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Canon EOS C300 vs Panasonic HC-W850

Canon EOS C300 vs Panasonic HC-W850

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Canon EOS C300
Panasonic HC-W850

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W850 (6.03MP).
Interchangeable lens Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has an interchangeable lens, but the Panasonic HC-W850 does not. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

25% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a display diagonal of 4". That's 1" larger than the Panasonic HC-W850 (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.

7 Reasons For
23% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, however the Canon EOS C300 is only a 9.84MP sensor camcorder (2.92MP smaller). 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Canon EOS C300 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash, but the Canon EOS C300 does not.
Built-in light Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in light, whereas the Canon EOS C300 does not have a built-in light.
Three times lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Canon EOS C300 (360g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Two more awards
The Panasonic HC-W850 has 4 awards, however the Canon EOS C300 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 16 expert reviews, the Panasonic HC-W850 has an average review score of 86%, but the Canon EOS C300 has an average rating of 70% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a 9.84MP sensor camcorder. That's 2.92MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-W850 (12.76MP). 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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Canon EOS C300 does not have a built-in flash, but the Panasonic HC-W850 does.
Does not have a built-in light Edit
The Canon EOS C300 does not have a built-in light, whereas the Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in light.
Vastly heavier Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a weight of 1.4kg, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder (1.1kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Older by eight months
The Canon EOS C300 is eight months older than the Panasonic HC-W850.
Two less awards
The Canon EOS C300 has only received 2 awards, whereas the Panasonic HC-W850 has received 4 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Canon EOS C300's average expert score is only 70%, however the Panasonic HC-W850's is 86% (based on 16 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
2.26MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 6.03MP, however the Canon EOS C300 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is only 3" screen size, but the Canon EOS C300 is a 4" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

Awards

2 Awards
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
4 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ixbt.com: Original Design
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.84MP 12.76MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.21MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP
BEST
6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.08 - 81.6
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dual shot (video & photo)

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
BEST
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Charging Source
 USB
 DC
 USB
 DC

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.4kg 360g
BEST
Height
171mm 73mm
Depth
179mm 139mm
Width
133mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.1
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
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