Panasonic HC-W570 vs Panasonic HC-W580
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Panasonic HC-W570vsPanasonic HC-W580

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-W580

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W580

£239.00
£21.00
Our Verdict:
A giant optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
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-W580

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-W580

£239.00
£21.00
Our Verdict:
A giant optical zoom and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
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

Top Prices

Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Amazon UK
Panasonic HC-W570EG-K Camcorder
£1,000.00
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1 Price from 1 Store | £1,000.00
Currys
PANASONIC HC-W580EB-K Traditional Camcorder - Black, Black
Out of stock
£238.00
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Clifton Cameras
£239.00
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Amazon UK
Panasonic HC-W580 Camcorder (2.51 MP, 50 x Zoom, FHD, Wi-Fi, 3inch LCD) - Black
£254.70
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Amazon UK
Panasonic HC-W580 Camcorder
£313.51
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Bristol Cameras
£269.00
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Ebuyer
Panasonic HC-W580 Camcorder Black FHD 2.51MP 50xZoom 3.0LCD WiFi SD/SDHC/SDXC
£283.85
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BT Shop
Panasonic Camcorder Black FHD 2.51MP 50xZoom 3.0LCD WiFi SD/SDHC/SDXC
£288.81
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BT Business Direct
Panasonic Camcorder Black FHD 2.51MP 50xZoom 3.0LCD WiFi SD/SDHC/SDXC
£288.81
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Microglobe
£296.00
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Argos
Panasonic - HC-W580 Full HD Camcorder
£299.95
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Cameta Camera
Panasonic HC-W580 Twin Wi-Fi HD Video Camera Camcorder
£347.99
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Home Essentials
£379.00
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Marisota
£379.00
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Julipa
£379.00
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J D Williams
Panasonic HC-W580 Black FHD 50xZoom WiFi
£379.00
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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
1 Reason For
Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.53MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1.67MP).

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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95% Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a digital zoom of 3,000x. 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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Lighter
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g camcorder. That's 2g 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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£761 Cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W580 is £761 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-W570.
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.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Date Released

Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
33 months old 25 months old Best

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-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Optical Zoom 50x 50x
Digital Zoom 150x 3,000x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 103mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Maximum Aperture Number 4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
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 28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Total Megapixels 2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.2MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.2MP 2.2MP
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
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 Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 460,800 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Photo Effects
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
Minimum Illumination 4lx 1lx
BEST
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Still Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
Image Formats Supported
JPG JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG
JPG JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Battery Capacity 1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time 1,940h Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Weight 266g 264g
BEST
Height 62mm 62mm
Depth 129mm 129mm
Width 60mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Control Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic HC-W570 Panasonic HC-W580
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data

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