Panasonic HC-W570 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-W570
Zoom Q4

Top Prices

B&H Photo
Standard delivery: $9.01
In stock
Factory Outlet Store
In stock
6ave
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In stock, only 5 left!
B&H Photo
In stock
Amazon US
Walmart
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In stock

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
56% lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Zoom Q4 (2.8).
34% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Zoom Q4 (2""). 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.

2 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.
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.49MP smaller). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 167gg weight camcorder. That's 99g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (167gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Marginally smaller Edit
Zoom Q4 is 57.8mmmm high, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 62mmmm high camcorder (4.2mm bigger).
$190 cheaper
The Zoom Q4 is $189.99 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-W570.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 2.51MPMP sensor. That's 0.49MP smaller than the Zoom Q4 (3MPMP). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266gg, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 167gg weight camcorder (99g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7% bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 62mmmm high. That's 4.2mm bigger than the Zoom Q4 (57.8mmmm).
More expensive by $190
The Panasonic HC-W570 is $189.99 more expensive than the Zoom Q4.
4 Reasons Against
A lot higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a screen size of 2"", whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 3"" screen size camcorder (1" larger). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 5 retailers sells the Zoom Q4, but 7 stores sell the Panasonic HC-W570. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Six months older
The Zoom Q4 is older than the Panasonic HC-W570 by six months.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 3MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
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Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
150x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8
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2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
28 - 1740 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Night
 Night

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
0.5 - 0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
4lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
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Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
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Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
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1,050mAh
Battery
 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

Weight
266g 167g
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Height
62mm 57.8mm
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Depth
129mm
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30.4mm
Width
60mm 106.4mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
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Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
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