Canon EOS C500 vs Sony PXW-Z100

Canon EOS C500
Sony PXW-Z100

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
13% larger screen size Edit
The Canon EOS C500 has a screen size of 4", however the Sony PXW-Z100 is only a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

14% larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Canon EOS C500 is a 0.52" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.07" larger than the Sony PXW-Z100 (0.45").
36% lighter Edit
The Canon EOS C500 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder. That's 640g lighter than the Sony PXW-Z100 (2.5kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

22mm smaller Edit
The Canon EOS C500 is a 171mm high camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 193mm high camcorder (22mm bigger).
2x smaller Edit
The Canon EOS C500 has a depth of 179mm, however the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 362mm deep camcorder (183mm bigger).
19% smaller Edit
The Canon EOS C500 has a width of 160mm, however the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 189mm wide camcorder (29mm bigger).
4 Reasons For
48% bigger sensor size Edit
Sony PXW-Z100 is 18.9MP sensor. That's 9.06MP bigger than the Canon EOS C500 (18.9MP). 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.

Built-in microphone Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a built-in microphone, however the Canon EOS C500 does not.
Cheaper by £5,431
The Sony PXW-Z100 is £5,431.20 cheaper than the Canon EOS C500.
3 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon EOS C500 is a 9.84MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 is an 18.9MP sensor camcorder (9.06MP 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.

Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Canon EOS C500 does not have a built-in microphone, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 has a built-in microphone.
£5,431 more expensive
The Canon EOS C500 is more expensive than the Sony PXW-Z100 by £5,431.20.
Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Canon EOS C500, whereas 5 sellers sell the Sony PXW-Z100. 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.
Eleven months older
The Canon EOS C500 is older than the Sony PXW-Z100 by eleven months.
6 Reasons Against
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon EOS C500 (3.5"). 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.

0.07" smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45", whereas the Canon EOS C500 is a 0.52" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.07" larger).
640g heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a weight of 2.5kg, whereas the Canon EOS C500 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder (640g lighter). 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 PXW-Z100 is 193mm high. That's 22mm bigger than the Canon EOS C500 (193mm).
51% bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 362mm deep camcorder. That's 183mm bigger than the Canon EOS C500 (362mm).
29mm bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 189mm wide camcorder. That's 29mm bigger than the Canon EOS C500 (189mm).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.84MP 18.9MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 600
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 82
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 16000
 12800
 10000
 8000
 6400
 5000
 4000
 3200
 2500
 2250
 2000
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 500
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
BEST
 16000
 12800
 10000
 8000
 6400
 5000
 4000
 3200
 2500
 2250
 2000
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 500
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25

White Balance

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3 - 1/9000
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52"
BEST
0.45"
Viewfinder Resolution
1.55 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
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 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
Progressive Scan
 Progressive scan
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC
Pre-Record
 Pre-record
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.75h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F970
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.8kg
BEST
2.5kg
Height
171mm
BEST
193mm
Depth
179mm
BEST
362mm
Width
160mm
BEST
189mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

Other Features

The Windows Operating System
 The Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output
8.4V Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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