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Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-VX870

Top Prices

B&H Photo
Checked 16 hours ago
In stock
Factory Outlet Store
Checked 15 hours ago
In stock
Adorama
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In stock
Walmart
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Delivery unknown
In stock
Focus Camera
Checked 1 day ago
Out of stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1,500x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is only a 60x (digital) camcorder (1,440x 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.

Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (2lx).
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 83% (based on 6 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 14 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 83% (based on 14 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is 18.91MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (6.15MP 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.

0.97MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 7MP camcorder. That's 0.97MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (7MP).
A lot higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is 8.29MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP lower).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
49% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder. That's 6.15MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (18.91MP). 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.

17% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (image) of 6.03MP, however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 7MP camcorder (0.97MP higher).
38% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 2.26MP lower than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (8.29MP).
Older by six months
The Panasonic HC-V770 is six months older than the Panasonic HC-VX870.
5 Reasons Against
24x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a digital zoom of 60x. That's 1,440x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (60x). 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.

A lot bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a minimum illumination of 2lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Panasonic HC-VX870, but 5 stores 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.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90% (based on 1 review).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 20 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP 7MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP 8.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
60x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 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 30.8 - 626
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 4.08 - 81.6

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

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Daylight
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Daylight

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
2lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER

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
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
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
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
BEST
 6528 x 3672

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 353g
Height
73mm 73mm
Depth
139mm 139mm
Width
65mm 65mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode

Projector

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