Canon XA30 vs Panasonic HC-V380
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Canon XA30vsPanasonic HC-V380

Canon XA30

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Canon XA30

$1,509.76
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very popular 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a reasonable price
70
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Nov 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 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2015
Panasonic HC-V380

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-value 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder
92
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Canon XA30

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Canon XA30

$1,509.76
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very popular 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a reasonable price
70
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Nov 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 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2015
Panasonic HC-V380

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-value 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder
92
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 50x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016

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Reasons For

Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
7 Reasons For
1.2mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon XA30 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26.8mm, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is a 28mm minimum focal length camcorder (1.2mm longer).

'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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19% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon XA30 has a total megapixels of 3.09MP, however the Panasonic HC-V380 is only a 2.51MP camcorder (0.58MP 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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Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Canon XA30 is a 2.91MP camcorder. That's 1.24MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V380 (1.67MP).

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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Larger Display Diagonal
Canon XA30 is 3.5" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V380 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller).

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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More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More Popular
The Canon XA30 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.
5 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 50x optical zoom camcorder. That's 30x bigger than the Canon XA30 (20x).

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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Significantly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA30 is only a 400x (digital) camcorder (2,600x 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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Vastly Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,740mm, however the Canon XA30 is only a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,164mm 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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3x Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a weight of 252g, but the Canon XA30 is a 765g camcorder (513g 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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Cheaper by $1,212
The Panasonic HC-V380 costs $297.99, whereas the Canon XA30 is $1,509.76.

Date Released

Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
27 months old 25 months old Best

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.

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 XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Optical Zoom 20x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom 400x
BEST
3,000x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 576mm
BEST
1,740mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8mm
BEST
28mm
Maximum Aperture Number 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
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 60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 35 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
1080p 720p
480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 360 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 360 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 640 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.91MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
 
 
 
Storage Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Memory Slots 2
BEST
1
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 XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
White Balance
Fluorescent H Auto
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Shade Custom modes
Halogen Custom
Sunny Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Halogen
 Custom
 Sunny
 Indoor
Fluorescent H Auto
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Shade Custom modes
Halogen Custom
Sunny Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Halogen
 Custom
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Display Diagonal 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder 156,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Minimum Illumination 0.1lx
BEST
4lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Still Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
 
 
 
Audio Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 1.25h
Battery Voltage 7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
Lithium
 Lithium
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Weight 765g 252g
BEST
Height 84mm 62mm
Depth 182mm 129mm
Width 109mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon XA30 Panasonic HC-V380
Number of Diaphragm Blades 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Type Unknown - Click to provide data

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