Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V160

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Panasonic HC-V160

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
24% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a sensor size of 3.28MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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.

A little larger screen size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a screen size of 3"", but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).
$113 cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R600 costs $54.95, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is $167.99.
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
0.13MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a megapixel count of 2.2MPMP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MPMP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a movie megapixel count of 2.2MPMP. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.2MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 38xx (optical). That's 6x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (38xx). 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.

1x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder (1x 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a weight of 181gg, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder (104g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
7% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.2MPMP).
0.13MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 32xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38xx (optical) camcorder (6x 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.

1x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder. That's 1x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2,500xx). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder. That's 104g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (181gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a sensor size of 2.51MPMP. 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.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (4lxlx).
More expensive by $113
The Panasonic HC-V160 is $113.04 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-V160 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is stocked by 6 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 2,500x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,646mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.3mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.3 - 1646
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
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
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display Language
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
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Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 181g
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Height
58mm 60mm
Depth
116mm 60mm
Width
53mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 Composite
 USB
 AV
 Composite
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