Panasonic HC-V270 vs Zoom Q4

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Panasonic HC-V270
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.7" larger than the Zoom Q4 (2"). 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 battery capacity Edit
Panasonic HC-V270 is 1,940mAh battery, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 1,050mAh battery camcorder (890mAh lower).
Vastly better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 100%, however the average rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80% (based on 24 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MP sensor. That's 0.49MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V270 (3MP). 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 lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 216g weight camcorder (49g 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 $275
The Zoom Q4 is $275.42 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V270.
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.49MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.49MP smaller than the Zoom Q4 (3MP). 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.

23% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V270 has a weight of 216g, however the Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder (49g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $275
The Panasonic HC-V270 is $275.42 more expensive than the Zoom Q4.
Less retailers
The Panasonic HC-V270 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Zoom Q4 is stocked by 12 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.
4 Reasons Against
36% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2" screen size camcorder. That's 0.7" smaller than the Panasonic HC-V270 (2"). 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.

890mAh lower battery capacity Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a battery capacity of 1,050mAh, however the Panasonic HC-V270 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder (890mAh higher).
Older by three months
The Zoom Q4 is three months older than the Panasonic HC-V270.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Zoom Q4 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 27 months Ago

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
3,000x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
33.6 - 1740 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.06 - 103 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Night
 Night

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 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

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

Design

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

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 4224 x 2376

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
3.6V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,050mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
216g 167g
BEST
Height
59mm 57.8mm
Depth
116mm 30.4mm
Width
530mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 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
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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