Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V270

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Canon XF305
Panasonic HC-V270

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF305 has a screen size of 4"", whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 2.7kgg weight camcorder. That's 213.3g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V270 (216gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Significantly smaller Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 153mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 530mmmm wide camcorder (377mm bigger).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
8 Reasons For
6% bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.51MPMP sensor. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XF305 (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.

6% higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.2MPMP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon XF305 (2.2MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder. That's 32x bigger than the Canon XF305 (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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a digital zoom of 3,000xx, however the Canon XF305 is only a 1.5xx (digital) camcorder (1.5x 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 229 pixels higher than the Canon XF305 (230,400 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

4x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx smaller than the Canon XF305 (1lxlx).
Significantly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder. That's 266mm smaller than the Canon XF305 (116mmmm).
Cheaper by $3,594
The Panasonic HC-V270 is $3,593.59 cheaper than the Canon XF305.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller sensor size Edit
Canon XF305 is only 2.37MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V270 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.

0.13MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon XF305 is only 2.07MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 is an 18xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder (32x 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 has a digital zoom of 1.5xx. That's 1.5x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (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 lower display resolution Edit
The Canon XF305 has a display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (229 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3.5lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lxlx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx smaller).
266mm bigger Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 382mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder (266mm smaller).
$3,594 more expensive
The Canon XF305 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V270 by $3,593.59.
Over two years older
The Canon XF305 is older than the Panasonic HC-V270 by three years.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 1.3" smaller than the Canon XF305 (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.

213.3g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a weight of 216gg, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 2.7kgg weight camcorder (213.3g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

72% bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 530mmmm wide camcorder. That's 377mm bigger than the Canon XF305 (530mmmm).
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-V270 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Canon XF305 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

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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
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1.5x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Minimum Aperture
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.3 - 527.4 33.6 - 1740
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 73.8 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.02 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Metering Type
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

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

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,550,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
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 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1lx
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 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
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
BP-955 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg
BEST
216g
Height
236mm
BEST
59mm
Depth
382mm 116mm
BEST
Width
153mm
BEST
530mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 Component
 USB
 HDMI

Other Features

Resolution
2044 x 1160 Unknown - Click to provide data
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