Sony FDR-AX53 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Sony FDR-AX53
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a digital zoom of 250x, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 160x (digital) camcorder (90x 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.

Hugely longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony FDR-AX53 is 656mm maximum focal length, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 34.8mm maximum focal length camcorder (621.2mm shorter).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. That's 600 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

1.8lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 1.2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.8lx smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3lx).
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
16.21MP bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 24.5MP sensor, but the Sony FDR-AX53 is only an 8.29MP sensor camcorder (16.21MP 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.

Nine times shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 2.9mm minimum focal length, but the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm longer).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder. That's 175g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 29 reviews, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user review score of 97%, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 has an average rating of 84% (based on 18 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
16.21MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony FDR-AX53 is only 8.29MP sensor. That's 16.21MP smaller 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.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony FDR-AX53 is 26.8mm minimum focal length. That's 23.9mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (2.9mm).
175g heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a weight of 635g, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (175g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX53 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

57% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a digital zoom of 160x. That's 90x smaller than the Sony FDR-AX53 (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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 34.8mm maximum focal length. That's 621.2mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (34.8mm).
600 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

1.8lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 1.2lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.8lx smaller).
Fewer sellers
Only 3 stores sells the Sony HDR-PJ810, but 7 sellers sell the Sony FDR-AX53. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over two years older
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is older than the Sony FDR-AX53 by two years.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
250x
BEST
160x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
656mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm 2.9mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
3.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
26.8 - 536 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
26.8 - 536 2.9 - 34.8
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
 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
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

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
 Smile detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
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
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering
 Spot
BEST
 Spot

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1.2lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
 Remotely operated
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Slide show
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

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

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
100 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
120fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5440 x 3056
 6592 x 3712
 5440 x 3056
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 PCM
 AAC++
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV70 NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
6.8V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
13Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
635g 460g
BEST
Height
80.5mm 72.5mm
Depth
166.5mm 134mm
Width
73mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof

Projector

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

Technical Details

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
BEST
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Flash Exposure Compensation
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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