Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Panasonic HC-V770
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Canon Vixia HF R600vsPanasonic HC-V770

Canon Vixia HF R600

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and fully featured 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a reasonable price
97
Reviews
572 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Panasonic HC-V770

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and top-value 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features
98
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
90
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 Vixia HF R600

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and fully featured 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a reasonable price
97
Reviews
572 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 32x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Panasonic HC-V770

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and top-value 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features
98
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
90
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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Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
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Reasons For

Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
4 Reasons For
12x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an optical zoom of 32x, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20x optical zoom camcorder (12x smaller).

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.

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68g Lighter
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g camcorder. That's 68g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g).

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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$156 Cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is $155.95 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.
5 Reasons For
360x Bigger Digital Zoom
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).

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.

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75% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP camcorder. That's 9.48MP bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (3.28MP).

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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Hugely Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
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).

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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66% Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 6.03MP. That's 3.96MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.07MP).

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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HDMI
The Panasonic HC-V770 supports HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not support HDMI.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

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Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
No awards found
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Canon Vixia HF R600 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

The Canon Vixia HF R600 and the Panasonic HC-V770 have identical average user review scores. For both camcorders the average user review score is 89%.
Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Best
5 stars
286 reviews
4 stars
198 reviews
3 stars
23 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
5 reviews
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 83.07% based on 2,545 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 595 reviews.
Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,545 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 595 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Canon Vixia HF R600 than the Panasonic HC-V770 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 90.2% recommend the product, based on a total of 522 reviews for the Canon Vixia HF R600 and 522 reviews for the Canon Vixia HF R600.

Date Released

Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
36 months old Best 37 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

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.

HDMI

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Best
No
Yes

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 Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Optical Zoom 32x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom 1,140x 1,500x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 752mm
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 43mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Vixia HF R600 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 Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Total Megapixels 3.28MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP 6.03MP
BEST
 
 
 
Storage Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Flash Memory 32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 1 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 Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
White Balance
Auto Manual
Tungsten Daylight
Cloudy Sunny
Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Manual
Tungsten Daylight
Cloudy Sunny
Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels 460,800 Pixels
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Minimum Illumination 0.4lx
BEST
1lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Vixia HF R600 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 Vixia HF R600 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 Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Maximum Battery Life 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 Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Weight 285g
BEST
353g
Height 58mm 73mm
Depth 116mm 139mm
Width 53mm 65mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Vixia HF R600 Panasonic HC-V770
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC

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