Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-VX870

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (2lxlx).
Better user reviews
Based on 14 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 82% (based on 12 reviews).
4 Reasons For
A lot bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is 18.91MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MPMP sensor camcorder (6.15MP 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.

0.97MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 7MPMP camcorder. That's 0.97MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (7MPMP).
A lot higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is 8.29MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP lower).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a digital zoom of 60xx. That's 59x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (60xx). 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
49% smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 6.15MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (18.91MPMP). 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.

17% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a megapixel count of 6.03MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 7MPMP camcorder (0.97MP higher).
38% lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MPMP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 2.26MP lower than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (8.29MPMP).
Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 1,500xx (digital), but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 60xx (digital) camcorder (59x 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.

Older by one month
The Panasonic HC-V770 is one month older than the Panasonic HC-VX870.
3 Reasons Against
A lot bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a minimum illumination of 2lxlx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
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Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

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Date Released

23 months Ago 23 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 18.91MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP 7MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
1,500x 60x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 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 30.8 - 626
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 4.08 - 81.6

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
 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
 Daylight
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Daylight

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
2lx
On Screen Display Language
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER

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
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 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
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 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
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 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
 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
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 6528 x 3672

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

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 353g
Height
73mm 73mm
Depth
139mm 139mm
Width
65mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
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