Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-W580

Panasonic HC-V180
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
497x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 500xx (digital) camcorder. That's 497x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

26% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211gg weight camcorder. That's 53g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a height of 59mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 62mmmm high camcorder (3mm bigger).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V180 is 116mmmm deep, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 129mmmm deep camcorder (13mm bigger).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V180 is 53mmmm wide, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 60mmmm wide camcorder (7mm bigger).
$101 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V180 costs $197.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is $299.00.
2 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a maximum focal length of 103mmmm, but the Panasonic HC-V180 is only a 1,740mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (102mm shorter).
10% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1,740mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 102mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-W580 (103mmmm).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a screen size of 2.7"", but the Panasonic HC-W580 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.

6 Reasons Against
One hundred and sixty-six times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a digital zoom of 3,000xx, however the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 500xx (digital) camcorder (497x bigger). 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.

53g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a weight of 264gg, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211gg weight camcorder (53g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5% bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 62mmmm high. That's 3mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (62mmmm).
13mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 129mmmm deep camcorder. That's 13mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (129mmmm).
7mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 60mmmm wide camcorder. That's 7mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (60mmmm).
More expensive by $101
The Panasonic HC-W580 is $101.01 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V180.

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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 103mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 28mm
Focal Length
28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

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 1lx
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
BEST
 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
BEST
 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
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Life
1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
211g
BEST
264g
Height
59mm
BEST
62mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
129mm
Width
53mm
BEST
60mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
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