Panasonic HC-V160 vs Panasonic HC-V270

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Panasonic HC-V160
Panasonic HC-V270

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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-V270 (1,940mAhmAh).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181gg weight camcorder. That's 35g 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.

$237 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs $167.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is $405.41.
Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
12x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder. That's 12x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160 (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 Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2,500xx (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.

3x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (1lxlx).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 59mmmm high. That's 1mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (59mmmm).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 38xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V270 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500xx (digital) camcorder. That's 1x 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.

Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum illumination of 4lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
1mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a height of 60mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 59mmmm high camcorder (1mm smaller).
5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a battery capacity of 1,940mAhmAh, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 970mAhmAh battery camcorder (969mAh higher).
35g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a weight of 216gg, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181gg weight camcorder (35g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $237
The Panasonic HC-V270 is $237.42 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-V270 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Panasonic HC-V270 is one month older than the Panasonic HC-V160.

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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 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,646mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.3 - 1646 33.6 - 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 1/8000 - 1/25
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2000 - 1/2
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
 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
17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
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
BEST
 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 530mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 Composite
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 Composite
 HDMI
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