Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Sony HXR-NX3-1

Panasonic HC-X1000
Sony HXR-NX3-1

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
88% bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a sensor size of 18.91MP. That's 16.5MP bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (2.41MP). 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.

77% higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a movie megapixel count of 8.85MP. That's 6.78MP higher than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (2.07MP).
231,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 1,152,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 231,000 pixels higher than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

660g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a weight of 1.6kg, but the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 2.2kg weight camcorder (660g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

14% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a height of 170mm. That's 23mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (193mm).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 315mm deep. That's 78mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (393mm).
10% smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 160mm wide. That's 14.5mm smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (174.5mm).
11 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
1 Reason For
3.6lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, but the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx bigger).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
90% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (0.4lx).
Older by two months
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is two months older than the Sony HXR-NX3-1.
8 Reasons Against
16.5MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a sensor size of 2.41MP, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder (16.5MP 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 lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a movie megapixel count of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is an 8.85MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.78MP higher).
231,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 1,152,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (231,000 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 2.2kg weight camcorder. That's 660g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (2.2kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

12% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a height of 193mm, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 170mm high camcorder (23mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is 393mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 315mm deep camcorder (78mm smaller).
14.5mm bigger Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is 174.5mm wide, but the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 160mm wide camcorder (14.5mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony HXR-NX3-1, however 12 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-X1000. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
18.91MP
BEST
2.41MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 BSI
 BSI
Megapixel Count
8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.85MP
BEST
2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 705mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8mm
Filter Size
49mm 72mm
Focal Length
30.8 ― 626 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 4.1 - 82

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Flash

Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.125 - 0.000125 1/4 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
1,152,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.45"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
4lx 0.4lx
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 DV
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 DV
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Still Image Histogram
 Still image histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8h
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg
BEST
2.2kg
Height
170mm
BEST
193mm
Depth
315mm
BEST
393mm
Width
160mm
BEST
174.5mm

Technical Details

Microphone Operation Mode
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
Dynamic Unknown - Click to provide data
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