Panasonic HC-V110 vs Panasonic HC-V550

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Panasonic HC-V110
Panasonic HC-V550

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a weight of 181g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 235g weight camcorder (54g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by £110
The Panasonic HC-V110 is £110 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V550.
Better selling
The Panasonic HC-V110 ranks No. 97705 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic HC-V550 ranks No. 105613.
10 Reasons For
6% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V110 (2.2MP).
0.13MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V550 is 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
12x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 50x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 38x (optical) camcorder (12x 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.

34% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a digital zoom of 150x. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (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.

6% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 1,740mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 94mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1,740mm).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 34.4mm minimum focal length camcorder (6.4mm longer).
Slightly larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a screen size of 3", whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 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.

230,400 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

50% higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a battery capacity of 1,940mAh. That's 970mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1,940mAh).
Available from 2 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.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
0.13MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is only 2.07MP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V550 (2.2MP).
32% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 38x (optical) camcorder. That's 12x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V550 (50x). 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.

50x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a digital zoom of 100x, however the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 150x (digital) camcorder (50x 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.

94mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a maximum focal length of 1,646mm, but the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 1,740mm maximum focal length camcorder (94mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 34.4mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 6.4mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V550 (28mm).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Panasonic HC-V550 (3"). 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.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-V550 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Vastly lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a battery capacity of 970mAh, however the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder (970mAh higher).
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-V110 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Panasonic HC-V550 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic HC-V110 is 17 months older than the Panasonic HC-V550.
3 Reasons Against
54g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 235g weight camcorder. That's 54g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V110 (235g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£110 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V550 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V110 by £110.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-V550 ranks No. 105613 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 ranks No. 97705.

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

47 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
100x 150x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,646mm 1,740mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
34.4mm 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 4.2
Focal Length
34.4 - 1646 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.35 - 89.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

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

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/50 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5
Shutter Speed
0.016 - 0.000125 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Minimum Illumination
1lx 1lx
On Screen Display Language
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 THA
 CHI (TR)
 PER
 IND
 ARA
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 THA
 CHI (TR)
 PER
 IND
 ARA
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
BEST

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
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
970mAh 1,940mAh
BEST
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
235g
Height
60mm 61mm
Depth
114mm 116mm
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
HD Writer LE 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

AC Adapter Output
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
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