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Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V160

Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V160

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Panasonic HC-V160

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.5MP sensor camcorder (0.78MP 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.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 3" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
7 Reasons For
Moderately higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.2MP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
6% higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.2MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 38x (optical). That's 6x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (1,360x smaller). 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.

1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 supports HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI.
104g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a weight of 181g, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (104g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.2MP).
A bit lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 32x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38x (optical) camcorder (6x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,360x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2,500x). 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.

A little lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not support HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 supports HDMI.
37% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 104g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (181g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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The Canon Vixia HF R600 is older than the Panasonic HC-V160 by one month.
3 Reasons Against
32% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a total megapixels of 2.5MP. That's 0.78MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.5MP). 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 display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.7" screen size. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

90% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (4lx).

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.5MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 2,500x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,646mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.3mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.3 - 1646
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
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

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
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

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 181g
BEST
Height
58mm 114mm
Depth
116mm 60mm
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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