Panasonic HC-V180 vs Panasonic HC-W580
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Panasonic HC-V180vsPanasonic HC-W580

Panasonic HC-V180

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V180

$197.99
$30.00
Our Verdict:
An amazingly cheap and best selling 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder, with great features and a massive 50x optical zoom
96
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
88
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-W580

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A cheap and very popular 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with very good features and a huge 50x optical zoom
89
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
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
Panasonic HC-V180

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V180

$197.99
$30.00
Our Verdict:
An amazingly cheap and best selling 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder, with great features and a massive 50x optical zoom
96
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
88
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-W580

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A cheap and very popular 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with very good features and a huge 50x optical zoom
89
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
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

Top Prices

Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
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Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder with 50x Stabilized Optical Zoom and Touch-Enabled LCD, Black
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Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, Built-in Multi Scene Twin Camera and 50x Stabilized Optical Zoom, Black
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$347.99
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$499.95
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$504.99
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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
4 Reasons For
Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,740mm. That's 1,637mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W580 (103mm).

'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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26% Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211g camcorder. That's 53g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264g).

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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$150 Cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V180 costs $197.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is $347.99.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
3 Reasons For
2,500x Bigger Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a digital zoom of 3,000x, however the Panasonic HC-V180 is only a 500x (digital) camcorder (2,500x 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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10% Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V180 (2.7").

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-W580 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-W580
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-W580
Optical Zoom 50x 50x
Digital Zoom 500x
BEST
3,000x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,740mm 103mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm 28mm
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
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-W580
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-W580
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 Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
Auto Programme
 Auto
 Programme
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Custom presets
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Display Diagonal 2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Photo Effects
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
8mm Movie Miniature
Silent Movie
 8mm Movie
 Miniature
 Silent Movie
Minimum Illumination 1lx 1lx
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
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-W580
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Maximum Battery Life 1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity 1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Weight 211g
BEST
264g
Height 59mm 62mm
Depth 116mm 129mm
Width 53mm 60mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Control Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic HC-V180 Panasonic HC-W580
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data

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