Canon C100 Mark II vs Panasonic AG-AC90

Canon C100 Mark II
Panasonic AG-AC90

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
19% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a sensor size of 9.84MPMP. That's 1.8MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (8.04MPMP). 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.

88% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 22 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 19.2 higher than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (2.8).
Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 0.25lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.75lx smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (3lxlx).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a weight of 1.1kgg, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kgg weight camcorder (0.7g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6 Reasons For
167.7mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a maximum focal length of 383.7mmmm, but the Canon C100 Mark II is only a 216mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (167.7mm shorter).
Vastly lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.5 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 2.5 lower than the Canon C100 Mark II (1.5).
2% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.04" larger than the Canon C100 Mark II (3.5""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

262 pixels higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a viewfinder resolution of 263,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon C100 Mark II is only a 1,230,000 pixels pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (262 pixels lower).
Cheaper by $2,001
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is $2,000.95 cheaper than the Canon C100 Mark II.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
167.7mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a maximum focal length of 216mmmm, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 383.7mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (167.7mm longer).
63% higher minimum aperture Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 4 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 2.5 higher than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (1.5).
2% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 3.46"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.04" smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (3.5""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Two hundred and sixty-two times lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a viewfinder resolution of 1,230,000 pixels pixels, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 263,000 pixels pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (262 pixels higher).
More expensive by $2,001
The Canon C100 Mark II is $2,000.95 more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC90.
Not as many stockists
The Canon C100 Mark II is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is stocked by 4 sellers. 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.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic AG-AC90 is only 8.04MPMP sensor. That's 1.8MP smaller than the Canon C100 Mark II (8.04MPMP). 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.

Lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 19.2 lower than the Canon C100 Mark II (2.8).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.75lx bigger than the Canon C100 Mark II (3lxlx).
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a weight of 1.8kgg, whereas the Canon C100 Mark II is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder (0.7g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by over two years
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is three years older than the Canon C100 Mark II.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.84MP
BEST
8.04MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
 1/4
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
216mm 383.7mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
4 1.5
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 29.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
22
BEST
2.8
Filter Size
77mm 49mm
Focal Length
29 - 216 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24 - 105 2.84 - 34.1
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Card Slot
2 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 51200
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 2000
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 80
 64
 25
 20000
BEST
 51200
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 2000
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 80
 64
 25
 20000

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.46" 3.5"
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Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
1,152,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 263,000 pixels
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
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 handheld
 Shouldercam
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.25lx
BEST
3lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
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 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Video Recording Time
4.58h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
BEST
1.8kg
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 195mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 350mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 160mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Data Import Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST

Other Features

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.9W
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 25x
Recording Format
Unknown - Click to provide data AVCHD 2.0
AC Adapter Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 12V
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