Canon C100 vs Panasonic HC-V770
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Canon C100vsPanasonic HC-V770

Canon C100

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 9.84MP camcorder
78
Features
Good Features
73
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 HC-V770

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V770

$550.95
$107.08
Our Verdict:
An award winning and impressive value for money 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features
96
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
Canon C100

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 9.84MP camcorder
78
Features
Good Features
73
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 HC-V770

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V770

$550.95
$107.08
Our Verdict:
An award winning and impressive value for money 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features
96
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

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Reasons For

Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
8 Reasons For
Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon C100 is 29mm minimum focal length. That's 0.5mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (29.5mm).

'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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Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon C100 has a maximum aperture number of 38. That's 34.4 higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3.6).

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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75% Larger Optical Sensor Size
The Canon C100 is a 4/3" optical sensor size camcorder. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1/2.3").

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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A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon C100 has an effective megapixels (image) of 8.29MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP camcorder (2.26MP lower).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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28% Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Canon C100 is 8.29MP (movie mode). That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (6.03MP).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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0.46" Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon C100 is a 3.46" screen size camcorder. That's 0.46" larger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3").

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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79% Longer Video Recording Time
The Canon C100 is a 4.58h video recording time camcorder. That's 3.58h longer than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1h).

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.
4 Reasons For
72% Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 752mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 536mm longer than the Canon C100 (216mm).

'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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Hugely Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Canon C100 is a 3.5 minimum aperture camcorder (1.7 higher).

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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2.92MP Bigger Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, whereas the Canon C100 is only a 9.84MP camcorder (2.92MP smaller).

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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Three Times Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g camcorder. That's 772g lighter than the Canon C100 (1.1kg).

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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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
No awards found
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Canon is 83.11% based on 2,543 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 72.76% based on 568 reviews.
Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,543 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews

Date Released

Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
31 months old Best 37 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.

Video Recording Time

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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 HC-V770
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 216mm 752mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29mm 29.5mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 38
BEST
3.6
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 67mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
1080p 720p
540p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Total Megapixels 9.84MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 4"
BEST
1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 8.29MP
BEST
6.03MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29MP
BEST
6.03MP
 
 
 
Storage Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Memory Slots 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 HC-V770
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Tungsten
Daylight Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Display Diagonal 3.46"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels 460,800 Pixels
BEST
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Viewfinder 1,230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Minimum Illumination 0.25lx
BEST
1lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
 
 
 
Audio Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
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
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Video Recording Time 4.58h
BEST
1h
Battery Voltage 7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity 5,200mAh
BEST
1,940mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Weight 1.1kg
BEST
353g
Height Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 139mm
Width Unknown - Click to provide data 65mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon C100 Panasonic HC-V770
Bundled Software
Cables Included
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC

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