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Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W580

Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V380 vs Panasonic HC-W580

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Panasonic HC-V380
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.77MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

20% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 are both only 1.67MP camcorders (0.4MP lower).
Nine times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1lx) and 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lx).
Cheaper by $103
The Canon Vixia HF R600 costs $103 less than the Panasonic HC-V380 and costs $123 less than the Panasonic HC-W580.
6 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is 2.2MP (movie mode), and so does the Panasonic HC-W580. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.2MP).
36% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 50x (optical) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580. That's 18x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

1,860x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a digital zoom of 3,000x (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (1,860x 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.

1,637mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is 1,740mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,637mm shorter).
HDMI Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 supports HDMI (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI.
33g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a weight of 252g, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (33g heavier) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder (12g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons For
A bit higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP (as does the Panasonic HC-V380), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
18x bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W580 is 50x (optical) (as does the Panasonic HC-V380), but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (18x smaller). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V380. That's 1,860x bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

HDMI Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 supports HDMI, and so does the Panasonic HC-V380, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (2.2MP).
57% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an optical zoom of 32x. That's 18x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 (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.

Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 1,140x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 are both 3,000x (digital) camcorders (1,860x 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.

Does not support HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI, but the Panasonic HC-V380 and the Panasonic HC-W580 support HDMI.
12% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a weight of 285g, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 252g weight camcorder (33g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder (21g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by eleven months
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-V380 and eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-W580.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V380 is only 2.51MP sensor, and so does the Panasonic HC-W580. That's 0.77MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

0.4MP lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 has an effective megapixels (image) of 1.67MP (as does the Panasonic HC-W580), whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder (0.4MP higher).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (1lx) and 3lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-W580 (1lx).
More expensive by $103
The Panasonic HC-V380 is $103 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP (as does the Panasonic HC-V380), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP 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 Panasonic HC-W580 is a 1.67MP camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V380. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (1.67MP).
1,637mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103mm. That's 1,637mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-V380 (103mm).
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx smaller) and the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
5% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder. That's 21g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (264g) and 12g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V380 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$123 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W580 is more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600 by $123 and more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V380 by $20.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP 1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST
2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 50x
BEST
50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,140x 3,000x
BEST
3,000x
BEST
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
BEST
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm
BEST
103mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm 28mm
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1 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

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

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 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx 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
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 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
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
 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
BEST
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
BEST
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1 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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.25h 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
Charging Source
 USB
 USB
 USB

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 252g
BEST
264g
Height
58mm 62mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
 USB
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
 USB charging
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