Out Port
 Composite video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Video Recording Time
10.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 970mAh
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 181g
BEST
Height
148mm 60mm
BEST
Depth
250mm 114mm
BEST
Width
121mm 53mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.0
Cable Included
 Component
 USB
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

AC Adapter Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 5V
Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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