Panasonic HX-DC2 vs Panasonic HX-WA10

Panasonic HX-DC2
Panasonic HX-WA10

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HX-DC2 is 11.9MPMP (movie mode). That's 10.71MP higher than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (1.19MP).
0.4" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.4" larger than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (2.6"). 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.

2x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 5lx smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (9lx).
3% smaller Edit
Panasonic HX-DC2 is 120.8mmmm high. That's 2.9mm smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (123.7mm).
Significantly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 38.1mmmm deep camcorder. That's 53.9mm smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (92mm).
2 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HX-WA10 is 16.8MP sensor, but the Panasonic HX-DC2 is only a 14.4MPMP sensor camcorder (2.4MP 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.

Significantly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is a 41.2mm wide camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-DC2 is an 86.2mmmm wide camcorder (45mm bigger).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HX-DC2 is only 14.4MPMP sensor. That's 2.4MP smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (16.8MP). 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.

Bigger Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is an 86.2mmmm wide camcorder. That's 45mm bigger than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (41.2mm).
6 Reasons Against
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HX-WA10 is only 1.19MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HX-DC2 is an 11.9MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (10.71MP higher).
0.4" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 has a screen size of 2.6", whereas the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.4" 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.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 has a minimum illumination of 9lx, whereas the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (5lx smaller).
2.9mm bigger Edit
Panasonic HX-WA10 is 123.7mm high, but the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 120.8mmmm high camcorder (2.9mm smaller).
Significantly bigger Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is a 92mm deep camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 38.1mmmm deep camcorder (53.9mm smaller).
Eight months older
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is older than the Panasonic HX-DC2 by eight months.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
14.4MP 16.8MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
11.9MP
BEST
11.9MP
Movie Megapixel Count
11.9MP
BEST
1.19MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
120x
BEST
120x
Image Stabiliser
 Digital
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length
199.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
39.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
3.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
40 - 240 41.5 - 498
Focal Length Range
6.8 - 34 6.8 - 34

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Manual
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Manual
 Daylight
 Incandescent

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1/10000 1/30 - 1/10000
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/1500 1/2-1/1000
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.6"
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
Minimum Illumination
4lx
BEST
9lx
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
 Grey
 Black
 Grey
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480p
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
BEST
 PAL

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 1280 x 720
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4352 x 3264
 4608 x 3456
 4352 x 3264
 4608 x 3456
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.7V 3.7V
Battery Capacity
700mAh
BEST
700mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
180g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
120.8mm
BEST
123.7mm
Depth
38.1mm
BEST
92mm
Width
86.2mm 41.2mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer VE2.0 HD Writer VE1.0
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Typical Power Consumption
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 3.7
Power Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data DC 3.6V / 5.0V
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