Canon EOS C300 vs Panasonic HC-W850

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Canon EOS C300
Panasonic HC-W850

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is an 8.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W850 (6.03MPMP).
25% larger screen size Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a 4"" screen size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Panasonic HC-W850 (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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a weight of 1.4kgg, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360gg weight camcorder (358.6g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2 Reasons For
40mm smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is 139mmmm deep, but the Canon EOS C300 is a 179mmmm deep camcorder (40mm bigger).
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 expert review, the Panasonic HC-W850 has an average review score of 85%, but the Canon EOS C300 has an average rating of 70% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
23% bigger Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a depth of 179mmmm. That's 40mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-W850 (139mmmm).
Older by eight months
The Canon EOS C300 is eight months older than the Panasonic HC-W850.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Canon EOS C300's average expert score is only 70%, however the Panasonic HC-W850's is 85% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
2.26MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a movie megapixel count of 6.03MPMP, however the Canon EOS C300 is an 8.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a screen size of 3"", but the Canon EOS C300 is a 4"" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360gg weight camcorder. That's 358.6g heavier than the Canon EOS C300 (360gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Awards

2 Awards
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

41 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.84MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.21MP
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP
BEST
6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.08 - 81.6
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
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

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST
Microphone Connection
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.4kg
BEST
360g
Height
171mm
BEST
73mm
Depth
179mm 139mm
BEST
Width
133mm
BEST
65mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.1
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
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