Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-V380
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Panasonic HC-V180

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V180

$197.99
$30.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and affordable 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great features and a huge 50x optical zoom
95
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jun 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 Jun 2016
Panasonic HC-V380

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V380

$327.99
$30.00
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and huge optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great features
88
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
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
Panasonic HC-V180

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V180

$197.99
$30.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and affordable 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great features and a huge 50x optical zoom
95
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jun 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 Jun 2016
Panasonic HC-V380

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V380

$327.99
$30.00
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and huge optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great features
88
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
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

Top Prices

Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
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$227.99
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$384.95
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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
3 Reasons For
20% Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211g camcorder. That's 41g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V380 (252g).

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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$130 Cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V180 costs $130 less than the Panasonic HC-V380.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
3 Reasons For
Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V380 has a digital zoom of 3,000x. That's 2,500x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (500x).

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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0.3" Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic HC-V380 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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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Wi-Fi
The Panasonic HC-V380 features wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 does not feature wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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Reasons Against

Date Released

Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
20 months old Best 25 months old

Key Features

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.

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 Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Optical Zoom 50x 50x
Digital Zoom 500x
BEST
3,000x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,740mm 1,740mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm 28mm
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-V180 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)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
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
1280 x 720 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Total Megapixels 2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 1.67MP 1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.2MP 2.2MP
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Display Diagonal 2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Minimum Illumination 1lx
BEST
4lx
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Still Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
Image Formats Supported
JPG JPEG XR
JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPEG
JPG JPEG XR
JPEG
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
4224 x 2376
 4224 x 2376
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Maximum Battery Life 1.25h 1.25h
Battery Voltage 3.6V 3.6V
Battery Capacity 1,940mAh 1,940mAh
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Weight 211g
BEST
252g
Height 59mm 62mm
Depth 116mm 129mm
Width 53mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-V380
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

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