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Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Zoom Q4

Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Zoom Q4

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an image stabilizer, but the Zoom Q4 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 is only a 22mm maximum focal length camcorder (962mm shorter).
Lower minimum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 1.8 minimum aperture. That's 1 lower than the Zoom Q4 (2.8).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display diagonal of 3". That's 1" larger than the Zoom Q4 (2"). 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 features wi-Fi, however the Zoom Q4 does not feature wi-Fi.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Much better user reviews
Based on 36 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92%, however the average rating of the Zoom Q4 is 80% (based on 24 reviews).
3 Reasons For
0.71MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 3MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.71MP smaller). 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.

10fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (60fps).
Lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder. That's 141g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
32% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.71MP smaller than the Zoom Q4 (3MP). 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.

10fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum frame rate of 50fps, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 60fps camcorder (10fps faster).
141g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, however the Zoom Q4 is a 167g weight camcorder (141g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 22mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 962mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (22mm).
A lot higher minimum aperture number Edit
Zoom Q4 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a display diagonal of 2", however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 3" screen size camcorder (1" 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.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Zoom Q4 does not feature wi-Fi, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 features wi-Fi.
Less retailers
Only 7 stores sells the Zoom Q4, whereas 8 retailers sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Zoom Q4 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by two months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Zoom Q4's average user rating is 80%, however the Sony HDR-PJ620's is 92% (based on 36 reviews).

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.29MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm
BEST
22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 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
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

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
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 BT-02
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
308g 167g
BEST
Height
66.5mm 57.8mm
Depth
130.5mm 30.4mm
Width
61.5mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 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
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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