Sony FDR-X1000 vs Transcend DrivePro 100

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Sony FDR-X1000
Transcend DrivePro 100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Image stabiliser Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has an image stabiliser, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 does not have an image stabiliser. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

15% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a minimum focal length of 2.8mm, however the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 3.21mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.41mm longer).
50% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 0.5m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.25m smaller than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (0.75m).
Waterproof Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is waterproof, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 is not waterproof.
7 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a maximum focal length of 3.21mm, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is only a 2.8mm maximum focal length camcorder (0.41mm shorter).
Significantly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 4lx smaller than the Sony FDR-X1000 (2lx).
6fps higher video capturing speed Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 30fps video capturing speed camcorder. That's 6fps higher than the Sony FDR-X1000 (30fps).
16.4g lighter Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a weight of 72.6g, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is an 89g weight camcorder (16.4g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by £254
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is £254.24 cheaper than the Sony FDR-X1000.
7 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.
Better manufacturer's guarantee by one year
The Transcend DrivePro 100 comes with a two year guarantee from the manufacturer, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 has a one year guarantee.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
15% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 2.8mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 0.41mm shorter than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3.21mm).
4lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a minimum illumination of 6lx, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder (4lx smaller).
Lower video capturing speed Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a video capturing speed of 24fps, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 30fps video capturing speed camcorder (6fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is an 89g weight camcorder. That's 16.4g heavier than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (72.6g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£254 more expensive
The Sony FDR-X1000 is more expensive than the Transcend DrivePro 100 by £254.24.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 sellers sells the Sony FDR-X1000, however 12 stores sell the Transcend DrivePro 100. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month years shorter manufacturer's guarantee
The Sony FDR-X1000 comes with a manufacturer's guarantee of one year, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a one year guarantee.
4 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabiliser Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 does not have an image stabiliser, but the Sony FDR-X1000 does. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 3.21mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.41mm longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (3.21mm).
A lot bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a closest focusing distance of 0.75m, however the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 0.5m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.25m smaller).
Not waterproof Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is not waterproof, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is.

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Date Released

42 months Ago 42 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 2 Years

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
BEST
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length
2.8mm 3.21mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
2.8mm
BEST
3.21mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Focal Length
2.8 3.21
Focal Length Range
2.8 3.21

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
BEST
0.75m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
BEST
 action cam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx 2lx
BEST
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

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
24fps 30fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 H.264
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 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
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 0.5h
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Lithium-Polymer 470 mAh
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g 72.6g
BEST
Height
51.7mm 683mm
Depth
88.9mm 344mm
Width
24.4mm 631mm

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 Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
2.8 3.21
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB USB 2.0
Cable
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
The Windows Operating System
 The Windows operating system
 The Windows operating system
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems
 Mac operating systems
 Mac operating systems
Other Features
Yes,Play Memories Home G Sensor
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
17.1mm 22.8mm
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out Port
 HDMI out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 631 x 683 x 344
USB Cable Included
 USB cable included
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Waterproof
 Waterproof
BEST
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.1cm
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 631 x 683 x 344
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Battery,12V car adapter
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