Panasonic HC-V720K vs Panasonic HX-DC3

Panasonic HC-V720K
Panasonic HX-DC3

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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, whereas the Panasonic HX-DC3 is only a 14.4MP sensor camcorder (3.12MP 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.

26.1mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a width of 60.1mmmm, however the Panasonic HX-DC3 is an 86.2mm wide camcorder (26.1mm bigger).
2 Reasons For
699mAh higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC3 is a 700mAh battery camcorder. That's 699mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-V720K (700mAh).
54% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC3 is a 180g weight camcorder. That's 97g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V720K (180g). 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
Lower battery capacity Edit
Panasonic HC-V720K is only 1,940mAhmAh battery. That's 699mAh lower than the Panasonic HX-DC3 (700mAh).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 277gg weight camcorder. That's 97g heavier than the Panasonic HX-DC3 (180g). 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-DC3 has a sensor size of 14.4MP, 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.

A lot bigger Edit
Panasonic HX-DC3 is 86.2mm wide, but the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 60.1mmmm wide camcorder (26.1mm smaller).
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Two months older
The Panasonic HX-DC3 is older than the Panasonic HC-V720K by two 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
Focal Length Range
2.82 - 59.2 6.8 - 34

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.07GB
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
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
 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

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
3lx 12lx
BEST
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 3744 x 2106
 3072 x 2304
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 3744 x 2106
 3072 x 2304
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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
BEST
Depth
124.4mm
BEST
38.1mm
Width
60.1mm
BEST
86.2mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 HD Writer VE 3.0
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
 AV
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