Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MP sensor camcorder. That's 13.78MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (24.5MP). 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.

Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.2MP higher than the Sony FDR-AX33 ().
17% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an optical zoom of 12x, and so does the Sony HDR-PJ810. That's 2x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (12x). 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash (as does the Sony FDR-AX33), however the Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash.
15% larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a display diagonal of 3.5". That's 0.5" larger than the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3"). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 1,152,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,400 pixels higher than the Sony FDR-AX33 (921,000 pixels) and 231,000 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3D Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3D camcorder, however the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are not 3D.
Three times lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a weight of 189g, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder (511g heavier) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (271g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by £181
The Panasonic HC-X920 costs £180.99 less than the Sony FDR-AX33.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
5 Reasons For
18% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 1.81MP higher than the Panasonic HC-X920 ().
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 263.2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (34.8mm).
Built-in flash Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash, and so does the Panasonic HC-X920, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash.
More popular
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 17187 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the Panasonic HC-X920 ranks No. 29798.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an average expert review score of 100% based on 2 reviews, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average rating of 90% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12x (optical) camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-X920. That's 2x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (12x). 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.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a digital zoom of 160x, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is only a 40x (digital) camcorder (120x smaller) and the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 120x (digital) camcorder (40x 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, however the Sony FDR-AX33 does not have an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

23.9mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 2.9mm minimum focal length. That's 23.9mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (2.9mm).
9lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 9lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3lx).
One more awards
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony FDR-AX33 has 1 award.
Much better user reviews
Based on 30 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 80% (based on 1 review) and the average rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% (based on 47 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
22% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an effective megapixels (image) of 8.49MP, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder (1.81MP higher).
120x smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is only 40x (digital), but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 120x (digital) camcorder (80x bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 160x (digital) camcorder (120x 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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 9lx bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3lx).
Older by over two years
The Panasonic HC-X920 is two years older than the Sony FDR-AX33 and ten months older than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
Less popular
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 29798 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Sony FDR-AX33 ranks No. 17187.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Panasonic HC-X920's average user score is 80%, however the Sony HDR-PJ810's is 97% (based on 30 reviews).
13 Reasons Against
A little lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.2MP higher).
20% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an optical zoom of 10x, however the Panasonic HC-X920 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both 12x (optical) camcorders (2x bigger). 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 120x (digital). That's 80x bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (160x) and 40x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160x). 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.

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 does not have an interchangeable lens, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 does. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

23.9mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm shorter).
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a display diagonal of 3" (as does the Sony HDR-PJ810), however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 1,152,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Not 3D Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is not 3D (As does the the Sony HDR-PJ810), but the Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D.
73% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder. That's 511g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X920 (460g) and 240g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£181 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX33 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X920 by £180.99.
Less retailers
Only 5 retailers sells the Sony FDR-AX33, whereas 6 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-X920. 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.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony FDR-AX33 has received 1 award, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has received 2 awards.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony FDR-AX33's average user rating is only 79%, however the Panasonic HC-X920's is 80% (based on 1 review) and the Sony HDR-PJ810's is 97% (based on 30 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
57% smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 24.5MP sensor. That's 13.78MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (24.5MP). 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.

Eight times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 34.8mm maximum focal length, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder (263.2mm longer).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic HC-X920 and the Sony FDR-AX33 have a built-in flash.
0.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3" screen size camcorder, and so does the Sony FDR-AX33. That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3"). 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% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels. That's 231,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (921,000 pixels) and 600 pixels lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Not 3D Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is not 3D (As does the the Sony FDR-AX33), however the Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D.
271g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460g, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189g weight camcorder (271g lighter) and the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder (240g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not currently available
We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product. Read more
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Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is 17 months older than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
2 Awards
altomdata.dk: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
38.28MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
8.49MP 10.3MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.49MP
BEST
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
10x 12x
BEST
Digital Zoom
40x 120x 160x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm 2.9mm
BEST
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.8 - 399.2 Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.84 - 34.1 3.8 - 38 2.9 - 34.8
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,152,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
12lx Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6048 x 3400
 6592 x 3712
 6016 x 3384
 6048 x 3400
 6592 x 3712
 6016 x 3384
 6048 x 3400
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
 PictBridge

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70 NP-FV50
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
189g
BEST
700g 460g
Height
59mm 78.5mm 72.5mm
Depth
82mm 155mm 134mm
Width
73mm 71mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
 USB charging
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