Panasonic HC-V160 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-V160
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
99% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 1,646mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,624mm longer than the Zoom Q4 (22mm).
Vastly lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, however the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a screen size of 2.7", whereas the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (0.7" 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.

£70 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 is £70.01 cheaper than the Zoom Q4.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
3 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MP sensor. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160 (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.

Moderately higher battery capacity Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a battery capacity of 1,050mAh, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 970mAh battery camcorder (80mAh lower).
14g lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder (14g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.51MP sensor, but 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.

9% lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a battery capacity of 970mAh. That's 80mAh lower than the Zoom Q4 (1,050mAh).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 14g 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.

6 Reasons Against
Seventy-four times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum focal length of 22mm, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 1,646mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,624mm longer).
Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.8).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2" screen size camcorder. That's 0.7" smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (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.

More expensive by £70
The Zoom Q4 is £70.01 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160.
Fewer sellers
The Zoom Q4 is only stocked by 7 stores, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is stocked by 11 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Zoom Q4 is two months older than the Panasonic HC-V160.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 3MP
BEST
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
38x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2,500x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Digital
BEST
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length
1,646mm
BEST
22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Focal Length
32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.3 - 1646 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.35 - 89.3 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

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
2.7"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

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 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
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
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
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
BEST
 3968 x 2232

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
3.6V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
970mAh 1,050mAh
BEST
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g 167g
BEST
Height
60mm 57.8mm
Depth
114mm 30.4mm
Width
53mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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