Canon Legria Mini X vs Sony PXW-X70

Canon Legria Mini X
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
695g lighter Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X has a weight of 205g, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder (695g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Three times smaller Edit
Canon Legria Mini X is 30mm high. That's 73.5mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (103.5mm).
Smaller Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X is a 109mm deep camcorder. That's 165.3mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (274.3mm).
48% smaller Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X is an 82mm wide camcorder. That's 38.7mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (120.7mm).
7 Reasons For
1.4MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 14.2MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria Mini X is only a 12.8MP sensor camcorder (1.4MP smaller). Read more

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.

Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Canon Legria Mini X is only a unknownx (optical) camcorder (12x smaller). Read more

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.

Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum aperture value of 4.5, but the Canon Legria Mini X is only a unknown maximum aperture value camcorder (4.5 lower).
23% larger screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a screen size of 3.5", however the Canon Legria Mini X is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Vastly larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 0.39" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.39" larger than the Canon Legria Mini X (0.39").
59.94fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 59.94fps camcorder. That's 59.94fps faster than the Canon Legria Mini X (59.94fps).
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Canon Legria Mini X is only 12.8MP sensor. That's 1.4MP smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (14.2MP). Read more

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.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon Legria Mini X is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Fewer sellers
The Canon Legria Mini X is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Sony PXW-X70 is stocked by 9 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by four months
The Canon Legria Mini X is four months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
4 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 695g heavier than the Canon Legria Mini X (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Significantly bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 103.5mm high camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria Mini X is a 30mm high camcorder (73.5mm smaller).
165.3mm bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a depth of 274.3mm, however the Canon Legria Mini X is a 109mm deep camcorder (165.3mm smaller).
38.7mm bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a width of 120.7mm, however the Canon Legria Mini X is an 82mm wide camcorder (38.7mm smaller).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.8MP 14.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.99MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
12MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.3 - 111.6
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.4m Unknown - Click to provide data

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx
Self-Timer
2,3,5,10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
XLR in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Video Recording Time
2.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
205g
BEST
900g
Height
30mm
BEST
103.5mm
Depth
109mm
BEST
274.3mm
Width
82mm
BEST
120.7mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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