Panasonic HC-W570 vs Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
40x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has an optical zoom of 50x, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (40x smaller), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 30x (optical) camcorder (20x smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (38x 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.

Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a maximum aperture value of 4.2, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.2 lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a unknown maximum aperture value camcorder (4.2 lower).
Longer continuous video playback time Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1,940h continuous video playback time camcorder. That's 1,940h longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknownh).
2x lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 434g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (460g), 42g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (460g) and 194g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

16.5mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 62mm high camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 78.5mm high camcorder (16.5mm bigger), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder (4.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder (10.5mm bigger).
21% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a depth of 129mm, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 155mm deep camcorder (26mm bigger), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mm deep camcorder (1.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder (5mm bigger).
19% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a width of 60mm, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 71mm wide camcorder (11mm bigger), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder (1.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder (7.5mm bigger).
£318 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W570 costs £350.99 less than the Sony FDR-AX33 and costs £318 less than the Sony HDR-PJ620.
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 8.1MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (unknownMP), 8.01MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (unknownMP) and 10.3MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknownMP).
Vastly higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a movie megapixel count of 8.29MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.09MP lower), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (6MP lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a unknownMP (movie mode) camcorder (8.29MP lower).
Built-in flash Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 do not have a built-in flash.
A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 are both only 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorders (460,800 pixels lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.24" larger than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknown").
Higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 1,555,200 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 1,555,200 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknown pixels).
Higher video capturing speed Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a video capturing speed of 50fps (as does the Sony HDR-PJ620), but the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both only unknownfps video capturing speed camcorders (50fps lower).
Vastly faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 50fps camcorder, and so does the Sony HDR-PJ620. That's 50fps faster than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknownfps).
More popular
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 46116 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 66477 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 57555.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an average expert review score of 100% based on 2 reviews, but the Panasonic HC-W570 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average rating of 90% (based on 3 reviews).
6 Reasons For
66% bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 350x (digital). That's 200x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (160x), 230x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (160x) and 190x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160x). 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.

984mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 984mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W570 (34.8mm), 686mm longer than the Sony FDR-AX33 (34.8mm) and 949.2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (34.8mm).
50 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a unknown Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (50 Mbit/s smaller).
Vastly higher video capturing speed Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a video capturing speed of 50fps (as does the Sony FDR-AX33), however the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both only unknownfps video capturing speed camcorders (50fps lower).
50fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50fps camcorder, and so does the Sony FDR-AX33. That's 50fps faster than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknownfps).
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
7 Reasons For
91% bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder. That's 21.99MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (24.5MP) and 22.21MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (24.5MP). 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, but the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 do not have an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2.9mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W570 (2.9mm) and 23.9mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.9mm).
34% smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (3lx).
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 50 ANSI lumens projector brightness camcorder. That's 50 ANSI lumens brighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (50 ANSI lumens) and 25 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (50 ANSI lumens).
One more awards
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has 2 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 has 1 award.
Better user reviews
Based on 30 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W570 is 80% (based on 1 review), the average rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% (based on 47 reviews) and the average rating of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92% (based on 36 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.22MP smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder (21.99MP 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.

8.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 8.1MP lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (unknownMP), 0.09MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (unknownMP) and 2.2MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknownMP).
3x lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.09MP higher), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.09MP higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a unknownMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.2MP lower).
Smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is only 150x (digital). That's 30x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (160x), 200x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (160x) and 10x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160x). 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels (as does the Sony HDR-PJ620), but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,800 pixels higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

25% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
22 Mbit/s smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a unknown Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (28 Mbit/s smaller).
Less retailers
Only 9 sellers sells the Panasonic HC-W570, whereas 11 retailers sell the Sony FDR-AX33 and 12 shops sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three months older
The Panasonic HC-W570 is older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by three months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 66477 by sales volume, however the Sony FDR-AX33 ranks No. 46116 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 57555.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic HC-W570's average expert rating is 80%, however the Sony FDR-AX33's is 100% (based on 2 reviews) and the Sony HDR-PJ810's is 90% (based on 3 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Panasonic HC-W570's average user rating is 80%, however the Sony HDR-PJ620's is 92% (based on 36 reviews) and the Sony HDR-PJ810's is 97% (based on 30 reviews).
13 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 10x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (40x bigger), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (20x bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12x (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.

Two times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 120x (digital) camcorder. That's 30x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (160x), 230x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (160x) and 40x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160x). 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.

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 does not have an interchangeable lens (As does the the Sony HDR-PJ620), however the Sony HDR-PJ810 does. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 298mm longer than the Panasonic HC-W570 (34.8mm), 686mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (34.8mm) and 263.2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (34.8mm).
Vastly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mm (as does the Sony HDR-PJ620), however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a unknownmm minimum focal length camcorder (26.8mm shorter) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm shorter).
62% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder. That's 434g heavier than the Panasonic HC-W570 (460g), 392g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (460g) and 240g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

22% bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a height of 78.5mm, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 62mm high camcorder (16.5mm smaller), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder (12mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder (6mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 155mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 129mm deep camcorder (26mm smaller), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mm deep camcorder (24.5mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder (21mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 71mm wide, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 60mm wide camcorder (11mm smaller), the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mm wide camcorder (9.5mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder (3.5mm smaller).
£351 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX33 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W570 by £350.99 and more expensive than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by £32.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 11 sellers sells the Sony FDR-AX33, however 12 sellers 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.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony FDR-AX33 has received 1 award, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has received 2 awards.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony FDR-AX33 only has an average user rating of 79%, but the Panasonic HC-W570 has an average user rating of 80% (based on 1 review), the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 36 reviews) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 30 reviews).
18 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.22MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder (22.21MP 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.

8.01MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.09MP higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 (unknownMP), 8.01MP lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (unknownMP) and 2.29MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (unknownMP).
3x lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.09MP lower), the Sony FDR-AX33 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (6MP higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a unknownMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.29MP lower).
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (20x bigger), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10x (optical) camcorder (20x smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12x (optical) camcorder (18x 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.

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 does not have an interchangeable lens (As does the the Sony FDR-AX33), whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

26.8mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mm (as does the Sony FDR-AX33), whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a unknownmm minimum focal length camcorder (26.8mm shorter) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm shorter).
A bit lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum aperture value of 4, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.2 higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a unknown maximum aperture value camcorder (4 lower).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 does not have a built-in flash (As does the the Sony HDR-PJ810), but the Sony FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels (as does the Panasonic HC-W570), but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,800 pixels higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

14% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 42g heavier than the Panasonic HC-W570 (460g), 392g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (460g) and 152g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Marginally bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 62mm high camcorder (4.5mm smaller), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 78.5mm high camcorder (12mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder (6mm bigger).
1.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a depth of 130.5mm, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 129mm deep camcorder (1.5mm smaller), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 155mm deep camcorder (24.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder (3.5mm bigger).
1.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a width of 61.5mm, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 60mm wide camcorder (1.5mm smaller), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 71mm wide camcorder (9.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder (6mm bigger).
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a projector brightness of 25 ANSI lumens, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a unknown ANSI lumens projector brightness camcorder (25 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 50 ANSI lumens projector brightness camcorder (25 ANSI lumens brighter).
£318 more expensive
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W570 by £318.
Four months older
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is older than the Panasonic HC-W570 by one month and older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by four months.
Worse selling
The Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 57555 by sales volume, however the Sony FDR-AX33 ranks No. 46116.
Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-PJ620's average user rating is 92%, however the Sony HDR-PJ810's is 97% (based on 30 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an optical zoom of 12x. That's 38x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W570 (12x), 2x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (12x) and 18x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (12x). 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.

190x smaller digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 160x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder (10x smaller), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 120x (digital) camcorder (40x smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (190x 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.

28x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a maximum focal length of 34.8mm, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a unknownmm maximum focal length camcorder (34.8mm shorter), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder (263.2mm longer) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (949.2mm longer).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash (As does the the Sony HDR-PJ620), but the Sony FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash.
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 460,200 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-W570 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 (921,000 pixels) and 600 pixels lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

194g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460g, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder (194g lighter), the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder (240g heavier) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (152g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

10.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder. That's 10.5mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (72.5mm), 6mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (72.5mm) and 6mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (72.5mm).
4% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a depth of 134mm. That's 5mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (134mm), 21mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (134mm) and 3.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (134mm).
12% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a width of 67.5mm. That's 7.5mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (67.5mm), 3.5mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (67.5mm) and 6mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (67.5mm).
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Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is 14 months older than the Panasonic HC-W570, 17 months older than the Sony FDR-AX33 and 13 months older than the Sony HDR-PJ620.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Sony HDR-PJ810's average expert score is 90%, however the Sony FDR-AX33's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
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Megapixel Count
2.2MP 10.3MP 2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.2MP 8.29MP 2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
10x 30x 12x
Digital Zoom
150x 120x 350x
BEST
160x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm 984mm 34.8mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm 26.8mm 2.9mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
28 - 1740 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
2.06 - 103 3.8 - 38 1.9 - 57 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
0.5 - 0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 1/6 - 1/10000 1/10000 - 1/6 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3" 3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
4lx Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remote control

Design

Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps 50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps 50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
 4224 x 2376
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
 4224 x 2376
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
 4224 x 2376
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70 NP-FV50 NP-FV50
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
1,940h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
266g
BEST
700g 308g 460g
Height
62mm
BEST
78.5mm 66.5mm 72.5mm
Depth
129mm
BEST
155mm 130.5mm 134mm
Width
60mm
BEST
71mm 61.5mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector
Projected Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m 0.5m

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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