Panasonic HC-V270 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-V270
Zoom Q4

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B&H Photo
In stock
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Walmart
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.7" larger than the Zoom Q4 (2""). 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.

Vastly better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100%, however the average rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80% (based on 24 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MPMP sensor. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V270 (3MPMP). 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 lot lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167gg, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 216gg weight camcorder (49g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3% smaller Edit
Zoom Q4 is 57.8mmmm high. That's 1.2mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (57.8mmmm).
Smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 106.4mmmm wide camcorder. That's 423.6mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (106.4mmmm).
Cheaper by $276
The Zoom Q4 is $276.41 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V270.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.49MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 0.49MP smaller than the Zoom Q4 (3MPMP). 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.

23% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a weight of 216gg, however the Zoom Q4 is a 167gg weight camcorder (49g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 59mmmm high camcorder. That's 1.2mm bigger than the Zoom Q4 (57.8mmmm).
80% bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a width of 530mmmm. That's 423.6mm bigger than the Zoom Q4 (106.4mmmm).
More expensive by $276
The Panasonic HC-V270 is $276.41 more expensive than the Zoom Q4.
Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-V270 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Zoom Q4 is stocked by 5 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
36% smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.7" smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (2""). 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.

Older by two months
The Zoom Q4 is two months older than the Panasonic HC-V270.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 26 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.51MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
3,000x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length
33.6 - 1740 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Night
 Night

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
2.7"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
3.6V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
216g 167g
BEST
Height
59mm 57.8mm
BEST
Depth
116mm
BEST
30.4mm
Width
530mm 106.4mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
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