Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-VX870

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x. That's 1,440x bigger than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (60x). 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.

1lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger).
£152 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is £152 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-VX870.
Available from 29 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 8225 by sales volume in our camcorders, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 ranks No. 54990.
User reviews are better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average rating of 82% (based on 12 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a sensor size of 18.91MP. That's 6.15MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (18.91MP). 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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a megapixel count of 7MP, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP camcorder (0.97MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a movie megapixel count of 8.29MP. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (8.29MP).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 12.76MP sensor, but 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.

0.97MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 0.97MP lower than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (7MP).
A lot lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 6.03MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
One month older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by one month.
6 Reasons Against
1,440x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 60x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2lx).
More expensive by £152
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is £152 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is only stocked by 8 stores, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 37 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Less popular
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 54990 by number of sales in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 8225.
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average user score of 82%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

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Date Released

24 months Ago 23 months Ago

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

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

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 0.000125 - 0.04

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
2lx
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
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 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
 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

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 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
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

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

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
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode

Projector

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