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Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-X920

Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-X920

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-X920

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (12x). 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-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is only a 40x (digital) camcorder (1,460x 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.

Eleven times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 11lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (12lx).
Cheaper by $101
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $101.01 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-X920.
12 Reasons For
Vastly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a total megapixels of 38.28MP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (25.52MP 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.

Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MP camcorder. That's 2.46MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (8.49MP).
A lot higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.49MP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.46MP lower).
Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash, but the Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash.
Larger display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 3.5" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

Significantly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 1,152,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (691,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3D Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is not 3D.
87% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189g weight camcorder. That's 164g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (189g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Seven more awards
The Panasonic HC-X920 has 8 awards, however the Panasonic HC-V770 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are slightly better
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an average expert review score of 91%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 90% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are slightly better
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an average user review score of 90%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Three times smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 12.76MP sensor. That's 25.52MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (38.28MP). 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 Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MP camcorder (2.46MP higher).
41% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 6.03MP (movie mode). That's 2.46MP lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (8.49MP).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash.
0.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3.5"). 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
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels. That's 691,200 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (1,152,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

164g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189g weight camcorder (164g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Fewer sellers
The Panasonic HC-V770 is only stocked by 5 stores, but the Panasonic HC-X920 is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Seven less awards
The Panasonic HC-V770 has only received 1 award, but the Panasonic HC-X920 has received 8 awards.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 91% (based on 17 reviews).
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 90% (based on 127 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
8x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is only 12x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 40x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,460x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (40x). 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.

Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a minimum illumination of 12lx, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (11lx smaller).
$101 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-X920 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $101.01.
Eight months older
The Panasonic HC-X920 is older than the Panasonic HC-V770 by eight months.

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
8 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
plusxaward.de: Innovation and Ease of Use
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 34 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 38.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP 8.49MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP 8.49MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
40x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 29.8 - 399.2
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 2.84 - 34.1
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

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
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
 Built-in flash
BEST
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
12lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 HUN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 HUN

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2304
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2304
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6016 x 3384
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 6016 x 3384

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
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,250mAh

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 189g
BEST
Height
73mm 59mm
Depth
139mm 82mm
Width
65mm 73mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 HD Writer AE 5.0
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback