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Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V110

Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V110

Canon XF305
Panasonic HC-V110

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
13% lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum aperture number of 1.6. That's 0.2 lower than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1.8).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF305 has a maximum aperture number of 22. That's 17.8 higher than the Panasonic HC-V110 (4.2).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 4" screen size camcorder. That's 1.3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (2.7"). 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.

82% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XF305 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixels. That's 999,600 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-V110 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Nineteen times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 0.05lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.95lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1lx).
4 Reasons For
Moderately bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 2.51MP sensor, but the Canon XF305 is only a 2.37MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP 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.

20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 38x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon XF305 is only an 18x (optical) camcorder (20x 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a digital zoom of 100x. That's 98.5x bigger than the Canon XF305 (100x). 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.

2.5kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Canon XF305 (181g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
6% smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon XF305 is only 2.37MP sensor. That's 0.14MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V110 (2.51MP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 is an 18x (optical) camcorder. That's 20x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V110 (38x). 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 smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 has a digital zoom of 1.5x, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 100x (digital) camcorder (98.5x 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.

2.5kg heavier Edit
The Canon XF305 has a weight of 2.7kg, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 181g weight camcorder (2.5kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 Reasons Against
12% higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, however the Canon XF305 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 lower).
17.8 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a maximum aperture number of 4.2, however the Canon XF305 is a 22 maximum aperture value camcorder (17.8 higher).
1.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 4" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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-V110 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels, however the Canon XF305 is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (999,600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 0.05lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.95lx smaller).
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Over one year older
The Panasonic HC-V110 is older than the Canon XF305 by 17 months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1.5x 100x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Minimum Aperture Number
1.6
BEST
1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
4.2
Filter Size
82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.3 - 527.4 34.4 - 1646
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 73.8 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.02 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
BEST
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/3 - 1/2000 0.016 - 0.000125

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,550,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
0.05lx
BEST
1lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
BEST

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
BP-955 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 970mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 181g
BEST
Height
192mm 60mm
Depth
394mm 114mm
Width
180mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.0
Cables Included
 Component
 USB
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Resolution
2044 x 1160 Unknown - Click to provide data
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