59points

Canon XA20

49points

Panasonic HC-PV100

Comparison winner
Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
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41 facts in comparison

Canon XA20 vs Panasonic HC-PV100

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
59
points
Canon XA20
49
points
Panasonic HC-PV100

Why is Canon XA20 better than Panasonic HC-PV100?

  • Has a 24p cinema mode
    ?
  • Has manual ISO
    ?
  • Has a touch screen
    ?
  • 735g lighter
    765gvs1500g
  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
    ?
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs3"
  • 227mm narrower
    108mmvs335mm

Why is Panasonic HC-PV100 better than Canon XA20?

  • 2x more megapixels (main camera)
    6MPvs3MP
  • Has a BSI sensor
    ?
  • Has a brand lens
    ?
  • Has manual exposure
    ?
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • 12mm thinner
    170mmvs182mm
  • 36mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    612mmvs576mm
  • 75% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.0005s

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Design

1.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

1651.1cm³

9681.5cm³

2.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
4.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

765g

1.5kg

5.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

3.5"

3"

6.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
3.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
4.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

3MP

6MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
3.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
4.has manual white balance
?

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
5.has a brand lens
?

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
6.has manual ISO
?

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100

Audio

1.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
2.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100

Features

1.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
3.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100
4.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon XA20
Panasonic HC-PV100

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