Canon XF105 vs Sony PXW-X70

Canon XF105
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1 lower minimum aperture Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
3D compatible Edit
The Canon XF105 is 3D compatible, but the Sony PXW-X70 is not 3D compatible.
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 0.060000000000002fps faster than the Sony PXW-X70 (59.94fps).
A little smaller Edit
Canon XF105 is 250mm deep, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 274.3mm deep camcorder (24.3mm bigger).
£43 cheaper
The Canon XF105 costs £1,799.00, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is £1,842.00.
10 Reasons For
84% bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a sensor size of 14.2MP. That's 11.83MP bigger than the Canon XF105 (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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 12x (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Canon XF105 (12x). 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 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 2.7 higher than the Canon XF105 (4.5).
A lot larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39", but the Canon XF105 is only a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.15" smaller).
Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.8lx smaller than the Canon XF105 (1.7lx).
WiFi Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 features WiFi, but the Canon XF105 does not feature WiFi.
390g lighter Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a weight of 900g, but the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder (390g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a height of 103.5mm. That's 44.5mm smaller than the Canon XF105 (103.5mm).
1% smaller Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 120.7mm wide. That's 0.3mm smaller than the Canon XF105 (120.7mm).
3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XF105 has a sensor size of 2.37MP, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 14.2MP sensor camcorder (11.83MP bigger). 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 optical zoom Edit
Canon XF105 is only 10x (optical), but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 12x (optical) camcorder (2x bigger). 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.

2x lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF105 has a maximum aperture value of 1.8, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.7 higher).
Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.15" smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (0.39").
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lx, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.8lx smaller).
Does not feature WiFi Edit
The Canon XF105 does not feature WiFi, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 features WiFi.
31% heavier Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder. That's 390g heavier than the Sony PXW-X70 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

44.5mm bigger Edit
The Canon XF105 has a height of 148mm, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 103.5mm high camcorder (44.5mm smaller).
A little bigger Edit
Canon XF105 is 121mm wide, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 120.7mm wide camcorder (0.3mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 6 shops sells the Canon XF105, however 9 sellers sell the Sony PXW-X70. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Canon XF105 is older than the Sony PXW-X70 by 13 months.
5 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Canon XF105 (2.8).
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Canon XF105 is 3D compatible.
Marginally slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum frame rate of 59.94fps, however the Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder (0.060000000000002fps faster).
9% bigger Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 274.3mm deep. That's 24.3mm bigger than the Canon XF105 (274.3mm).
More expensive by £43
The Sony PXW-X70 is £43 more expensive than the Canon XF105.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 14.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
BEST
 1/1.3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
1.8 4.5
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 62mm
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.0005 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.39"
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1.7lx
BEST
Remote Control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Progressive Scan
 Progressive scan
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MXF
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MXF
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
59.94fps

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

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Video Recording Time
10.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 900g
BEST
Height
148mm 103.5mm
BEST
Depth
250mm
BEST
274.3mm
Width
121mm 120.7mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 Component
BEST
 Component
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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