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Panasonic HC-V110 vs Panasonic HC-V550

Panasonic HC-V110 vs Panasonic HC-V550

Panasonic HC-V110
Panasonic HC-V550

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a weight of 181g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 235g weight camcorder (54g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 Reasons For
6% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V110 (2.2MP).
0.13MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V550 is 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
12x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 50x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 38x (optical) camcorder (12x 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.

34% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a digital zoom of 150x. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (150x). 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.

6% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic HC-V550 is 1,740mm maximum focal length. That's 94mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1,740mm).
Slightly larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 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.

230,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
0.13MP lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is only 2.07MP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V550 (2.2MP).
32% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 38x (optical) camcorder. That's 12x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V550 (50x). 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.

50x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a digital zoom of 100x, however the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 150x (digital) camcorder (50x 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.

94mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is only 1,646mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic HC-V550 is a 1,740mm maximum focal length camcorder (94mm longer).
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Panasonic HC-V550 (3"). 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.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 230,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-V550 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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Older by over one year
The Panasonic HC-V110 is 14 months older than the Panasonic HC-V550.
1 Reason Against
54g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V550 is a 235g weight camcorder. That's 54g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V110 (235g). 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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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
100x 150x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,646mm 1,740mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
34.4 - 1646 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.35 - 89.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
0.016 - 0.000125 0.000125 - 0.02

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
1lx 1lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 ARA
 THA
 CHI (TR)
 PER
 IND
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 ARA
 THA
 CHI (TR)
 PER
 IND
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dual shot (video & photo)

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
970mAh 1,940mAh
BEST
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
235g
Height
60mm 61mm
Depth
114mm 53mm
Width
53mm 116mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer LE 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Other Features

AC Adapter Output Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
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