Canon Vixia HF R62 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Canon Vixia HF R62
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.99MP bigger sensor size Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is 3.28MP sensor, but 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.

Slightly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, whereas 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.

70% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 240g weight camcorder. That's 68g 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.

Smaller Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is 58mm high, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder (8.5mm bigger).
14.5mm smaller Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 116mm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mm deep camcorder (14.5mm bigger).
8.5mm smaller Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 53mm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder (8.5mm bigger).
£33 cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is £32.94 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ620.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (2.29MP).
Marginally higher movie megapixel count Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 2.29MP (movie mode), but the Canon Vixia HF R62 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, however the Canon Vixia HF R62 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 11 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are better
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R62 has an average rating of 83% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.22MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon Vixia HF R62 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R62 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, however 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Canon Vixia HF R62, but 12 shops sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon Vixia HF R62 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92% (based on 36 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP sensor, but the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.99MP 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 32x (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

3x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a digital zoom of 350x. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (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.

68g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 68g heavier than the Canon Vixia HF R62 (308g). 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 HDR-PJ620 is 66.5mm high, but the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 58mm high camcorder (8.5mm smaller).
14.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mm deep camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 116mm deep camcorder (14.5mm smaller).
8.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R62 is a 53mm wide camcorder (8.5mm smaller).
£33 more expensive
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R62 by £32.94.
One month older
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is older than the Canon Vixia HF R62 by one month.

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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
32.5 - 1853 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Internal Storage 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
Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
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
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 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

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 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
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
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
Composite Video Out Port
 Composite video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
PictBridge
 PictBridge
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
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
308g
Height
58mm
BEST
66.5mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
130.5mm
Width
53mm
BEST
61.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 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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