Panasonic HC-V160 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-V160
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
99% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 1,646mm maximum focal length. That's 1,624mm longer than the Zoom Q4 (22mm).
Vastly lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, however the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
A lot larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (0.7" 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.

5 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MP sensor. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160 (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.

Moderately higher battery capacity Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a battery capacity of 1,050mAh, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 970mAh battery camcorder (80mAh lower).
14g lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder (14g 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 £99
The Zoom Q4 is £98.98 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V160.
1 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.51MP sensor, but 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.

9% lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a battery capacity of 970mAh. That's 80mAh lower than the Zoom Q4 (1,050mAh).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 14g 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.

£99 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V160 is more expensive than the Zoom Q4 by £98.98.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 shops sells the Panasonic HC-V160, but 6 shops sell the Zoom Q4. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons Against
Seventy-four times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Zoom Q4 is only 22mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 1,646mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,624mm longer).
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8. That's 1 higher than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.8).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2" screen size camcorder. That's 0.7" smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (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.

Older by two months
The Zoom Q4 is two months older than the Panasonic HC-V160.

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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
38x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2,500x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
BEST
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,646mm
BEST
22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.3 - 1646 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.35 - 89.3 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

Camera Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 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)
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
BEST
 3968 x 2232

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
3.6V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
970mAh 1,050mAh
BEST
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g 167g
BEST
Height
60mm 57.8mm
Depth
114mm 30.4mm
Width
53mm 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
 AV
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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