Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Sony HXR-NX3-1

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Sony HXR-NX3-1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.22MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only a 20x (optical) camcorder (10x smaller). 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.

29% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 279mm longer than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (705mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm longer).
Seven times lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg lighter than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (2.2kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
5% bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is 2.41MP sensor. That's 0.12MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (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.

0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (3.5"). 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.

50% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels. That's 460,200 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
0.12MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 2.41MP sensor camcorder (0.12MP 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.

17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Sony HXR-NX3-1 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 HDR-PJ620 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

7 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only 2.07MP (movie mode). That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.07MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 10x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (20x). 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.

A lot shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is only 705mm maximum focal length, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (279mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-1 is 28.8mm minimum focal length. That's 2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (28.8mm).
1.9kg heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a weight of 2.2kg, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (1.9kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Older by two months
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is two months older than the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.29MP 2.41MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP
BEST
2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm
BEST
705mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm
BEST
28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
46mm 72mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 4.1 - 82

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MS Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 1/4 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D
 3D
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 DV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 DV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
308g
BEST
2.2kg
Height
66.5mm 193mm
Depth
130.5mm 393mm
Width
61.5mm 174.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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