Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-X920

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-X920

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (12xx). 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-X920 (1,152,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

8mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 65mmmm wide camcorder. That's 8mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (73mmmm).
Cheaper by $151
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $151.01 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-X920.
Better user reviews
Based on 14 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
Vastly bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a sensor size of 38.28MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MPMP sensor camcorder (25.52MP 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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MPMP camcorder. That's 2.46MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (8.49MPMP).
A lot higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a movie megapixel count of 8.49MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.46MP lower).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 40xx (digital) camcorder. That's 39x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (40xx). 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.

Larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a screen size of 3.5"", but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

87% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189gg weight camcorder. That's 164g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (189gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

24% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a height of 59mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 73mmmm high camcorder (14mm bigger).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Three times smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 12.76MPMP sensor. That's 25.52MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (38.28MPMP). 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 lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a megapixel count of 6.03MPMP, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MPMP camcorder (2.46MP higher).
41% lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 6.03MPMP (movie mode). That's 2.46MP lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (8.49MPMP).
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500xx, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 40xx (digital) camcorder (39x bigger). 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.

0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3.5""). 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.

164g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353gg, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189gg weight camcorder (164g 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
Panasonic HC-V770 is 73mmmm high. That's 14mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (59mmmm).
6 Reasons Against
8x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is only 12xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

459 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a display resolution of 1,152,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 73mmmm wide, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 65mmmm wide camcorder (8mm smaller).
$151 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-X920 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $151.01.
Over one year older
The Panasonic HC-X920 is older than the Panasonic HC-V770 by 23 months.
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 47 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 38.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.49MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.49MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
1,500x 40x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 29.8 - 399.2
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 2.84 - 34.1
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

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

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels
BEST
1,152,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
1lx 12lx
BEST
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6016 x 3384
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 6016 x 3384

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,250mAh

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 189g
BEST
Height
73mm 59mm
BEST
Depth
139mm
BEST
82mm
Width
65mm
BEST
73mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 HD Writer AE 5.0
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV
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