Panasonic HX-A100 vs Panasonic SDR-H101

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Panasonic HX-A100
Panasonic SDR-H101

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Significantly bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 3.32MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic SDR-H101 is only a 0.8MP sensor camcorder (2.52MP 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.

Significantly higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.8MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic SDR-H101 is only a 0.52MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.28MP lower).
4x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 5lx minimum illumination camcorder (4lx bigger).
64% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 167g weight camcorder. That's 106g lighter than the Panasonic SDR-H101 (273g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a depth of 25mm, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 107.3mm deep camcorder (82.3mm bigger).
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic HX-A100 has an average expert review score of 70%, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
0.6 lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a minimum aperture of 1.9, but the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.5 minimum aperture camcorder (0.6 higher).
Built-in display Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a built-in display, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 does not.
Higher battery capacity Edit
Panasonic SDR-H101 is 1,790mAh battery. That's 340mAh higher than the Panasonic HX-A100 (1,790mAh).
30mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 64mm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 94mm high camcorder (30mm bigger).
A little smaller Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a width of 55.1mm, however the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 59.5mm wide camcorder (4.4mm bigger).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a minimum aperture of 2.5, but the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 1.9 minimum aperture camcorder (0.6 lower).
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 does not have a built-in display, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 has a built-in display.
Lower battery capacity Edit
Panasonic HX-A100 is only 1,450mAh battery. That's 340mAh lower than the Panasonic SDR-H101 (1,790mAh).
30mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 94mm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 64mm high camcorder (30mm smaller).
Marginally bigger Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a width of 59.5mm, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 55.1mm wide camcorder (4.4mm smaller).
7 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 0.8MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 3.32MP sensor camcorder (2.52MP 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.

5x lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 0.52MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.8MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.28MP higher).
Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a minimum illumination of 5lx, however the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (4lx smaller).
39% heavier Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 273g weight camcorder. That's 106g heavier than the Panasonic HX-A100 (273g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly bigger Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a depth of 107.3mm, however the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 25mm deep camcorder (82.3mm smaller).
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A lot Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic SDR-H101's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Panasonic HX-A100's is 70% (based on 1 review).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.32MP
BEST
0.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
2.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.8MP
BEST
0.52MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 70x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,625mm
Minimum Aperture
2.5 1.9
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.7
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.8 - 2625
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.48 - 104

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80GB
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SD
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SD
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 HDD
 Memory card
 HDD
BEST
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/25-1/12000 1/25 - 1/8000

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 123,200 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
5lx

Design

Colour
 Orange
 Black
 Orange
 Black
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
International Protection Code
 IPX8
 IPX8

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 Mbit/s
Capture Mode
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Pre-Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3072 x 1728
 2304 x 1296
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 3072 x 1728
 2304 x 1296
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 3072 x 1728
 640 x 480
BEST
 3072 x 1728
 640 x 480

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 MP1
 AAC++
 MP1
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,450mAh 1,790mAh
BEST
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
167g
BEST
273g
Height
94mm 64mm
BEST
Depth
25mm
BEST
107.3mm
Width
59.5mm 55.1mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer WE1.0 VideoCam Suite 3.5
Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8W
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
The Windows Operating System
 The Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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