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Panasonic HC-V160 vs Zoom Q4

Panasonic HC-V160 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-V160
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has an image stabilizer, however 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.

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.

£54 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 is £54.04 cheaper than the Zoom Q4.
3 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MP sensor. That's 0.5MP 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.

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.

2 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

3 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.5MP sensor, but the Zoom Q4 is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.5MP 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-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.

Fewer sellers
Only 4 retailers sells the Panasonic HC-V160, but 6 stores 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.
5 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.

More expensive by £54
The Zoom Q4 is £54.04 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160.
Older by four months
The Zoom Q4 is four months older than the Panasonic HC-V160.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.5MP 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
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
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
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

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
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
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
 MP4
 WAV
 MP4
 WAV
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
 DC-in jack
 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
 PictBridge
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
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
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
114mm 57.8mm
Depth
60mm 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
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
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
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
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