Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V770

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Panasonic HC-V770

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
12x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20x (optical) camcorder (12x smaller). 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 minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.6lx bigger).
68g lighter Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 68g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$303 cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is $302.99 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V770.
User reviews are a little better
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user review score of 90%, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).
7 Reasons For
75% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP. That's 9.48MP bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (12.76MP). 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.

Hugely higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (3.96MP lower).
66% higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 6.03MP. That's 3.96MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (6.03MP).
360x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (360x 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.

51% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI.
1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 3.28MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (9.48MP bigger). 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.

2x lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 3.96MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).
Two times lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.96MP higher).
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. That's 360x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1,500x). 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.

2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI, however the Panasonic HC-V770 has an HDMI.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 shops sells the Canon Vixia HF R600, but 6 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 20x (optical). That's 12x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (20x). 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.

60% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (1lx).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (68g 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 $303
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $302.99 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
Older by one month
The Panasonic HC-V770 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user score of 89%, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP 12.76MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
1,140x 1,500x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Filter Size
43mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/8000
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
1lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
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
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)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 6528 x 3672
 1920 x 1080
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g
BEST
353g
Height
58mm 73mm
Depth
116mm 139mm
Width
53mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.2
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Projector

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