Canon Legria HF G25 vs Panasonic HC-V180

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Canon Legria HF G25
Panasonic HC-V180

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder. That's 0.4MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V180 (1.67MPMP).
0.8" larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a minimum illumination of 0.1lxlx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (0.9lx bigger).
8 Reasons For
A bit bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 2.37MPMP sensor camcorder (0.14MP smaller). 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.

Slightly higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 2.07MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
40x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has an optical zoom of 50xx, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 10xx (optical) camcorder (40x 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
Panasonic HC-V180 is 500xx (digital). That's 300x bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (500xx). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211gg weight camcorder. That's 354g lighter than the Canon Legria HF G25 (211gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

23mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 59mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is an 82mmmm high camcorder (23mm bigger).
Vastly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a depth of 116mmmm, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 210mmmm deep camcorder (94mm bigger).
Vastly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a width of 53mmmm, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 95mmmm wide camcorder (42mm bigger).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller sensor size Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.37MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V180 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.

Moderately lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.07MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 10xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 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.

300x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a digital zoom of 200xx. That's 300x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V180 (500xx). 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.

63% heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565gg weight camcorder. That's 354g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V180 (211gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

23mm bigger Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is 82mmmm high, but the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 59mmmm high camcorder (23mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 210mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder (94mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 95mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 53mmmm wide camcorder (42mm smaller).
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Two months older
The Canon Legria HF G25 is older than the Panasonic HC-V180 by two months.
3 Reasons Against
24% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1.67MPMP camcorder. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Legria HF G25 (1.67MPMP).
0.8" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a screen size of 2.7"", however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a minimum illumination of 1lxlx, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 0.1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (0.9lx smaller).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 50x
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Digital Zoom
200x 500x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 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

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
260,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effect
 Cinema
 Cinema
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx
BEST
1lx
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.25h
Video Recording Time
1.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-827 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
565g 211g
BEST
Height
82mm 59mm
BEST
Depth
210mm 116mm
BEST
Width
95mm 53mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
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