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Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-VX870

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x. That's 1,440x bigger than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (60x). 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.

1lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger).
£118 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is £117.81 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-VX870.
Available from 17 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average rating of 80% (based on 5 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a total megapixels of 18.91MP. That's 6.15MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (18.91MP). 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.

Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an effective megapixels (image) of 7MP, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP camcorder (0.97MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (8.29MP).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 12.76MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder (6.15MP bigger). 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.

0.97MP lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 0.97MP lower than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (7MP).
A lot lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 6.03MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
Six months older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by six months.
5 Reasons Against
1,440x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 60x (digital) camcorder, whereas 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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2lx).
More expensive by £118
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is £117.81 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is only stocked by 2 stores, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 19 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average user score of 80%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

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Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 20 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP 7MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP 8.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
60x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
752mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 30.8 - 626
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
2lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
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
BEST
 6528 x 3672

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
USB 2.0 Port
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

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
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode

Projector

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

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Channels
5.1channels Unknown - Click to provide data
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