Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V160

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Panasonic HC-V160

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
24% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a sensor size of 3.28MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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.

0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a screen size of 3", but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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 smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
2mm smaller Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a height of 58mm, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 60mm high camcorder (2mm bigger).
10 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a megapixel count of 2.2MP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
6% higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a movie megapixel count of 2.2MP. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.2MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 38x (optical). That's 6x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (1,360x smaller). 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.

1% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has an HDMI port, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI port.
104g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a weight of 181g, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (104g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2% smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 114mm deep. That's 2mm smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (114mm).
Cheaper by £299
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs £129.98, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is £428.81.
10 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.2MP).
A bit lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 32x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38x (optical) camcorder (6x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,360x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2,500x). 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.

A little lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 has an HDMI port.
37% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 104g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (181g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A little bigger Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 116mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder (2mm smaller).
£299 more expensive
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £298.83.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Canon Vixia HF R600, however 11 stores sell the Panasonic HC-V160. 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.
5 Reasons Against
31% smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a sensor size of 2.51MP. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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 screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

90% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (4lx).
Bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a height of 60mm. That's 2mm bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (60mm).
Older by one month
The Panasonic HC-V160 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 2,500x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
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 32.3mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.3 - 1646
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
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

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

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
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display Language
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

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

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 Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
 Composite video out port
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
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.67h
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 970mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 181g
BEST
Height
58mm
BEST
60mm
Depth
116mm 114mm
BEST
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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