Panasonic HC-V720K vs Panasonic HX-DC2

Panasonic HC-V720K
Panasonic HX-DC2

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3.12MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 17.52MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 3.12MP bigger than the Panasonic HX-DC2 (14.4MPMP). 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.

34% smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Panasonic HX-DC2 (4lxlx).
2 Reasons For
699mAh higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 700mAhmAh battery camcorder. That's 699mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-V720K (700mAhmAh).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 180gg weight camcorder. That's 97g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V720K (180gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
699x lower battery capacity Edit
Panasonic HC-V720K is only 1,940mAhmAh battery, but the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 700mAhmAh battery camcorder (699mAh higher).
97g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a weight of 277gg, however the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 180gg weight camcorder (97g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons Against
22% smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 has a sensor size of 14.4MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 17.52MPMP sensor camcorder (3.12MP 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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 has a minimum illumination of 4lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
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Ten months older
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is older than the Panasonic HC-V720K by ten months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
17.52MP
BEST
14.4MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.9MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.9MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
21x 5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 199.5mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 39.9mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 40 - 240
Focal Length Range
2.82 - 59.2 6.8 - 34

Storage

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Shutter

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
3lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Grey
 Black
 Grey

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 720p
 480p
 1080i
 720p
 480p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 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
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 3264
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 700mAh
BEST
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
277g 180g
BEST
Height
69.3mm 120.8mm
Depth
124.4mm 38.1mm
Width
60.1mm 86.2mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 HD Writer VE2.0
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC

Other Features

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 4W
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