Canon C100 vs Panasonic AG-AC90
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Canon C100vsPanasonic AG-AC90

Canon C100

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 9.84MP video camera
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Overall Score
Very Good
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.84MP 4" 1.1kg Jul 2015
Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Release Date
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 9.84MP
Optical Sensor Size 4"
Weight 1.1kg
Release Date Jul 2015
Panasonic AG-AC90

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC90

$1,888.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only average value for money 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
65
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.04MP 1" Nov 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.04MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2012
Canon C100

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 9.84MP video camera
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Overall Score
Very Good
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.84MP 4" 1.1kg Jul 2015
Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Release Date
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 9.84MP
Optical Sensor Size 4"
Weight 1.1kg
Release Date Jul 2015
Panasonic AG-AC90

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC90

$1,888.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only average value for money 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
65
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.04MP 1" Nov 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.04MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2012

Top Prices

Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
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$1,888.00
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$2,499.95
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$5,799.95
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Panasonic AG-AC90A AVCCAM CAMCORDER Video Camera, AGAC90APJ, With CS Interview/Documentary Kit: Includes Wireless Lapel
$6,979.00
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Reasons For

Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
6 Reasons For
3% Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon C100 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 29mm. That's 0.8mm shorter than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (29.8mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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93% Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon C100 is a 38 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 35.2 higher than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (2.8).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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19% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon C100 is a 9.84MP camcorder. That's 1.8MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (8.04MP).

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.

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Larger Optical Sensor Size
The Canon C100 is a 4/3" optical sensor size camcorder. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (1/4.7").

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

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Hugely Lighter
The Canon C100 has a weight of 1.1kg, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg camcorder (655g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.
3 Reasons For
167.7mm Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Panasonic AG-AC90 is 383.7mm maximum focal length, but the Canon C100 is only a 216mm maximum focal length camcorder (167.7mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Vastly Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a minimum aperture number of 1.5. That's 2 lower than the Canon C100 (3.5).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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2% Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.04" larger than the Canon C100 (3.46").

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
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Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Canon is 83.07% based on 2,545 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 595 reviews.
Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,545 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 595 reviews

Date Released

Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
31 months old Best 63 months old

Key Features

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 216mm 383.7mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5 1.5
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29mm 29.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 38
BEST
2.8
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 67mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Total Megapixels 9.84MP
BEST
8.04MP
Optical Sensor Size 4"
BEST
1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 
 
 
Shutter Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Display Diagonal 3.46" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels
BEST
1,152,000 Pixels
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder 1,230,000 Pixels 263,000 Pixels
BEST
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Minimum Illumination 0.25lx
BEST
3lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 
 
 
Audio Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Audio System
Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Video Recording Time 4.58h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 7.4V 7.2V
Battery Capacity 5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Weight 1.1kg
BEST
1.8kg
Height Unknown - Click to provide data 195mm
Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 350mm
Width Unknown - Click to provide data 160mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
 
 
 
Other Features Canon C100 Panasonic AG-AC90
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 12.9W
Extra/Smart Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 25x
Recording Format Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 12V

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