Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Sony HXR-NX3-VG1

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Sony HXR-NX3-VG1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
10% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 (2.07MP).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 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-VG1 (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-VG1 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-VG1 (2.2kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5 Reasons For
0.12MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 2.41MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.12MP 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.

Lower minimum aperture number Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is 1.6 minimum aperture, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 higher).
Hugely higher maximum aperture number Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is 11 maximum aperture value, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (7 lower).
15% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

460,200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.12MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 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.

Higher minimum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 lower).
Two times lower maximum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 4 maximum aperture value, but the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is an 11 maximum aperture value camcorder (7 higher).
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 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-VG1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

7 Reasons Against
11% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.07MP).
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

40% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 705mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 279mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (705mm).
Moderately longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is a 2.2kg weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.2kg). 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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Nine months older
The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by nine months.

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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
BEST
2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm
BEST
705mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.6
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm
BEST
28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
4 11
BEST
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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞
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

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 0.33 - 0.0001

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
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
BEST
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
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps

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
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
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
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

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 1
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
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

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.85h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-F970
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

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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