/// HD Camcorder Comparison

2 models found [ Permalink for this page ]   

models compared on this page: Panasonic AG-AF101 and Canon XH G1

display: 3 models per page sorted by On the market since Best values highlighted
Model

Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
Picture ?
Manufacturer Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Canon Informationen zu Canon

Name AG-AF101XH G1
European name ?AG-AF101EXH G1
US name ?AG-AF100XH G1
lowest US price (5990) $6995 $
On the market since January 2011 November 2006
Test preview

[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
slashCAM rating ?not yet testedVery good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
Video formats ? AVCHD
MiniDV
HDV
Recording Medium SDHC card
SDXC card
MiniDV/HDV-Cassette
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p
AVCHD 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
HDV 1440 x 1080/50i
MiniDV 720 x 576/50i
MiniDV 720 x 576/25F
HDV 1440 x 1080/25F
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p
AVCHD 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
HDV 1440 x 1080/60i
HDV 1440 x 1080/24p
HDV 1440 x 1080/30p
MiniDV 720 x 480/60i
720 MiniDV x480/24p
MiniDV 720 x 480/30p
Max Bitrate ?24 Mbit/s25 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
DV
MPEG2
on-board memory ?  
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ?  Canon
Optical Zoom ? 20 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ? 32,5 mm
Filter diameter ? 72 mm
Image Stabilization ? optical
ND Filter ?32
Exchangable optics ?Yes
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?13
Size of image sensor ?1/FourThirds inches
1/3 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ? 1560000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CCD
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
WB-Shift
auto
manual
presets
Focus ? auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/2.0001/16.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/21/3
Apperture control ?manual
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
Yes
Peaking ?Yes
Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?50-105% Off
70-100%
Histogram ?Yes
No
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
Yes
Black Strech ? Yes
Knee ?Yes
Yes
Colorbars ?Yes
Yes
Misc.
Shot Transition ? Yes
Custom Presets ?Yes
Yes
Set Time Code ?Yes
Yes
Configuration

Connections
[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
In
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
No
 
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
  Out
HDMI ? Out
No
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
- In
Out
USB ?USB 2.0
No
Microphone / Audio input ? XLR
XLR
Mini-jack
Headphones ?Mini-jack
Mini-jack
Lanc ? Yes
Time-code interface ? In
Out
In
Out
Genlock ?No
In
Accessory shoe ? Standard
Standard
HD-SDI ? Out
Yes
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 1300 g2100 g
Weight (with battery) 1500 g2200 g
Battery type  Canon BP-950G
Battery capacity  5200 mAh
Charger ?external
internal
external
Remote control Yes
Yes
Size
Height 163 mm163 mm
Width 195 mm189 mm
Depth 290 mm350 mm
Relative Size ?92107
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?Yes
Yes
Color Viewfinder ?Color
B/W and color
Viewfinder format ?16:916:9
Viewfinder pixels ?1226000 Pixel 269000 Pixel
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
B/W and color
Display size 3,5 Inch2,8 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?920000 Pixel 207000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?No
No
External controls
Manual Zoom ? Rocker
Ring
Manual Focus ?  Ring
Manual Aperture ?  Ring
Focus switcher ? Yes
ND Filter ?Yes
Yes
Exp Lock ?Yes
Yes
Gain ?Yes
Yes
White balance ?Yes
Yes
Push AF ?No
Yes
Audio Levels ?Yes
Yes
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
32
Audio

[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
MiniDV: 2x48kHz 16bit PCM
MiniDV: 4x32kHz 12bit PCM
HDV: 2x48kHz 16bit MPEG 1
Microphone ?external XLR
Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
external XLR
Audio Control ?manual
auto
manual
Audio levels ?Viewfinder
Screen
Viewfinder
Screen
display
Still

[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
Recording Medium ? SD Card
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ? 1560000 Pixel
Resolutions ? 1920x1080
1440x1080
848x480
640x480
Standard ? JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ? No
Misc.

[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
Specials Large Four-Thirds sensorVariable frame ratesInterchangeable Lens 
Product Shots

[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
View 1  
View 2  
Test results

Test pictures
[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ? 
Manufacturers URL Website PanasonicWebsite Canon
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ? Good
Resolution ? Very good
Color performance ? Very good
subj.Picture impression ? Very good
Optical Zoom ? Satisfactory
Wide Angle ? Very good
Configuration / image ?  Excellent
Configuration / sound ?  Excellent
Handling ? Very good
Portability ? Satisfactory
Photo function ? Sufficient
Optics ? Good
Dynamics ? Very good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?not yet testedVery good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
 443
Pros - Large Micro Four Thirds sensor
- Interchangeable lenses
- Dual SD card slot
- HD-SDI Out
- Film Look
+ Excellent resolution in brightness and color
+ exceptionally well equipped
Cons - Ergonomics
- 1080i/24p card format
- chromatic aberrations due to the lens
Conclusion Currently (Feb. 2011) the best video DSLR alternative in terms of film look.Thanks to the big and light sensitive micro Four Thirds sensor, interchangeable lenses, ND filter, peaking, XLR audio, HD-SDI, HDMI-out, etc.the Panasonic AG-AF101 combines the advantages of conventional video camcorders and DSLRs.A very good choice for low-budget film-making.The Canon XHG1 has CCDs with excellent brightness and color resolution.The dynamic behavior can be changed to outstanding values with knee, noise suppression and -3dB gain, which combined with the sober colors ensures a very clean image impression.Only the lens with its 20x zoom shows occasional distortion and chromatic aberrations.Partly due to much noise, the XH G1 is only "good" in low-light situations.
More information

Reviews and Forums
[ top ]Panasonic AG-AF101Canon XH G1
slashCAM Review
AG-AF101 Review
XH G1 Review
external reviews/tests philipbloom.net
 
Forum posts Panasonic AG AF101 or Canon 1D Mark III [lowlight]?
Panasonic AG-AF100 with Canon EF Adapter
Panasonic AG AF101 is here
SonyPMW-F3 and Canon XLHxx-Fast response to Panasonic AF101?
Philip Bloom is testing the Panasonic AG-AF100/AF-101
Stu Maschwitz on Panasonic AG-AF100/101
New AG-AF100 Footage
Panasonic announces ship date for AG-AF100/101
Panasonic AG-AF100 4 / 3 Inch camcorder with its own website
Panasonic AG-AF100 uncompressed - 4:2:0 via SDI and supposedly no Alias | Wavefront Mayaing
NAB 2010: Panasonic Announces AG-AF100 AVCCAM camcorder with 4 / 3 Inch Sensor
Canon G10 RF / XA10 24fps unlock?
Canon G10 first RF test
Edius 5.5 Project settings for mov. Files from Canon G12
Canon G12 makes with 720/24p video before
Canon XH G1 / / Canon HF200
Re: Aspect Ratios sensor Panasonic G1 vs. GH1
Sensor Aspect Ratios Panasonic G1 vs. GH1
How is recording mode for Canon XH G1 HDV to DV of set?
Canon XH G1 / XH A1 and SonyZ1
XH G1 HDV of auto switches to DV


Please consider that these data have been entered into this database by human beings.Also, the technical information provided by the manufacturers are at times contradictory, incomplete and sometimes even incorrect.Although we take great care checking all information, we can not gurantee for its correctness.Should you find this data to have some omission or error, please let us know! Mail:



update am 22.Oktober 2014 - 15:00
ist ein Projekt der channelunit GmbH
*Datenschutzhinweis*