Canon XF200 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Canon XF200
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
26% bigger sensor size Edit
Canon XF200 is 3.09MP sensor. That's 0.8MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP). 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.

0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (3"). 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.

63% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 769,200 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

7 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Canon XF200 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.

42% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 408mm longer than the Canon XF200 (984mm).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mm, whereas the Canon XF200 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm longer).
A lot higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum aperture value of 4, but the Canon XF200 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.2 lower).
5x lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 1.3kg lighter than the Canon XF200 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£1,237 cheaper
The Sony HDR-PJ620 costs £1,237 less than the Canon XF200.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 10x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (30x). 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XF200 has a maximum focal length of 576mm, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (408mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (26.8mm).
Lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 1.2 lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (4).
1.3kg heavier Edit
The Canon XF200 has a weight of 1.6kg, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (1.3kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £1,237
The Canon XF200 is £1,237 more expensive than the Sony HDR-PJ620.
Fewer sellers
The Canon XF200 is only stocked by 7 shops, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons Against
0.8MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon XF200 is a 3.09MP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

17% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a screen size of 3", however the Canon XF200 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.

769,200 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, but the Canon XF200 is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (769,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

One month older
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is older than the Canon XF200 by one month.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
576mm 984mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
28.8mm 26.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 4
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 46mm
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.0005 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Remote Control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg 308g
BEST
Height
158mm 66.5mm
Depth
264mm 130.5mm
Width
144mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Projected Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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