Contour Design Contour+ vs Sony NEX-FS700

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Contour Design Contour+
Sony NEX-FS700

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Lower minimum aperture Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.7 lower than the Sony NEX-FS700 (3.5).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a weight of 150.2g, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700 is a 3.2kg weight camcorder (3.1kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

144.5mm smaller Edit
Contour Design Contour+ is 34mm high. That's 144.5mm smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700 (178.5mm).
Two times smaller Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ is a 98mm deep camcorder. That's 137.5mm smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700 (235.5mm).
Two times smaller Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ is a 58mm wide camcorder. That's 87mm smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700 (145mm).
Cheaper by £4,053
The Contour Design Contour+ is £4,052.69 cheaper than the Sony NEX-FS700.
5 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a sensor size of 11.6MP. That's 6.6MP bigger than the Contour Design Contour+ (11.6MP). 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Contour Design Contour+ does not. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

56% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 3.5 higher than the Contour Design Contour+ (6.3).
Built-in display Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a built-in display, however the Contour Design Contour+ does not have a built-in display.
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
6.6MP smaller sensor size Edit
Contour Design Contour+ is only 5MP sensor. That's 6.6MP smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700 (11.6MP). 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.

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ does not have an interchangeable lens, but the Sony NEX-FS700 has an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Vastly lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 3.5 lower than the Sony NEX-FS700 (6.3).
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ does not have a built-in display, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700 does.
Fewer sellers
The Contour Design Contour+ is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Sony NEX-FS700 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over two years
The Contour Design Contour+ is two years older than the Sony NEX-FS700.
6 Reasons Against
0.7 higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is a 3.5 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.7 higher than the Contour Design Contour+ (3.5).
Hugely heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a weight of 3.2kg, but the Contour Design Contour+ is a 150.2g weight camcorder (3.1kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

81% bigger Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a height of 178.5mm. That's 144.5mm bigger than the Contour Design Contour+ (178.5mm).
Bigger Edit
Sony NEX-FS700 is 235.5mm deep. That's 137.5mm bigger than the Contour Design Contour+ (235.5mm).
Bigger Edit
Sony NEX-FS700 is 145mm wide. That's 87mm bigger than the Contour Design Contour+ (145mm).
More expensive by £4,053
The Sony NEX-FS700 is £4,052.69 more expensive than the Contour Design Contour+.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
5MP 11.6MP
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.4MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 380mm
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.5
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.6mm
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 6.3
BEST
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 200

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
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Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

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
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
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Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
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Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Microphone Connection
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life
2.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
2592 x 1944 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
150.2g
BEST
3.2kg
Height
34mm
BEST
178.5mm
Depth
98mm
BEST
235.5mm
Width
58mm
BEST
145mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 AV
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 AV
 Component
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

Other Features

Operating System
IOS,Android Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
Six Element Glass Unknown - Click to provide data
Megapixel Count
5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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