JVC GC-XA1 vs Sony HDR-PJ240

JVC GC-XA1
Sony HDR-PJ240

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
WiFi Edit
The JVC GC-XA1 features WiFi, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ240 does not.
Lighter Edit
The JVC GC-XA1 is a 126g weight camcorder. That's 84g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ240 (210g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£111 cheaper
The JVC GC-XA1 is £111.31 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ240.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a sensor size of 9.2MP. That's 4.2MP bigger than the JVC GC-XA1 (9.2MP). 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.

315x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is a 320x (digital) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-XA1 is only a 5x (digital) camcorder (315x smaller). 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.

45% larger screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 1.2" larger than the JVC GC-XA1 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Better selling
The Sony HDR-PJ240 ranks No. 79530 by number of sales, but the JVC GC-XA1 ranks No. 151242.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
4.2MP smaller sensor size Edit
JVC GC-XA1 is only 5MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-PJ240 is a 9.2MP sensor camcorder (4.2MP 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GC-XA1 has a digital zoom of 5x. That's 315x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ240 (320x). 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.

Significantly smaller screen size Edit
The JVC GC-XA1 has a screen size of 1.5", whereas the Sony HDR-PJ240 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder (1.2" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Over one year older
The JVC GC-XA1 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ240 by 20 months.
Worse selling
The JVC GC-XA1 ranks No. 151242 by sales volume, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ240 ranks No. 79530.
4 Reasons Against
Does not feature WiFi Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not feature WiFi, whereas the JVC GC-XA1 does.
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a weight of 210g, but the JVC GC-XA1 is a 126g weight camcorder (84g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £111
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is £111.31 more expensive than the JVC GC-XA1.
Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is only stocked by 5 shops, however the JVC GC-XA1 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
5MP 9.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 27x
Digital Zoom
5x 320x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Digital
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 804mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.1 - 57
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

White Balance

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Display

Screen Size
1.5" 2.7"
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Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
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 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
126g
BEST
210g
Height
53mm 59.5mm
Depth
35mm 128mm
Width
74mm 59mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Other Features

Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 13 ANSI lumens
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