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Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V270

Canon XF305 vs Panasonic HC-V270

Canon XF305
Panasonic HC-V270

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
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.

999,600 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XF305 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (999,600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

19x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum illumination of 0.05lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.95lx bigger).
5 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.

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.

Reasons Against

7 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.

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.

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Seven months older
The Canon XF305 is older than the Panasonic HC-V270 by seven months.
3 Reasons Against
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.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 999,600 pixels lower than the Canon XF305 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

95% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.95lx bigger than the Canon XF305 (1lx).

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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
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Minimum Aperture Number
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
BEST
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 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
1/3 - 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)
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
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
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
0.05lx
BEST
1lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
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
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 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 Port
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 Port
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
Mini USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 216g
BEST
Height
192mm 59mm
Depth
394mm 116mm
Width
180mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
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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