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 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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).
9 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 has an HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an 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.

Cheaper by £298
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs £149.98, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is £448.26.
4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

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 have an HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 has an 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.

£298 more expensive
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £298.28.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Canon Vixia HF R600, however 5 stores sell the Panasonic HC-V160. 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.
4 Reasons Against
31% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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 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).
Older by one month
The Panasonic HC-V160 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

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)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
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

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
BEST
 Dolby Digital

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 Ports Quantity
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
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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 60mm
Depth
116mm 114mm
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
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