Canon Vixia HF R21 vs Panasonic HX-A100

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Canon Vixia HF R21
Panasonic HX-A100

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Two memory slotss Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is a two memory slots camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 only has one memory slots.
2x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HX-A100 (1lx).
HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 has an HDMI, however the Panasonic HX-A100 does not have an HDMI.
5 Reasons For
0.04MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a total megapixels of 3.32MP, however the Canon Vixia HF R21 is only a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.04MP 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.

27% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.8MP camcorder. That's 0.73MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R21 (2.8MP).
0.73MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.8MP, however the Canon Vixia HF R21 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.73MP lower).
Significantly smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.7m smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R21 (0.3m).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 167g weight camcorder. That's 103g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R21 (167g). 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
2% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.04MP smaller than the Panasonic HX-A100 (3.32MP). 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.

A lot lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.8MP camcorder (0.73MP higher).
36% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.73MP lower than the Panasonic HX-A100 (2.8MP).
Hugely bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 has a closest focusing distance of 1m, but the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.7m smaller).
103g heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 has a weight of 270g, however the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 167g weight camcorder (103g 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 over one year
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is 17 months older than the Panasonic HX-A100.
3 Reasons Against
One less memory slots Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has one memory slots, however the Canon Vixia HF R21 only has two memory slotss.
0.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx smaller).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R21 has an HDMI.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP 3.32MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.8MP
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Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.8MP
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Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
400x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5
Filter Size
34mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
41.2 - 1176 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
1m 0.3m
BEST

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25-1/12000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
BEST
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
1lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Silver
 Orange
 Black
 Silver
 Orange
Protection Features
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
International Protection (IP) Code
 IPX8
 IPX8

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1792 x 1344
 1920 x 1080
 3072 x 1728
 2304 x 1296
 1792 x 1344
 1920 x 1080
 3072 x 1728
 2304 x 1296
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3072 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 3072 x 1728
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AAC++
BEST
 AC3
 AAC++
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 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DV port
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Battery

Video Recording Time
12.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-110 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,450mAh
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
270g 167g
BEST
Height
62mm 94mm
Depth
121mm 25mm
Width
60mm 59.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer WE1.0
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stylus Pen
 Stylus pen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.8 - 3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
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