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Panasonic HX-A100 vs Panasonic SDR-H101

Panasonic HX-A100 vs Panasonic SDR-H101

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Panasonic HX-A100
Panasonic SDR-H101

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 3.32MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic SDR-H101 is only a 0.8MP sensor camcorder (2.52MP 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.

Significantly higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.8MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic SDR-H101 is only a 0.52MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.28MP lower).
4x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 5lx minimum illumination camcorder (4lx bigger).
64% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 is a 167g weight camcorder. That's 106g lighter than the Panasonic SDR-H101 (273g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic HX-A100 has an average expert review score of 70%, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
2 Reasons For
0.6 lower minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic SDR-H101 is 1.9 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.5 minimum aperture camcorder (0.6 higher).
3.2 higher maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic SDR-H101 is 5.7 maximum aperture value, but the Panasonic HX-A100 is only a 2.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (3.2 lower).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HX-A100 is 2.5 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 1.9 minimum aperture camcorder (0.6 lower).
Lower maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HX-A100 is only 2.5 maximum aperture value, but the Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 5.7 maximum aperture value camcorder (3.2 higher).
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Panasonic HX-A100 does not have a built-in display, however the Panasonic SDR-H101 has a built-in display.
7 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 0.8MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 3.32MP sensor camcorder (2.52MP 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.

5x lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 0.52MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 2.8MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.28MP higher).
Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a minimum illumination of 5lx, however the Panasonic HX-A100 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (4lx smaller).
39% heavier Edit
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is a 273g weight camcorder. That's 106g heavier than the Panasonic HX-A100 (273g). 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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One month older
The Panasonic SDR-H101 is older than the Panasonic HX-A100 by one month.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic SDR-H101's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Panasonic HX-A100's is 70% (based on 1 review).

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.32MP
BEST
0.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.8MP
BEST
0.52MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 70x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500x
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 2,625mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.5 1.9
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.5 5.7
BEST
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.8 - 2625
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.48 - 104

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80GB
Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SD
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SD
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 HDD
 Memory card
 HDD
BEST
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/25-1/12000 1/25 - 1/8000

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 123,200 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
5lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Orange
 Black
 Orange
Protection Features
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
International Protection (IP) Code
 IPX8
 IPX8

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
 LP
 SP
 LP
 SP
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Pre-Record Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record function

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3072 x 1728
 2304 x 1296
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 3072 x 1728
 2304 x 1296
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 3072 x 1728
 640 x 480
BEST
 3072 x 1728
 640 x 480

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP1
 MP1
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
DV Port
 DV port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,450mAh 1,790mAh
BEST
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
167g
BEST
273g
Height
94mm 64mm
Depth
25mm 107.3mm
Width
59.5mm 55.1mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer WE1.0 VideoCam Suite 3.5
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8W
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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