Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W580

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Panasonic HC-V380
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.77MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a megapixel count of 2.07MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 are both only 1.67MPMP camcorders (0.4MP lower).
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 0.4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1lxlx) and 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lxlx).
Cheaper by $243
The Canon Vixia HF R600 costs $243.04 less than the Panasonic HC-V380 and costs $244.05 less than the Panasonic HC-W580.
4 Reasons For
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is 2.2MPMP (movie mode), and so does the Panasonic HC-W580. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.2MPMP).
36% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580. That's 18x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a digital zoom of 3,000xx (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder (2x smaller). 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.

33g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a weight of 252gg, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder (33g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264gg weight camcorder (12g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6 Reasons For
A bit higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a movie megapixel count of 2.2MPMP (as does the Panasonic HC-V380), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
18x bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 50xx (optical) (as does the Panasonic HC-V380), but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 32xx (optical) camcorder (18x smaller). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000xx (digital) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V380. That's 2x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 103mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 102mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V380 (103mmmm).
Available from 4 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MPMP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MPMP).
57% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an optical zoom of 32xx. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 1,140xx (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 are both 3,000xx (digital) camcorders (2x 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.

12% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a weight of 285gg, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252gg weight camcorder (33g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264gg weight camcorder (21g 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 Canon Vixia HF R600 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Panasonic HC-V380 is stocked by 5 sellers and the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 6 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.
Older by eleven months
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-V380 and eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-W580.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Canon Vixia HF R600's average user score is 90%, however the Panasonic HC-W580's is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is only 2.51MPMP sensor, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

0.4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a megapixel count of 1.67MPMP (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder (0.4MP higher).
102x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a maximum focal length of 1,740mmmm, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 103mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (102mm longer).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (1lxlx) and 3lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lxlx).
More expensive by $243
The Panasonic HC-V380 is $243.04 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-V380 is only stocked by 5 stores, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
5 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a sensor size of 2.51MPMP (as does the Panasonic HC-V380), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MPMP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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 Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MPMP camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V380. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (1.67MPMP).
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum illumination of 1lxlx, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 0.4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx smaller) and the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
5% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264gg weight camcorder. That's 21g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (264gg) and 12g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V380 (264gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$244 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W580 is more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600 by $244.05 and more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V380 by $1.01.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP 1.67MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 3,000x
BEST
3,000x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm 103mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm 28mm
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3" 3" 3"
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx 1lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 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
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
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
 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
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 252g
BEST
264g
Height
58mm 62mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
 USB
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