Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
10.25MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a sensor size of 12.76MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (10.25MP 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.

64% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 3.83MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).
3.83MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a movie megapixel count of 6.03MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.83MP lower).
90% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,350x 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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
Available from 22 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 8225 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 50044.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Panasonic HC-W570 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are better
Based on 14 reviews, the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Panasonic HC-W570 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20x (optical) camcorder (30x 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.

15% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a maximum aperture value of 4.2, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.6 lower).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 87g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£98 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W570 is £98 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V770.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 20x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (30x 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.

0.6 lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum aperture value of 3.6, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.6 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 87g heavier 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.

£98 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V770 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W570 by £98.
One month older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Panasonic HC-W570 by one month.
9 Reasons Against
10.25MP smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.51MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (10.25MP 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.

Two times lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 3.83MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.2MP).
Hugely lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.83MP higher).
9x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x. That's 1,350x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (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.

3lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
Fewer sellers
Only 8 retailers sells the Panasonic HC-W570, but 30 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 50044 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 8225.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90% (based on 1 review).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
2.2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 4.2
BEST
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

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

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
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
1lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

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
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 266g
BEST
Height
73mm 62mm
Depth
139mm 129mm
Width
65mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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