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Sony HDR-PJ810 vs Sony PXW-X70

Sony HDR-PJ810 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Sony HDR-PJ810
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
43% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a total megapixels of 24.5MP. That's 10.3MP bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (14.2MP). 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.

440g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460g, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder (440g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Much better user reviews
Based on 29 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, but the average rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 3.5" screen size, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

1.3lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum illumination of 1.7lx, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.3lx bigger).
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 3" screen size. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (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.

44% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.3lx bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (1.7lx).
Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Sony PXW-X70 is stocked by 6 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by eight months
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is eight months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
3 Reasons Against
10.3MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a total megapixels of 14.2MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder (10.3MP bigger). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 440g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Sony PXW-X70 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 29 reviews).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
24.5MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
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 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.9 - 34.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.8 - 3.4 9.3 - 111.6
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 1/8 - 1/10000

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 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.7lx
BEST
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
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 PictBridge
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
460g
BEST
900g
Height
72.5mm 103.5mm
Depth
134mm 274.3mm
Width
67.5mm 120.7mm

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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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