Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Panasonic HC-V380
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,850x 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.

6% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder. That's 14g lighter 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.

£19 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V380 costs £229.98, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £249.00.
3 Reasons For
0.53MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a megapixel count of 2.2MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (0.53MP lower).
3 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.
Better selling
The Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 63567 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 ranks No. 153566.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.53MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).
Not as many stockists
Only 5 shops sells the Panasonic HC-V380, however 8 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-W570. 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.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-V380 ranks No. 153566 by sales volume, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 63567.
4 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (2,850x 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.

14g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder (14g 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 £19
The Panasonic HC-W570 is £19.02 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V380.
Older by eleven months
The Panasonic HC-W570 is eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-V380.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
1.67MP 2.2MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
3,000x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,740mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Focal Length
28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 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

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

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

Audio

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
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
1.25h 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
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
252g
BEST
266g
Height
62mm 62mm
Depth
129mm 129mm
Width
60mm 60mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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