Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W570
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Panasonic HC-V380vsPanasonic HC-W570

Panasonic HC-V380

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very popular and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price and a massive 50x optical zoom
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Panasonic HC-W570

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W570

£1,000.00
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder, with great user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015
Panasonic HC-V380

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very popular and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price and a massive 50x optical zoom
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Panasonic HC-W570

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W570

£1,000.00
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder, with great user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
58
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015

Top Prices

Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Amazon UK
Panasonic HC-V380EB-K Camcorder with Full HD Recording
£259.95
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Panasonic HC-V380EG-K Full HD Camcorder (Full HD, 50x Optical Zoom, 28 mm Wide Angle, Optical 5-Axis Image Stabiliser Hybrid OIS+ WiFi) Black
£275.39
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£1,000.00
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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
5 Reasons For
Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,850x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x).

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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6% Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g camcorder. That's 14g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g).

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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£740 Cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V380 costs £259.95, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £1,000.00.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
1 Reason For
0.53MP Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
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).

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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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
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0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
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Average User Rating

Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
No reviews found
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5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
25 months old Best 33 months old

Key Features

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.

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 Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Optical Zoom 50x 50x
Digital Zoom 3,000x
BEST
150x
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
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
HD Type
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 28 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
1080p 720p
480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Total Megapixels 2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 1.67MP 2.2MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.2MP 2.2MP
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Minimum Illumination 4lx 4lx
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Still Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Maximum Battery Life 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)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Weight 252g
BEST
266g
Height 62mm 62mm
Depth 129mm 129mm
Width 60mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-V380 Panasonic HC-W570
Cables Included
USB
 USB
USB
 USB

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