Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V270

Canon XF305
Panasonic HC-V270

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer, however the Panasonic HC-V270 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.

A lot larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 4" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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.

Available from 7 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
6% bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.51MP sensor. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XF305 (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.

6% higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 2.2MP (movie mode). That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon XF305 (2.2MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50x (optical) camcorder. That's 32x bigger than the Canon XF305 (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.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a digital zoom of 3,000x, however the Canon XF305 is only a 1.5x (digital) camcorder (2,998.5x 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.

4x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx smaller than the Canon XF305 (1lx).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a weight of 216g, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder (2.5kg 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 $3,594
The Panasonic HC-V270 is $3,593.59 cheaper than the Canon XF305.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon XF305 is only 2.37MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V270 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.

0.13MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon XF305 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 is an 18x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (32x 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.

One thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 has a digital zoom of 1.5x. That's 2,998.5x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (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.

3.5lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.5lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-V270 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$3,594 more expensive
The Canon XF305 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V270 by $3,593.59.
Over two years older
The Canon XF305 is older than the Panasonic HC-V270 by three years.
3 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Canon XF305 does. 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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 1.3" smaller than the Canon XF305 (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.

Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-V270 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Canon XF305 is stocked by 8 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1.5x 3,000x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Filter Size
82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.3 - 527.4 33.6 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 73.8 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

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
0.02 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,550,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1lx
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Red
 Black
 Red

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 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
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 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
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

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 Type
BP-955 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
2.7kg 216g
BEST
Height
236mm 59mm
Depth
382mm 116mm
Width
153mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
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

Other Features

Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Resolution
2044 x 1160 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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