Sony HDR-CX450 vs Zoom Q4n

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Sony HDR-CX450
Zoom Q4n

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
348.5x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 348.5x bigger than the Zoom Q4n (1.5x). 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.

1" larger screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has a screen size of 3", but the Zoom Q4n is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

26 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 Mbit/s, however the Zoom Q4n is only a 24 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (26 Mbit/s smaller).
26.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has a height of 59.5mm, however the Zoom Q4n is an 86mm high camcorder (26.5mm bigger).
6 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Zoom Q4n is 3MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-CX450 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.71MP smaller). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 178.6g weight camcorder. That's 71.4g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX450 (178.6g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

9.5mm smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 119mm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 128.5mm deep camcorder (9.5mm bigger).
8mm smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4n is a 49mm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 57mm wide camcorder (8mm bigger).
£20 cheaper
The Zoom Q4n is £19.90 cheaper than the Sony HDR-CX450.
Available from 6 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has a sensor size of 2.29MP, however the Zoom Q4n is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.71MP 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.

29% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 is a 250g weight camcorder. That's 71.4g heavier than the Zoom Q4n (178.6g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Moderately bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX450 is 128.5mm deep, but the Zoom Q4n is a 119mm deep camcorder (9.5mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX450 is 57mm wide, but the Zoom Q4n is a 49mm wide camcorder (8mm smaller).
£20 more expensive
The Sony HDR-CX450 is more expensive than the Zoom Q4n by £19.90.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Sony HDR-CX450, however 8 stores sell the Zoom Q4n. 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.
One month older
The Sony HDR-CX450 is older than the Zoom Q4n by one month.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q4n has a digital zoom of 1.5x. That's 348.5x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX450 (1.5x). 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.

A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4n has a screen size of 2", whereas the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 3" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

26 Mbit/s smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
Zoom Q4n is only 24 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate, but the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (26 Mbit/s bigger).
A lot bigger Edit
Zoom Q4n is 86mm high, but the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 59.5mm high camcorder (26.5mm smaller).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.29MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
350x
BEST
1.5x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.6mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
26.8 - 804 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.36 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Party (indoor)
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Party (indoor)
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering Type
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
BEST
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Use As a Webcam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Use as a webcam
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s
BEST
24 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 2304 x 1296
BEST
 4032 x 2272
 2304 x 1296

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 DC
 USB
 DC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
250g 178.6g
BEST
Height
59.5mm
BEST
86mm
Depth
128.5mm 119mm
BEST
Width
57mm 49mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 Mini-USB
 USB
 Mini-USB
BEST
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included
Tripod Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Lens Cover Included
 Lens cover included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Channels
5.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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