Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Zoom Q4

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Significantly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum focal length of 984mm, whereas the Zoom Q4 is only a 22mm maximum focal length camcorder (962mm shorter).
Lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Zoom Q4 (2.8).
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Zoom Q4 (2"). 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.

74% smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a width of 61.5mm. That's 44.9mm smaller than the Zoom Q4 (106.4mm).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Much better user reviews
Based on 36 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92%, however the average rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80% (based on 24 reviews).
6 Reasons For
0.71MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 3MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.71MP 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.

10fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (60fps).
Lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder. That's 141g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

8.7mm smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 57.8mm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder (8.7mm bigger).
Vastly smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a depth of 30.4mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mm deep camcorder (100.1mm bigger).
£367 cheaper
The Zoom Q4 costs £367.01 less than the Sony HDR-PJ620.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
32% smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.71MP smaller than the Zoom Q4 (3MP). 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.

10fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum frame rate of 50fps, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 60fps camcorder (10fps faster).
141g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, however the Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder (141g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

8.7mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder. That's 8.7mm bigger than the Zoom Q4 (57.8mm).
77% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a depth of 130.5mm. That's 100.1mm bigger than the Zoom Q4 (30.4mm).
More expensive by £367
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is £367.01 more expensive than the Zoom Q4.
7 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 22mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 962mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (22mm).
A lot higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a screen size of 2", however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 3" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

44.9mm bigger Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a width of 106.4mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder (44.9mm smaller).
Less retailers
Only 7 retailers sells the Zoom Q4, whereas 12 retailers sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Zoom Q4 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by two months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Zoom Q4's average user rating is 80%, however the Sony HDR-PJ620's is 92% (based on 36 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.29MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
984mm
BEST
22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
1.9 - 57 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2"
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
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Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
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Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 WAV
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
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
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 BT-02
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
308g 167g
BEST
Height
66.5mm 57.8mm
BEST
Depth
130.5mm 30.4mm
BEST
Width
61.5mm
BEST
106.4mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 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
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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