Panasonic HC-W570 vs Zoom Q4
Compare All Camcorders
Top Prices Reasons For Reasons Against Reviews & Awards Date Released Key Features Price Trend Specification
Share on

Panasonic HC-W570vsZoom Q4

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
Zoom Q4

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

Zoom Q4

£186.87
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features
89
Reviews
100 Reviews
89
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Nov 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2014
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
Zoom Q4

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

Zoom Q4

£186.87
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features
89
Reviews
100 Reviews
89
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Nov 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2014

Top Prices

Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Amazon UK
Panasonic HC-W570EG-K Camcorder
£1,000.00
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | £1,000.00
Gameseek
Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder
£186.87
Go to Store
Merchant City Music
£249.00
Go to Store
Nevada Music
£249.00
Go to Store
Digibroadcast
£318.00
Go to Store
Elcotec Electronic
Showtec Spectral M1500 Zoom Q4 MKII - Disco Party Club DJ Effect floorspot (Brand new, unopened) - on
£385.11
Go to Store
5 Prices from 5 Stores | £186.87-£385.11
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?

Reasons For

Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
5 Reasons For
Hugely Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an optical zoom of 50x, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 1x optical zoom camcorder (49x 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Zoom Q4 does not have an image stabilizer.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Read more Read less | Edit
Significantly Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
A Lot Larger Display Diagonal
Panasonic HC-W570 is 3" screen size, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Read more Read less | Edit
Wi-Fi
The Panasonic HC-W570 features wi-Fi, but the Zoom Q4 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Read more Read less | Edit
5 Reasons For
17% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Zoom Q4 is a 3MP camcorder. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.51MP).

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
99g Lighter
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g camcorder (99g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Read more Read less | Edit
Cheaper by £813
The Zoom Q4 costs £186.87, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £1,000.00.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better Brand
Zoom camcorders have an average rating of 80.3%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.

Reasons Against

Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
No data No data

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic HC-W570 and the Zoom Q4 have identical average expert review scores. For both camcorders the average expert review score is 80%.
Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Panasonic HC-W570 and the Zoom Q4 have identical average user review scores. For both camcorders the average user review score is 80%.
Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
33 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
4 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Zoom has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Zoom is 80.32% based on 192 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 592 reviews.
Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 592 reviews
Zoom

80

80

Based on 192 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

Date Released

Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
33 months old Best 40 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.

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Best
Yes
No

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 Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Optical Zoom 50x
BEST
1x
Digital Zoom 150x Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number 4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
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
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Total Megapixels 2.51MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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-W570 Zoom Q4
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Display Diagonal 3"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution (numeric) 460,800 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Minimum Illumination 4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
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-W570 Zoom Q4
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity 1,940mAh
BEST
1,050mAh
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
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Weight 266g 167g
BEST
Height 62mm 57.8mm
Depth 129mm 30.4mm
Width 60mm 106.4mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Cables Included
USB
 USB
USB
 USB
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic HC-W570 Zoom Q4
Sample Frequencies Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Similar Comparisons

Panasonic HC-W570
Panasonic
HC-W570
£1,000.00
Vastly lighter
67% bigger digital zoom
Vastly bigger optical zoom
VS
Panasonic AG-AC8
Panasonic
AG-AC8
£1,001.99
More popular
Higher
effective
megapixels
(image)
Significantly
higher
effective
megapixels
(movie)
Significantly
bigger total
megapixels
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Much better expert reviews
VS
Sony HDR-AS30
Sony
HDR-AS30
£170.20
£17 Cheaper
Better brand
Significantly
lighter
User reviews
are a bit
better
Hugely bigger
total
megapixels
Image
stabilizer
Wi-Fi
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Better brand
123g lighter
VS
JVC GZ-R415
JVC
GZ-R415
£229.90
Bigger optical
zoom
Larger display
diagonal
70% bigger
total
megapixels
2h longer
maximum battery
life
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Significantly better expert reviews
23g lighter
VS
Sony HDR-CX240
Sony
HDR-CX240
£143.95
£43 Cheaper
User reviews
are better
6.2MP bigger
total
megapixels
A lot larger
display
diagonal
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
57% longer maximum battery life
VS
Ricoh WG-M2
Ricoh
WG-M2
£147.76
£39 Cheaper
Better brand
31g lighter
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
A lot faster maximum frame rate
HDMI
VS
Ricoh THETA SC
Ricoh
THETA SC
£149.00
£38 Cheaper
Bigger total
megapixels
Hugely lighter
Better brand
Wi-Fi
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Lighter
VS
Sony HDR-CX240
Sony
HDR-CX240
£149.99
£37 Cheaper
Better brand
Bigger optical
zoom
Better user
reviews
68% bigger
total
megapixels
Larger display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
VS
GoPro Hero 3+
GoPro
Hero 3+
£150.00
£37 Cheaper
Better user
reviews
Slightly better
expert reviews
Bigger total
megapixels
Vastly lighter
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Lighter
VS
Canon Legria HF R806
Canon
Legria HF R806
£221.99
Better brand
Bigger optical
zoom
9% bigger total
megapixels
0.25h longer
maximum battery
life
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
41% lighter
28% longer maximum battery life
VS
Canon Legria HF R606
Canon
Legria HF R606
£164.99
£22 Cheaper
Better brand
Vastly bigger
optical zoom
User reviews
are better
Hugely lower
minimum
aperture number
A lot larger
display
diagonal
0.28MP bigger
total
megapixels
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Better brand
59% longer maximum battery life
51% lighter
17% bigger total megapixels
VS
Panasonic HC-V380EB-K
Panasonic
HC-V380EB-K
£208.00
Bigger optical
zoom
Larger display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Wi-Fi
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Better brand
59% longer maximum battery life
51% lighter
17% bigger total megapixels
VS
Panasonic HC-V380
Panasonic
HC-V380
£208.00
49x bigger
optical zoom
1" larger
display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Wi-Fi
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Significantly better expert reviews
A lot larger maximum memory card size
A lot lighter
25fps faster maximum frame rate
Slightly longer maximum battery life
VS
Canon Legria HF R76
Canon
Legria HF R76
£169.99
£17 Cheaper
56% lower
minimum
aperture number
34% larger
display
diagonal
Bigger total
megapixels
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
25g lighter
VS
TomTom Bandit Action
TomTom
Bandit Action
£169.99
£17 Cheaper
Better brand
Moderately
better user
reviews
82% bigger
total
megapixels
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Lighter
VS
Canon Legria HF R806
Canon
Legria HF R806
£170.00
£17 Cheaper
Better brand
Significantly
bigger optical
zoom
0.28MP bigger
total
megapixels
Longer maximum
battery life
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Better brand
86% lighter
75% larger maximum memory card size
0.7 lower minimum aperture number
VS
Aiptek ProjectorCam C25
Aiptek
ProjectorCam C25
£171.00
£16 Cheaper
User reviews
are
significantly
better
Significantly
bigger optical
zoom
2MP bigger
total
megapixels
A lot larger
display
diagonal
Panasonic HC-W570
Panasonic
HC-W570
£1,000.00
11 times lighter
80% bigger optical zoom
34% higher maximum aperture number
Better brand
HDMI
VS
JVC GY-HM70
JVC
GY-HM70
£920.79
£79 Cheaper
More popular
Bigger total
megapixels
51% lower
minimum
aperture number
50x bigger
digital zoom
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Expert reviews are a bit better
34% longer maximum battery life
VS
Garmin Virb X
Garmin
Virb X
£172.99
£14 Cheaper
User reviews
are vastly
better
Better brand
Significantly
bigger total
megapixels
11% lighter
Image
stabilizer
Bluetooth
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Larger maximum memory card size
50% faster maximum frame rate
VS
Olympus LS-20M
Olympus
LS-20M
£199.00
42% bigger
total
megapixels
13g lighter
Image
stabilizer
Zoom Q4
Zoom
Q4
£186.87
Better brand
Much better user reviews
Much better expert reviews
VS
Kodak SP360
Kodak
SP360
£179.00
£8 Cheaper
13MP bigger
total
megapixels
Lighter
Image
stabilizer
Bluetooth