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Canon Vixia HF R62 vs Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-W570

Canon Vixia HF R62 vs Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (4lx) and 3.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4lx).
A lot lighter Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a weight of 240g, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (113g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder (26g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

8 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 12.76MP sensor. That's 9.48MP bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (2.51MP) and 10.25MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.51MP). 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.

3.96MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R62 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (3.96MP lower) and the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 2.2MP camcorder (3.83MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 6.03MP (movie mode). That's 3.96MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (2.2MP) and 3.83MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).
1,350x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x, however the Canon Vixia HF R62 is only a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (360x smaller) and the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 150x (digital) camcorder (1,350x smaller). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, and so does the Panasonic HC-W570. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

62% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 72 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate. That's 44 Mbit/s bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (28 Mbit/s).
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% (based on 1 review).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Canon Vixia HF R62 is 83% (based on 6 reviews) and the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an optical zoom of 50x. That's 18x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (50x) and 30x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (50x). 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.

Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 4.2 maximum aperture value. That's 0.6 higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (4.2).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 460,800 pixels display resolution, and so does the Panasonic HC-V770. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Cheaper by $285
The Panasonic HC-W570 costs $285 less than the Panasonic HC-V770.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Three times smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder. That's 9.48MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.51MP) and 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.51MP). 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.

Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (3.96MP higher) and the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.13MP higher).
3.96MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 3.96MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.2MP) and 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).
57% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has an optical zoom of 32x. That's 12x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (50x) and 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (50x). 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.

360x smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is only 1,140x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (360x bigger) and the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder (990x smaller). 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Panasonic HC-W570 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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Older by three months
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is one month older than the Panasonic HC-V770 and three months older than the Panasonic HC-W570.
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon Vixia HF R62's average user score is 83%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 89% (based on 14 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 12x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (50x) and 30x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (50x). 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.

17% lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum aperture number of 3.6. That's 0.6 lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4.2).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (4lx) and 3lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4lx).
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 240g weight camcorder (113g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder (87g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $285
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $285 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W570.
Older by two months
The Panasonic HC-V770 is two months older than the Panasonic HC-W570.
9 Reasons Against
10.25MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (2.51MP) and 10.25MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.51MP). 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.

Two times lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.2MP, however the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 2.07MP camcorder (0.13MP lower) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (3.83MP higher).
Significantly lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (2.2MP) and 3.83MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.2MP).
9x smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 150x (digital), but the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (990x bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (1,350x 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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (4lx) and 3lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (4lx).
Two times smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 44 Mbit/s smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (28 Mbit/s).
Marginally heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266g, however the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 240g weight camcorder (26g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (87g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Panasonic HC-W570's average expert score is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-V770's is 90% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic HC-W570's average user score is 80%, however the Canon Vixia HF R62's is 83% (based on 6 reviews) and the Panasonic HC-V770's is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP 12.76MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 20x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 1,500x
BEST
150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6 4.2
BEST
Filter Size
43mm 49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.5 - 1853 29.5 - 612 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 4.08 - 81.6 2.06 - 103

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 1/2 - 1/2000 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/8000 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
1lx 4lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
BEST
28 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 4224 x 2376
 6528 x 3672
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 LC-AAC
BEST
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AC3
 LC-AAC
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
353g 266g
Height
58mm 73mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 139mm 129mm
Width
53mm 65mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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