Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Sony HXR-NX3

Panasonic HC-X1000
Sony HXR-NX3

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 18.91MP sensor. That's 16.5MP bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (2.41MP). 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.

6.78MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a megapixel count of 8.85MP, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (6.78MP lower).
21% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 1,152,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 231,000 pixels higher than the Sony HXR-NX3 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a weight of 1.6kg, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is a 2.2kg weight camcorder (660g 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
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 170mm high. That's 23mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3 (193mm).
78mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 315mm deep camcorder. That's 78mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3 (393mm).
Smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 160mm wide camcorder. That's 14.5mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3 (174.5mm).
Cheaper by £1,701
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is £1,700.99 cheaper than the Sony HXR-NX3.
10 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Panasonic HC-X1000 ranks No. 62109 by number of sales, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 ranks No. 348100.
1 Reason For
7x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 0.5lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (0.5lx).

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.5lx bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (0.5lx).
11 Reasons Against
7x smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 2.41MP sensor camcorder. That's 16.5MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (2.41MP). 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 lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is an 8.85MP camcorder (6.78MP higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 231,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a weight of 2.2kg, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder (660g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

23mm bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 193mm high camcorder. That's 23mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (193mm).
20% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a depth of 393mm. That's 78mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (393mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a width of 174.5mm. That's 14.5mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (174.5mm).
More expensive by £1,701
The Sony HXR-NX3 is £1,700.99 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X1000.
Less retailers
The Sony HXR-NX3 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is stocked by 12 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by eight months
The Sony HXR-NX3 is eight months older than the Panasonic HC-X1000.
Less popular
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 348100 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 ranks No. 62109.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
18.91MP
BEST
2.41MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 BSI
 BSI
Megapixel Count
8.85MP
BEST
2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 705mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Filter Size
49mm 72mm
Focal Length
30.8 ― 626 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 4.1 - 82

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.125 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
1,152,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.45"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 0.5lx
BEST

Design

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

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Still Image Histogram
 Still image histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.85h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F970
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1.6kg
BEST
2.2kg
Height
170mm
BEST
193mm
Depth
315mm
BEST
393mm
Width
160mm
BEST
174.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

Technical Details

Microphone Operation Mode
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
Dynamic Unknown - Click to provide data
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