Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-W850

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-W850

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
14% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a 5.21MP camcorder (0.82MP lower).
Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1,500x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a 60x (digital) camcorder (1,440x 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.

Lower minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1.8 minimum aperture. That's 1.8 lower than the Panasonic HC-W850 (3.6).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 3.6 maximum aperture value. That's 1.8 higher than the Panasonic HC-W850 (1.8).
7g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder (7g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W850 is 85% (based on 1 review).
2 Reasons For
Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash, however the Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash.
A little better user reviews
Based on 6 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic HC-W850 is 90%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash, but the Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Panasonic HC-V770's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic HC-W850's is 90% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
16% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has an effective megapixels (image) of 5.21MP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (0.82MP higher).
1,440x smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is only 60x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (1,440x 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.

Higher minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is 3.6 minimum aperture. That's 1.8 higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3.6).
Lower maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is only 1.8 maximum aperture value. That's 1.8 lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1.8).
7g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a weight of 360g, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (7g lighter). 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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Older by ten months
The Panasonic HC-W850 is ten months older than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic HC-W850's average expert score is 85%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 35 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP
BEST
5.21MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP 6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
60x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
3.6
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6
BEST
1.8
Filter Size
49mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

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
 Built-in flash
BEST
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 1/50 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
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
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
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)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
BEST
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 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Charging Source
 USB
 DC
 USB
 DC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g
BEST
360g
Height
73mm 73mm
Depth
139mm 139mm
Width
65mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 HD Writer AE 5.1
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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