Panasonic HC-W570 vs Panasonic HC-W580

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Panasonic HC-W570
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.53MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1.67MP).
5 Reasons For
95% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a digital zoom of 3,000x. That's 2,850x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (3,000x). 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.

3lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder. That's 2g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£41 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W580 is £41.24 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-W570.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
19x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,850x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (3,000x). 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.

3lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 2g heavier than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£41 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W580 by £41.24.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 shops sells the Panasonic HC-W570, however 10 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-W580. 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.
Eight months older
The Panasonic HC-W570 is older than the Panasonic HC-W580 by eight months.
1 Reason Against
32% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.53MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (1.67MP).

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Date Released

21 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.2MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
150x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 103mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
4lx 1lx
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

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
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
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 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
1,940h Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
266g 264g
BEST
Height
62mm 62mm
Depth
129mm 129mm
Width
60mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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