Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 20x (optical), but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,340x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Two times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx bigger).
31% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 107g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Slightly smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 65mm wide, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder (2.5mm bigger).
6 Reasons For
48% bigger sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 24.5MP sensor. That's 11.74MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (24.5MP). 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.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 460,200 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Smaller Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 72.5mm high. That's 0.5mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (72.5mm).
4% smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder. That's 5mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (134mm).
Built-in projector Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector, but the Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

Better user reviews
Based on 29 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a sensor size of 12.76MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder (11.74MP 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.

460,200 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

0.5mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a height of 73mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder (0.5mm smaller).
Slightly bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 139mm deep, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder (5mm smaller).
Does not have a built-in projector Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

Lower user review Score
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 29 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12x (optical) camcorder. That's 8x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (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.

1,340x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a digital zoom of 160x, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (1,340x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

67% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3lx).
107g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (107g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder. That's 2.5mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (67.5mm).
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Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is 16 months older than the Panasonic HC-V770.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
160x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 34.8mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9mm
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

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

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
3lx
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remote control

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6592 x 3712
 6528 x 3672
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g
BEST
460g
Height
73mm 72.5mm
BEST
Depth
139mm 134mm
BEST
Width
65mm
BEST
67.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector
BEST
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
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