Panasonic HX-A1ME vs Sony HDR-CX730

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Panasonic HX-A1ME
Sony HDR-CX730

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Nine times shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HX-A1ME is a 2.6mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 23.4mm shorter than the Sony HDR-CX730 (26mm).
5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 has an image stabilizer, but the Panasonic HX-A1ME does not. 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.

315.4mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 is a 318mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 315.4mm longer than the Panasonic HX-A1ME (318mm).
1 lower minimum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-CX730 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic HX-A1ME is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-CX730 is 3.4 maximum aperture value, but the Panasonic HX-A1ME is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.6 lower).
Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, however the Panasonic HX-A1ME is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic HX-A1ME does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony HDR-CX730 does. 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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HX-A1ME is a 2.6mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX730 is a 318mm maximum focal length camcorder (315.4mm longer).
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HX-A1ME is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 1 higher than the Sony HDR-CX730 (1.8).
Lower maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HX-A1ME is only 2.8 maximum aperture value. That's 0.6 lower than the Sony HDR-CX730 (3.4).
50% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-A1ME is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3lx bigger than the Sony HDR-CX730 (3lx).
Older by two months
The Panasonic HX-A1ME is two months older than the Sony HDR-CX730.
2 Reasons Against
23.4mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 is a 26mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A1ME is a 2.6mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.4mm shorter).
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Date Released

43 months Ago 41 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

2 Years No data

Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
 Digital
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.6mm 318mm
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Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 1.8
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Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.6mm
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26mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 3.4
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Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.6 26 - 260
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.6 3.8 - 38
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight
 Sunrise

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
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1,1/12000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/12000 0.0001 - 0.125

Display

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

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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Minimum Illumination
6lx 3lx
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Webcam Capability
 Webcam capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Shock Proof Up to
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
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Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 RM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MPEG2
 H.264
 AVCHD
 MP4
 RM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MPEG2
 H.264
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
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Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution(s)
 4912 x 3680
 4912 x 3680
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6544 x 3680
 6544 x 3680
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Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
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
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Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.75h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
720 mAh NP-FV50
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 545g
Height
26mm 73.5mm
Depth
83.1mm 137.5mm
Width
26mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Memory
100MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Type
USB connection Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.8 1.8 - 3.4
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Formats
 AAC+
 AAC+
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 17x
Dimensions (WxDxH)
26 x 26 x 83.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Power Cord Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power cord included
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 RM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 RM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
26 x 26 x 83.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/12000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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