Sony FDR-X1000 vs Sony HDR-PJ540

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Sony FDR-X1000
Sony HDR-PJ540

Top Prices

Argos
Standard delivery: £6.95
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £4.89
In stock
Just Projectors
Out of stock
e-GlobaL Central UK
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
236g lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a weight of 89g, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 325g weight camcorder (236g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
Sony FDR-X1000 is 51.7mm high. That's 14.8mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ540 (66.5mm).
37% smaller Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is an 88.9mm deep camcorder. That's 32.1mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ540 (121mm).
Smaller Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 24.4mm wide camcorder. That's 37.1mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ540 (61.5mm).
Cheaper by £221
The Sony FDR-X1000 is £221 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ540.
14 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
30x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 30x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is only a unknownx (optical) camcorder (30x 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.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ540 has a digital zoom of 350x. That's 350x bigger than the Sony FDR-X1000 (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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Older by five months
The Sony FDR-X1000 is five months older than the Sony HDR-PJ540.
6 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 325g weight camcorder. That's 236g heavier than the Sony FDR-X1000 (325g). 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-PJ540 is 66.5mm high, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 51.7mm high camcorder (14.8mm smaller).
32.1mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 121mm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is an 88.9mm deep camcorder (32.1mm smaller).
37.1mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 24.4mm wide camcorder (37.1mm smaller).
£221 more expensive
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is more expensive than the Sony FDR-X1000 by £221.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Sony HDR-PJ540, but 15 sellers sell the Sony FDR-X1000. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Awards

2 Awards
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Pocket Lint: Hot Product
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Average User Rating

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Date Released

41 months Ago 36 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
2.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
2.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length
2.8 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
2.8 1.9 - 57
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
BEST
 action cam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote control
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Shock Proof Height
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Depth
10m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Video Capturing Speed
24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

Still Image

Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
0.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g
BEST
325g
Height
51.7mm
BEST
66.5mm
Depth
88.9mm
BEST
121mm
Width
24.4mm
BEST
61.5mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Operating System
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Spotlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Spotlight
Interface
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 - 4
The Windows Operating System
 The Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems
 Mac operating systems
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Yes,Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out Port
 HDMI out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable Included
 USB cable included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
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