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Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W570

Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W570

Panasonic HC-V380
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,850x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (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% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder. That's 14g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£69 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V380 costs £239.00, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £308.00.
2 Reasons For
0.53MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.2MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (0.53MP lower).
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.53MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).
Not as many stockists
Only 2 shops sells the Panasonic HC-V380, however 5 shops sell the Panasonic HC-W570. 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
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (2,850x 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.

14g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder (14g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £69
The Panasonic HC-W570 is £69 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V380.
Older by eight months
The Panasonic HC-W570 is eight months older than the Panasonic HC-V380.

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Date Released

16 months Ago 24 months Ago

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
3,000x
BEST
150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,740mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.06 - 103 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 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 (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
252g
BEST
266g
Height
62mm 62mm
Depth
129mm 129mm
Width
60mm 60mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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