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Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-V380

Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-V380

Panasonic HC-V180
Panasonic HC-V380

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
20% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211g weight camcorder. That's 41g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V380 (252g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$103 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V180 costs $103.04 less than the Panasonic HC-V380.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a digital zoom of 3,000x. That's 2,500x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (3,000x). 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.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 features wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 does not feature wi-Fi.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
2,500x smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V180 is only 500x (digital). That's 2,500x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 (3,000x). 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.

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.3" larger). 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.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 does not feature wi-Fi, but the Panasonic HC-V380 features wi-Fi.
5 Reasons Against
Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
41g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder. That's 41g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V180 (252g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$103 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-V380 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V180 by $103.04.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 shops sells the Panasonic HC-V380, but 6 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V180. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Panasonic HC-V380 is older than the Panasonic HC-V180 by five months.

Date Released

11 months Ago 16 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
1.67MP 1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
500x 3,000x
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Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,740mm 1,740mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 28mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

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

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/25 – 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
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Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
4lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1.25h 1.25h
Battery Voltage
3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
211g
BEST
252g
Height
59mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
 USB charging
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