Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a sensor size of 3.28MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.99MP 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 32x (optical), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 30x (optical) camcorder (2x 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 Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (350x). 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.

9% lighter Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 23g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£138 cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R600 costs £428.81, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is £567.00.
6 Reasons For
0.22MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a megapixel count of 2.29MP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a movie megapixel count of 2.29MP. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MP).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI port Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an HDMI port, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI port.
11 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92% based on 36 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
11% lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an HDMI port.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Canon Vixia HF R600, however 12 retailers sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 36 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a sensor size of 2.29MP. That's 0.99MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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.

7% smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 30x (optical). That's 2x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (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 smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (790x 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.

A little heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (23g 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 £138
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is £138.19 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
Older by one month
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Filter Size
43mm 46mm
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000 - 1/6
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

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
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

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
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
Composite Video Out Port
 Composite video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 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
285g
BEST
308g
Height
58mm 66.5mm
Depth
116mm 130.5mm
Width
53mm 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

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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