Canon XF105 vs Panasonic HC-V250

Canon XF105
Panasonic HC-V250

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF105 has a screen size of 3.5"", but the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

Significantly higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XF105 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (690 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

214.7g lighter Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kgg weight camcorder. That's 214.7g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V250 (216gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
7 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XF105 (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.

0.13MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a megapixel count of 2.2MPMP, however the Canon XF105 is only a 2.07MPMP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
80% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has an optical zoom of 50xx. That's 40x bigger than the Canon XF105 (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.

58% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 2.4 higher than the Canon XF105 (4.2).
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx smaller than the Canon XF105 (1lxlx).
2x smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a depth of 116mmmm. That's 134mm smaller than the Canon XF105 (116mmmm).
Cheaper by $2,018
The Panasonic HC-V250 costs $2,018.01 less than the Canon XF105.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XF105 has a sensor size of 2.37MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.14MP bigger). 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 megapixel count Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V250 (2.2MPMP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XF105 is only 10xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder (40x bigger). 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.

2.4 lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF105 has a maximum aperture value of 1.8, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.4 higher).
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx smaller).
Hugely bigger Edit
Canon XF105 is 250mmmm deep, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder (134mm smaller).
$2,018 more expensive
The Canon XF105 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V250 by $2,018.01.
Eight months older
The Canon XF105 is older than the Panasonic HC-V250 by eight months.
4 Reasons Against
30% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon XF105 (2.7""). 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.

3x lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 690 pixels lower than the Canon XF105 (230,400 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a weight of 216gg, however the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kgg weight camcorder (214.7g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-V250 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Canon XF105 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
BEST
 1/1.3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 150x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Maximum Aperture Value
1.8 4.2
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Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 2.06 - 103

Storage

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

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter Speed
0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
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 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1lx
BEST
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
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
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Video Format
 MXF
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MXF
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
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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
 4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
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Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Video Recording Time
10.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg
BEST
216g
Height
148mm
BEST
59mm
Depth
250mm 116mm
BEST
Width
121mm
BEST
53mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.1
Cable Included
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 AC

Other Features

Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2
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