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HP F-500 vs Transcend DrivePro 100

HP F-500 vs Transcend DrivePro 100

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HP F-500
Transcend DrivePro 100

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
9% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The HP F-500 is a 2.95mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.26mm shorter than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3.21mm).
6% higher maximum aperture number Edit
HP F-500 is 1.9 maximum aperture value. That's 0.1 higher than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (1.8).
Cheaper by £35
The HP F-500 costs £35.47 less than the Transcend DrivePro 100.
9 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a total megapixels of 3MP, however the HP F-500 is only a 2.1MP sensor camcorder (0.9MP 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.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 3.21mm. That's 0.26mm longer than the HP F-500 (3.21mm).
0.1 lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the HP F-500 is a 1.9 minimum aperture camcorder (0.1 higher).
0.75m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 0.75m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.75m smaller than the HP F-500 (0.75m).
66% longer battery life (max) Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 0.5h battery life camcorder. That's 0.33h longer than the HP F-500 (0.5h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

6x lighter Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 72.6g weight camcorder. That's 382.4g lighter than the HP F-500 (72.6g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 8 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One year longer manufacturer's guarantee
The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Transcend DrivePro 100 is two years, but it is one year for the HP F-500.
User reviews are better
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average user review score of 94% based on 18 reviews, but the HP F-500 has an average rating of 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The HP F-500 is a 2.1MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.9MP smaller than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3MP). 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.

0.26mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The HP F-500 is a 2.95mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 3.21mm maximum focal length camcorder (0.26mm longer).
6% higher minimum aperture number Edit
HP F-500 is 1.9 minimum aperture. That's 0.1 higher than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (1.8).
0.75m bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The HP F-500 has a closest focusing distance of 1.5m, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 0.75m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.75m smaller).
2x shorter battery life (max) Edit
HP F-500 is only 0.17h battery life, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 0.5h battery life camcorder (0.33h longer). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Vastly heavier Edit
The HP F-500 has a weight of 455g, however the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 72.6g weight camcorder (382.4g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less retailers
The HP F-500 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 is stocked by 9 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Shorter manufacturer's guarantee by one month years
The HP F-500 comes with a one year manufacturer's guarantee, however the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a one year guarantee.
User review Rating is Worse
The HP F-500's average user score is 88%, however the Transcend DrivePro 100's is 94% (based on 18 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
0.26mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 3.21mm, however the HP F-500 is a 2.95mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.26mm shorter).
0.1 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the HP F-500 is a 1.9 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.1 higher).
£35 more expensive
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is more expensive than the HP F-500 by £35.47.

Awards

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megaobzor.com/: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Quality Award

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 2 Years

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.1MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.8
 1/1.8
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.95mm 3.21mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.9 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.95mm
BEST
3.21mm
Maximum Aperture Number
1.9
BEST
1.8
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.95 3.21
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.95 3.21

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
1.5m 0.75m
BEST

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4"

Camera

3D
 3D
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 2lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 ADPCM
BEST
 PCM
 ADPCM
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.17h 0.5h
BEST
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Lithium-Polymer 470 mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
455g 72.6g
BEST
Height
170mm 683mm
Depth
95mm 344mm
Width
135mm 631mm

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
 Night mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
2.95 3.21
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.9 1.8
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 ADPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Other Features
G Sensor G Sensor
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
21.2mm 22.8mm
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
135mm 631mm
USB 2.0 Connectors
1 1
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Video Compression Formats
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.1cm

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
135 x 170 x 95 631 x 683 x 344
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30
Power Supply Type
Battery,12V car adapter Battery,12V car adapter
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