Canon XF205 vs Panasonic HC-W570
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Canon XF205vsPanasonic HC-W570

Canon XF205

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Canon XF205

$2,999.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Dec 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 Dec 2015
Panasonic HC-W570

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical zoom and cheap 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great user reviews and features
86
Reviews
2 Reviews
89
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2015
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 May 2015
Canon XF205

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Canon XF205

$2,999.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Dec 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 Dec 2015
Panasonic HC-W570

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical zoom and cheap 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great user reviews and features
86
Reviews
2 Reviews
89
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2015
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 May 2015

Top Prices

Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
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$391.95
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Reasons For

Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
6 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon XF205 is a 16 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 11.8 higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (4.2).

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 XF205 is a 3.09MP camcorder. That's 0.58MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.51MP).

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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25% Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Canon XF205 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.91MP. That's 0.71MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.2MP).

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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Larger Display Diagonal
Canon XF205 is 3.5" screen size. That's 0.5" larger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (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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More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.
4 Reasons For
60% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x optical zoom camcorder. That's 30x bigger than the Canon XF205 (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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144x Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a digital zoom of 150x, however the Canon XF205 is only a 6x (digital) camcorder (144x 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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Five Times Lighter
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a weight of 266g, whereas the Canon XF205 is a 1.6kg camcorder (1.3kg 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 $2,721
The Panasonic HC-W570 is $2,720.81 cheaper than the Canon XF205.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
5 stars
0 reviews
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2 stars
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Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
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 XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,543 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews

Date Released

Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
26 months old Best 33 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.

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 XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Optical Zoom 20x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom 6x
BEST
150x
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number 16
BEST
4.2
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 XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
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 50fps 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 Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
BEST
2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.91MP
BEST
2.2MP
 
 
 
Storage Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
CF+ SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
CF+ SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Display Diagonal 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels 460,800 Pixels
BEST
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder 1,230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 4lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
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 XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
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 XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Weight 1.6kg
BEST
266g
Height 201mm 62mm
Depth 353mm 129mm
Width 160mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XF205 Panasonic HC-W570
Cables Included
DC
 DC
DC
 DC

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