Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
83% bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a sensor size of 12.76MP. That's 10.47MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP). 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.

Hugely higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a megapixel count of 6.03MP, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP camcorder (3.74MP lower).
63% higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a movie megapixel count of 6.03MP. That's 3.74MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 350x (digital) camcorder (1,150x 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.

Bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 Mbit/s. That's 22 Mbit/s bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (50 Mbit/s).
Cheaper by £220
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs £347.00, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is £567.00.
22 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 8225 by number of sales, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 54073.
5 Reasons For
34% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder. That's 10x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (30x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

10% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.4 higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (4).
45g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (45g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Built-in projector Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector, but the Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 20x (optical). That's 10x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (30x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.4 lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.4 lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (4).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a weight of 353g, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (45g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Does not have a built-in projector Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user score of 89%, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 36 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP sensor. That's 10.47MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MP). 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.

3.74MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a megapixel count of 2.29MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (3.74MP higher).
2x lower movie megapixel count Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP (movie mode). That's 3.74MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MP).
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a digital zoom of 350x, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (1,150x bigger). 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.

44% smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate. That's 22 Mbit/s smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (50 Mbit/s).
More expensive by £220
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is £220 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Fewer sellers
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is only stocked by 8 shops, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 30 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 54073 by number of sales in our camcorders, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 8225.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 4
BEST
Filter Size
49mm 46mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

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
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s
BEST
50 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 308g
BEST
Height
73mm 66.5mm
Depth
139mm 130.5mm
Width
65mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector
BEST
Projected Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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