Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Sony HXR-NX3-1

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Sony HXR-NX3-1

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
0.22MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only a 20x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

29% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 279mm longer than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (705mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mm, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm longer).
Seven times lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg lighter than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (2.2kg). 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 HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 193mm high camcorder (126.5mm bigger).
3x smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a depth of 130.5mm, however the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 393mm deep camcorder (262.5mm bigger).
2x smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a width of 61.5mm, however the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 174.5mm wide camcorder (113mm bigger).
Available from 11 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.
3 Reasons For
5% bigger sensor size Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is 2.41MP sensor. That's 0.12MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (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.

0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (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.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 460,200 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
0.12MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 2.41MP sensor camcorder (0.12MP 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.

17% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a screen size of 3", however the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, but the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

10 Reasons Against
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only 2.07MP (movie mode). That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.07MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 10x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (20x). 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.

A lot shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a maximum focal length of 705mm, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (279mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (28.8mm).
1.9kg heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a weight of 2.2kg, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (1.9kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Bigger Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is 193mm high. That's 126.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (193mm).
67% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 393mm deep camcorder. That's 262.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (393mm).
65% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 174.5mm wide camcorder. That's 113mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (174.5mm).
Fewer sellers
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is stocked by 12 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is two months older than the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.29MP 2.41MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.29MP
BEST
2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
984mm
BEST
705mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm
BEST
28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
46mm 72mm
Focal Length Range
1.9 - 57 4.1 - 82

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MS Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 1/4 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
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 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 DV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 DV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
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 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
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 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 5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

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
308g
BEST
2.2kg
Height
66.5mm
BEST
193mm
Depth
130.5mm
BEST
393mm
Width
61.5mm
BEST
174.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
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 USB
 HDMI
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Projected Screen Size
10 - 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness
25 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Projection Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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