Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a total megapixels of 3.28MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.99MP 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 32x (optical), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 30x (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (350x). 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.

9% lighter Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 23g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6 Reasons For
0.22MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29MP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.29MP. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MP).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an HDMI, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI.
6 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92% based on 36 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
11% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.07MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an HDMI.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Canon Vixia HF R600, however 7 sellers sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 36 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP. That's 0.99MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MP). 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.

7% smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 30x (optical). That's 2x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (30x). 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (790x bigger). 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.

A little heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (23g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by one month
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.

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Average User Rating

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Filter Size
43mm 46mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

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
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000 - 1/6
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g
BEST
308g
Height
58mm 66.5mm
Depth
116mm 130.5mm
Width
53mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

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

Projector

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

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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