Panasonic HC-V110 vs Sony DCR-PJ5

Panasonic HC-V110
Sony DCR-PJ5

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
69% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP. That's 1.71MP bigger than the Sony DCR-PJ5 (0.8MP). 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.

1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels higher than the Sony DCR-PJ5 (230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2lx smaller than the Sony DCR-PJ5 (3lx).
HDMI Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has an HDMI, but the Sony DCR-PJ5 does not have an HDMI.
49g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a weight of 181g, but the Sony DCR-PJ5 is a 230g weight camcorder (49g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Better selling
The Panasonic HC-V110 ranks No. 93684 by number of sales, but the Sony DCR-PJ5 ranks No. 225479.
3 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DCR-PJ5 has an optical zoom of 57x. That's 19x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (57x). 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.

Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony DCR-PJ5 is 1,800x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 100x (digital) camcorder (1,700x smaller). 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.

Built-in light Edit
The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a built-in light, but the Panasonic HC-V110 does not.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is only 38x (optical). That's 19x smaller than the Sony DCR-PJ5 (57x). 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 100x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony DCR-PJ5 is a 1,800x (digital) camcorder (1,700x 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.

Does not have a built-in light Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 does not have a built-in light, however the Sony DCR-PJ5 has a built-in light.
8 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony DCR-PJ5 is a 0.8MP sensor camcorder. That's 1.71MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V110 (0.8MP). 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.

1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DCR-PJ5 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 400 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-V110 (230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

67% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony DCR-PJ5 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (3lx).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DCR-PJ5 does not have an HDMI, but the Panasonic HC-V110 does.
22% heavier Edit
The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a weight of 230g, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 181g weight camcorder (49g 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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Older by over one year
The Sony DCR-PJ5 is 16 months older than the Panasonic HC-V110.
Less popular
The Sony DCR-PJ5 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 225479 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Panasonic HC-V110 ranks No. 93684.

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Date Released

48 months Ago 63 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP
BEST
0.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
BEST
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 57x
BEST
Digital Zoom
100x 1,800x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
 Digital
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,646mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
34.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
34.4 - 1646 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.35 - 89.3 1.8 - 102.6

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

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

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light
BEST

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/50 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
0.016 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
3lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 640 x 480
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 640 x 480

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.91h
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
970mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
230g
Height
60mm 113mm
Depth
114mm 58mm
Width
53mm 55mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
HD Writer LE 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
AC Adapter Output Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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