Panasonic HC-V270 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Panasonic HC-V270
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 3,000x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 150x (digital) camcorder (2,850x 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.

3lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4lx).
24% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a weight of 216g, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder (50g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an image stabilizer, however the Panasonic HC-V270 does not. 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.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

$105 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W570 is $105.42 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V270.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 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.

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is only 230,400 pixels display resolution. That's 230,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

More expensive by $105
The Panasonic HC-V270 is $105.42 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W570.
Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-V270 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is stocked by 4 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Panasonic HC-V270 is three months older than the Panasonic HC-W570.
4 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x. That's 2,850x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (150x). 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.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
50g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 50g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V270 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 21 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.2MP 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
3,000x
BEST
150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
33.6 - 1740 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.06 - 103 2.06 - 103

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/8000 - 1/25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2000 - 1/2 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
4lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 White
 Red
 White

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 4224 x 2376
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
216g
BEST
266g
Height
59mm 62mm
Depth
116mm 129mm
Width
530mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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