Panasonic HX-DC2 vs Panasonic HX-WA10

Panasonic HX-DC2
Panasonic HX-WA10

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HX-DC2 is 11.9MP (movie mode). That's 10.71MP higher than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (1.19MP).
0.4" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.4" larger than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (2.6"). 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.

2x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 5lx smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (9lx).
1 Reason For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HX-WA10 is 16.8MP sensor, but the Panasonic HX-DC2 is only a 14.4MP sensor camcorder (2.4MP 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HX-DC2 is only 14.4MP sensor. That's 2.4MP smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (16.8MP). 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.

4 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HX-WA10 is only 1.19MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HX-DC2 is an 11.9MP (movie mode) camcorder (10.71MP higher).
0.4" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is a 2.6" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.4" 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.

Significantly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 has a minimum illumination of 9lx, whereas the Panasonic HX-DC2 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (5lx smaller).
Six months older
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is older than the Panasonic HX-DC2 by six months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
14.4MP 16.8MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
11.9MP 11.9MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
11.9MP
BEST
1.19MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
120x 120x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
199.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
39.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
40 - 240 41.5 - 498
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6.8 - 34 6.8 - 34

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1/10000 1/30 - 1/10000
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/1500 1/2-1/1000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.6"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
3D
 3D
 3D
Minimum Illumination
4lx
BEST
9lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Grey
 Black
 Grey
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480p
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
BEST
 PAL

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 1280 x 720
 4352 x 3264
 4352 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4352 x 3264
 4608 x 3456
 4352 x 3264
 4608 x 3456
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 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
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.7V 3.7V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
180g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
120.8mm 123.7mm
Depth
38.1mm 92mm
Width
86.2mm 41.2mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
HD Writer VE2.0 HD Writer VE1.0
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included

Other Features

Power Consumption (typical)
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 3.7
Power Requirements
Unknown - Click to provide data DC 3.6V / 5.0V
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
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