Canon XF105 vs Sony PXW-X70

Canon XF105
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1 lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
3D Edit
The Canon XF105 is 3D, but the Sony PXW-X70 is not 3D.
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 0.060000000000002fps faster than the Sony PXW-X70 (59.94fps).
£119 cheaper
The Canon XF105 costs £1,860.00, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is £1,978.80.
User reviews are hugely better
The Canon XF105 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Sony PXW-X70 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
8 Reasons For
84% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a total megapixels of 14.2MP. That's 11.83MP bigger than the Canon XF105 (14.2MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 12x (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Canon XF105 (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.

Higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 2.7 higher than the Canon XF105 (4.5).
A lot larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39", but the Canon XF105 is only a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.15" smaller).
Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.8lx smaller than the Canon XF105 (1.7lx).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 features wi-Fi, but the Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi.
390g lighter Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a weight of 900g, but the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder (390g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XF105 has a total megapixels of 2.37MP, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 14.2MP sensor camcorder (11.83MP 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XF105 is only 10x (optical), but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 12x (optical) camcorder (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.

2x lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.7 higher).
Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.15" smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (0.39").
Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lx, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.8lx smaller).
Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 features wi-Fi.
31% heavier Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg weight camcorder. That's 390g heavier than the Sony PXW-X70 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
Only 3 shops sells the Canon XF105, however 4 stores sell the Sony PXW-X70. 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.
Over one year older
The Canon XF105 is older than the Sony PXW-X70 by 13 months.
5 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Canon XF105 (2.8).
Not 3D Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is not 3D, whereas the Canon XF105 is 3D.
Marginally slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum frame rate of 59.94fps, however the Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder (0.060000000000002fps faster).
More expensive by £119
The Sony PXW-X70 is £118.80 more expensive than the Canon XF105.
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Sony PXW-X70 has an average user score of 80%, but the Canon XF105 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 14.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
BEST
 1/1.3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number
1.8 4.5
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
0.0005 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.39"
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx 1.7lx
BEST
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Progressive Scan
 Progressive scan
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MXF
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MXF
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
59.94fps

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Video Recording Time
10.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 900g
BEST
Height
148mm 103.5mm
Depth
250mm 274.3mm
Width
121mm 120.7mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 Component
BEST
 Component
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Video Compression Formats
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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