Canon XC10 vs JVC GY-HM200 vs Panasonic HC-V770
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Canon XC10

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Canon XC10

£1,470.00
£129.00
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a giant 1" optical sensor size but representing only average value for money
89
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
50
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 13.36MP 1" Apr 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 13.36MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Apr 2015
JVC GY-HM200

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM200

£1,769.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jun 2015
Panasonic HC-V770

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and powerful 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing inferior value for money
95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
Canon XC10

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Canon XC10

£1,470.00
£129.00
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a giant 1" optical sensor size but representing only average value for money
89
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
50
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 13.36MP 1" Apr 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 13.36MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Apr 2015
JVC GY-HM200

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM200

£1,769.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jun 2015
Panasonic HC-V770

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and powerful 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing inferior value for money
95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

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Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
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£1,900.61
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£399.00
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£412.35
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Reasons For

Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
6 Reasons For
A Lot Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon XC10 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (2 lower).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Canon XC10 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Panasonic HC-V770 (50fps).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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0.96MP Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon XC10 has a total megapixels of 13.36MP, but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12.4MP camcorder (0.96MP smaller) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MP camcorder (0.6MP smaller).

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.

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50% Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon XC10 is a 12MP camcorder. That's 5.97MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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2.26MP Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Canon XC10 is 8.29MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP lower).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
JVC GY-HM200 is 3.5" screen size, but the Canon XC10 and the Panasonic HC-V770 are both only 3" screen size camcorders (0.5" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
9 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an optical zoom of 20x, but the Canon XC10 is only a 10x optical zoom camcorder (10x smaller) and the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (8x smaller).

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.

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1,488x Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,488x bigger than the JVC GY-HM200 (12x).

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.

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53% Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 752mm. That's 398mm longer than the JVC GY-HM200 (354mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Significantly Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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1.2kg Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g camcorder. That's 577g lighter than the Canon XC10 (930g) and 1.2kg lighter than the JVC GY-HM200 (1.6kg).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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£1,071 Cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs £399.00, whereas the Canon XC10 is £1,470.00 and the JVC GY-HM200 is £1,769.00.
Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90%, but the average rating of the Canon XC10 is 85% (based on 11 reviews).
User Reviews Are Hugely Better
Based on 14 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, but the average rating of the Canon XC10 is 67% (based on 3 reviews).
Better Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of 75.1%, however Canon has an average rating of 60.7% and JVC has an average rating of 72.1%.

Reasons Against

Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
9 Reasons Against
10x Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon XC10 has an optical zoom of 10x, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is a 12x optical zoom camcorder (2x bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder (10x bigger).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
A Lot Higher Minimum Aperture Number
The Canon XC10 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
The Canon XC10 is a 3" screen size camcorder (as does the Panasonic HC-V770), whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Heavier
The Canon XC10 is a 930g camcorder. That's 620g lighter than the JVC GY-HM200 (1.6kg) and 577g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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£1,071 More Expensive
The Canon XC10 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by £1,071.
Two Months Older
The Canon XC10 is older than the JVC GY-HM200 by two months.
Lower Expert Review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon XC10 is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90% (based on 1 review).
Significantly Lower User Review Score
The average user rating of the Canon XC10 is only 67%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).
Worse Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of only 60.7%, but JVC has an average rating of 72.1% and Panasonic has an average rating of 75.1%.
7 Reasons Against
8x Smaller Optical Zoom
The JVC GY-HM200 has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Canon XC10 is a 10x optical zoom camcorder (2x smaller) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder (8x bigger).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 12x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,488x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1,500x).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The JVC GY-HM200 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 354mm. That's 398mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (752mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Moderately Smaller Total Megapixels
The JVC GY-HM200 has a total megapixels of 12.4MP, however the Canon XC10 is a 13.36MP camcorder (0.96MP bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP camcorder (0.36MP bigger).

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.

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78% Heavier
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 1.6kg camcorder. That's 620g heavier than the Canon XC10 (930g) and 1.2kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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£1,370 More Expensive
The JVC GY-HM200 is more expensive than the Canon XC10 by £299 and more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by £1,370.
Worse Brand
JVC camcorders have an average rating of only 72.1%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 75.1%.
8 Reasons Against
Significantly Lower Maximum Aperture Number
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 5.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (2 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
20% Slower Maximum Frame Rate
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Canon XC10 (60fps).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Read more Read less | Edit
0.6MP Smaller Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, however the Canon XC10 is a 13.36MP camcorder (0.6MP bigger) and the JVC GY-HM200 is a 12.4MP camcorder (0.36MP smaller).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 5.97MP lower than the Canon XC10 (12MP).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Read more Read less | Edit
2.26MP Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 6.03MP, however the Canon XC10 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Read more Read less | Edit
Smaller Display Diagonal
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 3" screen size (as does the Canon XC10), but the JVC GY-HM200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Not As Many Stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Panasonic HC-V770, however 3 shops sell the Canon XC10 and 3 stores sell the JVC GY-HM200.
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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Five Months Older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Canon XC10 by three months and older than the JVC GY-HM200 by five months.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Canon XC10 and the Panasonic HC-V770 both have 1 award. Compare all award winning camcorders.
Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic HC-V770 has better expert reviews than the Canon XC10. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Canon XC10 is 85% based on 11 reviews.
Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
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Average User Rating

The Panasonic HC-V770 has better user reviews than the Canon XC10. The average user reviews score for the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% based on 14 reviews, where as the average score for the Canon XC10 is 67% based on 3 reviews.
Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
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Average Brand Rating

Panasonic has the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 75% based on 573 reviews. JVC has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 72% based on 75 reviews. Canon has the third best brand rating with an average brand rating of 60% based on 3,526 reviews.
Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
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72

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Based on 75 reviews
Panasonic

75

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Based on 573 reviews

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Canon XC10? The XC10 is Canon's entry-level Cinema EOS camera. However, it's a rather different beast compared to other members of the Cinema EOS range, such as the C100 . For a start, it's price of a little over £1,500 puts it much clos...
Recommended
Brilliant 4K image quality
Built-in lens offers 10x zoom
Better 12-megapixel stills than most camcorders
Non-interchangeable lens
4K only recorded to expensive CFast 2.0 cards
No XLR audio inputs
The Canon XC10 isn't quite the DSLR-camcorder hybrid it promises to be, but it shoots great 4K footage......
Dec 2015
No data
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What is the Panasonic HC-V770? The HC-V770 is Panasonic's top HD-only camcorder. Its flagship models, the HC-VX870 and HC-WX970 , have moved up to 4K. If you don't foresee your shooting shifting to the higher resolution anytime soon, however, the HC-...
Recommended
Good value
Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
WiFi connectivity
No lens ring
Small sensor compared to a DSLR
No 4K shooting
If your budget doesn't stretch to 4K, the Panasonic HC-V770 provides feature-rich and high-quality Full HD video that's sure to impress......
Aug 2015

Date Released

Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
34 months old 32 months old Best 37 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Optical Zoom 10x 12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
BEST
1,500x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 354mm 752mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5mm 29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number 5.6
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 58mm 62mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Maximum Frame Rate 60fps
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
2160p 1080p
720p 60p
540p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
 540p
2160p 1080p
720p 60p
540p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
 540p
2160p 1080p
720p 60p
540p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
 540p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Total Megapixels 13.36MP
BEST
12.4MP 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 12MP Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
 
 
 
Storage Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Internal Storage Capacity 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 2 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
CFast CF+
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CFast
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
CFast CF+
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CFast
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
CFast CF+
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CFast
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Closest Focusing Distance 0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
White Balance
Fluorescent H Auto
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Shade Sunny
Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
Fluorescent H Auto
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Shade Sunny
Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
Fluorescent H Auto
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Shade Sunny
Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Display Diagonal 3" 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,030,000 Pixels 920,000 Pixels
BEST
460,800 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Viewfinder Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Magnification 10x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Camera Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Minimum Illumination 0.05lx
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
 
 
 
Audio Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
USB 2.0 Port 1 2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity 1,865mAh Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
BEST
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Weight 930g 1.6kg
BEST
353g
Height 122mm 190mm 73mm
Depth 102mm 263mm 139mm
Width 125mm 135mm 65mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
Included Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon XC10 JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Number of Diaphragm Blades 8 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

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