Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870 vs Panasonic HC-W850

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Panasonic HC-V770
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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-W850. That's 1,440x bigger than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (1,500x). 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.

3.6 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum aperture value of 3.6, whereas the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a unknown maximum aperture value camcorder (3.6 lower).
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger) and the Panasonic HC-W850 is a unknownlx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
Vastly bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a unknown Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (72 Mbit/s smaller).
Higher video capturing speed Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a video capturing speed of 50fps, but the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a unknownfps video capturing speed camcorder (50fps lower).
Vastly faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 50fps faster than the Panasonic HC-W850 (unknownfps).
1h longer battery life Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1h battery life camcorder. That's 1h longer than the Panasonic HC-W850 (unknownh). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Vastly longer video recording time Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a video recording time of 1h, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a unknownh video recording time camcorder (1h shorter).
2% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-VX870. That's 7g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W850 (360g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£100 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs £379.00, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 is £479.49 and the Panasonic HC-W850 is £549.99.
Available from 37 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 11222 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 ranks No. 72676.
Expert reviews are better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average expert review score of 90% based on 1 review, but the Panasonic HC-W850 has an average rating of 85% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder. That's 6.15MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Panasonic HC-W850 (12.76MP). 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.

1.79MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a megapixel count of 7MP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP camcorder (0.97MP lower) and the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a 5.21MP camcorder (1.79MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Panasonic HC-W850 (6.03MP).
Slightly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a weight of 353g (as does the Panasonic HC-V770), however the Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder (7g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V770. That's 1,440x bigger than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (1,500x). 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash, but the Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash.
User reviews are a bit better
The Panasonic HC-W850 has an average user review score of 90% based on 6 reviews, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews) and the Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average rating of 82% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a sensor size of 12.76MP (as does the Panasonic HC-W850), however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder (6.15MP 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.

Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 0.97MP lower than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (5.21MP) and 0.82MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W850 (5.21MP).
A lot lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a movie megapixel count of 6.03MP (as does the Panasonic HC-W850), however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash, whereas the Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash.
One month older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by one month.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Panasonic HC-W850 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 6 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Twenty-four times smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is only 60x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Panasonic HC-W850 are both 1,500x (digital) camcorders (1,440x 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.

Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (unknownlx) and 2lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-W850 (unknownlx).
More expensive by £100
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is £100.49 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is only stocked by 7 shops, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 38 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 72676 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 11222.
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic HC-VX870's average user score is 82%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 89% (based on 14 reviews) and the Panasonic HC-W850's is 90% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a sensor size of 12.76MP (as does the Panasonic HC-V770), however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder (6.15MP 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.

Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 5.21MP camcorder. That's 0.82MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (5.21MP) and 1.79MP lower than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (5.21MP).
A lot lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a movie megapixel count of 6.03MP (as does the Panasonic HC-V770), however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
2% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder. That's 7g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Panasonic HC-VX870 (360g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£171 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W850 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by £170.99 and more expensive than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by £70.50.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Panasonic HC-W850, however 38 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V770 and 7 stores sell the Panasonic HC-VX870. 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.
Eleven months older
The Panasonic HC-W850 is older than the Panasonic HC-V770 by ten months and older than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by eleven months.
Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic HC-W850 has an average expert rating of 85%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 23 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 18.91MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP 7MP
BEST
5.21MP
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.29MP
BEST
6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x 20x
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
60x 1,500x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm 49mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 30.8 - 626 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 4.08 - 81.6 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Daylight
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Daylight
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Daylight

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
2lx Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 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
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
BEST
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g
BEST
353g
BEST
360g
Height
73mm 73mm 73mm
Depth
139mm 139mm 139mm
Width
65mm 65mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
 Included battery
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.1
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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