Panasonic HC-V160 vs Panasonic HC-V250

Panasonic HC-V160
Panasonic HC-V250

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
969mAh higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 970mAhmAh battery camcorder. That's 969mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-V250 (1,940mAhmAh).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181gg weight camcorder. That's 35g 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.

$313 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs $167.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is $480.99.
Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
24% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has an optical zoom of 50xx, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 38xx (optical) camcorder (12x 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.

4.3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 32.3mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (4.3mm longer).
3x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a minimum illumination of 1lxlx, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
1mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 59mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 60mmmm high camcorder (1mm bigger).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 38xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder (12x 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.

14% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum focal length of 32.3mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (4.3mm shorter).
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum illumination of 4lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
1mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a height of 60mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 59mmmm high camcorder (1mm smaller).
5 Reasons Against
Hugely lower battery capacity Edit
Panasonic HC-V250 is only 1,940mAhmAh battery. That's 969mAh lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 (1,940mAhmAh).
17% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 216gg weight camcorder. That's 35g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (216gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$313 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V250 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by $313.
Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic HC-V250, whereas 6 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V160. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eleven months older
The Panasonic HC-V250 is older than the Panasonic HC-V160 by eleven months.

Date Released

22 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2,500x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,646mm 1,740mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
32.3mm 28mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 4.2
Focal Length
32.3 - 1646 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.35 - 89.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels 230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
4lx 1lx
BEST
On Screen Display Language
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 DUT
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 DUT

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Life
0.67h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
970mAh
BEST
1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
216g
Height
60mm 59mm
BEST
Depth
60mm 116mm
BEST
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

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