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Sony HDR-PJ810 vs Sony PXW-Z100

Sony HDR-PJ810 vs Sony PXW-Z100

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Sony HDR-PJ810
Sony PXW-Z100

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
5.6MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 is only an 18.9MP sensor camcorder (5.6MP 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.

2kg lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder. That's 2kg lighter than the Sony PXW-Z100 (2.5kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-Z100 is 20x (optical). That's 8x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (20x). 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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
Sony PXW-Z100 is 3.5" screen size. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3.5"). 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony PXW-Z100 is two, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 only has one USB 2.0 port.
1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Sony PXW-Z100 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.

17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Sony PXW-Z100 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony PXW-Z100 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
Less retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the Sony HDR-PJ810, whereas 3 shops sell the Sony PXW-Z100. 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.
Five months older
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is older than the Sony PXW-Z100 by five months.
2 Reasons Against
30% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a total megapixels of 18.9MP. That's 5.6MP smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (18.9MP). 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.

2kg heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a weight of 2.5kg, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (2kg 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
24.5MP
BEST
18.9MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
34.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.9 - 34.8 30 - 600
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.8 - 3.4 4.1 - 82
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 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

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 1/3 - 1/9000

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)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 6592 x 3712
BEST
 6592 x 3712

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.75h
Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-F970
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

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
460g
BEST
2.5kg
Height
72.5mm 193mm
Depth
134mm 362mm
Width
67.5mm 189mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

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

Projector

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

Technical Details

Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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