Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Sony HXR-NX3-VG1

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Sony HXR-NX3-VG1

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Reasons For

15 Reasons For
10% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 (2.07MP).
2.29MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is only a unknownMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.29MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 350x (digital). That's 350x bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 (unknownx). 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.

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-VG1 (705mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mm, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm longer).
50 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is only a unknown Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (50 Mbit/s smaller).
Vastly higher video capturing speed Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a video capturing speed of 50fps, however the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is only a unknownfps video capturing speed camcorder (50fps lower).
Seven times lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg lighter than the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 (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-VG1 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-VG1 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-VG1 is a 174.5mm wide camcorder (113mm bigger).
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a projector brightness of 25 ANSI lumens, but the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is only a unknown ANSI lumens projector brightness camcorder (25 ANSI lumens dimmer).
£2,519 cheaper
The Sony HDR-PJ620 costs £2,519.34 less than the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1.
More popular
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 57555 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 ranks No. 346235.
5 Reasons For
0.12MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 2.41MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.12MP 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.

Lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a minimum aperture of 1.6, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 higher).
Hugely higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a maximum aperture value of 11, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (7 lower).
15% larger screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a screen size of 3.5", however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

460,200 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.12MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 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.

Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 lower).
Two times lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum aperture value of 4, but the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is an 11 maximum aperture value camcorder (7 higher).
17% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a screen size of 3", however the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 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-VG1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

12 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.07MP).
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

40% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 705mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 279mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (705mm).
Moderately longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a minimum focal length of 28.8mm, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 2.2kg weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.2kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Significantly bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 193mm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder (126.5mm smaller).
262.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a depth of 393mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mm deep camcorder (262.5mm smaller).
113mm bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a width of 174.5mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder (113mm smaller).
£2,519 more expensive
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by £2,519.34.
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Nine months older
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by nine months.
Worse selling
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 ranks No. 346235 by sales volume, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 57555.

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Image Sensor

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
984mm
BEST
705mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.6
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm
BEST
28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
4 11
BEST
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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞
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

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 0.33 - 0.0001

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
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5lx
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
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
BEST
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
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps

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++
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP4
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
Microphone Connection
 XLR
 XLR

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 1
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video 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

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.85h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-F970
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
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
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
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

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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