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Panasonic HC-W570 vs Zoom Q4

Panasonic HC-W570 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-W570
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Zoom Q4 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Significantly lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
A lot larger display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 3" screen size, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 features wi-Fi, but the Zoom Q4 does not.
4 Reasons For
17% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a total megapixels of 3MP. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (3MP). 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.

99g lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder (99g 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 £108
The Zoom Q4 costs £199.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £308.00.
1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
20% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the Zoom Q4 is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.49MP 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 99g heavier than the Zoom Q4 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£108 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Zoom Q4 by £108.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 stores sells the Panasonic HC-W570, however 6 retailers sell the Zoom Q4. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
4 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.8).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Zoom Q4 is only 2" screen size. That's 1" smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2"). 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.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Zoom Q4 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 features wi-Fi.
Older by six months
The Zoom Q4 is six months older than the Panasonic HC-W570.

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Date Released

25 months Ago 31 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
150x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 - 1740 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.06 - 103 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Night
 Night

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
0.5 - 0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 WAV
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,050mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
1,940h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
266g 167g
BEST
Height
62mm 57.8mm
Depth
129mm 30.4mm
Width
60mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
Feedback