Canon XF105 vs Panasonic HC-V250

Canon XF105
Panasonic HC-V250

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon XF105 is 3.5" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

Significantly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (689,600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XF105 (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.

0.13MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.2MP, however the Canon XF105 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.13MP lower).
80% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has an optical zoom of 50x. That's 40x bigger than the Canon XF105 (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.

58% higher maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-V250 is 4.2 maximum aperture value. That's 2.4 higher than the Canon XF105 (4.2).
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx smaller than the Canon XF105 (1lx).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 features wi-Fi, however the Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi.
Five times lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a weight of 216g, however the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder (1.1kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by $2,018
The Panasonic HC-V250 costs $2,018.01 less than the Canon XF105.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XF105 has a total megapixels of 2.37MP, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP bigger). 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 XF105 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V250 (2.2MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XF105 is only 10x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (40x 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.

2.4 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.4 higher).
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lx, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx smaller).
Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 features wi-Fi.
84% heavier Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder. That's 1.1kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-V250 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,018 more expensive
The Canon XF105 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V250 by $2,018.01.
Over one year older
The Canon XF105 is older than the Panasonic HC-V250 by 16 months.
3 Reasons Against
30% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon XF105 (2.7"). 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.

3x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic HC-V250 is only 230,400 pixels display resolution. That's 689,600 pixels lower than the Canon XF105 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-V250 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Canon XF105 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
BEST
 1/1.3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Maximum Aperture Number
1.8 4.2
BEST
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 2.06 - 103

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1lx
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Progressive Scan
 Progressive scan
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
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Video Formats Supported
 MXF
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MXF
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 EXIF
 JPS
 EXIF
 JPS
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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
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Video Recording Time
10.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 216g
BEST
Height
148mm 59mm
Depth
250mm 116mm
Width
121mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.1
Cables Included
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Video Compression Formats
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2

Projector

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