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Contour Design Contour+ vs Sony NEX-FS700

Contour Design Contour+ vs Sony NEX-FS700

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Contour Design Contour+
Sony NEX-FS700

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a minimum aperture number of 2.8. That's 0.7 lower than the Sony NEX-FS700 (3.5).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a weight of 150.2g, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700 is a 1.5kg weight camcorder (1.3kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a total megapixels of 11.6MP. That's 6.6MP bigger than the Contour Design Contour+ (11.6MP). 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Contour Design Contour+ 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Contour Design Contour+ does not. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

56% higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 3.5 higher than the Contour Design Contour+ (6.3).
Vastly larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a maximum memory card size of 128GB, however the Contour Design Contour+ is only a 32GB maximum memory card size camcorder (96GB smaller). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

30fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a maximum frame rate of 60fps, however the Contour Design Contour+ is only a 30fps camcorder (30fps slower).
Significantly longer battery life (max) Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is an 8.5h battery life camcorder, whereas the Contour Design Contour+ is only a 2.5h battery life camcorder (6h shorter). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
6.6MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Contour Design Contour+ is only 5MP sensor. That's 6.6MP smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700 (11.6MP). 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.

Vastly lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a maximum aperture number of 2.8. That's 3.5 lower than the Sony NEX-FS700 (6.3).
Smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a maximum memory card size of 32GB, but the Sony NEX-FS700 is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder (96GB larger). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ does not have a built-in display, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700 does.
Slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a maximum frame rate of 30fps, but the Sony NEX-FS700 is a 60fps camcorder (30fps faster).
Significantly shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Contour Design Contour+ has a battery life (max) of 2.5h, however the Sony NEX-FS700 is an 8.5h battery life camcorder (6h longer). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Older by over two years
The Contour Design Contour+ is two years older than the Sony NEX-FS700.
2 Reasons Against
0.7 higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is a 3.5 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.7 higher than the Contour Design Contour+ (3.5).
Hugely heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a weight of 1.5kg, but the Contour Design Contour+ is a 150.2g weight camcorder (1.3kg 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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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
5MP 11.6MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.1x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 380mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.6mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 6.3
BEST
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 200

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB 128GB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
 FXP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FXP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2.5h 8.5h
BEST
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
2592 x 1944 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
150.2g
BEST
1.5kg
Height
34mm 178.5mm
Depth
98mm 235.5mm
Width
58mm 145mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems
IOS,Android Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
Six Element Glass Unknown - Click to provide data
Megapixel
5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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