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Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-W580

Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-W580

Panasonic HC-V180
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,740mm. That's 1,637mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (103mm).
26% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211g weight camcorder. That's 53g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$123 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V180 costs $224.95, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is $347.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
2,500x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a digital zoom of 3,000x, however the Panasonic HC-V180 is only a 500x (digital) camcorder (2,500x 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.

10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (3"). 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-W580 features wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 does not feature wi-Fi.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 500x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,500x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-V180 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-W580 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, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 features wi-Fi.
5 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is only 103mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1,740mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,637mm longer).
53g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a weight of 264g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211g weight camcorder (53g 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 $123
The Panasonic HC-W580 is $123.04 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V180.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-W580 is only stocked by 5 shops, but the Panasonic HC-V180 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by five months
The Panasonic HC-W580 is five months older than the Panasonic HC-V180.

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
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,740mm
BEST
103mm
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

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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx 1lx
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
BEST
 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
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 JPEG XR
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
211g
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264g
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
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 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
 USB charging
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