Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V110

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Canon XF305
Panasonic HC-V110

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Two memory card slots Edit
The number of memory card slots on the Canon XF305 is two, but the Panasonic HC-V110 only has one memory card slot.
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 4" screen size camcorder. That's 1.3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (2.7"). 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.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
Moderately bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 2.51MP sensor, but the Canon XF305 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.

20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 38x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon XF305 is only an 18x (optical) camcorder (20x 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a digital zoom of 100x. That's 98.5x bigger than the Canon XF305 (100x). 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.

Four times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 4.5lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx bigger).
2.5kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Canon XF305 (181g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£2,740 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V110 is £2,740.01 cheaper than the Canon XF305.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
6% smaller sensor size Edit
Canon XF305 is only 2.37MP sensor. That's 0.14MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V110 (2.51MP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 is an 18x (optical) camcorder. That's 20x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V110 (38x). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 has a digital zoom of 1.5x, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 100x (digital) camcorder (98.5x bigger). 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.

78% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 4.5lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1lx).
2.5kg heavier Edit
The Canon XF305 has a weight of 2.7kg, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 181g weight camcorder (2.5kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £2,740
The Canon XF305 is £2,740.01 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V110.
Older by eight months
The Canon XF305 is eight months older than the Panasonic HC-V110.
3 Reasons Against
One less memory card slot Edit
The number of memory card slots on the Panasonic HC-V110 is one, but the Canon XF305 only has two memory card slots.
1.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a screen size of 2.7", whereas the Canon XF305 is a 4" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic HC-V110, but 6 sellers sell the Canon XF305. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1.5x 100x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,646mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 34.4mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Filter Size
82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.3 - 527.4 34.4 - 1646
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 73.8 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

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
0.02 - 1 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
1/2000 0.016 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,550,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 Mbit/s
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 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
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL

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
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Battery

Battery Type
BP-955 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
2.7kg 181g
BEST
Height
236mm 60mm
Depth
382mm 114mm
Width
153mm 53mm

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

Other Features

Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Resolution
2044 x 1160 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 5V
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