Sony FDR-AX53 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Sony FDR-AX53
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a digital zoom of 250x, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 160x (digital) camcorder (90x smaller). 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.

Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a maximum focal length of 656mm, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 34.8mm maximum focal length camcorder (621.2mm shorter).
1% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 600 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

1.8lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 1.2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.8lx smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3lx).
7 Reasons For
16.21MP bigger sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 24.5MP sensor, but the Sony FDR-AX53 is only an 8.29MP sensor camcorder (16.21MP 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.

Nine times shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum focal length of 2.9mm, but the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm longer).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder. That's 175g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 72.5mm high, but the Sony FDR-AX53 is an 80.5mm high camcorder (8mm bigger).
32.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 166.5mm deep camcorder (32.5mm bigger).
5.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 73mm wide camcorder (5.5mm bigger).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 29 reviews, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user review score of 97%, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 has an average rating of 84% (based on 18 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
16.21MP smaller sensor size Edit
Sony FDR-AX53 is only 8.29MP sensor. That's 16.21MP smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (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.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 23.9mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (2.9mm).
175g heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a weight of 635g, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (175g 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 FDR-AX53 is 80.5mm high. That's 8mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (72.5mm).
32.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 166.5mm deep camcorder. That's 32.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (134mm).
8% bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 73mm wide camcorder. That's 5.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (67.5mm).
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX53 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

57% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a digital zoom of 160x. That's 90x smaller than the Sony FDR-AX53 (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.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 34.8mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 621.2mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (34.8mm).
600 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

1.8lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 1.2lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.8lx smaller).
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Over two years older
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is older than the Sony FDR-AX53 by two years.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
8.29MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
250x
BEST
160x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
656mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Aperture
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm 2.9mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
3.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
26.8 - 536 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
26.8 - 536 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG 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

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
 Smile detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering Type
 Spot
BEST
 Spot

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
 Onepush white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 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
921,600 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,555,200 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1.2lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Control
 Smartphone remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
 Remote control
 Remote control
Playback
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Slide show
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

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

Video

HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
100 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
120fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5440 x 3056
 6592 x 3712
 5440 x 3056
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
 MP4
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Type
NP-FV70 NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
6.8V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Battery Capacity
13Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
635g 460g
BEST
Height
80.5mm 72.5mm
BEST
Depth
166.5mm 134mm
BEST
Width
73mm 67.5mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Projector

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

Technical Details

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
BEST
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback