Canon XC10 vs JVC GY-HM200 vs Panasonic HC-V770

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Canon XC10
JVC GY-HM200
Panasonic HC-V770

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.96MP bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon XC10 is 13.36MP sensor, but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12.4MP sensor camcorder (0.96MP smaller) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (0.6MP smaller). 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.

50% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 12MP camcorder. That's 5.97MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).
2.26MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon XC10 is 8.29MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP lower).
569,200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XC10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,030,000 pixels, however the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (110,000 pixels lower) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (569,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Significantly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XC10 has a minimum illumination of 0.05lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.95lx bigger).
2 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is 3.5" screen size, but the Canon XC10 and the Panasonic HC-V770 are both only 3" screen size camcorders (0.5" 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the JVC GY-HM200 is two, but the Panasonic HC-V770 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
9 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 20x (optical), but the Canon XC10 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (10x smaller) and the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (8x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

1,488x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,488x bigger than the JVC GY-HM200 (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.

Lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 5.6 minimum aperture camcorder (3.8 higher).
0.8 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.8 lower).
4% higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder. That's 75mAh higher than the Canon XC10 (1,940mAh).
1.2kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 577g lighter than the Canon XC10 (353g) and 1.2kg lighter than the JVC GY-HM200 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£1,105 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs £394.99, whereas the Canon XC10 is £1,499.79 and the JVC GY-HM200 is £1,914.00.
Available from 17 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 14 reviews, the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Canon XC10 has an average rating of 76% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 10x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is a 12x (optical) camcorder (2x bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Vastly higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon XC10 has a minimum aperture number of 5.6, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (3.8 lower).
A lot lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XC10 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.8 higher).
0.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 3" screen size camcorder (as does the Panasonic HC-V770), whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). 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.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Canon XC10 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V770, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
5% lower battery capacity Edit
The Canon XC10 has a battery capacity of 1,865mAh. That's 75mAh lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1,940mAh).
Heavier Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 930g weight camcorder. That's 620g lighter than the JVC GY-HM200 (353g) and 577g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£1,105 more expensive
The Canon XC10 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by £1,104.80.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 shops sells the Canon XC10, but 18 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Two months older
The Canon XC10 is older than the JVC GY-HM200 by two months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon XC10 is only 76%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a total megapixels of 12.4MP, however the Canon XC10 is a 13.36MP sensor camcorder (0.96MP bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (0.36MP 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.

8x smaller optical zoom Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is only 12x (optical), but the Canon XC10 is a 10x (optical) camcorder (2x smaller) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 12x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,488x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (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.

110,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 1,030,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (110,000 pixels higher) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (459,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

78% heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder. That's 620g heavier than the Canon XC10 (353g) and 1.2kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£1,519 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM200 is more expensive than the Canon XC10 by £414.21 and more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by £1,519.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the JVC GY-HM200, however 5 retailers sell the Canon XC10 and 18 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. 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.
8 Reasons Against
0.6MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, however the Canon XC10 is a 13.36MP sensor camcorder (0.6MP bigger) and the JVC GY-HM200 is a 12.4MP sensor camcorder (0.36MP smaller). 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 effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 5.97MP lower than the Canon XC10 (6.03MP).
2.26MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 6.03MP, however the Canon XC10 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 3" screen size (as does the Canon XC10), but the JVC GY-HM200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 1,030,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (569,200 pixels higher) and the JVC GY-HM200 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (459,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

0.95lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Canon XC10 is a 0.05lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.95lx smaller).
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Panasonic HC-V770 is one, and so does the Canon XC10, but the JVC GY-HM200 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Five months older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Canon XC10 by three months and older than the JVC GY-HM200 by five months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
13.36MP
BEST
12.4MP 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
12MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x 1,500x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 354mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 62mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
27.3 - 273 Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
8.9 - 89 4.67 - 56.04 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000
BEST
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000

White Balance

White Balance
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/8000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,030,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
Magnification
10x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV V
 DIGIC DV V
 DIGIC DV V
Minimum Illumination
0.05lx
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 MP4
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 MP4
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 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
BEST
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Pre-Record
 Pre-record
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 6528 x 3672
 4000 x 3000
 6528 x 3672
 4000 x 3000
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Type
LP-E6N SSL-JVC50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,865mAh Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
BEST
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 -20 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
930g 1.6kg 353g
BEST
Height
122mm 190mm 73mm
Depth
102mm 263mm 139mm
Width
125mm 135mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.2
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blades
8 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
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