Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-V380

Panasonic HC-V180
Panasonic HC-V380

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V180 is 500xx (digital). That's 497x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V380 (3,000xx). Read more

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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a minimum illumination of 1lxlx, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
20% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211gg weight camcorder. That's 41g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V380 (252gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Slightly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 59mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 62mmmm high camcorder (3mm bigger).
12% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a depth of 116mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 129mmmm deep camcorder (13mm bigger).
14% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a width of 53mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 60mmmm wide camcorder (7mm bigger).
$100 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V180 costs $100 less than the Panasonic HC-V380.
2 Reasons For
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a screen size of 3"", whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). 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.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a screen size of 2.7"", however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

Less retailers
Only 9 shops sells the Panasonic HC-V180, whereas 11 shops sell the Panasonic HC-V380. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
7 Reasons Against
497x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a digital zoom of 3,000xx. That's 497x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V180 (3,000xx). Read more

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.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a minimum illumination of 4lxlx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
41g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252gg weight camcorder. That's 41g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V180 (252gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3mm bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is 62mmmm high, but the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 59mmmm high camcorder (3mm smaller).
13mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 129mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder (13mm smaller).
7mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 60mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 53mmmm wide camcorder (7mm smaller).
$100 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V380 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V180 by $100.

Date Released

12 months Ago 12 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
1.67MP 1.67MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
500x
BEST
3,000x
Maximum Focal Length
1,740mm 1,740mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 28mm
Focal Length
28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/25 – 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Life
1.25h 1.25h
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
211g
BEST
252g
Height
59mm
BEST
62mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
129mm
Width
53mm
BEST
60mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
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