Sony FDR-X1000 vs Sony HDR-AS200

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Sony FDR-X1000
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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
19mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 19mm shorter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (21.8mm).
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony FDR-X1000 is 85% based on 12 reviews, but the average rating of the Sony HDR-AS200 is 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
84% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 14.3mm longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (17.1mm).
67% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.2m smaller than the Sony FDR-X1000 (0.3m).
A lot deeper waterproof depth Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a waterproof depth of 16m, however the Sony FDR-X1000 is only a 10m waterproof depth camcorder (6m shallower).
Longer battery life Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2h battery life camcorder. That's 1.5h longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (2h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder. That's 21g lighter than the Sony FDR-X1000 (68g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£109 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AS200 costs £109.16 less than the Sony FDR-X1000.
More popular
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 42188 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the Sony FDR-X1000 ranks No. 59902.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Six times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a maximum focal length of 2.8mm, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder (14.3mm longer).
0.2m bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a closest focusing distance of 0.5m, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.2m smaller).
60% shallower waterproof depth Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 10m waterproof depth camcorder. That's 6m shallower than the Sony HDR-AS200 (16m).
Significantly shorter battery life Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a battery life of 0.5h, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2h battery life camcorder (1.5h longer). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a weight of 89g, but the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder (21g 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 £109
The Sony FDR-X1000 is £109.16 more expensive than the Sony HDR-AS200.
Less popular
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 59902 by number of sales in our camcorders, but the Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 42188.
2 Reasons Against
Significantly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a minimum focal length of 21.8mm, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm shorter).
Lower expert review Score
The Sony HDR-AS200's average expert rating is 80%, however the Sony FDR-X1000's is 85% (based on 12 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

42 months Ago 42 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length
2.8mm 17.1mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
2.8mm
BEST
21.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length
2.8 17.1 - 21.8
Focal Length Range
2.8 17.1 - 21.8

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m 0.3m
BEST
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 - 1,1/10000
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx 6lx
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 White
 White
Shock Proof Height
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Depth
10m 16m
BEST

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
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
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
 Microphone in port
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
0.5h 2h
BEST
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 Lithium-ion
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g 68g
BEST
Height
51.7mm 46.5mm
Depth
88.9mm 81.5mm
Width
24.4mm 24.2mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Operating System
Windows & Mac Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
2.8 17.1 - 21.8
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB Micro USB
Cable
Micro USB Micro USB
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
The Windows Operating System
 The Windows operating system
 The Windows operating system
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
Mac Operating Systems
 Mac operating systems
 Mac operating systems
Other Features
Yes,Play Memories Home Yes - Play Memories Home
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out Port
 HDMI out port
 HDMI out port
Dimensions
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5
USB Cable Included
 USB cable included
 USB cable included
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
 Wireless connection

Projector

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

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
 Dust-resistant
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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