Canon XF205 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Canon XF205
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
19% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon XF205 has a sensor size of 3.09MPMP. That's 0.58MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.51MPMP). 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.

25% higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon XF205 has a movie megapixel count of 2.91MPMP. That's 0.71MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MPMP).
Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 16 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 11.8 higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4.2).
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (3""). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon XF205 has a weight of 1.6kgg, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266gg weight camcorder (264.4g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder. That's 30x bigger than the Canon XF205 (50xx). Read more

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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels higher than the Canon XF205 (460,800 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Cheaper by $2,589
The Panasonic HC-W570 is $2,589.21 cheaper than the Canon XF205.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XF205 is only 20xx (optical). That's 30x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (50xx). Read more

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.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 1,230,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (460,800 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

More expensive by $2,589
The Canon XF205 is $2,589.21 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W570.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.51MPMP sensor. That's 0.58MP smaller than the Canon XF205 (2.51MPMP). 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 movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.2MPMP (movie mode). That's 0.71MP lower than the Canon XF205 (2.2MPMP).
Three times lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 11.8 lower than the Canon XF205 (4.2).
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon XF205 (3""). 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.

264.4g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266gg, whereas the Canon XF205 is a 1.6kgg weight camcorder (264.4g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-W570 is only stocked by 7 shops, but the Canon XF205 is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by seven months
The Panasonic HC-W570 is seven months older than the Canon XF205.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP
BEST
2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
6x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
16
BEST
4.2
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
28.8 - 576 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Metering Type
 Centre-weighted
BEST
 Centre-weighted

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter Speed
1/18 - 1/2000 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
BEST
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 4lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg
BEST
266g
Height
201mm 62mm
Depth
353mm 129mm
Width
160mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 DC
BEST
 DC
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